After finding problems with three of the first items I opened from the convention, I decided I had better check over my "loot". I discovered that some of the dolls I thought were my favorites, had moved lower in the ranking. Some of the dolls that I had considered selling were suddenly in my "staying pile".
My biggest surprise is Escapism Elise Jolie. At the W Club Luncheon, all attendees were given an opportunity to purchase this centerpiece doll. I passed on both my husband's and my own purchases. Two of our table companions were very excited to receive our purchase opportunity. I guess I was feeling like that old Pepto Bismol commercial. I had over-indulged in dolls and was beginning to feel sick - "I can't believe I bought the whole thing!"
After the luncheon, my husband and I went for a walk along the lake and took some much needed rest from all things dolls. On the way back to our room, I casually steered my husband by the salesroom. It turned out that they were selling leftover Elise and Victoire dolls from the luncheon. My dear, sweet husband rationalized, "You really like the dress. You can always sell the doll nude and get your money back. Go ahead and get her. It's just one more doll."
The jewelry she came with is high quality, as are her shoes.
Escapism. The reason I collect dolls. The reason I write a blog. The reason I visit dolls boards. My time away from the cares and troubles of the world outside. In my humble opinion, the best doll of the whole convention. I can't wait to redress her.