Black Doll collecting

Black Doll collecting — Doll play

Michelle O. in Vive Jacqui!

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Doll play, Michelle Obama doll, redressed dolls

A few years back, Tuesday Morning offered doll outfits at 50% below retail for Franklin Mint's 14-1/2-inch Jackie and 16-inch Princess Diana dolls.  I scooped up four.  Even though I did not and still do not own the aforementioned dolls, I knew the fashions would eventually come in handy for others already here or yet to come.

Robert Tonner's Ultra Basic Esme and Franklin Mint's Michelle Obama...

Girls and Their Dolls ~ Encouraging Doll Play

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Black Dolls a comprehensive guide, Doll play, girls and their dolls

On page 422 in my book, Black Dolls A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, mini profiles of African American (AA) girls and their dolls are preceded by the following passage:

Doll play allows little girls to exercise their innate nurturing characteristics. During times of doll play, girls usually imitate or reenact the nurturing received from their mothers...