New Dresses Grace a Fall Day

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Finally, a beautiful, sunny day!  Our first girl is Morgen, a 1960’s Gotz factory ponytail girl that was repainted by Sasha Morgenthaler herself. Morgen is wearing a new beautiful dress made for her by Fanny Boiten.  I love the fabrics that Fanny used and the generous fullness of the dress.

Morgen feels very pretty in her dress and velvet ribbon.

Morgen against a Sasha Shangri-La blue, autumnal sky.

We took these photos in front of a different and very old barn on the farm. It is about to fall down and I will miss its formidable presence on our landscape.

My Morgen.  I never tire of looking at her.

Next we have Penny also wearing a new outfit made by Fanny.  Her lovely leather boots were made by Betty Jean Densford.

The sun was very bright and it was the first sunny day we have had in a while.  Please excuse the shiny spots on the girl’s faces.  Penny is a very early 1965 Gotz girl with a no mold line torso.  She always looks fantastic in Fanny’s dresses.

Pretty Penny in a her new dress.

Penny up close. I love her eyes and her brows.

Next is Mae also wearing a beautiful new dress made by Fanny.  Her shoes were made by Jean Jensen.

Mae is an earlier Gotz girl with ochre eyes. She was made in 1966.  I found her on Shelly’s site where she stayed for a very long time since she is a waif.  I love her and don’t think of her as a waif at all now.

The beautiful Mae.

Mae up close. You can see a scratch in her right eye and I think it adds to her expression.

 

A couple more photos of Mae and I think I was and am a bit carried away by her.

 

Thank you Mae for being so patient with your Mom.

Last for today is Briana wearing a  very pretty dress made by Vicky Chapman and leather shoes by Sashapotamus.

Briana is a 1966 Gotz girl with ochre eyes and beautiful brunette hair.

Briana up close.  I love her eye painting and her brows especially her high arching right brow.

I really like the fabric in this dress and the sweet little buttons.

Briana against the deep blue sky.

I took a photo of the girls Mae and Briana together.

 

Pretty maidens all in a row.

I am so glad that I took these photos yesterday while the sun was out and shining. We had our first snow flakes the day before that and it was 20 degrees earlier in the morning I took the photos. The next day, today, it rained again.

A pretty pair of Gotz girls.

Morgen, Briana, and little dolly are waving goodbye and they thank you for visiting with us.

Penny and Mae also thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoyed this post.  We all are sending you big Sasha hugs.  Have a great week to come!

1966…1967…1968… Farm Pants Girls Unite on the Farm this Fall

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This lovely 1966 English production non-philtrum (NP) blonde girl came to live here this past June.  Her name is Meredith and she came in her original box, outfit and tag.  She belonged to Noreen and now is a most welcome resident of Sasha Shangri-La.

 

Meredith is very minty and so I am extra careful when I handle her.  She looks sweet among the pumpkins, corn, and gourds,

Meredith has large blue eyes and no eyelashes.  Her hair is very silky.  She wears a mint brown farm pants (also called jeans) outfit with white leather sandals.  Her plain back gold tag is on her right wrist.

Look!  Sara has come to join Meredith.  You may remember Sara in a recent gingham post with her gingham sisters.  Since then we found a brown farm pants outfit for her.

Sarah is very petite and the smallest of the vinyl Sasha children here.  She is a 1967 English production NP girl.

Both girls have their bears to play with and to keep them company.  Meredith is a sweet older sister.

The lovely Meredith up close.

The lovely Sara up close.

Welcome Miss Meredith. We are so happy you are here.

I think Sara looks perfect in her brown farm pants.  She is having a great time outdoors on this pretty day.

Look!  Our little Lou has joined the fun.  She had a hard time leaving her sister Chloe inside but managed to join us anyway.

Lou is so happy to be outdoors and to enjoy the sunshine.  Lou is a 1968 English production fringe girl.  She, too, has a brown farm pants outfit.

Lou brought her bear.  It is nice to see these girls together from three different years.

They each have their own, very individual look mainly due to their wonderful  hand painting.

Farm pants girls are enjoying a Fall day on the farm.

Well, look here!  Another sweet farm pants girl is joining us.  It is Diana, a 1966 ochre eyed German Gotz girl.  We notice her farm pants are shorter in length. Cute!

Diana said she did not want to miss out on being in this post. She has not been on the blog in quite a while and she thinks she fits in perfectly with her brown farm pants, her blonde hair and her birthdate.

Diana brought her puppy and she said her farm pants are faded because she has worked hard here on the farm and the sun has taken its toll.  I think she is very pretty and should be next to her sister Meredith since they were both born in 1966 though in different countries.

My pretty brown farm pants girls all want to thank you for visiting with us today.  They hope you enjoyed your stay.

We are all sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come.  Have a Happy Fall!

A few Waterlogue images to enjoy.

I “Gotz” to Come Clean

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I am happy to say that these four lovely and all blonde ladies are now part of the Sasha family here at Sasha Shangri-La.  As Sasha enthusiasts can see, each one is different from the other and they each arrived over the past year. No excuses for my delays.  I just failed to properly introduce them upon their arrival.  Though, I have to say, I have really enjoyed each one very much. So, let us begin with introductions.

This slate eyed beauty has beautiful and luscious hair.  Her name is Holly.

Next is a very special button nose or no nose girl with beautiful ochre eyes.  Her name is Ellie.

This amazing slate eyed girl has a fantastic pout about her.   Her name is Hayley.

Lastly, is a pale faced slate eyed girl that is very feminine even with her contrasting bold brows.  Her name is Emma.

They arrived wearing their original outfits.  I wanted to introduce them as they came before safely storing their clothing and beginning to redress them.  What fun that will be!

Holly is wearing brown cord farm pants and white blouse, white sandals and a green duffle coat.  Ellie and Hayley are both wearing a brown cord dress and brown leather shoes.  Hayley has her original blue threaded wrist tag which dates her as an early production girl.  Emma is wearing a navy and white checked dress with navy leather shoes.  It is always nice to have original outfits for our Sasha dolls.

A couple of close up photos of sweet Emma.

Close up photos of Hayley and her dreamy eyes.

Close up photos of Ellie and her beautiful expressions.

More photos of Holly, Ellie, Hayley, and Emma.

 

Hayley’s eyes.

Emma’s eyes.

Ellie’s eyes.

Holly’s eyes.

Thank you for visiting with us today as I catch up with the residents of Cow Creek.  My photos were taken indoors due to reoccurring rain storms in recent days with alternating high temperatures. It is better to stay inside for now.  I hope you enjoyed this post and that you have a wonderful day and week to come.

Pretty Waterlogue images to enjoy.

 

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Ellie

Hayley

Emma

 

 

 

Christine wearing her New Outfit

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As promised, I took photos of Christine wearing her new outfit beautifully knitted by Christine Durand.  I love it! ❤️

Her blue and white outfit consists of a dress, jacket, pants, hat and socks. I added a pair of later Gotz leather shoes.

The knitting is amazing and I love the floral detailing.  It fits perfectly. ❤️

Some close up photos.  Tiny buttons!

I moved her hair to the side so you can see the detailing on the back of her jacket.

Matching socks. 😊

A soft, drawstring gathering of the cuffs and also at her waist. ❤️

A photo taken by Christine Durand of the outfit. ❤️

Thank you for visiting with us today and I hope you enjoyed this post of Christine in her new outfit.  We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the upcoming Christmas holiday. 😊 xxx

Happy Christmas! Please welcome Christine

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My Christmas present came early this year with a wonderful impulse purchase of a blue eyed brunette Gotz no-navel girl.  I saw her on the Bazaar and thought she would be a beautiful companion to my only no-navel girl, Hazel, a brown eyed blonde beauty. ❤️

She immediately told me her name is Christine.  I love her wide face and sweet elfin chin.  She came wearing a Gotz brown cord dress set and the generous seller also included a Gotz green dress set. As nice as the original outfits are, I could not wait to redress her.

Christine wearing a beautiful blue floral dress made by Frances Trickett and an amazing Princess Charlotte patterned cardigan knitted by Linda Simpson. Her leather shoes are a Sashapotamus find.  ❤️

Christine up close. ❤️

Christine enjoyed her time outdoors here on Cow Creek. 😊

A very sweet little girl.

Her hair is beautiful, so soft and silky plus it is long and thick. The Gotz factory worker really rooted her well. After adopting Christine, I ordered a very special dress set made especially for her by the talented Christine Durand.  I will post photos soon of Christine wearing her new outfit soon. ❤️

Christine and I thank you for visiting with us today. We are sending you hugs and happy holiday wishes.  We hope you have a great day and week to come. 😊 xxx

A New Girl Arrives at Sasha Shangri-La ❤

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Some of you may have seen this rare girl on Shelly’s site and you may have wondered where she went after leaving Sasha Doll UK.  She is a Gotz girl but with her eye painting by Sasha Morgenthaler herself.  I immediately fell in love with her. ❤

 

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The first three photos of this post were taken by Shelly. 😊

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I love Sasha’s studio doll paintings and this girl was no exception.  She is a very special, miniature studio-like doll. ❤

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After she arrived, I immediately took photos of her on this coral colored blanket. ❤

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My hands were shaking while taking the first photos. Such anticipation! 😊

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I think I was in shock with excitement for quite a while after she arrived. Thank goodness that I did hear her whisper that her name is Morgen. ❤

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Next I took a few photos of Morgen in her original brown cord dress with brown leather shoes. ❤

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❤ Hello Morgen ❤

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Welcome to Sasha Shangri-La dear one. ❤

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❤ Morgen ❤

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Next, I gave her back her ponytail to see how it would look.  Morgen loved playing in the doll room. 😊

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She has the little curl at the base of her neck. Plus the nice side wings.

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I really like her ponytail. 😊

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Then, I dressed Morgen in a studio style dress by Dolliepatch.  I think she looks very pretty in this outfit.

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I hope you enjoyed meeting Morgen today.  Thank you for visiting with us. ❤

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I styled Morgen’s hair back into her ponytail and then she joined her sisters Gracie, Joanie, and Gwennie.  They love to share stories of when they came alive as they were painted by Sasha Morgenthaler in Switzerland long ago.  Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have been there to see the dolls come to life in her extraordinarily, talented hands? ❤

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A waterlogue image to enjoy.  Morgen and I wish you a very happy and healthy week to come. 😊 xxx

Please Welcome Cathy to Sasha Shangri-La

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LissAnnPlease meet a new member of the Sasha family here at Sasha Shangri-La. I adopted this dear girl from the lovely Cathy Himmel.  Cathy sent me this nice photo just before the doll was mailed.  She brought with her a sweet present. 🙂

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Upon arrival, we opened the present together to find this wonderful book on friendship. We love books and reading here on Cow Creek. The cover image is perhaps a bit of foreshadowing and a happy hint of what is to come to the newly adopted girl. 🙂

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The yarn ribbons tying up the gifted book were so lovely that we placed them in the dear girl’s hair.  Little Dawn came out to greet her new sister. 🙂

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“Hi” said Little Dawn. “My name is Little Dawn, welcome sweet sister!”

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Little Dawn reached out with a kind heart to her sister. ❤

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“I have a soft dinosaur for you to hug. I hope you like it. What is your name?”

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“Oh thank you Little Dawn, I love it very much. How thoughtful of you to greet me with a present. My name is Cathy.”

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Little Dawn reflecting for a moment on her inner joy of meeting her new sister, Cathy.

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Cathy is a very early 1965 Gotz girl with no mold line on her torso and wonderful, hand painted golden eyes with lashes. I love her facial expression. ❤

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The cute pair of sisters loved each other immediately. ❤

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Cathy’s hair is nice and full and silky. She has nice fringe too but I swept it back temporarily when I put the ribbons in her hair.

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Cathy came in this lovely outfit and I think it was made by Vintage Sasha. 🙂

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A close up photo of Cathy. I have to say she is so very pretty and she looks very different from her sister Rae, another 1965 redheaded Gotz girl living here on the farm. Rae is taller and I believe she has a larger head than Cathy.  Cathy is much more petite. I will do a post of the redheaded early Gotz girls and look more closely at their differences and their similarities but probably after the trip to England. 🙂

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Little Dawn and Cathy, now the closest of friends, want to thank you for visiting with us today. They are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. 🙂

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Sisterly bonds that will stand the test of time. ❤

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A waterlogue image of Cathy for you to enjoy. 🙂 xxx

Sasha Shangra-La Ponytail Girls

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Mimi is waiting to greet her new sisters. She is so excited to meet her sisters especially since she saw their photos and they are ponytail girls too. We decided to dress Mimi in a Gotz ski outfit since her sisters were coming dressed in their Gotz outfits. 🙂

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A new sister immediately came to Mimi’s side. Mimi is so happy and she has a bear to give her sister as a homecoming gift. 🙂

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“Thank you Mimi, I love this bear” said her sweet sister. 🙂

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Mimi looks surprised as her other new sister came up from behind! 🙂

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“Hi there sister!” said Mimi. “It is so nice to meet you! I have a puppy dog for you to play with and love.”

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“What a dear little puppy. Thank you!” said the new redheaded sister.  The three ponytail sisters love each other very much. ❤

 

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Up close photos to enjoy.  This blonde beauty is named Lee. ❤

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Lee up close. 🙂

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The redheaded beauty is named Berry. ❤

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Berry, so sweet. 🙂

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The back of Berry’s ski outfit. 🙂

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The back of Lee’s Apres outfit. 🙂

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Lee, Mimi, and Berry all want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We send you happy wishes for a lovely week to come. 🙂 xxx

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Pretty Penny is here to say have a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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Penny is a 1965 Gotz no nose girl. She wears a winter white corduroy dress made by Ruthsdolls. Her black leather shoes are from Sashapotamus. 🙂

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Sending you happy thoughts this lovely Valentine’s Day. 🙂

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Sending you hugs this special day of love. ❤

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Lastly, a photo of Penny taken with a flash. Penny and I thank you for visiting with us on this special day of romance. Have a beautiful week! ❤ xxx

A Gotz Girl Gathering Waiting for Santa

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Mimi, Annie, Briana, and Diana are so excited to spend their first Christmas at Sasha Shangri-La. They cannot wait for Santa to arrive and they are enjoying this special Santa gourd. 🙂

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A closer look at Santa. He is painted by artist Jessie Geesey and is a fine example of gourd folk art. 🙂

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I have really connected to these girls and appreciate their very distinct looks and personalities. 🙂

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Mimi is a ponytail Gotz adopted from Dee’s clan, Annie is an early 1965 Gotz girl with no mold line and found on Shelly’s site, Briana was adopted from Liss and Diana was from Shelly’s site. Both Briana and Diana were most likely made in 1965/66. ❤

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A little holiday ribbon to play with helps to expend some of the Christmas energy that is building up each day as December 25th draws near and Santa arrives!   Annie and Briana’s outfits were made by Ruthsdolls. Annie’s green suede slip-on shoes were gifted to me one Christmas by Jackie Hyatt and they are precious to me. I think Briana’s outfit was once in Kendal’s Sasha closet. 🙂

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Pretty girls. 🙂

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I think both of these lovely cord dresses were made by Ginny, at A Passion for Sasha. Their shoes are from Ruthsdolls. 🙂

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Pretty girls. Diana is such a sweet, petite girl. 🙂

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A closer look of Annie and Briana. 🙂

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A closer look at Diana and Mimi. 🙂

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Lastly a waterlogue image of this festive group of Gotz girls. 🙂

Only four days to Christmas my friends. Thank you for sharing your time with us here at Sasha Shangri-La. Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy your days leading up to Christmas. ❤ xxx