I was feeling especially sad because, well, my mother passed away a few weeks ago. My husband, being awesome, took me yard sailing to cheer me up and I found a few wonderful dolls.
I don’t deliberately collect porcelain dolls. I’m more into realistic baby dolls right now, particularly Ashton Drake. https://www.ashtondrake.com/
But, if I stumble upon a beautiful porcelain at a fantastic price, I can’t say no. The thing is when a doll collector parts with dolls she wants them going to another collector who will love them just as much, so I tend to get very good deals. I also found several really old plushies.
This doll is actually a porcelain doll by Ashton Drake, over twenty years old. She was new in the box, but it doesn’t matter. I never sell or trade my dolls. Doesn’t matter to me if they’re damaged or whatever. It only matters if I like them.
So I put ‘Sugar Plum’ by Deanna Effner in a Baby Alive! diaper and preemie jammies and she now sits on my youngest daughter’s shelf. We’ll see if that daughter understands that certain dolls are not to be played with. I think she’s ready. https://babyalive.hasbro.com/en-us
Here is an original ad for Sugar Plum- http://magazinesadsandbooks.com/Magazine-Ad-for-Sugar-Plum-Doll-Tu-Tu-Cute-Ashton-Drake-Galleries-1993-P2455213.aspx
On an end note, I inherited my mother’s doll.
He’s the ‘Froggy Fun Boy’ from Adora Dolls. He’s a retired doll, but you can still find him on secondary sites, like eBay. You can find new Adora dolls at Paradise Galleries- https://www.paradisegalleries.com/search?type=product&q=adora
Here’s a video of Froggy Fun Boy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P_0y9A75-o