Remembering Diana Thru Collecting Her Dolls

Face Shot of Princess of StyleIn the spring 1997 I decided to get back in to doll collecting because my daughter was born that year. I bought a few Barbies that were out that year but I didn’t connect with the Barbies and I had grown out of the baby doll phase. Then August 31st the world lost Princess Diana. Growing up in the 80’s era I had always admired her. I instanly remembered seeing advertisements for dolls that were made in her honor when I was growing up the Danbury Mint Bride Diana and the Danbury Mint Vinyl dress up Diana doll being two of the most popular ones. I then decided that if they were going to make Diana dolls which soon happend in 1998 then I would try to get one. In the beginning I only wanted *one*   doll to represent the Princess. My husband had taken me to the mall to pick out one Diana doll gosh was I so excited. In to the Franklin Mint store we went and I started looking around at that time they only had three dolls of Diana created  I chose the Princess of Style. Well once I got her home I knew I was hooked I started to recieve every Diana flyer imaginable in the mail. Diana was coming out in doll form from just about every doll company that could make her.

Vinyl Princess Diana The Vinyl Diana doll became my next one on the list to get and boy was her clothing series a fun thing to get in the mail every other month.

  Diana's trunk and outfitsThis is where my daughter got in to the action with me she was just 2 yearsold when our vinyl Diana arrived and she loved to wait for the mail man everyday to see if the Princess would get a new outfit in the mail. after I would dress the doll, Brianna would have the honor of putting her shoes on. Here we are 21 Diana dolls later and still enjoying our passion together i take pride in knowing my daughter  will have lots of great memories to go with these dolls when they become hers one day .I really love this series of dolls because I remember all the outfits she wore so its a little bit of my childhood and a wonderful way to remember the Princess of Wales.  

One thought on “Remembering Diana Thru Collecting Her Dolls

  1. Dani – you ought to re-post this on The Royal Doll page.

    How about giving members of the page above, access to blog with you on the other dolls they collect……. just an idea!

    Love this!

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