Oh, my, it's been awhile. What can I say? I really have no excuses! Just laziness and procrastination, I suppose. But here I am again, ready to share more dolly love!
Gotz Classic Kidz VRONI!
I have been wanting this doll ever since she first came out several years ago. But I also wanted Louisa, another Classic Kidz that came out at the same time. Since I could only afford one, I ordered Louisa. And I loved her. But I could never forget about this one, Vroni. I made up my mind recently to add her to my collection. The only problem being, she is no longer in production and very hard to find. Of course. Everybody loved her and nobody wants to sell her! So I resigned myself to the fact that I would just have to be grateful for Louisa. When she did become available on the secondary market, she was always way out of my price range. Until recently.
I found out through one of the Gotz Facebook groups I'm on that a doll shop in Australia still had her available for purchase! I immediately contacted them, only to be disappointed that she was still WAY out of my price range. Oh, well. We can't get everything we want, can we? Or can we?
A few days after the disappointing realization that she was out there but I couldn't afford her, I received another message from the Australian doll shop. They just happened to have a VRONI still in stock that had an eye defect--her right eye is placed a little off center. Because of this, she was being offered at HALF PRICE! I didn't have to think twice before saying I'd purchase her. I knew I could fix her eye once she arrived. I was getting one of my dream dolls!
And after about two weeks from the date of purchase, she finally arrived! I love her.
Waiting to be let out of the confines of her box.
Took a few minutes to undo all of the twisty ties on the back
Free from her box!
The difference between the Gotz Classic Kidz and the Gotz Happy Kidz is the detail in their costuming. Vroni wears a very detailed dirndl, blouse, and undergarments.
Her dress hits about 1" above the floor
Here she is with my Gotz Louisa
They look as if they're sharing a secret. Perhaps Louisa is just happy to have another sister!
A Gotz booklet was included in her box
As we were having a bit of nice weather this afternoon (no rain!), I took Vroni outside to smell the daffodils. She found a little lamb amongst the flowers.
Such a sweet little lamb...Vroni tried to pick him up
She finally got him onto her lap! (Lamb is a little "Fur Real" animal I bought several years ago around Easter time to put in my daughter's Easter basket. He is battery operated and "baas" and wiggles when you stroke his back. He is just the cutest little thing!)
Vroni thinks she'll be happy here, although it is much cooler here in the states than the country she came from!
Such a pretty girl, even with her "lazy eye".
I am so happy to finally have added this beautiful doll to my collection.