The Traveling Sisterhood: Meet Julia, the Most Beautiful Petalina Doll #HolidayGiftGuide

Saturday, October 10

Meet Julia, the Most Beautiful Petalina Doll #HolidayGiftGuide



My daughters are absolutely in love with their new doll, Julia!  She's a beauty begun in China, completed in Germany by a doll artist, sent off to England, and now she is our American sweetheart.  My girls all love her and it is amazing how well they share her.  They take turns with her, pretending she is their baby sister. 

We received Julia from an on-line store called Petalina, owned by the super-nice Cate who was inspired by her own daughters to seek the world for the most beautiful, high-quality dolls.  Petalina is based in England but they have  inexpensive shipping rates to the US and Canada, too.  They have a wide selection of European children's dolls for all ages so that little girls can grow up with dolls that are perfectly designed for their age.
 
Julia goes with us everywhere--to the park, the grocery store, and anywhere else my daughters and I find ourselves.  




Julia is part of a doll line called Kidz 'n' Katz.  Each doll comes with a kitten and has one embroidered on her top.  I knew my daughters would especially love that--they are so fond of cats!  Julia, the cat lover, fits right in to our family.
 


Julia was sculpted by Sonja Hartmann. She has brown fixed acrylic eyes with long top lashes, a carefully painted mouth with slightly parted lips, hair in light blonde with a side parting tied with a pink bow. Julia has 11 joints in total with them also in her knees, wrists and elbows. The joints mean that she can be posed and looks quite realistic. Julia is wearing a turquoise tank top with a matching cardigan which has coordinating trim and ruffles. Her black chambray skirt also has ruffles around the hem and bows on the pockets. She wears light pink leggings and matching undies, and on her feet she wears a pair of slip on turquoise shoes. She is the most beautiful doll we've ever seen in real life!  My daughters love her little grey plush cat, too, complete with a pink ballet tutu. 





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You can find so many more gorgeous dolls at Petalina!
  
Which one is your favorite?
Special thanks to the wonderful Cate at Petalina for providing us with this beautiful doll to review!

11 comments:

  1. I think that this one is a cute doll: Kathe Kruse Doll Lolle Elke.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I like the Kathe Kruse Sophie Princess. So pretty! Such an interesting alternative to American Girl dolls.

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  3. I love dolls for little girls that actually resemble little girls! These dolls are lovely!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. What a cute, fun doll for little girls. So sweet that she comes with a kitten.

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  5. They are all so pretty! My girls would enjoy any of them!

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  6. This is so cute. It reminds me of a doll that a friend of mine had as a kid. I remember being so envious.

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  7. so cute,,my grandaughters would love her as well

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  8. Oh the Gotz Hannah at the Ballet Doll Plus Additional Outfit is so cute!

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  9. my daughter would love this

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  10. This is such a beautiful doll this would make a great Christmas gift.

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  11. My niece would love this! Great gift idea!

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