Showing posts with label Gifts and Collectibles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gifts and Collectibles. Show all posts

May 22, 2024

Anne of Green Gables Crochet Doll



Last summer, I purchased an Anne of Green Gables crochet doll on Etsy from Zeylum's store. I thought the doll would a cute companion for my Anne of Green Gables books. It turned out that the Anne Shirley doll I was sent was different from the product photos.

Here's the product photo from Etsy:



My doll has much shorter braids, no bangs, and less hair. It has a higher forehead and less rosy cheeks. Its hat has also a different shape and has differently colored flowers. I much prefer the wide brimmed hat with the yellow, pink, and blue colored flowers in the product photo.

It's a bit disappointing. If you're thinking of purchasing one of these Anne Shirley dolls, then you might want to keep in mind that your doll may look different from the pictures online.

Created May 22, 2024.
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May 13, 2024

Pullip Anne of Green Gables Dolls

Pullip Anne of Green Gables Doll, 2004


In April 2004, the Korean fashion doll company Pullip released an Anne of Green Gables doll (Item F-516). These dolls were sold through a Japanese company called Jun Planning.

The Anne Shirley doll wears an olive green corduroy dress with a white pinafore or apron, white bloomers and black lace-up boots. The doll's hair is arranged in two braids that are tied with red ribbons, and its face is framed with bangs. It has bright blue eyes and freckles. Also included is a hat decorated with white flowers, a carpet bag, and a doll stand.

Pullip dolls are 12 inches tall. Their articulated plastic bodies are designed on a 1:6 scale, and the dolls have oversized heads that are designed on a 1:3 scale. Levers on the back of each doll's head enable its eyes to blink and move from side to side. The jointed body allows for customization and posing. New collectible dolls are released monthly.

There is also a miniature Little Pullip Anne Shirley doll, but I'm not sure in which years it was released. If anyone has info on it, please let me know.

In May 2012, Pullip re-released the Anne Shirley doll due to its popularity as part of its Regeneration Series (Item RE-814). These dolls were sold through the Korean company Groove (which began distributing Pullip dolls in 2009).

Pullip Anne of Green Gables Doll, 2012



I've only seen the Anne Shirley Pullip doll in photos, and I find them so intriguing looking...a touch charming, and a touch creepy. I hope to one day see the doll in person.

Image credits:
Promotional photographs of the 2004 and 2012 Pullip Anne of Green Gables dolls by Pullip.

Created May 13, 2024.
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May 06, 2024

A Prince Edward Island Christmas: Nowadays and Long Ago

A Prince Edward Island Christmas: Nowadays and Long Ago by Deirdre Kessler featuring photos by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay

A Prince Edward Island Christmas: Nowadays and Long Ago
is a book that was written by Deirdre Kessler featuring photos by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay. It was published by Nimbus Publishing in 2003.

Years ago, my husband and I traveled to Prince Edward Island for our honeymoon, and we stayed at the Elmwood Heritage Inn in Charlottetown. When we left for Summerside, we were given this book as a gift by the owners of the Elmwood. Once in a while, I like to flip through the book and remember my visit to the Island. I still haven't made it back to PEI, and I'd love to visit again during the winter one day.

The book is divided into four main sections: (1) The Setting, which describes the island in the winter and at Christmas, (2) Good Things to Eat, which features traditional Island recipes, (3) From the Past, which shares Island customs and traditions, including Lebanese, Acadian, and Mi’kmaq influences, and has a section on L.M. Montgomery and Christmas, and (4) Entertainments, which includes information on concerts and gift giving.

The back cover describes the book as follows:

"Perhaps because islands are naturally protected from the mainstream of life, the traditions that enriched the lives of the first arrivals endure. On Prince Edward Island, family, community and economic life still reflect traditional customs and values, especially during the most celebrated holiday - Christmas. Behind the glamour of Christmas lights, the search for the perfect Christmas tree, Christmas concerts and home-made gifts, skating on outdoor rinks and sticky-raisin fruitcakes create the age-old feeling of joy and expectation.

In this charming reflection of then and now, award-winning author Deirdre Kessler and acclaimed photographers Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay team up to create a lasting reminder of old-fashioned Christmas."


Image credit:

Photograph of the A Prince Edward Island Christmas: Nowadays and Long Ago book cover by World of Anne Shirley.

Created May 6, 2024.
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January 29, 2024

Anne of Green Tea Gables by NovelTeas

Metal tea tin labeled Anne of Green Tea Gables by NovelTeas

During a recent visit to a bookshop, a tin of specialty Anne of Green Gables tea caught my attention. It's called "Anne of Green Tea Gables" by NovelTeas. The company produces a delightful library of punny teas for book lovers that include "Pekoe Pan," "Pippi Oolongstocking," and "Oliver Lemon Twist." The Anne-inspired tea is a green tea flavored with raspberry pieces and orange peel. You can purchase it here.

Here's the charming description of the tea by NovelTeas:

"Guaranteed to be non-alcoholic, eternally optimistic and not get you into trouble. Our blend will romance you away to Avonlea and the world L. M. Montgomery brought to life through the eyes of Anne Shirley."

What a fun concept. Aren't books and tea a perfect match? Would you like to try Anne of Green Tea Gables? I think I'd like to try "Don QuixoTea - Man of La ManChai" myself.

Created January 29, 2024.
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January 17, 2024

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

I love visiting bookstores and spending time browsing the shelves for new things to read. I'm sure I share this trait with many other fans of Anne of Green Gables. Last fall, while wandering around in a bookshop, I saw this pair of delightful Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe bookmarks by Page Petal.

Page Petal makes handmade, pressed flower bookmarks featuring literary characters, fictional TV characters, and celebrities. They have bookmarks for fans of Little Women, Harry Potter, The Gilmore Girls, Barbie, Taylor Swift, and more.

The company makes three Anne of Green Gables bookmarks featuring Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, and Diana Barry. There's also an Anne of Green Gables bookmark collection that includes all three bookmarks.

Here's how Page Petal describes the characters:

"Anne: Passionate, stubborn, loyal, intelligent, an articulate chatterbox. Embodying her loving and imaginative nature, the Anne Shirley bookmark is made to add a bit of wonder and whimsy to your page."

"Gilbert. Keenly intelligent, and demonstrates a sense of patience and devotion. Handmade with love, the Gilbert Blythe Bookmark is inspired by his passion and curiosity."

"Diana is a kind and sweet girl. She's polite and versed in social etiquette. Loyal and diplomatic."

Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

On another visit, the pressed flowers in the Gilbert Blythe bookmark were different. This time they were yellow.

In person, I couldn't recognize the pressed flowers. There was no description about how the flowers chosen were associated with the characters. The website does not list the flower types or explain the association either.

Personally, I associate certain specific flowers with Anne, Diana, and Gilbert, and I think flowers play a crucial role in several important scenes in the book.

What do you think of the bookmarks? Do you think the flowers chosen represent Anne, Gilbert, and Diana?


Image credits:
Photographs by World of Anne Shirley.

Created January 17, 2024.
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September 13, 2023

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book by Eileen Rudisill Miller

Check out this wonderful Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book by Eileen Rudisill Miller that was published by Paper Studio Press in 2014. Miller is an illustrator and painter. You can visit her website and Etsy store to see more of her paper doll books, coloring books, and artwork.

The Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book includes two dressable figures: Anne Shirley and Anne's bosom friend, Diana Barry. The figures are 10 inches tall and include stands.

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book, Anne Shirley and Diana Barry Paper Doll Figures by Eileen Rudisill Miller

You can dress Anne Shirley and Diana Barry in 16 outfits from L.M. Montgomery's story, including several displayed below. The outfits include Anne and Diana's school clothes, play clothes, and dresses worn when picking flowers in Lover’s Lane. There's also Anne's first dress with puffed sleeves and the gowns Anne and Diana wore when visiting Miss Josephine Barry. Additionally, the book includes Anne and Diana's outfits for the recital at the White Sands Hotel (Anne wears the pearls Matthew gave her), their clothes worn when Anne left for Queen’s College, and dresses worn when Anne returned home to teach in Avonlea.

Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book by Eileen Rudisill Miller


The Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Image Credits:
Images from the Anne of Green Gables Paper Doll Book (2014) by Eileen Rudisill Miller.



Created September 14, 2023.
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September 07, 2023

Bibliophile Pencil Set Featuring Anne of Green Gables

Bibliophile Pencil Set Featuring Anne of Green Gables


I keep running across Anne of Green Gables-themed items in bookstores lately. They seem to be everywhere. Last night, I saw this cool bibliophile pencil set featuring literary quotes by Chronicle Books. It features the art of Jane Mount. It's a set of ten pencils with the green one featuring a quote from Anne of Green Gables: "Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it yet."

The other nine pencils feature quotes from Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities, The Art of War, Moby Dick, Frankenstein, The Prophet, and The Marrow of Tradition

I'm tempted to buy a set.


Created September 7, 2023.
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January 27, 2023

Anne Shirley and Diana Barry Jigsaw Puzzle

Anne Shirley and Diana Barry in Apple Orchard Jigsaw Puzzle, Akage no An, anime, Anne of Green Gables

My brother got me a sweet gift for Christmas. It's an Anne of Green Gables jigsaw puzzle. The image is from the anime Anne of Green Gables series (Akage no An, 1979), which was produced as part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater series. The pretty painted scene shows Anne Shirley and Diana Barry sitting together and talking in an apple orchard. If you want one too, you can purchase the 1014-piece puzzle here.

Created January 27, 2023. Last updated March 4, 2023.
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January 22, 2023

Anne of Green Gables Literary Quote Pencil Set

Anne of Green Gables Literary Quote Pencils

I ran across the cutest Anne of Green Gables literary quote pencils today. It's a set of six #2 HB pencils featuring the following quotes from L.M. Montgomery's classic novel:

MAPLES ARE SUCH SOCIABLE TREES
I LOVE BRIGHT RED DRINKS, DON’T YOU?
I HAVE GIVEN UP ALL HOPE OF DIMPLES.
PLEASE CALL ME ANNE WITH AN 'E."
IT’S DELIGHTFUL TO HAVE AMBITIONS.
I’M IN THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR.


I think they'd inspire me to write a poem or story like Anne's "Averil's Atonement." What about you?

Created January 22, 2023. Last updated April 19, 2024.
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November 15, 2022

Green Gables House, Prince Edward Island National Park Playing Cards

Anne of Green Gables House, Prince Edward Island National Park Playing Cards

Today, I found another fun gift idea for an Anne of Green Gables fan. It's a pack of 52 playing cards featuring the Anne of Green Gables House at Prince Edward Island National Park. Do you think Marilla Cuthbert and Rachel Lynde would play a game of gin rummy with these cards, or would Rachel disapprove?

Created November 15, 2022.
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November 14, 2022

Anne of Green Gables Watercolor Print and Quote

Anne of Green Gables Watercolor Print by Lane Martin and Quote by L.M. Montgomery

Here's a lovely gift idea for an Anne of Green Gables fan. It's a pretty fall watercolor print by the artist Lane Martin with a quote by L.M. Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables. You can customize your order to be printed on different types of paper or canvas in a variety of sizes (8 x 10", 11 x 14" or 18 x 24"). Several framing choices are available for the print too.

Created November 14, 2022. Last updated April 19, 2024.
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August 31, 2022

Anne of Green Gables Literary Tote Bag

Anne of Green Gables Literary Tote Bag

I found this pretty Anne of Green Gables tote bag today by the brand Universal Zone at Amazon. I love the simple drawing of Anne. They sell literary tote bags with several other bookish designs too, including ones for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Created August 31, 2022.
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