American Girl BFFs Julie and Ivy

Now that Julie has her BFF, Ivy here, it was time to get the room set up so the two of them could really kick back and relax!  Check out all the photos below as some of them feature items I picked up at the American Girl store over the weekend and some are from earlier and just haven’t been featured.

Julie and Ivy in their room

The Julie and Ivy room is created by putting two American Doll Rooms together. Ivy’s bed is from Quietude Quilts and her bed cover is just a random piece of fabric we have left over from something, but it works perfect for Ivy.

Julie's side of the room

Julie is super comfy in her Butterfly PJs lounging on her bed. You can see her basketball bag, fuzzy green foot rug, her room accessories and her sound accessories. She even has the American Girl shopping bag we got over the weekend. If you go the American Girl store and buy just a gift card or get something little like chocolate to go in the Bistro, they will give you one of theses super cute doll sized American Girl shopping bags.

Ivy's room

On Ivy’s side of the room you can get a better look at the Quietude Quilts handmade wooden bed and the fun bedspread from a bandana. Ivy is wearing McKenna’s PJs and I think they are just adorable on her.

Berry Purse

This is a closer photo of the super adorable Berry Purse and Shoes set that you can only get in the American Girl stores. The ruffled corduroy pink purse is just too cute for words. It is one of my favorite all time pieces. The set also comes with “miss-match” socks and red, pink and white tennis shoes. I love how you can mix and match the shelves in Julie’s room accessories to come up with all different configurations.


Julie and Ivy are talking about their favorite records and trying to decide what to listen to next. I vote for Saturday in the Park or something nice and relaxing like that.


The music decision has been made so now it is time to just relax, catch up on girl talk and enjoy the popcorn!

I am so glad we decided to get Ivy on Sunday at the American Girl store. She is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites!

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  1. Anastasia says:

    How cute! The best friends look so excited to finally meet and will have many adventures together, just like my Molly doll will have with her best friend Emily when they meet soon. : )

  2. Delilah says:

    Are the new ear plugs that bad?

    I want her but I’m unsure about Ivy’s ear plugs.

  3. Natalia says:

    Oh my gosh! So cute! I have Julie and I want Ivy to go with her, but I probably won’t be getting her at all. Char- How do you deal with Julie’s hair. I have Julie for 3 years and her hair is a mess, partly because a stewardess spilled juice on her hair, but anyway, how do you keep it so neat? How long have you had Julie?


  4. Char says:

    Delilah – you mean her earrings? She looks just fine to me.

  5. Char says:

    Natalia – My oldest daughter got Julie for Christmas the year she came out in 2007. I can’t say that we do anything special and Julie has been played with a lot. The girls only use the wig brush that we got from AG, they always start brushing from the bottom and she gets put away when they are done playing.

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  7. Erica W. says:

    Delilah I got Ivy for 2011 Christmas and her earings are fine, i acutly love them!

  8. Megan says:

    i love lvy’s bed its so cute! and i love how you set up there rooms!! so cool!!!! :) :) :) :)

  9. Ronni says:

    Aww, how fun! :) I love your set up and how it looks like little girls hanging out.

  10. Dakota says:

    That’s groovy! I love Julie’s room!

  11. Erica W. says:

    Char You should make top for julies bed.

  12. Char says:

    Erica-we have the top of Julie’s bed but I usually take it off when I am taking pictures.

  13. Erica W. says:

    Oh okay :) i noticed in one pic Ivy didnt have her earings in and in another pic she did have them in. :)

  14. rose says:

    char what dolls do u like and what 1 2 get

  15. Niah says:

    HOW CUTE! I love them together. My cousins are sisters and both want one of them. One wants Julie and the other Ivy, I hope they get them…or I might just have to!

  16. chloe says:

    Char, Can you take ivys earrings out,josefinas,or addys?

  17. Allyson says:

    that is awesome my sister just got julie for christmas!!! and chloe yes you can take there earings out

  18. Serena says:

    Chole- You can take out ivy’s earrings but not Josefina or Addys, I think it is because in Ivy’s accessories there are dangels that when you take out Ivy’s earrings you can slip on and it looks like a different pair of earrings. I think the only reason josefina and addy have earrings is to make them more accurate in history.

  19. Char says:

    Our Ivy has not had her earrings taken out. Her hair may just be covering her ear.

  20. Allyson says:

    you can also get those mini shopping bags for free if you ask thats what i always do!!!! i have 2 of them

  21. Sarah says:

    How cute!! Catchin’ up on the girl talk! Lol!

  22. Sharry says:

    Outta site! Best friends reunited. I do think however, that Ivy should’ve gotten the foot rug since her side of the room has a “hard wood” floor.

  23. Delilah says:

    Char- No, I mean that the newer Ivy dolls have ‘skin’ tone plugs inserted into her ear to keep her ear from turning green.

  24. Sarah says:

    Delilah- What? I never heard about that!

  25. alicia says:

    i agree, what?

  26. Delilah says:

    Sarah- Yup she has little plugs in her ears.

  27. Char says:

    Sharry – you are right – Ivy needs the rug.

  28. Char says:

    Hmmm- I will go take a close look at her later this morning.

  29. Natalia says:

    Thanks Char, I always brushed from top to bottom. The only problem is, it’s hard to brush it like that because it’s all tangled at the bottom, but very so often ( And I mean like every year or six months) I trim the very bottom of Julie’s hair, because otherwise, her gets all limp and sticky. Eww
    Thanks again Char!

  30. Char says:

    Natalia – that is why you start brushing from the bottom – it will help get the tangles out without breaking the hair.

  31. Delilah says:

    Does anyone have a new Ivy? I’m really curious to what you think about the new ear plugs.

  32. Jenny says:

    If you do the birthday thing at the bistro, they give you a doll sized sparkly bag!

  33. Zoe says:

    Have you ever heard of the Play Wonder dolls available at Target? they are so pretty! i had a little extra spending money,so i picked one up. i got the “Zoe” doll (because of the name).
    But we did not discover until i opened her that she had “Copyright Alexander company” on her neck! a 35$ off brand doll by Madame Alexander!

  34. Natalia says:

    Why does everyone talk about earplugs? do they mean earings? Does Ivy have hearing problems?

    Thanks Char! I try it out very soon!

  35. Char says:

    Natalia – there is a ring around Ivy’s earrings that is a different type of plastic that is used to keep her earrings in place and keep them from discoloring her ears. I will try to take a close up photo for you to see later.

  36. Chloe says:

    Char, do addy josefina or ivys earrings come out?

  37. Chloe says:

    And how do u get the braid out straightend?

  38. Char says:

    Just lightly spritz the hair and brush it out.

  39. Tinkerbell says:

    Hi! Great site (found you through Pinterest) and I loved this post in particular. My 5 year old daughter got Julie (her second AG doll) for Christmas and now I’ve got my eye on Ivy too. :)
    Julie’s bed and room accessories are on my To Buy Soon list and I’m going to look into the AG Doll Rooms you have and linked for us. What a great idea! Thanks for posting!

    Re: Caring for Julie’s hair – Yeah, it can get tangled easily, as do the curls in Laney’s hair, but as soon as I started using the AG brush instead of my own combs and brushes, I had success. Definitely start at the bottom with small sections and work your way up the hair to the scalp.

  40. Char says:

    Tinkerbell – welcome!! The AG brush is definitely the way to go – that and a little spritz of water and you should be good.

    By the way, it’s okay to get Ivy for yourself 😉 My first American Girl doll was Felicity, but she likes to hang out with Elizabeth in my daughter’s room.

  41. Katelin says:

    Char- where did you gat the doll rooms?

  42. Char says: