If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – I LOVE OUR READERS! Domenica has shared photos of her Pre-Mattel also known as Pleasant Company Samantha collection. Stunning!!
In Domenica’s own words:
I received my doll in 1992 for my 8th birthday, which was also the year I had a tea party for my birthday just like Samantha! As of October of this year, I will have had her for 20 years! I played with my Samantha doll from the time I was 8 until I was about 14. Her hair is obviously pretty worn, but I like to think that it just shows she’s well loved. I made sure to take good care of Samantha and all of her accessories because I wanted to pass her on to my own daughter someday. Lucky for me, I have a daughter who is turning one in a month. Can’t wait until she’s 8 so I can give her my beloved doll and take her to pick out her very own at AG Place!
As for my collection, I only lost a few items along the way (which is really saying something for a girl with two younger sisters!). I lost her nightgown, kimono slippers, and her “Meet Samantha” hair bow. I have all of the items seen here, including the linens to Samantha’s wicker table, the lemonade set and various Pleasant Company items like Samantha’s paper dolls, the hair care kit, trading cards, books, etc. All items were purchased between 1992-1996. Anyway, I wanted to share my collection since Samantha has been retired!
My Samantha doll in her cranberry dress.
Winter cape (dark navy plaid), kimono, and sailor dress
Tea dress, original “Meet Samantha” dress, and school dress
Samantha and her accessories
Winter cape with hat, muff, and ankle warmers, Wizard of Oz book, summertime accessories (minus the butterflies)
Summertime accessories, Samantha’s doll
Samantha’s trunk, school desk, commode, wicker set, and bed.
Thanks again to Domenica for sharing her priceless collection with us!