Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Contemporary Series: Everything We Know About Tenny Grant (Part I)

Time for a Tenny Grant roundup! So many clues showing up from all corners of the internet including a set of visual clues deliberately posted for a few hours only by American Girl on its Instagram account at the end of September.

What can we glean about the new Contemporary Series character Tenny Grant when we combine the American Girl Instagram photos with all the other hints, clues, and rumors on the internet?

Squee! Have we identified the actress who will be playing Tenny in the American Girl movie? On the left is a doll sized green and blue checked shirt with an "American Girl" vanity tag and on the right is an Instagram photo posted by American Girl from their "on location" film set. Seems like a match to me. This elevates the unnamed actress in the Instagram photo from simply being one of the girls on the set to The Girl on the set, namely, Tenny.

Tenny will have long wavy brown hair and most likely have a light or tan complexion.

Tenny will likely come with pierced ears.

Several Contemporary Series books are set to be published January 31, 2017. I believe they will be Tenny's story. While I would love to think this is also Tenny's debut date, considering the six month delay between Melody's book release and Melody's actual debut, this is not enough information to confirm a launch date for Tenny.

Contemporary Series Novel 1 & 2 are written by Kellen Hertz, who is also the author of Lea Clark's third book, Lea and Camila.

So what other clues can be found in those Instagram photos?

Music! Tenny looks to be a singer or a singer/songwriter. Some of the story will take place in "Music City" (another visual clue from Instagram, but I was unable to capture that image), more commonly known as Nashville, Tennessee.

Note the ruffles and plaid theme in the shirt the musician is wearing, you will see this again.

I find it impossible that Tenny will not have a guitar.

And while it seems American Girl was just teasing us with the photo of the guitar, check out the two posters in the background. The "Jam" session poster certainly seems to point more definitely to a singer/songwriter combination.

But even more interesting is the poster below that features a horse and offers some tantalizing possibilities. Does the text at the bottom of that poster say "The Prancing Pony?" Could Tenny be involved with a dancing horse show, stunt horse acrobatics, or other show horse activities? Will Tenny have a horse or pony as an accessory?

Woodford is definitely a pet possibility! Looks to be a Golden Retriever?

And finally, I think this coffee house photo may be more than one of the film sets--could we see a darling coffee shop/mini bistro set for Tenny's character?

American Girl really gave out a lot of clues from their Instagram photos!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Felicity Returns! Colonial Blue Dress

All the signs are there and now items are showing up in all the usual places...

Are you ready for a Felicity out of the archives!? So royal, so blue! I love the pattern but still reeling from the bright contrasts. Looks like Felicity will definitely get the BeForever "brightening".

Those buckles are adorable, so much cuter than I recall some of her original shoes.

Hang on to your wallets! 2017 is shaping up to be a doozy!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Winter Fox Pajamas at Costco

So here are the Winter Fox Pajamas, finally spotted at Costco as part of the Sleepover Set. Picture used with permission.

I want this! But I never shop at Costco. Will it appear at other venues??

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tour the Gourmet Kitchen Set!

Wow! The new Gourmet Kitchen Set surely delivers a smile. A huge Poppets & Posies thank you to Jody Soule for sharing her up close and personal pictures of this wonderful set!

I love Jody's room scene. The Gourmet Kitchen works so well with other modern American Girl kitchen pieces.

Will this be on your holiday wish list??

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WellieWishers Wish Lists

WellieWishers will need to expand their wish lists!

Winter Friends Skating Outfit for the munchkin set.

Plus skates!

And the Love & Caring Carriage.

Adorbs! Just need a WW sized horse??

Monday, August 15, 2016

Etsy Corner: Blue V-Neck Tee and White Denim Shorts

I treasure the care many Etsy merchants take with the packaging and presentation of their clothing and wares for poppets. Today is one such delightful such package from Sparrow & Wren!

The blue v-neck is made of lightweight material, is figure hugging, and features a functional breast pocket. The high waisted white denim shorts have five pockets belt loops, and a velcro front fly. Both were made from patterns by Pixie Faire.

Iolanthe looks beyond her years in this hip and modern everyday set. 

Sing Your Story

Melody's debut day give away tee or a beginning of a new TM outfit?