Saturday, May 28, 2016

Welcome Home, Josefina!

A new poppet has joined our household!

Our BeForever Josefina was hand picked at the AGPSF store last October. I wanted to bring her home before any retirement rumor rush, which thankfully has significantly subsided (especially now with new outfits for Josefina on the horizon). I knew I wanted her either way--whether staying in the BeForever lineup or retiring--but I also knew it would be more pleasant to collect for her in the lull between AG debuts and retirements.

At the time I picked her out last fall, both styles of boxes were still available--the silhouette in the lower left corner or the newer full color sticker. 

I chose the silhouette styled box which one can see is the taller box style. I believe other than remaining old stock, the new shorter box style is here to stay.

Her hair is so sleek and smooth and pristine. I take these pictures only to record that at one point her hair was perfect, as I will never be able to return to the perfect braid once I start styling her hair.

Her BeForever skirt and sash, the only real upgrade to her meet outfit during the BeForever launch, is bright and cheerful!

The absolutely perfect bow on her sash, a wistful picture for certain!

Like her earlier version, BeForever Josefina comes with loose cotton briefs.

Her rustic faux leather shoes are pretty floppy and really don't help her balance at all like the more structured shoes with a firm and flat sole. I am pretty certain once I remove these shoes they will never be worn again.

We have been quietly collecting all through this past winter and spring for our new Josefina from the current BeForever line, the early Pleasant Company classics, as well as a few special Etsy outfits. Poppets & Posies looks forward to debuting all her new looks.


  1. Awesome! Josefina has always been the doll I've wanted, but probably won't get until (if/when) she retires. She is beautiful though!

    1. Thank you! I hope she stays around a long time :) I think she is often overlooked by both collectors and the company with all these new girls, but I really appreciate her long history with Pleasant Company/American Girl. She was worth the wait!

  2. She's gorgeous! Josefina is so beautiful and unique and your photos are lovely. I so agree about documenting the perfection before she has some restyle and love. Looking forward to your posts to come!