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Friday, April 5, 2013

Flashback Friday: Rose Petal Place, Rose Petal Doll

As I have said before, I have been collecting dolls since before I understood what collecting really was. So this new weekly post will be dedicated to dolls and doll items that are discontinued. Today we are going to feature Rose Petal Place's Rose Petal doll.

look at that giant purse
The Rose Petal Place dolls, there are six flower themed dolls plus a few accessories, were released in the mid 1980s by Kenner and are similar to Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Each doll was scented and dressed in an outfit representing their respective flower and are about 5 to 6 inches tall. Rose Petal is the leader and main star of the group. She is dressed in a pink rose petal dress, with a matching hat that is shaped like a rose and the hat has a tear drop shaped "rhinestone" on it. The reason behind the tear drop shaped stone on the hat is in the original story and little girl is sad about leaving her flower garden when she moves. She cries and her tears fall on the flowers and bring them to life. Rose Petal has pink hair and came with a matching drawstring purse. These dolls were only available for about two years but many accessories and memorabilia was made around the show. Rose Petal's house and car were released, along with fashion packs for each doll, the villain Natasha (a spider) was also released. There was also a board game, which I received as a hand me down along with the dolls, from a cousin of mine as a child.

Even though these dolls were not available very long they are still relatively easy to find on Ebay , some are even sealed in the box.
There will be more of Rose Petal and her friends in coming weeks.

such a sweet face