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Top Toys - Happy Halloween - Madame Alexander Style - Beautiful Collectible Dolls That Inspire Dreams - Motivational Quo

Updated on March 25, 2014

For me, life should be a Disney movie - played over and over again. I want to live in a land of musical carousels, beautiful maidens such as Snow White and Cinderella. I want to dance with the munchkins from Wizard of Oz.

I want to celebrate the hills that Julie Andrews sang about in the Sound of Music. I want to return to the time when I held my parents hands at the circus.

So for Halloween, it should come as no surprise, I love the beautiful and fanciful dolls of Madame Alexander.

Every girl's dream is Cinderella. Take Cinderella into your home and add some charm and continue the make believe that Walt Disney finely and forever crafted for us - with dolls dressed in soft flowing fabrics that celebrate the brighter side of Halloween - the enchanted make believe of beautiful good witches, princesses, pumpkins and even cats that that make us smile not scowl.

Madame Alexander Dolls
Madame Alexander Dolls

Make Your Holiday Decorations a Happy Inspiration with Collectible Dolls

Dolls inspire. They take you to another world. A world of magic and aspiration where you can be anything you want to be. This was the world that Barbie's creator wanted and achieved. Barbie forever changed every little girl's childhood by uniting all us with a common toy and a common dream - to be all that we can be Halloween inspired Madame Alexander dolls have the same ability to take us into a world filled with lace and glitter. A sparkling world of fine dresses, beautiful pumpkins, cute kittens and porcelain perfect faces. Decorating with Halloween dolls need not be morbid and ghoulish, check out the ethereal world of Madame Alexander and bring the dream of a Barbie world of being all you can be right into your home this holiday season.

Celebrate Halloween in a Dreamy Style with Madame Alexander Dolls

Celebrate harvest time with Halloween decorations made of healthy orange and muted greens.

Celebrate the season with items that make you smile and sing.

If gold and glitter is not your thing, check out the elegant embroidered pumpkin dressed doll at the very end.

If you are filly and fun, the wide hooped dressed with the flowing fabrics might suit your fancy.

If you are adventuresome, the pirate dolls with long flowing hair and bright pirate costumes will call you to set your mind on the high seas to faraway places of mystique.

Whatever your cares, sweep them away today with a fanciful doll to add to your family's holiday traditions.

Best Practices for Decorating with Collectible Dolls

Madame Alexander makes a number of different size dolls. The 8" dolls I find are ideal for holiday decorating. They can sit on a table in what is called a vinaigrette or a composition that blends and compliments one another.

Grouping bears and soft stuff animals works well. The item which is important for decorating is the composition of similar items that work well with the various heights and colors.

Dolls are especially versatile because we can add doll stands and vary the heights.Doll stands vary by the height you need - do measure your doll or take it with you before you head to the craft store.

Envision of grouping of similar dolls on a mantle or hallway table or even as added grandeur for the dining table.

Add some garland and lights and your composition for decorating is complete.

To summarize:

  • Do group like items together for a pleasing vinaigrette
  • Do use doll stands to vary the heights
  • Add some garland and lights to complete the presentation.

Madame Alexander Dolls with a Halloween Theme

Madame Alexander Black and Purple Halloween Doll with Purple Ears with Purple Bat Purse - Fantasy Cat
Madame Alexander Black and Purple Halloween Doll with Purple Ears with Purple Bat Purse - Fantasy Cat
Madame Alexander Halloween Doll in Black and Orange Dress with Pumpkins and Black and White Striped Tights and Taffy Apples
Madame Alexander Halloween Doll in Black and Orange Dress with Pumpkins and Black and White Striped Tights and Taffy Apples
Madame Alexander Halloween Doll in Black and Orange Dress with Orange and White Tighter with Black Spider - Adorable Witch Hat
Madame Alexander Halloween Doll in Black and Orange Dress with Orange and White Tighter with Black Spider - Adorable Witch Hat

Halloween Witch Updated

Gone are the scary witches in the pieces i have chosen to present to you. Yes, there are plenty of ghoulish dolls but the blood and wrinkles are not what uplifts me. I want the frills of a happy fantasy with all the ruffles and bright colors of a beautiful harvest afternoon.

I find it funny that a doll in orange and white tights looks charming but oh, my goodness, if I were to try to pull that off I would be possibly offered a straight jacket in black and white stripes.

Yet these dolls offer the fantasy legs that look cute in horizontal stripes.


It is the Details that Craft the Fantasy

The beauty of the Madame Alexander dolls is in the details. It is the rich fabrics with extensive textures and complimentary colors. The design elements don't stop at the dress, you will note the majority of these pieces are a set. One includes a black spider, another a purse or candy bag that is shaped similar to a bat. Another is accompanied by an adorable orange cat. The fantasy is in the details.

Madame Alexander Pirates

Madame Alexander Pirate Doll Set in Colorful Costume with Long Red Jacket and Pirate Hat with Feather Plumes - Includes Colorful Parrot
Madame Alexander Pirate Doll Set in Colorful Costume with Long Red Jacket and Pirate Hat with Feather Plumes - Includes Colorful Parrot
Madame Alexander Pirate Doll with Long Flowing Red Hair and Purple and Black Dress with Black Boots
Madame Alexander Pirate Doll with Long Flowing Red Hair and Purple and Black Dress with Black Boots

Fantasy Pirate for Halloween

From lace and ruffles to black pirate boots to even a colorful parrot, the details on these stunning pirate dolls simply don't end. Look at the many textures from the ribbed tights to the richness of the layered clothing. All composed in pleasing colors and yet definitely feminine and charming as only Madame Alexander can achieve.

The red feather flumes are simply out of this world. These are true pieces of art - finely crafted and designed to not only delight your senses but to transport you to another time and place as only a piece of artwork can do.

Madame Alexander Witch

Madame Alexander Witch Set - Lime Green Witch Hat Lime Green Dress with Orange and Black - Includes Orange Cat
Madame Alexander Witch Set - Lime Green Witch Hat Lime Green Dress with Orange and Black - Includes Orange Cat
Madame Alexander Witch Dressed in Purple Flowing Cape and Dress with Black Hat
Madame Alexander Witch Dressed in Purple Flowing Cape and Dress with Black Hat
Madame Alexander Doll with Purple Witch Hat and Flowing Orange Skirt - Includes Witches' Wand
Madame Alexander Doll with Purple Witch Hat and Flowing Orange Skirt - Includes Witches' Wand
Madame Alexander Doll with Big Black Witch Hat and Copper/Orange/Black Dress
Madame Alexander Doll with Big Black Witch Hat and Copper/Orange/Black Dress

Sweet and Beautiful Witches for Halloween Decorating

Remember the good witch of the Wizard of Oz and her flowing white gown and golden crown? Think beautiful witches only wear white? Think again. Madame Alexander will forever change your mind - these witches are beautiful and innocent.

The magic is not wicked, the magic is to transcend our existence to our dreams. Ruth Handler, the inventor of Barbie actively choose to create dolls that made you dream and gave you confidence for you to know that Girls Can Do Anything!

Disney created an entire industry where the experience is what counted. Both Ruth Handler and Disney shared the dream that we need a fantasy and release. Fantasy allows us to see the possibilities of life and to strive for a higher rung in life.

Pumpkin Style Madame Alexander Doll

Doll with White and Gold Pumpkin by Madame Alexander
Doll with White and Gold Pumpkin by Madame Alexander
Elegant Witch Doll with Wand and Hat by Madame Alexander - Dress is Pumpkin Shaped
Elegant Witch Doll with Wand and Hat by Madame Alexander - Dress is Pumpkin Shaped
Adorable Doll by Madame Alexander Dressed in Velvet Jumper Dress with Embroidered Orange Pumpkin
Adorable Doll by Madame Alexander Dressed in Velvet Jumper Dress with Embroidered Orange Pumpkin

Pumpkin Dolls for Decorating

The dolls with the pumpkin theme I find inventive. The costumes created by Madame Alexander are rich in texture and design and creativeness. Who would think of white satin and gold pumpkin costume and present it on a cherub like doll?

Every little girl's dream is materialized in these charming one of a kind costumes.

The pumpkin doll with the exquisite detailing on the witches hat is elegant and creative. If I could choose an outfit to wear that would perhaps be my first choice. I don't believe i have the personality to carry off the beautiful and elaborate pirate costumes.

Madame Alexander Halloween Themed Dolls

Madame Alexander Devil
Madame Alexander Devil
Madame Alexander Pumpkin Doll
Madame Alexander Pumpkin Doll
Madame Alexander Leopard
Madame Alexander Leopard
Madame Alexander Witch with Broom
Madame Alexander Witch with Broom
Bewitch Madame Alexander
Bewitch Madame Alexander
Bewitch Madame Alexander
Bewitch Madame Alexander
Madame Alexander
Madame Alexander

Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Motivational Quote from Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Holiday Decorations Reflect the World We Wish to Create

Holiday decorations offer us a chance to create a magical world filled with joy and enchantment. If our dreams are to be fulfilled, they must be vivid and with us constantly.

I dream of a bright world, painted in happy orange and brilliant purple with dolls with cherub faces of fine porcelain and glistening eyes. I enjoy the flow from purple lights displaying the treasured collections of fanciful dolls.

For you see, dolls are not just for little girls. Dolls are for all us - they take us to our dreams and make our dreams our reality.

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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Suzettenaples,

      You are very blessed. I requested porcelain dolls when I was little and we were too poor. My Grandmother knew a wealthy lady who collected dolls so my claim to fame was my 10th birthday party that was held at her mansion with her dolls. It was simply magical.

      Now after I started writing here I learned more about the Madame Alexander dolls. I think they are an outstanding value for the dollars and have allot of room for appreciation for years to come. Beyond the investment value, they are simply quality items. For the holiday, I figure I can indulge a little bit so I have purchased some Christmas porcelain dolls and would like to expand into Halloween and Easter. The holidays are simply a fun time to decorate and enjoy all that lace, frills and curls that we no longer see in our daily lives. Your Spanish doll and Marme, I am sure are just exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love Madame Alexander dolls and I love this hub. I have never seen the Halloween dolls before - they are precious. You have some great ideas and tips for decorating with the dolls. I never thought of that before but it is a great idea. I have two of the dolls - Marme from Little Women and one of the international dolls - the Spanish doll. My grandmother gave them to me as Christmas presents and I have cherished them all my life.

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