Happy Birthday, Maryellen! My Maryellen with Mini Maryellen and my mom's Maryellen (Christmas dress) posed for a few quick pics before a rain shower started.
Christmas Eve night and the first night of Hanukkah are upon Star Valley. Soon it will be time for all of the children to get to bed. The first candles of the menorah have been lit and tonight Santa Claus will be coming to bring presents to all of the good girls and boys.
Over at the Larsons' cabin, Mrs. Larson is wrapping up a gift for her sweet daughter, Kirsten. Meanwhile, Uncle Gard is reading The Night Before Christmas to his family. They have just written their letters to Santa Claus.
Martha Merriman, with the help of Santa, will figure out which of the children in the Merriman household will get coals in her stocking. Felicity hopes that it is not her this year.
For tonight's update, I have a new Holiday Doll Rooms Tour 2016 video for you to enjoy!
I just wanted to take a moment to tell all of you how thankful I am for your love and support of my doll collection as well as Cherished Playtime and all the other sites linked to it. I love sharing my collection through photos, videos, crafts and more and I hope that they inspire others in their doll play.
Whether you've been a fan since Cherished's beginning, ten years ago, or have stumbled upon this site more recently, thank you for being a fan! From my dolls and me to you and your dolls, we hope that you have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Happy Winter! Today I have a new episode of The Jessica McConnell Show for you to enjoy (bonus points if you can watch it on your television)! In this episode, Jess interviews Maryellen June Larkin, who moved to Star Valley in October. After that, Jess sings and plays one of her favorite Christmas carols.
QOTD: What are some of your favorite traditional Christmas carols?
AOTD: Some of mine are "Silent Night," "The First Noel," "Away in a Manger," and "The Friendly Beasts."
Also, what would you like to see on Jessica's 20th episode? Who should she interview or what else could she do? Do you have any questions for her?
Happy December everyone! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is getting underway. If you're looking for a beautiful, unique ornament to decorate your tree with, check out the new 2015 Cherished Playtime Ornaments! There are two different choices and each ornament is $5 plus $4 shipping. $1 from each ornament will also be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation of America. These ornaments are perfect for any doll lover and make great gifts as well!
The dolls of Star Valley are busy preparing for Hanukkah which is going on right now, as well as for Christmas! There are still plenty of decorations to be put up and gifts to wrap. The children are getting ready for concerts at school and for the town Nativity play and the residents are also gearing up for the Winter Festival!
Tonight I have new photos of the Cohen, Adams and Larkin family decorating their apartment for Hanukkah and Christmas! Maryellen June Larkin, who moved to Star Valley in October to live with her cousins, Shirley and Mischa, convinced them to get a new pink Christmas Tree. She wanted to bring a bit of her Daytona Beach Christmas with her by having a pink tree like the one her family has at home. Shirley and Mischa loved the idea and the three of them quickly picked out the perfect tree.
Hello everyone! Albeit slowly, I am trying to update various pages on the website. There are so many that I've yet to tackle but I hope to work on them when I have time!
Tonight I have some new photos of the Adams and Cohen household for you. These photos are from 2013 as well as 2014 and 2015. Enjoy!
Happy November everyone! I hope you had a fun and spooky Halloween last Friday. Nikki Halliwell, Gabriella Cohen and Sloane Nelson dressed as three witches and decided to brew a potion by reciting "The Witches Chant" by William Shakespeare.
There are also some new Halloween photos from the Larson home.
welcome to my doll site, Cherished Playtime! Here you will find photos, stories, videos, and more about my dolls and stuffed animals who can usually be found residing in the little doll town, Star Valley. There are also contests to enter, crafts to make, hairstyles to try on your dolls, and more! I hope you enjoy this site! Thanks for visiting!