I had actually planned on taking advantage of Serenadedolls‘ winter event but never got a reply to my question (+ their Q&A board looked like a hot mess waiting to happen) but at the beginning of May they seemed to get their act together and I got a mail saying that my order placed with the discount was still valid and the graciously agreed to give me a layaway option so ordered an Ava.
That I managed to pay off within a month (bless you eBay sales) but it was super nice cause at this time layaway was not officially an option! I’d also like to award Serenadedoll bonus points for amazing and speedy customer service! I paid her off on a Sunday and let them know and had a reply mere hours later confirming payment, letting me know she’d ship next week and telling me I’d get the antlers I had enquired to buy as a free gift!
They even kept an eye on the parcel and when it got no update after the 23rd they called their PO to figure out the reason for that. Like I never had a company do that ever! Hilariously not even 12 hours later the package had reached Germany and today I got her <3
First reaction upon seeing the box „Well this surely is a small box for a SD“ (but hey works for my tactic to treat her like a very long limbed MSD)
My second reaction was to check if I had forgot that I had ordered the silk robe cause I vividly remembered me talking myself out of it. Turned out I didn’t – Serenade sure isn’t stingy with gifts!
Certificate and cute letter.
And the secret to the small box! Creativ arrangement, that’s for sure.
The antlers are positively huge and therefor do not fit the intended doll at all but eh, they are nice enough to hoard them with my myriad of other unused fantasy parts… I do have a hoarding problem with those things, I am working on it.
Those nubs are hilarious (and quite useful)
ALL THE HANDS. I am such a sucker for the long nailed hand parts ;A;
And Thyra in all her blank glory! …ready to be beheaded again cause on Saturday she goes on her way to @rianne in the US to get painted.
Meanwhile I can figure out how to attempt her outfit because her styling is based heavily on Dark Souls 3 – Dancer of the Boreal Valley:
I at least have a Soom Dorothy helmet for that project already?