We were so excited when Three Little Owls joined our Canadian Doll Notebook family this past year! We’ve asked Melanie of Three Little Owls to introduce herself to you, so can get to know her as well. After reading be sure to head over to her website, and check out all the adorable doll clothing, and accessories that she has available! With no further ado I will allow Melanie to take it from here…
Hi! I’m Melanie Launstein, the owner of Three Little Owls Doll Boutique, which I manage with my daughter, Charis (now 16). We are a family of six (myself, my husband John and our four kids: three daughters and our son). We live on a small acreage tucked in below the Canadian Rockies in southwest Alberta. We’ve had the privilege of homeschooling our kids and celebrating their accomplishments (and now graduations!).
You would think that having three girls we would have a long history with dolls, but actually it wasn’t until Charis and I found ourselves in an American Girl Doll store in Chicago that we became bitten by the bug. We purchased the first of several dolls together, and plunged into the world of doll clothes and accessories.
Once back home in Canada, however, we had a hard time finding much selection of quality clothes in the styles we liked, so were always ordering from the US, putting up with high exchange rates, customs fees, and often lengthy shipping times. Before long, we realized we surely weren’t the only Canadian doll lovers stuck in this scenario, and started talking about opening a Canada-based online store to make it easier for collectors north of the border to have access to the great clothes we were finding.
We’ve sourced our very favourite fashions and accessories from the highest quality manufacturers, and have a growing inventory to offer our fellow Canadian doll collectors. We add adorable new outfits and cute footwear and accessories almost every month, and have recently added some beautiful 18in dolls to our lineup.
One of my favourite things about running Three Little Owls Doll Boutique is being able to do it with my family. My daughter Marlise does all our product photography, and my husband designed my website and helps that end of the business operate smoothly. Charis and I love putting orders together for our customers with care and a note of thanks, and searching for the next perfect outfit to share with you!
Drop by our website at www.threelittleowls.ca where you’ll find quality clothing in popular styles at great Canadian pricing! Hope to see you soon!
Melanie and Charis