If you have just stumbled on this website, I know that it
can look very daunting to try and explore everything.
So I have put together this little guide for you, so you can get
a taste of what the site is all about. It's divided into two parts, the world of Pleasantville (the dolls), and the
world of Our Dolls (the website.)
The World of Pleasantville
dolls of Pleasantville each have personalities and interests, which you can read about on each of their family pages. They live in different houses which are appropriate for their time
periods with the rest of their family, and you can tour through those houses right here.
The grown-ups all have jobs in Pleasantville, and the children have to do their chores daily. Their chores often include writing back to their letters, and working on sewing their own dresses and clothes. The clothes are often created to match the fashions true to their time periods that each of the families follow.
Each family has a recipe
book that they use to create dishes that belong in their time periods. We have illustrated some of those recipes on the website and are always adding more.
The characters sometimes
get ill or sick, and need to be treated by the town healer, Josefina. Those remedies can be seen here.
The stories and life of Pleasantville is chronicled in beautiful photos and words through Ourdolls.net's famous photo stories. Read about balls and parties, bad weather, holidays, school and daily
life in these stories told with pictures taken in Pleasantville.
The World of Our Dolls.net
website is a crossroads and meeting place for doll lovers everywere. People visit ourdolls.net from around the globe;
boys and girls, men and women, of all ages and from all walks of life.
As such, what was a simple five-page website
has now expanded to nearly 1,200 pages of content. We have an active message board with trivia contests, discussions, craft ideas and much more, a guest book where you can leave your comments about the website, and a feedback form for more detailed questions. It features a changing "fun question of the month" for you to answer.
many other interactive sections of the website, including monthly and yearly photo contests, quizzes, and other voting events.
You can learn how to make doll-sized props and accessories for your dolls
through the craft section. Re-create the doll-sized food seen in all the doll recipes through our extensive doll food section.
You can even learn how to do your dolls' hair in elaborate
styles like the ones seen on the dolls of Pleasantville at Cristal's Hair Salon.
Ourdolls.net also has an online store selling doll-sized clothes, videos featuring the characters of Pleasantville,
and music written and performed by the creators of the website, a music group named The Gothard Sisters.
The site has its own fanbase on youtube through a series of fun videos featuring Nafy Merriman, called "Nafy's Blogs." It also has a free internet podcast called "NafyCast", which produces bi-weekly episodes of discussion on
Pleasantville and its characters. Ourdolls.net also has a fan following on facebook and twitter!The website has grown and expanded over the last 7-8 years, and
we have kept all of the news stories ever posted! If you missed the first 8 years and are just finding the website
now, read up on the history of the town in the extensive news archives and the Pleasantville newspaper.The dolls of Pleasantville are not display items. They are constantly
being played with. This creates on-going stories and situations that are humorous and fascinating to readers and fans.
website has its own email mailing list, which helps keep you updated with Pleasantville through your inbox.
The website is updated daily with news and new content.
Seasonal updates include changing seasons in the doll houses as well as
holiday contests and photo stories. Every month, there is a "photo of the month contest" where you can vote on your favorite themed photo for the current month.
There will always be something new to look at