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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

D is for DOLLS

Welcome to Mrs. Matlock's class and her study of the letter D. Please join me on a journey that will take you to a bazillion photos of Dolls and more Dolls. You may recognize some and some may be new to you. Enjoy the ride and I hope some of the photos bring back happy memories for all you doll-lovers.....

This first photo is of two porcelain dolls that I bought at a doll show. One is named "Sarah" (my mother's name and my granddaughter's middle name). The doll on the left was naked but my mom made the pink dress, added the pearls, the ribbon and the flower to make this doll a proper lady!

Stamps of "Classic American Dolls".

Shirley Temple with messy hair.

My mother made this doll dress and hat. She used to knit or crochet every day, but her eyesight isn't what it used to be because she is now 95 years old.
The next four dolls all belong to the same series. Each bride doll has on a variation of the same dress. The first photo shows the 1990 interpretation of the dress. You can also see a picture of my mother taken in the early 1920's when she made her Confirmation.

1930 dress along with my grandparent's wedding photo from 1913. The photo on the right shows my mother as a bridesmaid.

1900 version of the dress along with a photo of my husband's grandparents.

1960 bride in the dress with a photo of my mother and father on their wedding day, September 12, 1943.

A beautiful doll with lots of lace!

My first walking doll from the 1950's. Everything on her is original except for her wig.

Three Vogue dolls from the 50's. There are two Ginny dolls in complete original outfits including the pink headband. One is a straight-leg walker and the other Ginny is a bent-knee walker. Their older sister, Jill, is in a dress that was made by my mother. I have Jill's original clothing saved. All three dolls have new wigs which need to be styled again.
I'm not sure if this doll is a Toni, Sweet Sue or whatever???? She is from the 50's and she still has gorgeous coloring on her face.
"Shea" from a doll show.
Old and new dolls in my daughter's baby cradle taken years ago in our former house.
Pink Vogue Ginny from the 50's

American Character Tiny Tears from the 50's...I loved playing with this baby doll. Everything on this doll is original except her shoes.

A vignette with a reproduction doll taken in my former house. Most of my dolls were packed for our move almost 6 years ago and I never bothered to unpack many of them.
My display of Christmas dolls on a sideboard in my kitchen. I pack and unpack them every Christmas!!!

Close-up of some ballerinas and some Apple Cheek dolls.

More ballerinas and Apple Cheek dolls.

Clara from The Nutcracker.
Two "Little Women" dolls in my curio cabinet.
An assortment of dolls along with another doll from "The Little Women" series.
More dolls with the last "Little Women" doll.
This concludes my presentation of some of my dolls. I still have many that are packed away and I'm not sure I'll unpack them any time soon. The letter D was a neat letter to study and I want to thank our "teacher", Mrs. Matlock, for the opportunity to share photos of dolls that have brought many smiles to my face throughout the years. Mrs. Matlock is a wonderful "teacher" and you would really enjoy being in her letter class. Please join us for loads of fun~~~~~~~~
This is linked to Alphabe-Thursday.


Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed seeing some of your doll collection, the outfits your mother crocheted, and the old photographs. I collect the Vogue Ginny dolls, so I especially enjoyed seeing them. Unpack those other dolls. They want to come out and join their sisters!

Julie Schuler said...

Wow! That's a lot of dolls. They have so much character, too. Vintage dolls are so attractive, but I don't know very much about them.

mbkatc230 said...

What a gorgeous collection! I love the Clara doll, just beautiful. And I love seeing all of your old family photos displayed with the bride dolls, what a great idea. Kathy

Catherine said...

What a wonderful collection of dolls!

Viki said...

I loved seeing your dolls. I wish mom would have saved some of mine. I remember having one I think she bought at a grocery store that was huge.

Jo said...

I loved seeing your dolls!! what a lovely collection, especially the doll with all of the lace!!!

Prim2Pink said...

I remember having a Shirley Temple doll when I was a kid. Sure wish I would've kept her now! And my Chatty Cathy doll too!
Enjoyed your pictures!

Amanda said...

thanks for sharing your doll collection! I used to have a large collection of dolls, too! Now, most of my collection has passed on to my niece and daughter.

性感的我 said...

thanks god for the chance to enjoy so many good artical.........................................

Melinda Cornish said...

I love dolls too, though I dont collect them...I had a great grandmother who did and my grandmother also did....I see a lot of familiar faces.....thanks for the great D' post...Melinda