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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"J" is for jaunty, Jane, and Judy

Our assignment this week from Mrs. Matlock is the letter "J". I found some items that bring back such fond memories of my childhood when I would play with my paper dolls (cut outs) for hours on end with my cousin, Rosalie, and my neighbor, Joann. Unfortunately the paper dolls in this post are not the ones from my childhood...I bought these from a neighbor who saved her mom's vintage collection. I remember having Katy Keene and Elaine Stewart which I dearly loved. I had others which included several bride cut outs and so many more that I can't recall right now. We would build elaborate two story affairs with the fancy folders that the paper dolls came in. Oh, we had so much fun!

My first photo is of Judy Garland dressed for a night on the town. I really enjoy looking at the vintage fashions from these paper dolls. What fun we had using our imaginations placing the dolls in make-believe situations and "talking" for them!
Next I have Jane Powell dressed in a beautiful blue gown and a simpler, fashionable gray dress.

Here is Judy Garland with hats that match her cute 1930's or 1940's attire.
Jane Powell models an evening gown and a casual dress both adorned with flowers.
Judy Garland is ready for the beach in these two snappy outfits.
Jane Powell is ready for the ranch and gardening in these two ensembles.
Another former child star is Jane Withers. Here she is in an Asian inspired pantsuit.
Jane Withers models a child's blue dress from her era.
I couldn't resist my jaunty jewelry holder with vintage baubles hanging from the "arms".
Take the time to visit other students who have submitted "J" assignment papers to Mrs. Matlock.
This post links back to Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "J".


My name is PJ. said...

I used to love paper dolls! Remember Betsy McCall? I think that was her name. She came in McCall's magazine. Surely not as glamorous as movie star paper dolls, but fun!

Julie Schuler said...

What excellent paper dolls! I wish I could get dressed so easily.

Viki said...

I loved, loved Judy Garland. If I'm flipping through the channels I'll watch every time. Those paper dolls are really neat.

MrsJenB said...

How COOL! They're awesome, thank you so much for sharing them!!!

baukje said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, what a luck you could buy them. As a child a also had paperdolls. On a Dutch blog I saw that they are for sale.

Sarah said...

How wonderful that you have these vintage paper dolls. My sister and I played for hours on end with our paper dolls. Unfortunately none were saved through the years. Thanks for sharing this post. Your cutouts brought back a flood of fond memories!

Jenny said...

I have never seen movie star paper dolls. Those are amazing.

How fortunate you were to have come across them.

I, like PJ, had Betsy McCall paper dolls.

But yours are amazing.

It would be neat to make color copies of those on heavy card stock and glitter and rhinestone them up!

Great J day post!


GardenofDaisies said...

Love your Judy and Jane paperdolls. I used to play with paper dolls all the time when I was young. So did my daughter. Between the two of us we have a nice little collection.

Steph said...

What wonderful paper dolls. It's so fun to see the vintage fashions. I love Judy Garland. Thank you for sharing them.

Jo said...

omgosh i love those vintage paper dolls, there are just gorgeous! thanks for sharing them with us!

Catherine said...

Fun J post! My little girls love paper dolls :) .

Liz said...

Hi Loretta! I just wanted to check in and say hi! I was so nice to meet you this afternoon. What a lovely afternoon! :)


mrs. c said...

Paper dolls, do little girls play with them anymore? I loved mine! These are just darling! Thank you so much for your sweet prayers! I know that my SIL is doing so well because of all the love sent her way!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Wow! I haven't seen such beautiful paper dolls in forever! Love what you did with the letter "J"!
Patricia :o)

PS: Thank you for coming by my blog and saying hi!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!! Of course I love the letter "J"!!!! i love the paper dolls!!! it was wonderful to meet U yesterday!!! U are a JOY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Audra said...

I love paper dolls and these are simply stunning. Judy Garland, oh what an amazingly beautiful woman she was...

I remember my mom telling me about the movie star paper dolls when she was a girl. I suppose I got my love of paper dolls or any type of dolls from her.

Wonderful meeting you yesterday. Looking forward to getting to know you better through your blogs and at the other meet ups!

Charlotte said...

Boy does this bring back memories for me. I loved paper dolls. I loved real dolls too. Let's face it, I just loved to play.