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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"P" is for Plethora....of "P" things!

My "P" post this week includes a plethora of "P" things. I stayed on the "P" topic, Mrs. Matlock, but my "P" ideas are so abundant...hence the word "plethora".

My first photo is of Patsy Joan an Effanbee doll that I won at a doll show in Phoenix several years ago. Since I don't display all my dolls anymore, she is safely tucked away in her box and she has never been played with.
This is a photo of a doll that was naked when I bought her. I asked my mother if she could make a dress for this doll and this is what she came up with. My mom even added two strands of pearls on the pink dress, and gave the doll a flower to hold!
This photo is of an American Character Tiny Tears doll from the 1950's. I played with this doll a lot and dearly loved her. All of her pink clothing is original except for her shoes and socks.
This pink vignette was in my former house. I have since packed most of the items away but I wanted to include the photo because of the predominant pink colors.
Mrs. Matlock, do I get extra credit for a triple "P" entry for these Patti Page paper dolls?
The following photo shows one of my favorite childhood pastimes...building with my plastic bricks. My cousins and I spent hours building houses or other structures with these wonderful interlocking bricks. These are definitely from the 50's. Does anyone remember them?
Pumpkin bling!
A 1942 Philip Morris cigarette ad promising "Inhaling needn't worry your throat"! Maybe not but inhaling would really take a toll on your lungs!
This 1932 Pictorial Review cover is so colorful.
I really like this October, 1927, Priscilla magazine cover.
I found these Paula Deen dinner plates on a Craig's List posting. I now have 8 dinner plates, 8 salad/dessert plates, and 10 cups by Paula Deen for our Christmas celebration.
This is a photo of one of my mom's vintage hankies with pretty pink flowers.
I remember these two pink containers from my childhood. They were in our bathroom in the 1950's.
My mom's vintage pink jewelry box. She has about 3 jewelry boxes in her dresser and I'm glad that she kept this one from the 50's.
Finally I have a photo of a pink poodle that I bought at a friend's yard sale. Maybe my baby granddaughter can play with it someday.
This concludes my "P" post for Alphabe-Thursday. Visit other students who submitted "P" papers to our teacher, Mrs. Matlock, and please have a wonderful day.


Linda said...

My head is spinning from all the P's! Fun post!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH I LOVE Your vintage Patty Page Paperdol! (I collect pd's.) And the Lego's (Plastic bricks)... weplayed with those for hours and hours when we were kids. My son loved them... he is in college now, but we still have all the legos in his closet. Will keep those for Grandkids... someday.... no time soon.... but someday.

Christy said...

my goodness...that is a plethora! love it all!!!

Mimi said...

I think that is the most P things I have ever seen
love all those baby dolls!!!!!
Pink is a fav of mine!!!!
Those are great

Anna said...

There are so many good p-words. I had trouble stopping myself! But for some unknown reason I did not think of the colour pink! "Plethora" is a new word for me.
Love yout dolls and the vintage magazine pages.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love your magazine covers & Patti Page Paper Dolls, you should get extra credit :-)


Viki said...

I love all your P things. For some reason that second doll reminds me of an old movie star. I'm probably wrong. Great P's.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed the doll pictures. You are very fortunate to still have your childhood Tiny Tears.

I don't remember those plastic building blocks. I either never played with them or my 64 year old brain no longer remembers. :)

I enjoyed all your P things...especially the vintage things.

Christy said...

You have such amazingly awesome things. Plethora is definatly the right word! Great P post.

Nora Johnson said...

What a great 'P' post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have another read through!
Happy Alphabe-Thursday - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
Mine’s HERE!


mrs. c said...

I think you have about 100 "p"'s in this post! You must have lots of different collections to be able to have this many "p"s! Thank you for sharing!

MrsJenB said...

I am so in love with vintage everything! I love that PM ad - oh, the ways they marketed themselves - and the dolls and just everything! Great post, thanks for sharing all of these wonderful things!

Tina said...

What a lovely set of P's! I enjoyed seeing all your things, especially the dolls. My grandmother hand-knit a lot of doll clothes for my many dolls when I was growing up. I still have them packed away, since my boys weren't really interested. Perhaps I'll have a granddaughter one day.

Riet said...

What a perfect P post. it gave me Plenty of Pleasure. You did a great job finding all these P's. Wonderful.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I don't know where you come up with all these great ideas, but I certainly enjoy your posts!

Thanks for sharing....

JcVeggie said...

Nice work with the P's!! I love all of your dolls...I kept dolls when I was little and would love to get back into it. Whats a doll show? That sounds really fun and right up my alley:) Love the vintage ads too!

laterg8r said...

what pretty pink ladies :D

Jenny said...

Wow, I am positively amazed at all your wonderful "P's" and the great photos!

The dress your Mom made was so neat. What a great memory for you for always.

And plethora has always been my favorite word!

I really enjoyed my stop here on Alphabe-Thursday's journey through the Letter "P"!

I would like to give you not only an A+ for the week but to also assign you as library aide for the entire week!

Thanks for making this meme so memorable!

Steph said...

What a joy & pleasure to visit you. Your home must be a treasure trove of wonderful and dear vintage things... paradise. :)

PS I love dolls and things form and design and look of past things.

Jo said...

you have a whole lot of delightful pretty things .. i love the patty page paper dolls!

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