When I decided to join in on the "DOLL SHOW AND TELL" sponsored by Faerie Window I wasn't sure I had any dolls but when I thought about it in remembered that I had an old doll trunk that had some dolls in it.
When my daughter in law Mica was here to visit in July she ask to see the doll trunk and the dolls. We took it down from the shelf in the garage and opened it and she saw the dolls. I had three old dolls in there from the 50's.
My very favorite doll was a baby doll given to me by my daddy in the early 50's probably 2 years before he passed away. She was so old that her rubber body had detached is self from the head. I tried to find a doll hospital that would give her a new body but never got a response. My daughter in law offered to make her a new body but I had put the doll aside and forgot about it until now.
On Saturday I took those three dolls out of the trunk. I had purchased a new baby doll online a few months back thinking that I could use that body on my old baby doll. So I took the head off the new doll and attached the old head to the new body. The surgery was a success and now I feel like a transplant surgeon!
I gave them all baths, washed and styled their hair and washed their clothes. Now they looked excited and happy to be out of that trunk. I could almost hear them say "Thank You Mommy for taking us out of that old, dark, cold trunk. We NEVER want to go back there again. We are so happy that we can now sit in the guest room forever so we can be near you".
We that being said I would like to introduce to you my favorite dolls.
This is My Baby Doll Rose Marie. Given to me by my daddy in the early 50's.
This is my Ballerina Doll Nina. I received this doll from Santa in the late 50's
This is my Bride Doll Veronica. Also from Santa in the early 50's
These are twin dolls Jakie and Jeanine. I won them at a ring toss at the carnival in Caldwell Idaho in the late 50's
I also had a Susie Walker doll in the late 50's. Of course her name was Susie. I do not have her any longer but found this picture on Ebay. She looked just like this.
This little doll brings back precious memories of my middle son (I have three) D'Angelo. This was his favorite toy when he was between 1 and 2 years old (1970). I am not sure she had a name.
This is my Rag Doll Shelly. She was made for me by my daughter in law Lori in the early 90's
This is Jack and Jill. I purchased these twin dolls because I thought Jack looked like my grandson Vinnie when he was about 2 years old in the late 90's
OK here they are in there new place. In an antique picnic basket in my guest room. Don't they look happy?
These dolls were made by my very talented doll maker Mica. I just fell in love with these little girls around the may pole.
This doll was also made by Mica. It was special to see that she made this doll with this face. That little face is me when I was 16 months old!
There you have it, my favorite dolls. Guess I had more than I thought. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do.