Tuesday, April 8, 2008


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.


Linda said...

What wonderful dolls you have from your childhood and to have one that your father gave to you is just so special. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers Linda

Scrappy Jessi said...

such gorgeous dolls!! they are all so special.

nene said...

I love all your dolls, and Collections you have collected!!

I am sorry, sweetie, but you know me, with my "Decor Eye", I was looking at your bedding, while trying to focus on your cute dollie!!lol!! I love your Bedding so much, As a matter of fact, I am going to making a "Toile bedding" for me and my husbands room real soon;-))

You know how it is with us Patti, Sometimes we just can't help ourselves looking at DECOR TOO...lol!!

So not only do I adore all your Doll Collections, I "ADORE" your bedding also!!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I just loved your doll post! The story about the doll from your daddy brought tears to my eyes! I am so glad you were able to repair her and that your dolls now have a special home! Thank you so much for sharing these and their beautiful stories!


Lori said...

Patti, what a sweet doll post! thanks so much for playing with me:) i just love Miss Rose Marie, she has the most darling face! and i posted some of Mica's dolls too, she is getting good press today...LOL how sweet that she made a doll using your baby face! i love that!!!

Anonymous said...

Love little Rose Marie and the "twins" from the carnival. Mica's dolls are wonderful as well. I will have to visit her blog. Thanks for sharing.

Du Buh Du Designs said...

How wonderful that the dolls from your past are very much a part of your present. And that the are reminders of your Dad:)Thanks for sharing their stories!

ps. while I have been sitting here, "Somewhere over the rainbow" and"What a wonderful world" have played. We have both versions on cd and my two year old just dragged his drums in here to play along to your music . We may be here awhile :)

LW said...

What wonderful dolls, you are so lucky to still have your dolls from
your childhood...

I have one of Mica’s candy containers dolls, I love it…


Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful dolls to share! The one from your daddy is my favorite. She is adorable. You must love her dearly.

xx Nancy

bluemuf said...

I just love your dolls. I think my favourite is the one your Dad gave you.


vivian said...

Hello Micas mother in law!! How nice to find you! I love mica she is a sweetie and her dolls are the adorable! You collection is sweet!
nice to meet you!

Becky said...

Oh your May Pole dolls by Mica are so sweet. I just love them. Mica is a very special & talanted girl. As you surly already know.


Mica said...

ahhh Mama these are very nice.it was fun reminising with you with the dolls last Summer with you. I hope to make a body for your doll still.. I need the head to porportion her though. We still have the vinnie doll too !!! It sure does look like him. You have some collection there !! I love it !!! P.S. Tony raggedy Andy is on my homeschool blog somewhere. I will try to find it. Love ya !! So glad you shared too !!

Hugs, Mica

Miss Sandy said...

Rose Marie is such a sweetie! I love that your bride doll and little red painted toes! Your dolls are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your entire collection but I am partial to the ballerina, because I had her too. Beautiful, and Mica's dolls are really special too. Karen

Lori Garbarino said...

Beautiful Post Mom! I love each doll you posted! I love Rose Marie the best! Love you!


The Barber Bunch said...

Great Dolls. Thanks for sharing your pics.


zUzU said...

oh I am so happy that this little event helped spark you to play dolls and take the girls out of the cupboard!

They are all just lovely ... and happier now I am sure!
Little Rose Marie is a total sweetie!

I had a wonderful time on my visit here. Love the music (espeically Over the Rainbow -- great version!)

See you again soon!
=^..^= love. zU

The Rose Room said...

Precious dolls and they do look very happy to be out:) Rachael

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

What a sweet dolly collection.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful dolls! My favorite has to be Rose Marie, so wonderful that you have a doll your daddy gave you! Those twins, Jack & Jill are unique!

Also love your blue & white toile bedding!

Thanks for sharing!

Angelic Accents

Lori said...

Wonderful childhood friends, they are the most cherished of all! Lori

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, thank you for stopping by my blog today. It is a compliment that you would like to add my blog to yours. Thank you for that. I see we have more than just the ballerina in common. Blessings, Karen

little chef said...

i love these dolls grama.

Anonymous said...

Patti, I love your dolls! They all are so precious. What I really like is how caring you are about thiese dolls and the precious memories they hold. Thanks for sharing!!

{(Hugs)} and Blessings

3rdEyeMuse said...

your whole collection is really amazing - Mica's dolls really, really appeal to me ... I feel lucky to have stumbled into all of this. :)

I was a few days late, but did post my own favorites ... if you are interested, feel free to stop by: http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2008/04/doll-party-worse-than-fashionably-late.html

Cheers! ~M~

jen b said...

great collection patti. i like the twins.

Trish Hester said...

What a terrific doll collection! I have my Mom's Nina Ballerina doll who was also well loved! And, I have the same blue and white bedding in your photos. It's funny, I lost my Mom 12 years ago and she has been on my mind all night. While fishing for pictures to post on Pinterest I came across this and it's like a message from Mom :) Even the number in the spot below to prove that I am not a robot is 29...her birthday!