Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dolly Day


Good Morning and welcome to Dolly Day! I just found out about Lori’s Dolly Challenge and I decided to join in even though I’m too late to get on her list. These two beautiful dolls belonged to my mother. They are very old as you can see, my mother bought them and the wicker stroller just before she passed away from cancer. She loved dolls and grew up during the depression and her family could not afford to buy many dolls. She had one doll while she was growing up. She treasured this pair of dolls so now I treasure them. My sister made the clothes they are dressed in, I am thinking about making new clothes in pink for the girl and white for the boy to match my guest bedroom. The wicker stroller also needs a new coat of white paint. I don’t know what kind of dolls these are, but I wanted to share them with you.
Their are some cracks in the faces but I still love them!
Here are two closeups of them.



I hope you enjoyed looking at my mother's dolls! If anyone know anything about this type of doll I would love to know. Have a great day and enjoy Lori's Dolly Day. Shirl

22 comments:

Katie said...

What a precious keepsake Shirl! They are adorable!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, these dolls are beautiful! They remind me of a doll my grandma has! Your mom's story is just like my grandmas! When my grandma was little it was the depression and she had one doll too. It was called Little Miss Charming. Recently, my mom purchased her that same doll. It was such a wonderful and treasured gift! Thank you for sharing these beautiful dolls and the beautiful story that goes with them!

Love you sweetie,
Amy

Secondhandrose said...

Shirl, I don't know what type they are but they are special! You don't often see a boy. Your name is on Lori's list! Thanks for sharing.
Karen

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Those are so precious. The aging of them adds to their sweetness for me. So glad you decided to share them.

Scrappy Jessi said...

gorgeous dolls! thanks for sharing.
oxooxx,
jessi

Lori said...

Shirl, your dolls are SO beautiful!! thank you so much for playing with me today and sharing your treasures!!!

mushroommeadows said...

The dolls' faces are so serene and gentle. Amazing! :)

Linda said...

What beautiful old dolls, they are just lovely, thank you for sharing.
Cheers Linda

Fete et Fleur said...

I think it's wonderful when dolls are inherited. What lovely dolls from your mother and your sister did a wonderful job on their clothes. They look cozy where they are.

Nancy

Becky said...

Oh so Pretty dollies, They are lovely.

Smiles,
Becky

Stefanie said...

The dolls are wonderful. What a heardtouching story about your mother. I can imagine that she treasure her dolls and i´m glad you love them too.
I have here book about dolls near me but I can´t find those dolls, sorry.
I let you know if I ever found something about.

vivian said...

AWWW! they are so precious! I think they may be my faves of the day! sweet babies!
vivian

Pinkie Denise said...

oh, what sweet babies, so special because they were your moms Pinkie Denis

bluemuf said...

The doll are so lovely and such a beautiful keepsake to have from your mom.

Karen

vickie said...

Shirl, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the lovely story too.

The Rose Room said...

They are beautiful and so precious:) Rachael

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Shirl, I found your pretty blog while visiting Maryjane at Beehive Cottage. I just loved looking and reading. I especially loved your post on March 21st about Oak Grove Farm. Absolutely beautiful pictures. blessings, Kathleen

Maryjane said...

Your baby dolls are precious Shirl!!!! The boy especially has a cute look on his face! My father still has my Mother's dolls. Someday I will get them. The pillowcase you make sounds wonderful and interesting! Have a wonderful day Shirl! Hugs, Maryjane

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful story and even more wonderful dolls. How precious that you have them!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hi Shirl!

Thanks so much for visiting. I've added you to my favorites too.

Nancy

celestina marie said...

Shirl, your dolls are precious. The much loved time wear is very sweet too. Thank you for sharing these. Wonderful!
hugs,
Celestina,
la Rea Rose

3rdEyeMuse said...

those two are definitely lovable - cracks and all!

I missed the party but decided to post my own favs just the same. If you are interested, feel free to stop by: http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2008/04/doll-party-worse-than-fashionably-late.html

smiles ~M~