Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My Newest Little Cutie

Hello!

Christmas is almost here! So excited to be celebrating with my little guy. His first Christmas is sure to be super special!

When I was at a local antique store looking for Christmas gifts for my dad, I came across something I just could NOT live without! 

Presenting the fabulous Ginny!


I saw her and I just could not put her down. How cute is she?


Her box is super friendly so I got some great pictures of her out of the box. I just love her little outfit and her beautiful curly brown hair.


Seriously, she is so cute.


And she has the sleepy eyes.


And I love her cute socks and shoes. Especially the little ruffles. Just precious!


The title of this doll is "Dress Me Black." Kind of like a My First Barbie, she is ready to be dressed in other clothing for her. 


I don't know, I kind of like her the way she is. Here is a little excerpt from the back of the box.


She is in beautiful condition and from the moment I looked at her, I knew she had to come home with me. At a low price of just $7, I knew it was a bargain!

The Doll Reference site has some information about Ginny dolls through the years. You can read about them here! 

So friends, do you have a Ginny doll? Let me know in the comments! 

I hope you have a very very Merry Christmas and if I don't see you before, a Happy New Year!

~Teresa~

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Sun Is Shining!

Seasons Greetings!

Have you all finished your Christmas shopping? I have one last person to buy for and then I am done! As much as I love Christmas and wrapping, etc, I am glad when I can put away all the ribbons and trimmings and paper and get my dining room looking back to normal! Anyone with me on this one?

I walked into the spare bedroom where I have my Ever After High dolls displayed and found the most amazing sight. The sun was shining right on the glitz and glamour of the Thronecoming line. After weeks of rain and snow, this was a very refreshing sight! I tried to capture it as much as I could. 

Blondie and Cupid shimmer


It was really Cupid that caught my eye first. How her dress sparkles!



Raven and Apple share in the sunshine



And Briar basks as well



Of course, others had to come join as well. Like the most beautiful Darling



And Ginger



And Duchess



This was so fun. Just had to share!

Also, a few weeks ago I was feeling very unenthusiastic about Holly's hair. As the daughter of Rapunzel, you've got to have killer hair right? Well, it was a little frizzy for my taste so she got a nice boil dip. What do you think?



Here is the before picture way back when I got her. 


After the dip it's so sleek and shiny! Only thing is I'm having trouble getting her little crown to stay on so be thinking of that if you haven't taken the rubber band off her crown yet. 

Holly and Poppy show off their new styles! (If you remember a few posts ago, I gave Poppy a hair wash to get the gel gunk out.)


Well, that's all for today. I have another post ready to go and it will be popping up Wednesday morning. See you then!

Friday, December 4, 2015

I'm Back!

Welcome Dolly Friends!

I know I have been scarce as of late. Life kind of crept up on me. At this point in mine and my families life, I might be a little sporadic but I will never abandon blogging! I love blogging and dollys too much to let it go. Who else will I get to share my obsession with? I love all of you who come to visit me here and share my enthusiasm. :)

Thankful to say that we are finally over the crud. We had a rough go of it for a while. I had a sore throat for SEVEN days. Brutal! We are all healthy again and now that the babes is asleep, I can get the time to blog. A 9 month old demands a LOT of attention!

I have a few posts in the works and I was trying to decide what to post first. Fashion? Or Dollys?

Dollys won out. The fashions will have to wait.

My dad was cleaning out the house and he found some things that he picked up at a garage sale for me. He was also going through some of my mom's things that she left behind (she moved out) so I'm not sure if this was hers or if it was a garage sale find. Either way, this is definitely a one of a kind that will make a great addition to my small contingent of vintage dolls. 


Meet The Lovely Mary Jean Doll! America's Famous Character Doll. She is very patriotic in her red, white and blue.


She has been well taken care of and I don't blame whoever had her to not take her off the cardboard backing. Her dress splayed out like this makes it very photogenic! She is wrapped in cellophane that is not original. There was no clear cover on the box cut out so someone wanted to keep her nice and dust free. 

She is pretty with blonde hair and sleepy eyes.


The side of the box shows that it was made my Midwestern Manufacturing in St. Louis, MO. On another side of the box it had a product code and then said "Betty Ann" so I'm guessing that different dolls had different names.


The problem is that there is next to no information on her at all on the web! I found a few completed eBay auctions and these dolls go for next to nothing. Does anyone here or know anyone who might have some information on these dolls? 

Also in the box, three lovely ladies who will be good candidates for wardrobe modeling. Especially the one on the right!



So friends, what do you think of The Lovely Mary Jean doll? Know anything about her or have one of your own? Let me know in the comments!

And next up will be a mega post of some fabulous clothing that I got for Barbie!

Until then!