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!