My grandmother is moving closer to my mom due to her aging memory. In the process of cleaning and packing 30 years worth of stuff, she found a small box. My dad has moved in with her to help her pack and she gave him the box and said "I want Teresa to have this."
Inside was a beautiful vintage doll.
My mom said that she thought that the bells were from her wedding cake. I can't even express how special this is for me. She is in perfect condition. Her clothes are not worn or have wear marks. Her hair is perfect and not falling out. And on the lid was a written message:
My grandmother purchased this doll at Mays Bros. when she was 16. And she is a beautiful doll.
As I said, she is in perfect condition. No chipped or fading paint.
I am not sure what she is made of. It's not porcelain but almost seems like paper mache consistency but harder if that makes sense. It is cracking from age but only on her shoes. And that may just be the paint.
A picture from the back showing her perfect hair.
What a special treasure and gift. :) I am forever indebted to her for this jewel from her childhood.
Also given to me from her were a couple of books. First, Barbie and the tale of the Missing Wedding Dress!
And the next book, just simply titled "Barbie." A cute story about a delayed flight to Denver causes Stewardess Barbie to miss her birthday party. So she creates one on the plane!
My mom asked me if I had this outfit on the cover. I said that I didn't but it doesn't mean I can't make one :) I see a future project coming on!
In the latest batch of dolls from my parents, I got some "vintage" clothes. The lady my dad bought them from said that they were from the 60's. However, they are all handmade (I can tell from the stitching.) There are a couple that are not handmade that I am curious about. Hoping you can help!
What a lovely day for this Barbie, she will be our model. We both are glad to see the sun shining today. I was getting tired of the grey skies and rain. It was tank top weather again! Any idea which doll the dress is from? :)
First, the homemades. A strapless grey-blue dress.
I like the fabric. Neat pattern.
Next, a sheer dress which to me would probably be a nightgown.
It's very pretty and well made. The neckline needs a little repair but I love the lace.
Now we have a springtime dress, or could be a wedding dress as it has a train. Very peasant like.
The skirt has a lace overlay and although a little wrinkled, very pretty dress.
Unfortunately this dress is a little snug even on this older style body. I was not able to get it snapped in the back! But a cute spring dress with a floral hat.
Very nice satin blue dress. I would need to re-sew the straps so that they are on the inside of the dress.
And this one is so cute. A red dress with matching cloak.
Its very cute and has a waist ribbon tie.
And a hood on back! This is cute and I kept this outfit on her.
A short red party dress with a knit beanie. Sorry, no model for this one.
Some miscellaneous accessories that also came with the handmade clothing.
Here are the two I am curious about. This one is not homemade but I could not find a tag. A beautiful peach nightie and robe set.
If it is homemade, it's well done. The hems are perfect and not an imperfect stitch anywhere.
And then this beautiful dress.
This seems like a semi-vintage fashion. Pretty!
And then there is this short robe type cover-up on the left. Also pictured with it is a swimsuit and a Fashion Avenue dress. I want to see what other accessories came with it but cannot find a picture anywhere! Can anyone help? :)
Here is the closeup of the tag from the robe.
I have a bodysuit and a pair of panties that might go with it too but not sure. Help! :)
Also while going through the other stuff I had and taking pictures I found this!
The pillow for Sleeping Beauty Barbie from my last post! However it no longer plays music and I don't think there is any way to get the unit out to change the battery. Darn.
So friends, do you have any super special vintage dolls? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!