Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hello, Dolly!




It's finally here! Lori's Dolly Challenge.Thanks Lori for all the time you put into this fun event. You're so clever to think of this.



Well, here goes.............................
This beauty reminds me of my grandmother because it stood on her piano so we saw her every time we visited. She had several of these Royal Doulton ladies and passed them to her granddaughters. Lucky us! Did you ever play with Betsy McCall paper dolls when you were little? Well, I did and it was always so much fun to get the new magazine and find out what Betsy was up to that month. Here are some Betsy McCall pages from 1957 and 1959.
Just look at this little cutie. She always puts a smile on my face and she's been around for as long as I can remember. Don't you love her poodle? This pair are always together, rain or shine. They were a souvenir brought back from a trip to Asia about 50 years ago and have been little buddies ever since. What a cute couple! This little lady was a prototype for a dolly favor at a baby shower. She's stuffed with rice and dressed in some scraps from another doll project. For some reason I've never had the heart to send her on her way.
And last, but certainly not least, is my number one son's Sock Monkey that was made by a dear neighbor at Lake Burton, Georgia. It is well loved as you can see and I wouldn't dream of putting needle and thread to him to tighten up those seams. We love him just the way he is.
Thanks for visiting! And thanks again, Lori, for a fun day.

21 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love your dolls! The one that stood on your grandma's piano is so beautiful! I love sock monkey's too :) My brother had one that he always carried around! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Hugs,
Amy

sheila said...

Wonderful dolls! Love the sock monkey. I had one my grandmother made me and don't know what ever became of it.

LW said...

What a delightful collection, Betsy McCall was my favorite childhood doll.
I adore your Asian couple, they are truly devoted.

Louise

Scrappy Jessi said...

look at all your fab dolls! i love the girl in the green dress. gorgeous!
oxoxox,
jessi

Betzie said...

Sweet dolls and sock monkey too!!

Lori said...

Holley, thank you so much for playing with me:) i love the doll that was your grandmothers and the little miss walking her poodle... the sock monkey is cute too, did you see my dolls by Mica, one of them is holding a cute lil' sock monkey!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love your Asian dolls, they remind me of when we lived there, and your Betsy Mc Call paper dolls, they were my favorites too. We must surely be kindred spirits. I love how this figurine reminds you of your grandmother. Aren't we lucky that Lori gave us Dolly Day. Karen

Stephanie said...

Beautiful post! And I also have a much loved monkey!

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Stefanie said...

Your Asia dolls are beautiful.
I love the Betsy Mc Call paper doll.
When I was a child I love to play with paper dolls and made hundreds of them.
The Sock Monkey is funny.
Have a nice doll day !

Linda said...

Oh what a wonderful collection. I love the Royal Doulton Lady she is just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

Fete et Fleur said...

My sister had the same little set of Asian dolls. She treasured them and no one was allowed to play with them. They were to look at only.

Thanks for sharing your dolls.

Nancy

Pinkie Denise said...

Cute collections thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise

bluemuf said...

Love your collection. What a sweet little girl with the poodle.

Karen

The Rose Room said...

Your Royal Doulton doll is beautiful and I love your Paper Dolls:) Rachael

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful, wonderful collection:) Rachael

Tonja said...

The only doll I ever remember playing with was a Barbie. But I did have a set of Indian dolls that my parents got on their honeymoon that were always very special.

Sandi McBride said...

I had forgotten all about Betsy McCall...I loved playing with those paper dollies. Such fond memories came flooding back. All the dolls are so whimsical. Thanks for sharing!
Sandi

Miss Sandy said...

Love all your precious babies but the Betsy McCall paper dolls, I remember them too and loved cutting out their little clothes!

Happy Heart said...

I loved this one, Holley! It brought back so many memories! Especially the 2 oriental dolls...Love you, Amy

Rhondi said...

I love the Royal Doulton doll. It is so elegant and beautiful. I remeber being excited when the McCalls magazine came and we got to cut out the betsy McCall paper dolls. We playe dwith paper dolls by the hour and even designed clothes for them. Thanks for the memory! The sock monkey is precious of course :)
Rhondi

3rdEyeMuse said...

such wonderful treats! I especially love the pair that traveled from Asia ... and the shower favor prototype. :)

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~