Friday, September 17, 2010

Here Comes the Bride for Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at "My Romantic Home"

The neighbors across the street had worked all morning on a huge sale in their front yard.

Cars lined the street outside the apartment where I lived at the time as people flocked to the sale like bees to a honeycomb. 

Glancing out the window of the apartment, I spotted a very beautiful bride doll. Being a die hard doll collector, my heart skipped quite a few beats looking at that bride.  Being the good neighbor I was,  I decided to attend that sale. Of course, I had no idea who lived in that house. None of the neighbors commingled with each other. Ever.

Anyway, she was a beauty alright but the price was way more than I could afford.

"Somebody will bring that lovely bride home,"  I thought while walking away from the sale. "She even has a tiny strand of pearls around her neck and her gown is drop dead gorgeous."  

Sighing while crossing the street,  it was hard not to wonder why in the world I could not have been born rich or at least picked a profession that paid well.

Every so often during the day, I'd run to the window to check and see if the bride doll had been sold. Nope. She was still there, standing in her dress that looked like a white cloud.

    By the end of the afternoon, I took one last big breath and ventured to the window. The people were putting left over items into boxes. The sale was over.

     What about the bride doll?  OMG!  She had not been sold. No one bought that fabulous doll.

      Clutching my little cloth change purse that had a $10 bill in it, I beat it back to the now defunct yard sale.

     "What is your last price for the bride doll?"  I asked the by now exhausted neighbor.
    "Ten dollars," he said. 
     "Sold," I said, unzipping the little purse. It was hard not to let out an ear-piercing scream.

     That is how this beauty became mine at a time I was almost dead broke but still in love with dolls.   Because there's a  very important family wedding to attend in October, I decided to display her on the dining room table and now, I'm sharing her with you, my beloved readers.

To see many other great Show and Tell posts, simply go to Cindy's blog (button on sidebar), "My Romantic Home." There are so many great blogs to visit that you'll have a blast!



mo said...

Hi Susan...I apologize for my source code error. I have fixed it now and I tested each and every one and it works. Thank you for being my tester. Next time I will test as soon as I post them. You are an angel! And I hope you enjoy the Angel button. *hugs & thanks"

mo said...

Susan, I just read your post...OMG! Ten dollars? She was meant to be yours. I really mean that. She is absolutely beautiful I am so happy you were able to buy her after all. I cannot believe nobody else bought her. She is stunning and in wonderful condition. *hugs*

Debbie~ said...

Looove your bride doll and the story about how she came to be yours! (You know it was meant to be)!!!:) She's in such beautiful shape, she looks like she's always been loved, so it's perfect she lives with YOU now! Oh, and yes, when I was a young girl I had a bride doll! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
She is a beauty and I am so glad she is yours now!


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You got quite a deal on the bride doll! I'm not a doll collector, but I have a friend that is and even I would have bought her for $10. I'm sure she has a good home now. Take care, Connie

Linda O'Connell said...

Your bride doll is gorgeous! When I was alittle girl, I gave mine a hair cut. Shame on me!

Debbie said...

You did good! Enjoy your doll. I have been an avid doll collector for over 30 years. Even though I have many dolls, my bride dolls are some of my very favorite and yours is beautiful.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow Susan! Certainly seems like she was meant just for you, someone who would definitely care for and appreciate her. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

She is a beauty!

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh susan she's gorgeous! I love her!

and I love coming here and reading's like sitting down with my coffee with you and listening to you talk about your treasure!

well done, wonderfully written, straight from the heart indeed!

have a great day susan!

ciao bella


come by and see my china collection in today's post if you've got a sec.

Adrienne said...

All you dolls are beautiful but this one may be number one...

Leann said...

She's lovely - looks like my Mum!


Dayle said...

Breathtaking! And the price was right. I'm sure she's worth a lot more by now.

Karen Lange said...

What lovely details! So pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Life is good! said...

what a beautiful bride doll! lucky lucky you! oh the doll is pretty darn lucky to have found a home to reside in!

kluless said...

Wonderful story - you loved her and she was waiting for somebody to love her. Perfect!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

She's beautiful! I had a Madame Alexander bride doll as a child. She also had an ice blue dress and matching coat. The doll stood on my dresser for years, but I don't remember what happened to her. I think we eventually gave her away to a cousin.

Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - this was MEANT to be - a sign that this doll was meant for you.

I think that is a fabulous idea about how you are going to use it - and how fitting for the October wedding.

She is beautiful! Like you!

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