Monday, December 20, 2010

Doll in the Red Velvet Dress

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In the past, I wrote about a doll with green eyes, found dirty and disheveled,  and bought  for $8 at a church flea market. Guess what was under all the dirt on her face?   Freckles!

(Whoever may be interested in reading that post, it ran on  November 7, 2009.  Check archive in this blog's sidebar.)

Now all cleaned up and looking lovely, she's been sitting in a white wicker chair upstairs in the hall near my bedroom. I found white "baby" shoes for her little feet and dressed her in a  pink dress.




      "She needs  Christmas attire," I thought. A red velvet dress with a white collar would be perfect!  One day recently, despite the busyness of these days before Christmas, my car drove in the direction of a local Salvation Army store. Inside, I headed toward the infants clothing section.

Before I even got there, the red velvet dress with the white color stood out. Hanging on the end of a rack, it appeared to be perfect and exactly what I had in mind. Price? A whopping $2.49!  Holiday score!
























Once home, I washed the little dress and popped it into the drier. Then, I put it on the doll, securing it behind her neck with a safety pin. It is a little bit big for her since she's not a human baby.

I found a wide white ribbon with gold edging and tied it in her hair, making a big bow on top of her head!  I couldn't believe my eyes when I realized the ribbon matched perfectly with white and gold ribbon at her neck.

Look! Along the hem of the red velvet dress are tiny rosebuds.



At a dinner party recently at our house,  the little doll in the red velvet dress sat in her white chair near all the guests. She looked absolutely adorable.

Isn't she just the sweetest little petunia?





It's so much fun being a kid at heart!

DO YOU EVER THINK OF THE CHILD YOU USED TO BE? ARE YOU STILL GOOD TO HER/HIM?

 AND ONE MORE QUESTION FOR YOU, DEAR READERS. WHAT NAME DO YOU THINK WOULD SUIT THIS DOLLY, ALL DRESSED UP FOR CHRISTMAS? (p.s. I already have a Noel!)

7 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

She is so cute! I love her red dress!

Linda O'Connell said...

She looks like my oldest, dearest friend from MA.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Yes, she is adorable and at times I miss being a care free kid. Now that my three are in college the opportunity to be goofy isn't there too much.

Adrienne said...

She looks like a Penelope to me...

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

She is precious! Love those freckles.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Bookie said...

I think this sweetie is Mary Noel O'Kelly and she lives in snowy New England where she waits to be be the baby bearer at Midnight Mass when she will put the Christ Child in the creche!

diane stetson said...

I vote for ANGELina....

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