Friday, March 11, 2011

Windowsill Whimsy

Sometimes, an object that makes one think of childhood, also brings a smile. 

A case in point is the little nick knack of a sleepy headed girl with her dolly.  As a kid, I was rarely photographed without a doll in my arms.  Yes, I slept with my dollies, too, and spent untold numbers of hours playing with them.

Even as an adult, dolls absolutely bring joy and there's a very large collection of them around here.

So one day, while perusing a, guess what? --- thrift store,  this sleepy headed darling squeezed my heart. It made me think of me as a kid---sleepy and happy, with my pooped out dolly on my right arm.

She is only three inches high but her small stature is sure to bring a lot of  happiness right into my heart every time I see her. That's pretty often, too, because she stands on a kitchen windowsill.

Nearby her is a little gold votive candle holder with some rose stems in it. On the side of the holder is a two-inch kitty cat. Now he wasn't a thrift shop find. Actually, I bought him at a crafts store. He hooks right on to the side of any holder he is put on. 

Admittedly, his facial expression looks a little crazed but I still like this mini feline. Can you imagine how tiny his  "meow" would be, if he could "speak?"

Today Writing Straight from the Heart is  joining Linda's Junkin Friday and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday! Be sure to check out Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home,   to see some of the other entries for Show and Tell Friday and Linda's blog, A La Carte .  for Junkin Friday finds! Thanks to both Linda and Cindy for hosting these weekly fun parties!


Susan said...

Hello Everybody! I want to welcome LDH (yeah) and Bobbi, this blog's newest Followers. Warm welcome to you both.

And warm welcome to anyone reading this blog right now... regulars and newbies! So happy to have you. Hugs to all on this fine Friday! Susan

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the little figurine holding her doll. I'm a doll lover too. Back in the day I made porcelain dolls but haven't had an opportunity to do that recently.Have a good week-end!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a sweet little figurine and only three inches high! Both my boys actually had baby dolls when they were little. A big baby doll that they carried everywhere with them. Can you believe that some folks would make fun? I mean come on, a 1 or 2 year old boy or girl, is allowed to have something to love besides mommy and daddy, right! ??? That kitty sure does look a little wild-eyed in the last photo. :/ I bet he would have one of those crazy meows. :) Have a fabulous Friday! Tammy

Diane said...

That little girl has so much emotion in her face and pose. The artist did a really good job of getting a lot of feeling in such a small package. Adorable! :O)

BECKY said...

What an adorable little figurine! Thanks for sharing that and the cute kitty on your plant! What fun things to have on a kitchen window sill!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great find~lucky girl!

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That little girl with the doll is adorable! So cute and so sweet. Love the crazed cat on the planter also! Thanks for joining JFF!! Hugs, Linda

Karen Lange said...

Love the little girl figurine. So sweet! Have a great weekend!
Karen :)

diane stetson said...

You and your dolls..I remember those days. So glad you have a collection of them now and a cat of your own too. Cute figurines Susan!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Such a sweet little sleepy head! I love her! ♥

Chatty Crone said...

Awe - I can just imagine you playing with dolls - I did too! This little sleepy one holding her doll is so sweet.


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