Friday, May 6, 2011

Crazy for Dolls

Today, Writing Straight from the Heart is joining Diann at The Thrifty Groove for the sixth, Thrifty Things Friday.


We are also joining Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

Check out both of these great blogs to see other entries! You'll love looking at all the terrific blogs and you'll find more ideas than all the spring flowers in your yard!






One part of childhood that is still with me today is my love for dolls.

Almost nothing can make my heart beat as quickly as seeing a beautiful doll in attractive finery.

A friend of mine from high school days has snagged some drop dead gorgeous dolls at yard sales and thrift shops. The prices she paid are as low a $1 per doll and probably no higher than $5.

Her daughter called me yesterday and said she had to move again so was dropping something by my house that she didn't want to pack.  Imagine my shock when she deposited three fabulous dolls, all dressed in Victorian outfits.

Here are some close ups of all three beauties:








Please hang in there while I show more photos, whittled down to those shown in this post.  Whenever my digital camera is in hand and in close proximity to  knockout dolls, it's almost impossible to stop snapping photos. But I did my best to eliminate quite a few and save the best for you!

This is the largest doll to arrive. Her dress cascades in layers of  pink and brown and she has a pink and dark brown feathered hat. Her curls fall down in luscious ringlets to past her shoulders.  Look at her sweet little pearly necklace.

Personally, I think she's a heart-stopper. Can you tell she's my fave?














































Then there's this green-eyed vixen with a rather serious look on her face. Her stunning outfit is covered in lace and pink satin bows. Her hat? Well, it's a flouncy one, held to her head with a stick pin. Isn't she the pizazz?































This third doll wears a greenish and gold dress and seems to be the redhead of the bunch.





OF THE THREE DOLLS SHOWN, WHICH DO YOU LIKE THE BEST, IF ANY?

17 comments:

LDH said...

Such a wonderful surprise! All three of the dolls are lovely! So happy for you! :)

Diann said...

What a wonderful gift to be given! They are all beautiful. I think I like the middle one the best beause I just love her dress! Thank you for joining TTF. I have you have a lovely Mother's Day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun surprise! They are all beautiful but I think the first is my favorite, I love her hair! hugs, Linda

diane stetson said...

#1...love the hair and facial features. I bet you enjoyed that drop off Susan!

Rebecca said...

I know how much you love your dolls! What an amazing gift and thoughtful act of kindness on the part of your friend.

YOUR fav is MY fav, Susan!

Kathy said...

I can see why you love them! My sister and my sister-in-law have a lovely collection! They are so beautifully made with their lovely faces, hair and clothing!
Thank you for sharing these,
Kathy

Liz said...

Oh Wow! They are all beautiful! But I have to agree... I think the one in the middle is my fav! :) Thank you for following... I am no following you too! :)

Have a great weekend!

~Liz

mo said...

Hi Susan, Those curls!!!

Fabulous...she is definately my favorite.

What a sweet daughter you have.

(I cannot wait to show you my new graphic for mothers tomorrow!)

*hugs*

mo

Susan said...

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Welcome to Liz from Rose Vignettes in Phoenix, this blog's 223rd Follower. Hello Liz! So happy to have you.

Hope everyone has a really good day! Susan

BECKY said...

Oh, Susan! You have such a beautiful doll collection, and these 3 are wonderful. My favorite is the one with PIZAZZ!!
And oh, please don't forget my book give-away contest ends tomorrow night at midnight!
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

Claus said...

How lucky!! They are all beautiful, I couldn't just pick one. Look at that hair! Simply gorgeous.
have a lovely day!

Chatty Crone said...

What a nice friend! And she never pays over $5. I love the one in the middle - that has all the curls - she is gorgeous. Just beautiful.
I'm glad she did that!

Sandie

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Your fave is also mine. . .she has the most beautiful face! I also love dolls so will have to follow your Blog!

Bookie said...

Such beautiful faces on your new dolls!
Still on the road, so won't more. Been to zoo with 2 year old...am wiped out!

Terri Tiffany said...

And where do you fit in your home?? LOL YOu have such lovely things!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

They are all gorgeous! I made porcelain dolls for a while many years ago. It was so much fun!

Susan said...

Hi Everybody! I want to welcome Journeyin' Lady, this blog's 224th Follower. She has been an RVer with her husband since 1994! Welcome, welcome! Hope you always come away with a smile.

I wish the same for all visitors! Thanks for stopping by. Susan

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