Friday, November 18, 2011

Dining with the Dolls

For seven years,  a beautiful, hand-carved Guatemalan hutch has hunkered in a corner of an upstairs bedroom.

Dolls on display could not be seen by visitors.  It seemed a shame.

Some people don't get into dolls at all but not me. I love them. To me, dolls are delightful.

My doll collection has brought a lot of happiness into my life. Someday I'll probably give them all away, maybe to charitable causes, but not yet because I still love just looking at them.

So, after hubs went on errands one afternoon, I took all the dolls off the hutch in the bedroom, hauled the heavy piece of furniture down the stairs,  (thought I'd die), and pulled it into the dining room.

A curio cabinet had to come out. That got dragged into the living room. Then I brought several dolls from upstairs down into the dining room.

Trust me, there are a lot more dolls in various places upstairs. As a matter of fact,  my collection has way too many dolls. Oh well. That's not such a big problem in life.

Many of the dolls in my collection came from flea markets, yard sales, or thrift shops.   Rarely did I ever pay more than $10 for one.

 Considering some wear gorgeous, lacy outfits, right down to detailed shoes,  that's quite amazing. Goes to show there are bargains in the doll world, too!

Now, Emily Post approval or not, we dine with some of the dolls.

Today we are joining Diann for Thrift Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove and Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.                                                                                                     



Chatty Crone said...

I loved dolls as a child and I love your dolls. And I love to look at dolls. You have some really pretty ones.

I like the little blonde at the end sucking her thumb. So precious - I could take her home!

I might like one or two. lol


Linda O'Connell said...

That little thumb sucker thstole my heart.

Rebecca said...

Can I hope for a picture of the hutch/dolls in the new location?

mo said...

Hi Susan,

Your doll collection is beautiful.

I cannot believe you moved that huge piece of furniture yourself!

I like the doll that is sucking her thumb. She is precious.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!



La Tea Dah said...

You have such beautiful dolls! And you inspire me.

I have some dolls --- not nearly as many as yours --- but still special to me. But they have ended up in storage. You will be happy to know that yesterday I brought my favorite on into the house, washed all her clothing, and dressed her anew. She is now in my living room where she belongs. Maybe I will be inspired to give the rest of them some TLC. It is difficult to find just the right space to display them (too many teacups in this house; they take priority).

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