Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Dolls in Red

The Guatemalan hutch in our dining room has a rotating series of decorations.

At Christmas time, every shelf was filled to the rafters with part of a wooden Santa collection.

 All the Santas have been put to "sleep" til next Christmas.

In their place are dollies in red.  

They are a small part of a huge doll collection.

 They come down from the second floor doll room, leaving dozens of cousins behind, to become part of the Valentine's  Day decor.

Many of them wear velvet outfits with lots of lace and satin. Woo hoo!

This cutie patootie is only about four inches tall:

Dolls brought immense joy to me in childhood as they do in adulthood!

This little cutie pie in the cherry-sprinked dress came from California.  

Once, when I was visiting my California sister, I saw her while shopping and  knew for certain she'd be flying home with me.

After the dolls in red dresses go back upstairs, it's anyone's guess what will fill the hutch next so stay tuned.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I like how you are always rotating your collections. I don't really have anything from my childhood that carries over til now. Heck, even my memories from childhood are quite limited. Wishing you a great day. Tammy

Glenda said...

There is nothing "tangible" from my childhood that is still with me, but I carry the memory of family time together, piles of blankets and quilts to keep us warm in a house that had only a coal stove in the living room, and the assurance of a stable home life, with a mother and dad who were always there for us. Of course, those things were not so meaningful when I was a child, but I have learned their importance in my adulthood. In my mind, there is no substitute for that dependability! Your dolls are lovely, and I'm sure you have lots of other items to show us!

diane.stetson said...

Playing the piano and singing just like I did when I was a child. I've always loved music and still do. No collections of anykind at my house but your dolls are so pretty!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the dolls in all the red dresses! They are perfect for February!!
hugs, Linda

Lady Linda said...

Well dear one, you stole my heart away with all your dollies. You know how I love dolls. So cute! Did you find any more?
Love ya,

Susan said...

What a sweet collection and so perfect for Valentine's day; you just know how to do it right, XOXO

Lorraine said...

A really sweet collection for Valentine's Day joy!

Chatty Crone said...

So how many dolls do you have Susan and do they have a room of their own? You have so many beauties there and I like the red for Valentines. Now let me think - I can't think of any thing right now! But I am sure the past stays with us.

Nellie said...

Somehow, I am in possession of a very small "rolling pin" that I remember using when I was a child. Mother would "arrange" for there to be some pastry pieces for rolling out after she had done the crust for a pie. That rolling pin is hanging from a shelf in the kitchen.

Bookie said...

Wow, so many red dollies! Cute but how do you choose a favorite!

Leann said...

Those girls sure are in a good home! You can tell how much you love them!

I still enjoy reading all my childhood books - I have them all. Mr OP knows that I'm still a kid at heart and always will be!

Dee said...

I love that you use all of your lovely collections...they do not just sit around collecting dust....you are a true collector.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Dolls! Whenever someone asked me what I wanted for Christmas, the first item was always a doll. I still have some of my childhood dolls.

You've got a lovely collection. I also keep some of my dolls in a china cabinet.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan..
Your little 'Ladies in Red' are beautiful.
I would love to have a special display room for all my 'collections'.
I am eldest of 5 children/adults.... and we always played Dominoes with our parents and Hubby and I have Domino sets from double 6...to double 15...we enjoy playing..
Have a lovely day
Barb from Australia

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