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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hi Everyone

Wow this week has gone by so quickly!  I guess that'll happen...when you sleep through part of it!! Remember when I said the past few weeks I've been feeling outa sorts. My old bods ready to go, but my head just hovers a little above my neck and then follows a little behind when I do go. Thought it was just that time when us almost Half Centurians just hit the wall...or peek at the top of the proverbial hill and see the steep decline coming on the other side as we approach to go over it. HA. I'm happy to report to all my Blogpals that approaching 50 does not bring on this symptom...seems there's a new fungus amungus or just a moldy oldy. You see I've had what they call acquired allergies to mold, mildew, and fungus. It's a side effect of working in the floral industry for 38 years.
Doc seems to think there's a new allergen that's gotten to me. Since we're still in severe drought conditions, even  though we've had some light showers, all the leaves...dry grasses.....mulches.... the dampness is a perfect breeding ground. Whohoo.

I found my vintage image on Flickr and thought it apprapo....How do you stay happy though ill? ............
I Visit Blogland. Market Monday was fun over at Etsy Cottage Style.. The whole flea market feel  and the number of diverse vendors is great. Wednesday was Rednesday at Sue's It's A Very Cherry World. It makes it a red letter day to see all the redhot vintage finds. Thursday was Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage...let me tell you the vintage transformations are just wonderful...and, it's also Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. I just love popping in at everyone's kitchens and Dining Rooms to see their inspiring tables. Now today, Saturday, is Saturday Vintage Love at Southern Lady's Vintage. This weeks  voted theme is Vintage Dolls, sooooo, I couldn't miss this party...and the meds haven't put me to sleep...yet.
Ok I'll admit it....I am a 50 yrear old who still likes to play with dolls...there I said's in writing and I can't take it back. Actually I never really played with dolls, but dressed them. I still have all my old dolls.......................................................................................

 This is  Little Miss No Name. She is from 1967-68. Isn't she pitiful. I thought if I gave her a new dress, hair ribbons, and shoes, she'd feel better and lose the tear. Well, nothing could console her, so, she moped on my bed.
Baby Thumbelina is from 1968. You pulled her cord jn the back and she wiggled like a real baby.

I received this Companion Doll when I was 4 or 5. She was as tall as me and when you held her hand she walked with you. She's big enough to wear child sized dresses. Today she is used in window displays at the flower shop.

Remember Dawn, the original fashionista? She and her friends came with all the glitz and glam of the late 60's and early 70's. They had a house, car, and thier own fashion runway. It ran on batteries and would circle around for the fashion show.
Who could forget Chrissy. I loved to play with her tresses..long or short....and no I did not cut her hair.

 Here's Dancerina, the beautiful ballerina. Once her batteries were in you pressed the center of her crown
she piroetted her way into your heart.
Now today, I love to take dolls of the 1930's to the 60's, that are in need of a little TLC and recreate them.
Whether they need a little body lift....some of these ladies are over 70 so it's hard to keep your body all together...., make-up work..again at this age you sometimes need a good paint job...., new hair-do....okay a bald doll is just sad...., or fashion overhaul....some of these old girls dresses have seen better days and I love to take a little needle and thread and stitch up a new Brown Gingham Creations.

Some of these lovely ladies have found new homes, but there are others still waiting. For information just contact me.

Holy Cow I made it. I finished this took me longer than usual, but yippee...I did it.
It's Rednesday Wednesday so lets go over and see all the other Redhot finds over at It's A Very Cherry World!


georgiamarbles said...

BEAUTIFUL dolls!!!! thank so much for sharing ! and by the way ...I am 57 and still play with dolls!!

NanE said...

Beautiful dolls and lots of memories there! Thanks for sharing, Nan

ennadoolf said...

My daughter accuses me of playing with dolls ... but really, I'm *just* trying on the dresses I'm making for them, really I am! ;-)

ThreeOldKeys said...

I'm amazed you have so many dolls from your childhood, and astonished at how much you get done .... do you ever sleep?

Vintage Tinsel said...

What a nice collection! I don't have any from my childhood, but I saved all my daughters.

Antiques Galore Gal said...

I'm loving the dolls with the hankie and crochet clothes! Great collection!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! Just look at all of those great dolls!! I enjoy each week coming over here and seeing your great collections!! I am sooooo sorry to hear that you have been having to deal with those allergy yuckies!! I hope that now that you know what the problem is that you will be on some medications that cam make life easier for you! Hugs to you and sending lots wishes for you to get well and feeling much better soon!!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Oh my.... I had the same companion doll but in a smaller size. The box said "Wendy Walker"....

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!
I'm so sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly! I've had the worst allergies of my life this year, so I can sure relate - I've been feeling miserable and on the worst days, ill, too. WAH! Sending lots of get well/allergy buggies be gone wishes your way.
Thanks for sharing the list of all the fun goings-on online, I hadn't heard of some of them and will enjoy checking them out.
Such fun to see your doll collection!

Happy belated Rednesday,

Shelley said...

I love dolls as well....aren't they wonderful things....I played with some of those same dolls from your childhood..I am 51....unfortunately I don't have any from my own childhood..:( Do you still have have that sweet angel doll in your last pic? She is so sweet...blessings

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE all your beautiful dolls, but I have to admit.. and I'm not ashamed to admit at all... I still love my dollies too! I've shown people my room and they get confused.. They think I have a third child, when I only have TWO!! (0;