Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello, and welcome to another fabulous Vintage Things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne of http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2010/05/vintage-thingies-thursday-wonderful.html thanks Suzanne for hosting this for us! This doll was given to me by my dear mother-in-law many yrs ago. She started collecting all kinds of dolls back in the 1960's - 70's. This is what started my collection of dolls, and my love for pretty Victorian things, including vintage laces, and vintage baby dresses. (click on pictures to enlarge)

She is from 1910, and I just love her little porcelain face. The rest of her body is a composition material. I can't imagine little children playing with this. The eyes are glass, open and close, and are expensive to fix, should they fall back in her head. This happened earlier this year, when the carriage I had her sitting in, toppled over. They have to soak off the wig to get inside the head, and reattach them. According to some articles I have read on the internet, these dolls were only owned by richer families, and only played with on Sunday's with the mother present.

thanks for stopping by for a visit, and please visit the other participants to see their vintage things too.




26 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

She is so pretty!
*hugs*deb

P. said...

Wow, she's a beauty, and in such great condition! What a precious keepsake.

Maureen said...

I love old dolls. Look at those eyebrows!

Coloradolady said...

Debbie, I am with you, I have wondered the same thing about vintage dolls. I guess back then, children treasured them and played carefully with them. Your doll is very pretty. Have a great VTT!

Susie's country cottage said...

She is a very pretty doll and I love her lace dress. She is lucky to have survived all those years in such good condition but maybe children were a bit more appreciative and careful with their toys back then.
Susie

Postcardy said...

I guess those old dolls were more for show than play.

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. We both posted dolls today. I love your dolls. Mine is a little newer LOL but then again my Chatty Cathy has disappeared...probably in the garbage LOL. I started giving my daughters vintage dolls and I found them one day on the floor of the cupboard. I asked them why they had done such a thing. They told me that the dolls scared them...Go figure! Love your blog! I'm a new follower!

Sarah said...

I also can't imagine a child playing with something so fragile. On the other hand, what would be the reason to give it to them if not to play with! She is beautiful and her face is in such great condition...what a treasure!

Have a great day!

Sarah

CC said...

Such a beautiful treasure you have. I love her wig,the dress and that sweet little face. You're so lucky to have her..Happy VTT.

Mrs. P. said...

What a pretty doll. My dear friend Sharon has a wonderful vintage doll collection...I'll have to remember to take my camera with me next time I visit her :)

Blessings!
Gail

heartfelt living said...

What a lovely doll you have. Someone has kept her in lovely condition. She is so sweet.

Sandy said...

It seems this doll was very well taken care of!!!!! She is beautiful!!!!!

Ann said...

Beautiful doll. I see all kinds of antique photos and the little girls are holding dolls like this. So precious is she.

~~Carol~~ said...

What a beautiful doll Debbie! She's in excellent shape for her age, and she really does seem like she was looked at but not touched by her previous owner!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Stacey said...

I adore antique dolls and this one is especially pretty. I never knew it was expensive to fix the eyes. How interesting.

Tammy said...

Hi, I think your lovely doll should have a name. She is 100 years old and looks just wonderful. What a treasure she is.

Grannys Attic said...

How beautiful! I love old dolls too! Don't it make you wonder if she was ever played with or what rich kid she belonged too? Blessings, Vicky

Rebecca said...

Hi Debbie...thank you for peeking in today my friend. What a JOY to have you stop by and to read your sweet comments.

Happy mother's day to you...
Love, Rebecca

Miri said...

What a beautiful doll!

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely doll. It was very mice of your mother in law to give her to you.

Vicki said...

Debbie, that is a gorgeous doll! Lucky you to have been gifted with it. I hope you have had the happiest of Mother's Day! Your family is very fortunate to have you!! Love and blessings to you~ Vicki

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Debbie!
I could not resist visiting someone with the name Pink Roses and Teacups! 2 of my very favorite things :-) I'm glad I did because your blog is delicious but I can not find anywhere to become a follower??
I love your doll and what a treasure you have with her. I am as blessed as you are to be married to my best friend for 30 years!!
I'm having a giveaway if you'd like to take a peek at my new blog!
Thanks for sharing your pretty blog!!
Lynn

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Again Debbie!
I just made it official!!!
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments!!! I'll be back to see whats new with you soon!!!
Enjoy a glorious new week :-))
Lynn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a pretty dollie! Thanks for sharing her with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am blog hopping from Garage Sale Gal! Love your doll! So pretty! I like how you've stacked your tea cups, too! Very nice! ♥

sanjeet said...

What a precious keepsake.
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