I have been spending very little time online lately. We have a small window of opportunity when it comes to the weather and the occasional lower humidity/lower temperature days. One of my favorite places to go is Brazos Bend State Park and I've probably been there six times in the last month or so. It's an hour from here, but well worth the ride. Lots of walking trails and I really love it, but not when it gets real hot! Then I walk inside at the mall.
No time for an Easter scene with my dolls this year. I know I've shared some of these before, but I thought I'd stick a few up here anyway.
And I thought I'd share a little Easter in 1957. Yes, this is how we dressed. I remember when there was no mall and we had to go to Newark, New Jersey for our Easter outfits. It was always a big deal to go shopping for our complete outfits...dresses, hats, gloves, shoes, etc.
I hated to have my picture taken. Can you tell? Do you like the hat I chose? It looks like a plate turned upside down.
I hope you enjoyed my little trip down Memory Lane.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
I have had a couple of conversations with some doll friends about organizing dolls and doll "stuff." I thought I would share some photos of my doll room here because I ended up taking too many to put in E-mails.
For me it's impossible to totally organize my doll room because I have way too much "stuff." I started collecting vintage Vogue Ginny dolls, their clothes, accessories, furniture, etc., 20+ years ago. Then things started to snowball. I found I enjoyed setting my dolls up in scenes so I started looking for Ginny size "stuff" when I was out and about. I'd find things in antique malls, resale stores, dollar stores, discount stores, etc. Often people on doll lists would post about their latest find and I'd find myself running around looking for that particular item (even if I didn't really need it). I don't do that anymore.
Over the years I've tried to purge some of the "stuff" by cleaning out and sharing it with other people, but I still have too much! I recently had another purge, but it really didn't make that big a difference. The reason I sometimes have difficulty finding something is because there's too much. I rarely buy "stuff" anymore and have tried in recent times to concentrate more on the actual dolls and their clothes. I regret having gotten involved in collecting Chatty Cathy, Ann Estelle, and a few other dolls. I wish I had just stayed with Ginny and her family, but I don't want to get rid of those other dolls right now. Perhaps someday.
This is my doll room as of February 2017. I hope that in a year from now there will be a lot less!!! I have all these ideas for scenes in my head but only get a handful completed. I know I really need to purge some more. Time will tell.
My doll room has a lot of built in shelves and cabinets. On this shelf I store books and reference materials. I also have one of my favorite props on the top shelf. My doll friend Judy gave me that school bus some years back. You might have seen one of my back to school scenes in the past. (NOTE: To see better you can click on all the pictures to enlarge.)
In the drawers I keep more props and accessories.
That's my doll room as is looks today. Somewhat organized, but not totally. Perhaps by next year there will be less!
Monday, February 13, 2017
Yes, another holiday and that means another doll post.
Welcome to my world and Valentine's Day 2017.
It's time for the school Valentine's Day Party.
Jeremy used the opportunity to try and get on Sister Anna's good side.
The kids all enjoyed exchanging Valentine's Day cards and eating lots of goodies.
I'm living proof that you're never too old to play!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Friday, December 23, 2016