Wednesday, July 02, 2014

"F" and "G" for Alphabe-Thursday

Let me tell you how I had to suffer last week.  :)  We had a storm and after a loud clap of thunder everything AT&T went out.  POOF!  Just like that we lost the television, phone, and Internet.  I'd call it a power surge except we didn't lose anything else and everything was plugged into a surge protector anyway.  For 3+ days we had to live in isolation.

It's amazing how much you get done when the above mentioned three things are gone.  I vacuumed and dusted!  I watched Breaking Bad on DVD's.  In a strange kind of way I enjoyed the isolation, but I'm glad to be back too.  So, here we go!

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."
I wasn't able to get an "F" post up last week, so I'll be combining "F" and "G" this week.

"F" as in Summer FUN!
My dolls enjoy splashing in the pool on a hot summer day.

The doll in the middle is a vintage strung Ginny from the early 1950's.  Her wig has been replaced and she has a lazy eye.  I believe her eyes weren't set in correctly when she was manufactured.  Her other eye is wide open, but the right eye shows some eyelid.  I love her crocheted bathing suit and hat.  The set was purchased on eBay.  The other dolls are vintage reproduction Ginny dolls and a modern Jill doll all by the Vogue Doll Company.  The modern Jill has been repainted and was purchased on eBay.

"G" as in GINNY, of course.

My love affair with the Vogue GINNY doll began in the 1950's.
I'm fortunate to still have one of my childhood GINNYS.  She is a 1954 Painted Lash Walker.  My sister and I each received one that Christmas.  The photographer who took the above picture put my sister's doll in my doll stroller for the picture.  Her doll was a blonde and mine was a redhead.  They were both wearing the same outfit from 1954-The Whiz Kids #71, a chartreuse jumpsuit trimmed in blue rickrack, a blue stenciled "Ginny" felt skirt, and a matching hat.
Here she is today.  She originally had a flip, but shortly after receiving her that Christmas I gave her a haircut.  Some years back I found a faded GINNY on eBay and bought her to be a wig donor, so GINNY now has braids.  The bangs are her original bangs.  The red hair matched perfectly so I kept her long bangs and just used the braids.

My GINNY would be considered worthless to a serious collector.  Her skin has a grayish cast from being handled so much and her painted lashes have faded.  Her walking mechanism no longer works.  None of that matters to me!  I consider her priceless.

Now please head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  Thank you for visiting!


  1. Your Ginny is priceless! :)

  2. So adorable and creative post and photos for G ~ Ginny is one of my favorites ~ Happy 4th to you, xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. The Fourth is one my my favorite days...Ginny shows the joy and her independence!!!...:)JP

  4. 3 days can often feel longer when the power goes. Glad it fixed up now.

  5. Betty, I think you know how much I loved my Ginny doll!!! My grandmother taught me how to sew, and my Ginny had quite the wardrobe!!!

  6. A two for one delightful post. Happiness for you and thanks for my memories of my own little dolls!

  7. It is not worthless when it counts to you. I love your dolls. And I think that is so much fun to have your collection.

    So it is nice without the old television and phone!

    Happy 4th!

  8. Glad you found plenty to do when your TV and computer weren't working. ;))

    Love those Ginny dolls!

  9. Once our electricity was out for 8 days. It was first.

    We all cheered when it came back on!


  10. All your Ginnys are precious...especially your original.

  11. Great post! Glad your back on line! I don't consider it worthless. I wish I had my Midge and her sister doll. And my Buffy from a Family Affair! I've loved visiting you. Your dolls are priceless! Thanks for sharing them.
    Have a good week.

  12. What a great post! If we lost our electricity we'd be in trouble with the heat, but it might be fun to lose internet and TV for a few days!

    My favorite picture was you and your doll carriage! But everything you shared here was GREAT!

    Thanks for being you, Miss Daydreamnworld!




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