Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"V" as in VOGUE dolls for Alphabe-Thursday

I've been absent for a while and won't even attempt to play catch up this time.  I'm just going to jump right in with a letter "V" post for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."
"V" is a good letter for me since I collect VOGUE Ginny dolls...vintage, modern, and vintage reproduction dolls and their family and friends.

There were no VOGUE dolls produced this year.  The dolls are manufactured in China and according to what I've been told by other people the Chinese government has shut down the factory and confiscated all the VOGUE Doll Company molds.   I've been checking the VOGUE website on a regular basis to see if there were any updates, but so far there's been nothing posted.  I am concerned about the future of this company.  I would hate to see these dolls no longer produced.

Meanwhile I've been busy redecorating some of my dolls' rooms.  Their living room was given some new wallpaper and windows and curtains were added.  I also stained the wood floor for a new look.  That's a reproduction VOGUE Jill doll doing some knitting.
Of course, the kids had to have a little fun.  The boys are reproduction VOGUE boy Ginny dolls.  (I wish they'd give them a name of their own instead of calling them boy Ginny dolls.)
I also recently purchased a vintage VOGUE dress from 1953 for this vintage VOGUE Ginny.  The dress was in excellent condition and just needed to be pressed.  I made her a new pair of bloomers and added a slip and some reproduction red center snaps.  I already had the hat for this outfit and was just waiting for the right time to bid on the dress.
I also recently added this 1957 VOGUE Ginny wearing what collectors call the balloon dress and coat.  I've wanted this outfit for a long time and when this doll and outfit became available on eBay I was the successful bidder.  I love the way the coat is lined in the same fabric as the dress.  My vintage VOGUE Jill is wearing a dress that I've had for a long time.  I no longer remember where I found it, but the dress is the same print as Ginny's only with an off white background and turquoise and red print.  Her dress is not made by VOGUE but was apparently made during the same time period.
 I also recently added this reproduction VOGUE Ginny to my collection.  She originally came wearing different shoes and "stockings."  I think Ginny is a little girl and shouldn't be wearing stockings like an adult, so I replaced the stockings with socks and shoes.  The doll on the left is a VOGUE reproduction Jill doll and the doll on the right is a vintage VOGUE Jill doll from the late 1950's.  She's wearing a dress that I still had from my childhood.  I think the VOGUE Doll Company did an excellent job with the reproduction Jills.  It's hard to tell the two Jills apart. I think Ginny looks cute in a matching dress.
Well, that's it for now.  I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately.  I'm hoping to get a doll scene set up for Halloween, but I just haven't had the time.

Please head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  Thank you for visiting and thank you Jenny for keeping this fun weekly event going.  I hope you start feeling better soon.  You're missed!!


  1. They are all adorable. What a fun hobby!!!

  2. Betty you have a beautiful collection of Vogue dolls ~ Wow! Lovely shots of the delightful dolls ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. I still have my Ginny and Jill dolls ~ think I have told you before ~ so I love to see what you doing with yours ~ so creative!

  3. Great post. Thanks for coming by my Vintage post! Grand kids and old things are funny. My grandson had never seen a b&w t.v. show. I showed him a Lassie episode and an episode of Davey and Goliath. He wasn't sure how to respond.
    Thanks for coming by.
    Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.

  4. Hi Betty, I like your VOGUE dolls. Nice "V" word. Too bad the factory got shut down. That will make yours more valuable though?

    I have a few old toys but more later model cast iron 1:18 scale model cars. Most are Fords but there are a couple of others that I like.

    My first car was a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe, I have one of these in 1:18 scale.
    (You could search my blog for Studebaker to see a picture of it.)

  5. (Google+ is free and doesn't bother except if you let it. I would never make a profile as it then makes the Blogger profile not available.
    I joined in order to get more free pictures as I had used my Blogger quota.)

  6. I have never seen or heard about "Vogue" dolls, but they are very cute !

  7. What fun! Vogue dolls are new to me. These settings are really cute.


  8. Betty I would LOVE to see your dolls in person someday. Love your pictures, but I bet they don't do them justice.

  9. I can see you have a lot of fun with your Ginny Dolls!

  10. Lovely dolls. How miserable of the Chinese to close down production!


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