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."
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.
VOGUE boy Ginny dolls. (I wish they'd give them a name of their own instead of calling them boy Ginny dolls.)
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.
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.
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.
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!!