Thursday, June 11, 2015

"D" as in my DOLLS again!

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."

Today we are studying the letter "D" as in DOLLS, so this will be a post about the latest happenings with my Vogue Ginny DOLL family.
Recently I enlisted my son to help restring some vintage Vogue Ginny DOLLS.  It's a two person job.  One person to hold the DOLL while the other pulls the elastic cording real tight.  My vintage DOLLS are from the early 1950's through the late 1950's. 
We also restrung some of the Vogue vintage reproduction DOLLS and a modern Vogue Ginny DOLL.  It amazed me that most of the DOLLS from the 1950's still had the original rubber bands holding them together.  They had just stretched out.  They don't make rubber like that anymore because the newer DOLLS are already starting to fall apart.

Then I worked on my Ginny school.  I recently purchased some wood furniture that reminded me of a 1950's classroom.  The teacher's desk and chair, the students' chairs, and the bookcase were all hand made.  The man that made them did a great job.

Once again Ginny Ellen takes care of the class guinea pig.  Ginny Ellen is my interpretation of Ellen DeGeneris as a child.  I'm pretty sure she was the class clown back in her day.  Ginny Ellen gets in a lot of trouble with Sister Anna.
It was "show and tell" day when these pictures were taken.
The DOLL in the brown check and green dress was my latest DOLL purchase.  I found her in an antique store in Galveston.  She only cost $25.  I removed her wig and moved it forward on her head.  It was too far back and looked strange to me.  I think it looks much better now.  She was wearing a plain pair of pajamas and I redressed her in a Vogue dress from 1955.  The dress came with a hat, but I forgot to put it on her.
In this picture you can see that they're all waiting patiently for their turn.  The girls have dolls to share with the class and the boy has a View Master.  A lady on Etsy made the boxes and they're miniature duplicates of real DOLL boxes and a View Master box.  She did a really nice job.
I also recently purchased an old tin kitchen.  I had wanted this kitchen for a long time.  They are usually pretty beat up when they appear on eBay, but this one was in pretty good shape for its age.  It even came in the original box and still had the original directions.
I know it's pretty old because my sister and I got one for Christmas in 1952!
Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  Thank you for visiting.


  1. I still have my Ginny doll. Makes me want to go pull the box down from the attic. '-)

  2. Always enjoy your post and photos of your Ginny Dolls ~ great for D ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  3. Well I have my Posey doll and she needs to be restrung in the arms. I tried to do with rubber bands - in my spare time i will try to googles how to do it.

    Love your school house - I would like to be int hat class.

    Haha you even have a nun.

    You have the nicest set up - so bright and so much fun.

  4. Precious precious dolly girls Ms.Betty! I did not know that you repair your dolls too! What a talented lady you are. I found a little doll for a few dollars at a thrift store. She is from Hasbro but no name or anything. Her hair is wild and she was wearing a hand made pant suit a bit too large for her. Nice little shoes though. I love all my dolls but your Ginny's always make me smile the most. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy a delightful weekend! Hugs, Anne xo

  5. Reading your post and seeing the photos of your dolls in action was a delight. Thank you. I took apart my dolls when I was a kid, but poor ladies couldn't get patched together again.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  6. What a nice work to do ! When I was a little girls my aunt sent me such a doll from America ! I still have it !

  7. Wonderful pictures, I love the dolls, great !!

  8. Wow what a great find. Congratulations. I enjoyed seeing your girls. Again. It's always fun to visit. Have a great week.

  9. Anonymous9:31 PM

    These are adorable! Love seeing the old family photos.

  10. Your dolls are delightful! And that tin kitchen! Wow! Such a neat, neat find!

    Thanks for linking for the letter D.

    I always smile when linky takes me to your blog!

    Hugs and A++++


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