Thursday, March 28, 2013

~BeeBee and Betsy~

I’m getting ready to find pretty dresses for my two newest dollies so I wanted to show them in their nightgowns with their bears and blankies.

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When I got Toodles for my birthday in January, I named her BeeBee. The sweet lady from the Etsy store, Scarf Sister had Betsy Wetsy, too and gave me such a good deal on her, that I couldn’t pass her up. They are sisters and she wanted them to stay together. Scarf Sister doesn’t have any other dolls for sale but she makes the most beautiful scarves you’ve ever seen. She has a purple one on sale this week that is gorgeous!

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Toodles was from 1960 and Betsy Wetsy from 1958….the same period of time I would have had them as a girl. So I am enjoying my two vintage dollies and they are loving the doll room.

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I found the little yellow gown at the thrift store for a nickle.

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The pink gown is a baby gown, too.

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My girlfriend, Lynn from Present Letters sent me the 2 Raggedy Andys. Aren’t they sweet? I treasure them and my friendship with Lynn. We’re penpals and she writes the most beautiful letters. I bought the big Raggedy Ann at a White Elephant sale and posted about it HERE.

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I’m joining Time Travel Thursday ,

and Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

I’m feeling nostalgic this week and playing with dolls.

What are you doing this week?

36 comments:

Danice said...

Oh how darling! I love old dolls and raggedy anns/andys. Too cute!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, I love your vintage dolls and Raggedy Andys.. You have dressed them up perfectly. I remember the Betsy Wetsy Dolls. VBG I would love to go thrift store hopping with you. You always seem to find such good deals. Have a Lovely Easter Holiday Weekend. Hugs Judy

Cranberry Morning said...

Betsy Wetsy looks very familiar to me! I think I had one and named her Dodi (who knows why!) Enjoyed the post. Brought back fun memories! (except for the memory that years later my Dodi's head fell off. :-((

Vee said...

Oh I remember Betsy Wetsy! Never had one, but my city cousin did. Don't recall Toodles. The most memorable doll for me from that time was a "walking doll" the kind you could make walk, after a fashion. Such a good idea to dress them in newborn outfits!

ScarfSister/Bonnie said...

BeeBee and Betsy look absolutely precious in their baby gowns!

It is so much fun for me to see how pampered and happy they look in their new home:)

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

You know I love your sweet dolls and this post. The little yellow gown is so pretty and what a steal! I have a Raggedy Andy that my aunt made for me when I was about 5 years old. I didn't play with him much because I loved my baby dolls but I am really glad I kept him. All of your dolls are very well dressed. Isn't doll collecting fun, even if we are all grown up? Have a blessed Easter, sweet friend!!

Nancy Davis said...

Beautiful collections of dolls. Great to find deals for outfits too.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Have fun playing with your sweet dolls! As you can tell from my blog, I've never grown out of playing and collecting toys either. Easter blessings!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Those are so cute in their jammies and holding their bears.
Have a happy Easter.

Lynn said...

It's so sweet seeing those Raggedy Andy's with friends, and that their new home is so loving. All I'm doing this week is studying! Mid-Final Term today, but had to stop by. Thanks for the nice comments and hugs to you!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, BeeBee and Betsy are so beautiful. I love to put baby clothes on my dolls too! (Tried to put one on Wilma, but she bit me! :-))

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Hmm, I don't see Wendy. I sure hope her feelings aren't hurt "bearcause" you brought new babies home.

I am impressed that there are teddy bears in those pictures.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

cucki said...

Very sweet collections of dolls..I love them x

Chatty Crone said...

I still have two of my old dolls. sandie

Simply Shelley said...

I love your dollies...can't wait to see their new dresses....of course the annies made me smile big :) Loving your doll room...blessings dear friend.

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Nice dolls! I love antique dolls too! It's hard to find them here though. I love their gowns and bears! :) You have so many dolls! It's really great to play with them sometimes :)

Jen said...

They are so sweet! Have fun with them :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would have had those dolls growing up also. Great finds Diane! Love your collection. I'm going to play with my 'living' doll this weekend!
hugs,
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

I had a Betsy Wetsy and a Chatty Cathy when I was little. Love your dolls!! Thanks for bringing me back some wonderful memories!!
hugs,
Cindy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Betsy-Wetsy must have been around before 1958 too ...because I remember getting one for Christmas when I was about 10. And I was married with a living doll (and wet diapers ;>)) by 1958!

You have a fun collection and I do love the lady's scarves.

Susie said...

I like your dolls. I had a collection of kids things for a while. I just have a few bears now. Hope you are feeling better. xoxo,Susie

mail4rosey said...

You've got a real Betsy Wetsy, that's awesome! :)

I like the gowns, and coincidentally they are both nice Spring colors.

And now I'm off to see those scarves. Happy Easter to you!

NanaDiana said...

awwwww...your babies look cute. I was flipping channels yesterday and some lady was on that had 30,000!!!!! Raggedy Anns. WOW---can you imagine? xo Diana

Susan said...

I didn't have either of those dolls, but I did have a Ginny Doll...do you remember her? I wish I still had her. Perfect size and was so much fun to make clothes for her. Your treasures are priceless, XOXO

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Diane, Is your hair blonder in your thumbnail photo? It looks fabulous! Sigh! Your spring header is so lovely. I dream of seashells! I wish you a joyous Easter, my friend. Elizabeth

Cameron said...

I had an Andy just like the one on the right when I was a kid....brings back memories...

I want to go to your Thrift Store! Nothing is a nickel in California anymore :(

Leave It To Davis said...

I love Raggedy Ann and Andy!

Trace4J said...

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, I remember Betsy Wetsy! They look so sweet in their jammies.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love Raggedy Ann and Andy, and you collection of dolls. The older ones are so sweet faced.
Have a happy Easter weekend!

Joy H said...

So pretty! I remember my little sis playing for hours with our dolls and barbies. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter :)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Wishing you a blessed Easter Diane,
love your dolly collection.. its a big one.
I used to make ragady ann's for my daughter..
she is 47 tomorrow.. i think she still has two or so somewhere.
best wishes
val

Chenille Cottage said...

How I love your dollies, Diane! I remember Betsy Wetsy from my childhood days, too. My younger twin sisters had her and played with her constantly. They even had the same hairdo as their dollies.

I am such a big Raggedy Ann and Andy fan. I, too , have several that live at my house.

Happy Easter, my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xp

bj said...

fun...fun...fun....
I LOVED playing with dolls when I was little and my girl did, too. However, her first daughter didn't like dolls at all...wonder why?? but her second one, Deeds, loved them, too.
You have an awesome collection.
Happy Easter

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh my, I had a Toodles doll, and Besty Wetsy. I collect Raggedy Ann and Andy's.

Let me know which e-mail address to send you some Raggedy Ann Vintage artwork.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Karen

Jann Olson said...

Diane, your new dolls look right at home in your sweet dolly room. All sunggled up in their p.j.'s they are ever so cute! Thanks for sharing them and your cuteAnn & Andy's with SYC.
hugs,
Jann