Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Vintage Dolls for Wednesday Wee Ones

I don’t really have many things from my childhood but I’ve collected some pretty dolls in the past 15 years.

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The shelves above the doll crib have some of my favorites.

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The little armless doll in the pink crochet dress in the bottom left of the photo below and the cloth doll sitting down are mine. (and I did the bunny cross stitch years ago)

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And in this photo the old bear in the baby carriage is my old bear.

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I’ve spent a lot of time wandering down memory lane this week.

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This is a special Wednesday Wee Ones. I’m dedicating it to my dear Aunt Margaret who shared my love of dolls and passed away a few days ago. I sure will miss her. The world lost a beautiful lady but heaven gained a most precious angel.

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Aunt Margaret and Uncle Charles

Thanks to all of my wonderful blog buddies who share my happy and sad times. What would I do without you…you are the best!

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and Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE.

52 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I am sorry for your loss, Diane. It is wonderful that your aunt shared your love of dolls. What a treasure. Your photos make me want to go play!

Diane said...

Very sorry-- cute collection though.

Arlene Grimm said...

The doll in the yellow dress is just like one of my dolls from childhood. My grandgirls enjoy playing with it now.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm sorry about your aunt - such a special lady in your life.

I love all the dolls, so many cuties - and the old teddy is priceless.

Terri Buster said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful to have a family member who shared your hobbies and love of dolls. No one in my family cares a hoot about my hobbies- so you were indeed blessed! You have a wonderful collection of dolls- I love the older ones.

Laurie M said...

oh I am so sorry to hear of your Aunts passing, its lovely you shared her love of dolls, you have such a beautiful collection, I hesitated to say collection because they seem far more than inanimate objects they are almost like family, I know you love your dolls,

Julie C said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your aunt. Take it easy this week Diane. Thanks too for sharing all of your dolls. I have only 2 bride dolls and 1 raggedy ann doll from my childhood. So glad you made up for it and started your own doll collection. Take care and hugs.
Julie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss! :(

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Keep on playing and remembering happy times. Hugs!

Ariadne said...

I am sorry for your loss! The dolls are lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

Linda Kay said...

Diane, I so enjoyed your lovely dolls. Sorry for your loss of a lovely lady. But I'm intrigued by your bear....looks like he has lots of hugs!

Arlene Grimm said...

Diane, I just realized I forgot to give you my sympathy on the death of your aunt. I lost one of my favorite aunts back in October. It is hard.

ann said...

Thankfully we have our good memories to help through the loss of a dear loved one. I am sorry.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious aunt. It's wonderful you shared a love for dolls and you will think of her each time you tend to your sweet collection. Hugs.

Primitive Stars said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, the dollies are sweet...Hugs Francine.

Susie said...

Diane, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your beloved aunt. It breaks my heart to hear of our older relatives passing. I only have one aunt and uncle left. It is sad to lose them, they are holders of our history so many times. I only have a few stories of my parents. I need to write them down for my grand children. I loved seeing your dolls. I have nothing of my childhood, we never had much to start with. I think when someone has something they have loved for so long it is a blessing. I hope you know you are loved. xoxo,Susie

Simply Shelley said...

Oh I'm so very sorry for your loss sweet friend. May God give you peace and comfort in remembering your dear aunt. I loved seeing your sweet childhood things. I too have little from my childhood. It all went to my nieces years ago :) Blessings, saying a prayer for you ♡Hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sending you hugs. It's so hard to lose family members. She sounds like a great lady. I love seeing your dolls. Memories are a comfort to us.

xoxo
Linda

Debby Ray said...

Diane, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear aunt and what a sweet post as a tribute to her. Hugs to you, sweet friend :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Margaret passing. Heaven has gained a new angel indeed! Thanks for sharing your sweet dolls Diane...I love your sweet bear.

boopnut said...

Sorry for your loss, Dianne. I hope that when you look at your dolls, you may always have fond memories of your Aunt Margaret.
Deb

Art and Sand said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt and fellow doll lover.

Kathy said...

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Your aunt sounds like she was a special lady.

Linda Walker said...

Diane, I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a difficult time for you, sending hugs along with my deepest sympathy. Your Aunt sounds as though she was a wonderful gal and it is never easy when we lose the ones we love. I am thinking of you.
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Joyce Mayer said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Just remember - it's not the end. And, oh, how glorious it will be to see loved ones and friends and pets - and - for eternity.

Hugs

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! I am so sorry! So sweet that you both shared a love of dolls. You have a darling collection. Something wonderful to remember her by. Hugs xo Karen

Christine said...

Sorry for your loss, Diane. May your family know Gods help and comfort.
I do love your collection and the cross stitched bunny is really sweet.
Hugs to you.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So sorry for the loss of your precious aunt! You have a lovely collection of sweet dolls to remember her by. Sending you hugs, xo Holly

Ali said...

Your doll collection is really sweet, you have some really pretty dolls. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Sending you hugs, I'm sorry you lost your Aunt recently.
Ali xx

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your dolls are precious and such a sweet post in honor of your aunt.

Vee said...

Sending a gentle hug because I know what it is to lose a much loved auntie. What fun that you still have some of your childhood treasures...your version of The Velveteen Rabbit.

Loretta said...

I'm new to your blog, visiting through Stephanie's site. I LOVE your dolly photos and your old teddy bear. They are all so cute. I'm a love of dolls and bears too, and have a lot of dolly pictures on my blog if you would care to visit.

Stephanie said...

Oh my friend, I am so sorry about your loss... you are right, heaven gained a beautiful, kind woman. Please know you are in my prayers.

Your doll pictures were a joy to look at. My sweet grandmother gave me an old wooden doll last month and I thought of you because I know you love your dolls :)

Hugs to you, my friend! Thank you for sharing this at Roses of Inspiration.

Mrs R said...

Such delightful dolls & bears! I'm reminded of those Edith and the Bear books. :-)

Carla from The River said...

Sending prayers your way.

It is special to take time to go down memory lane. Thank you for taking us along.

xx oo
Carla

PatC - All is Bright said...

So sorry about your dear Aunt. She was a beautiful woman and I know she will continue to live in your heart.

Love your collectables

Warm hugs
Pat

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane... Sorry for your loss. I know your sorrow...in the last few months, I had an uncle pass away, then my aunt...his wife passed away and on Christmas Eve another aunt passed away. My two aunts were my dad's sisters.
Sending hugs,
Cindy

Lorrie said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your aunt, Diane. It's times like these that we do wander down memory lane and find solace.

BeachGypsy said...

so sorry to hear that sad news. And I love seeing your sweet doll collection. I have a very small collection myself...love them all!

kathyinozarks said...

so sorry for your loss-this is always so difficult-hugs
I love your doll collection-I still have my Tony doll after all these years

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I am so sorry for your loss, my sweet friend. I love your sweet collection of dolls and bears that brings back childhood memories. xo Laura

Montanagirl said...

I too am sorry for your loss, Diane. Your Aunt sounds like a wonderful lady! Love all your dollies.

Debbie said...

awwww diane, you were so lucky to have a special aunt, one you loved so very much. so sad to hear of her passing!!!

I remember this heartache when my favorite aunt passed, I miss her everyday!!!

Trace4J said...

So very sorry friend.
But oh my your very own Angel.
I love your doll collection.
I adore children's books.
Old and new.
Sendng my beautiful friend a giant hug.
Woolie Blessings

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dear Diane,
So very sorry for your loss. I know how precious our loved ones are to us. Such a sweet collection of precious dolls.
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of your aunt this past week, Diane. You have a sweet collection of dolls and bears. Sending hugs to you. Pam

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Margaret. It sounds like you both had things in common. I'm always delighted to see your doll collection. They're sweet and I'm sure each one has its own special meaning to you.

I wanted to ask you......if you ever find a link to your last follower, please let me know, as she just followed me as well. I wanted to tell her thank you and possibly follow her back. Thanks, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

Deborah Montgomery said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear aunt. So lovely that you both shared a love of dolls. Your collection is beautiful!
My grandmother made dolls, and I have a sweet memory of being a child and watching her and her sister giggle over the cute pantaloons they'd made their dolls (peeking under dresses to show off the lovely lace and embroidery)!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I'm so sorry your aunt passed away.
My grandmother shared my love of dolls, she always made doll clothes for me and my sister when we were little girls.

Your dolls are SO cute!! I love every one!

Marie said...

So sorry for your loss of a special loved one. I hope your memories will be a great comfort to you. How great that you and she shared a love of dolls. Your collection was such a delight to look at. I regret that my Mom tossed most of my treasures from my childhood. I'm sure they were in bad shape, but I would LOVE to have a couple of the dolls I absolutely LOVED growing up and have looked for them at times on the internet. Your collection is wonderful!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

So sorry to read about your losing your Aunt. How nice of you to dedicate this post in her honor. I so enjoyed seeing all your treasures and dollies. I have the daisy kingdom doll myself. What a happy display you have. I like your bunny cross stitch too! Everything is so precious.

Sam I Am...... said...

I am so sorry about you losing your Aunt. I had wonderful aunts and I miss them all. WE are blessed to have such god memories of them.