Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Minnie meets Opal “Wednesday Wee Ones”

Mickey and Minnie were so pleased that Opal got a new dress and some ‘mouse ears’!

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And I was thrilled to meet a sweet lady at a neighborhood craft fair who makes the most adorable doll clothes.

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My doll Opal is a My Life doll from Walmart.

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And isn’t this dress just made for her?

I put a few things around her for the photo shoot…

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including my stack of old Nancy Drew books, old Zoo themed tins and my antique gum ball machine.

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This gum ball machine is glass and heavy metal and one of my favorite thrift store finds.

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I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

and Roses of Inspiration.

And don’t forget to

Take time to PLAY!!!

51 comments:

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane!
Opal looks so pretty in her dress. With her dress, ears and shoes, she is ready to join the Disney Parade in Disney world.
Lucky are you to have a lovely lady who makes beautiful dolls' clothes in your neighbourhood.
Are you going to fill the gumballl machine with gumballs?
Thanks for sharing those photos with us.
Hugs, Arlette

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, adorable, can't beat vintage. Blessings Francine.

Arlene Grimm said...

Totally precious Diane! Can I come play at your house?

Diane said...

Too cute! That woman makes nice things!! Love your display too. You have a knack for sure!

ann said...

Opal looks ready for her day at Disney World. So cute.

J said...

How cute that Minnie Mouse outfit is on your beautiful Opal! Those Nancy Drew books brought me right back to the years my sisters and I spent a good part of our summer reading them.
I loved seeing that you, too, were a winner at the primitive folk art site and are receiving some charming hand made gifts too!

Susie said...

Diane, I love Opal in the vignette with all those sweet items. She is perfect in that red dress. I love the smile on the doll clothes maker's face. You can tell she is loving it. xoxo,Susie

Debby said...

Ahh she looks adorable. Minnie and circus...two of my favorites.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh Miss Opal is just darling!!! She is ready for a Disneyland Adventure for sure. I love that she has the same polka dot dress, sometimes special fabrics like that are hard to find. What a treasure to find someone in your neighborhood that makes the cute clothes. Does she have dolls too? You could get together and play and the dolls could visit.

I'm off to sew Valentine Aprons - and sunsuits - and garden aprons - hope your day is as much fun.

Debbie said...

what a great photo shoot for all involved!!

liked the bus, LOVED the gumball machine!! i wonder if you could fill it up....if it works?? that's a great find!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Diane

Opal is just gorgeous - I love her red and white polka dot dress!
You have such a marvellous collection of old childhood toys - you could have an exhibition!
Lovely to meet up again at Stephanie's party!
Hugs
Shane x

Scrappy quilter said...

Opal is wonderful and that dress is absolutely perfect for her.

Beverly Kirk said...

Gonna run... not walk to Walmart.... I ordered my sister a doll last week.... I want the one I see here.... Lovely.

Have a great day!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

She is adorable! xoox

Kim Orcutt said...

What a perfect dress for Opal, too cute!
Kim

A Joyful Cottage said...

Super cute, Diane. I love that red with white polka dots dress! Nancy Drew vintage books? Yes, please.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

somewhere, perhaps in a box downstairs or in the girls treasures we have a gum ball machine like that
Opal looks amazing in her new dress

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Your doll Opal is gorgeous and I love the dress she is wearing too! Have a wonderful afternoon Diane.

September Violets said...

Very cute doll-sized Minnie ears! My daughter loved Minnie Mouse when we visited Disneyworld. She thought Minnie was a real live mouse! Why are there no gumballs in your gumball machine.

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
I just love all of these photos! What a great photo shoot! I absolutely love your animal cracker tins, gumball machine and your doll. She looks fabulous in her new Minnie outfit!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fun and cute pictures!! She looks so cute in her dress! Looks like she's ready for Disney! :) How neat to find someone local that makes sweet dresses! Wishing you a beautiful day!! xo Holly

Linda Kay said...

Diane, very cute photos of the red polka dots and Mickey and Minnie ears.

Ariadne said...

Your doll is gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

Christine said...

The dress and ears are so much fun for a doll! She is so cute in them! The gum ball machine is a real prize!
Have a great day!

Conniecrafter said...

yep it looks like the dress was made just for her!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, a real-life Minnie doll! She is adorable, Diane. The dress is perfect, and I'm a polka dot girl too! Your gum ball machine is a treasure, and so are those Nancy Drew books.

love, ~Sheri

Ana Lopes said...

Opal is absolutely adorable with her Minnie dress and fun ears! Lovely photos too!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

These are all such adorable finds, and of course I love Nancy Drew books. My grandchildren are headed to Disney World next week. They are so excited. xo Laura

kitty said...

How darling Opal looks in her polka dot dress, Diane! I certainly love your advice at the end of your post....yes, we must remember to play, as we're never too old!! Hugs to you, sweet friend.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a sweet vignette you've created Diane. I love that bubble gum machine, you were lucky to find that in a thrift store. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Carla from The River said...

FUN!!
I love the bubble gum machine. My boys would love one too, I will have to be looking for one. My luck at the thrift store has been pretty good lately, so you never know! :-))

cynthia lee designs said...

So cute!! I used to have that same gum ball machine when my girls were little, but it got bumped over and broke one day when the they were playing.
-~Cindy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What an adorable little dolly, all dressed up for Disney Land! Love all the little toys, too. Such a sweet little vignette! Hugs xo Karen

Sara D.B. said...

Thank you, dear Diane, for this beautiful, heart-warming post! ♥

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Another fun post ...this is so darn cute :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, Opal is gorgeous and her little polka dot dress is darling. Love the vignette you created around her with Mickey and your ND books. The Bubble Gum machine is too cute! Just the sweetest thing to look upon for Valentine's.
Hugs, CM

Cranberry Morning said...

So cute, Diane!!! I love all the cheery red, and to think that you found a woman who makes those darling clothes! Lucky you. Lucky dolls. :-)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So very cute!
Blessings,
Cindy

Stephanie said...

Well, if she isn't just adorable in her dress and ears! I love it, my friend :) Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

Dewena said...

With a 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and her little sister of nearly 3 months, I imagine that dolls and doll clothes will be playing a large part in my life as a grandmother searching or birthday and Christmas gifts from now on. After all, with 4 grown grandsons, it's about time!

Ivy and Elephants said...

How adorable! Love her dress and ears, and that gumball machine is a treasure.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Patti

Liz Hockamier said...

She is standing right in the middle of a darling vignette. :) Love her little dress.
~Liz

bj said...

Opal is adorable..
I have a draft in the works about my vintage gum ball machine...or have I already done it..?? I better ck it out. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, she is a gorgeous doll!! I went to your Downton Abbey post, I love to see what other people think, thank you for blogging about it every week.

Carol

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh, what an absolutely heavenly dolly photo shoot. She is such a pretty doll. I said I wasn't going to buy another, but I did. :) You KNOW how that goes! Everything went together so nicely and fit right in with her little outfit.

Linda R said...

She look cute in that dress!

Hugs~

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

awww! What a cutie....and we vote that homemade doll clothes are the best ;) Enjoy your weekend coming up!!
Karla & Karrie

Kathy said...

Simply adorable!!

Muscetta said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Opal is adorable in her beautiful dress. I love her. have a nice weekend. Tina

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your doll and her outfit to match Mickey and Minnie. It just makes you happy to look at her. You have surrounded her with some very fun and interesting treasures!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What an adorable display! Oh how I wish I had my Nancy Drew collection again. Spent hours reading those books.

Debra