Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Himstedt Dolls for “Wednesday Wee Ones”

I worked played in my doll room last week and made a big mess!

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But one thing I decided to do was dress my Himstedt dolls in their original outfits.

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Julika

I used to like to change their clothes for the seasons or holidays.

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Silvi

But not so much any more!

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Ginni

And I love the outfits they came in.

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Kida

In fact, dressing these dolls reminded me of how much I love them.

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They were made in Germany by Annette Himstedt and she doesn’t make them any more. It’s probably just as well. They were getting so expensive that they were out of my price range. I ‘collected’ these when I was still working and had a little extra money for dolls.

One thing I added that was not original was this cute little leather bag that I got at the thrift store.

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I put all the certificates, brochures and magazines together in the process of organizing and remembered that my sweet hubby was featured in the Himstedt magazine, Undine.

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Isn’t he sweet?

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I’m thankful for the dolls I have, and a sweet hubby who spoils me!

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I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

41 comments:

ann said...

Oh the dolls are so beautiful. Years ago I'd visit my favorite doll store, Colorado Doll Fair in Ft. Collins. She had every doll imaginable. At the time I was into Barbie special releases. I discovered Lee Middleton through a friend and bought two of her dolls. I was raising my children and not working full time, so I was limited and just couldn't see spending money. The store closed. I think there has been one of these dolls on Craigslist offered nearby. I am so glad that you posted the photos. They are gorgeous. Such fun we have, Diane.

Arlene Grimm said...

I have never heard of these dollies. And they are very cute!! They have an old fashioned yet realistic look that I like.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet post, my friend! Your dolls are simply delightful and always put a smile on my face :) Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a glorious day! Hugs!

podso said...

You do have an amazing collection. I don't think I've ever seen these dolls of yours. They are beautiful!

Susie said...

Diane, I love how very pretty those dolls are. The picture of your hubby with one is totally adorable.. Blessings to you both, xoxo, Susie

Sandy said...

I had a teacher friend who collected Barbies. She had a whole room devoted to them. It was fun to see. I have never heard of the dolls you were talking about. My daughter loved American Girl when she was in elementary school.

Debbie said...

this is the first time i am seeing your doll collection. it looks as though you have a large and unique collection!! thank you for the email you sent me, have a wonderful day!!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh your dolly's are so so pretty. Great collection, thanks for sharing. Blessings Francine.

Vee said...

That is as cute a picture as I have ever seen of Ron and the doll. It even tricked me for a minute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet story about your husband! I think these dolls are gorgeous. You have such a great collection.

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
As a doll lover myself, I loved this post! I haven't played with dolls in a very long time but I do keep one out that is dressed in a nightie and matching bonnet that my mom made for one of my daughters. Your dolls are beautiful and what an amazing collection you have! Including your husband--he's a doll too! LOL! ;)

Hope all is well my friend and that you are having a nice week. xo
Linda

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so adorable and what a wonderful collection you have and a loving hubby too ~ You are blessed ~ both of you ~ thanks,

Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

Ariadne said...

What a lovely sweet photo of your husband with the doll.She is like a child in his lap!AriadnefromGreece!

Cranberry Morning said...

I absolutely love the insert about Ron. That sounds so much like something Mr. C. would do!! How blessed we both are! Your dolls are so darling. I love the one with the pouty face and blue sweater. Ginni? And so fun that you dress them and have fun with them. I have one, yes only a single child, and I finally got her a new outfit to cover up the 'scar' where a couple visiting little girls had a tug of war with her and tore off her arm. :-(( I did surgery, but needed a new outfit that would cover the scar. She's looking pretty good now. Loved this post, Diane! xo

NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful dolls, Diane. I have seen them. My friend is a doll collector but, like you said, they are very pricey now. They are a large doll and I love their faces. Blessings to you- I love how much you enjoy dressing and 'playing with' your dolls. Too bad you didn't have one more kiddo cuz I am pretty sure it would have been a girl....lol...or...maybe not....lol xo Diana

happyone said...

Sounds like you have lots of fun with your dolls. : )

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful collection, heartwarming article. ♥

Gina said...

What a delightful photograph of your husband and doll baby! Love the outfits and my they have lovely long hair! Thank you for sharing your joy with us!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What precious dolls, just love their faces and their outfits. You have the best collection of dolls!!!! And what a sweet photo of Ron giving the rules to Miss Silvi - she seems to be enjoying herself. Have a happy upcoming weekend my dear.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Love your dolls. They are so beautiful! Plus you have one wonderful hubby. You are blessed my friend.
Sweet hugs
Pat

Cheryl said...

Those dolls are adorable. That photo of your husband holding one was precious! I didn't realize that they were that big!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Me encantan esas muñecas, son preciosas!!!!!!!!

Mildred said...

Such sweet dolls and lovely outfits. The little purse is just perfect! Thanks for sharing your collection.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have a wonderful doll collection. I like the original clothing. Your hubby is so sweet. Wonderful post and photos. Enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Michelle said...

Those dolls have such expressive faces. Beautiful! You do have a wonderful husband to pose for that picture! Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

I've not heard of these dolls ... until now!

A lovely post, thank you for sharing the lovely photo's, especially the one of your dear hubby.

All the best Jan

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a beautiful collection! I've always loved dolls. I also love the story of your husband introducing Silvi to the other "kids"!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your husband is definitely a keeper Diane. I like the girls in their original outfits.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I adore all your dolls.

Susan said...

Your doll room is incredible! I'm so happy this brings smiles to your face, Sis XOXO

Cherdecor said...

What a treasure you have in these dolls! I am glad that you posted the insert because it shows just how big they are. AND, their faces are so interesting. You are blessed to have such a lovely collection. Have a blessed weekend!

Helen Philipps said...

I loved seeing your gorgeous dolls, Diane. They are so lovely...sweet and characterful, and I love their clothes. What a great pic your hubby in the mag too :) Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Jenn Jilks said...

They are so beautiful!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Rose said...

They sure are beautiful!

Terra Hangen said...

How sweet your hubby introduced her to the other dolls. The faces of your dolls are incredibly beautiful, I can see why you care for them.

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

Those dolls are gorgeous! Their faces are so sweet and realistic. Big too! I didn't realize until I saw the picture of your husband with one.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your doll room must be such fun for you. Silvi looks so cute, I love her face. : ) And it looks like she has Pink hair? What a sweet collection of dolls, Diane.

~Sheri

Marlene Plasencia said...

OMG they are so pretty. It's always a good time to play with dolls. My mom has a little collection too and she also play with dolls. Love the picture of your hubby.
Blessing,
Marlene

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Amazing dolls, they look so life like and I love the little leather handbag! So great to see your husband shares your passion too.
Have a great Tuesday :)

Lynn said...

That's such a sweet post. Your hubby is a "doll" - and loved your other posts too, but don't have time to comment on them all!

Louise-Arden said...

I Love your doll collection!