Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Precious Treasures for Wednesday Wee Ones

I have a new doll! A tiny Greek Soldier that Jackie from Butterstone at White Oak blog sent me. 


She kept it for years waiting to find a good home for him. And she asked me if I would like to have him. I was excited to get this special doll and found a spot on my bookcase to display him.


(I've moved him to the top left in place of the bird card)


Thanks Jackie! I'll treasure him.

And I saved one of my books to share in this post. I bought this big book of doll patterns at the library book sale last week.


(the dark red book in the center of the shelf)


Aren't the illustrations sweet?


And there are lots of patterns in the back.


It's really a treasure trove of ideas!

"Happy Wednesday Wee Ones"

Don't forget to take time to PLAY!!!

Danice from Homespun Hannah's has made a new dress for her doll, Kelsey and you can visit her HERE!  She is so talented!

Candy is showing her Bitty Babies having a tea party and even coloring in the cutest coloring books. Join the party HERE!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

35 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

What a wonderful gift and he is just precious. Glad he found a good home!!

Jeanie said...

Oh, the doll is beautiful. He looks wonderful on your shelves with what looks to be many wonderful vintage books. What treasures!

Ariadne said...

Wow!A vintage Greek tsolias (soldier) in traditional costume!I love it!AriadnefromGreece!

Connie said...

What a sweet surprise and your book collection looks like fun . . . I would love to sit there and get ideas.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

He has indeed found a great new home. Love that book also. Your Wee One's always make me smile. Hugs!

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

What an awesome gift and he is really beautiful/handsome....looks very old. Your pattern book is very special too! The illustrations are precious!

cucki said...

Aww so beautiful
Love and smiles x

Susie said...

Diane, What a sweet gift. I love it on the book shelf with your other dolls. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Joy H said...

What a sweet book, and thanks for buying from your local library! Love the little soldier doll. Priceless!
Hope you have a great week! We are having terrible flooding here in Missouri! Raining again today :(

Jacqueline said...


I am so pleased to have found a wonderful home for him! When I lived in Iowa, I refinished (I didn't know the word repurpose back then) items to sell. I purchased a box of odds and ends at a thrift store because I wanted the knobs/hardware pulls. This little guy was under all that stuff. Other than the missing crown, he seemed to be in good condition with only a tiny bit of paint off his sweet face. I wanted to find him a good home but did not know anyone that collected dolls other than very specific ones. That was five or six years ago and I just kept him, knowing someday I would find him a good home. You are a dear blogging friend so I am very happy that you wanted him! Take care, Jackie

Vee said...

How sweet of your friend!

Show us when you whip up any of those patterns. They do look sweet.

carol l mckenna said...

What a special gift ~ love the doll ~ special people sharing ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Stephanie said...

He certainly found a good home and he looks perfect on your bookshelf :)

Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a great book! I love library book sales. Such a sweet dolly you received. :)

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift, Diane. I love it. My mother used to have quite a doll collection but they are all gone now...sad....

What a great book. I see some creating in your future using those patterns. xo Diana

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a treasure your friend gifted to you, Diane. She knew exactly who would take excellent care of this special doll. I love how you have displayed the small dolls. And the book looks like it was made for you. Have a great afternoon. ♥

happyone said...

What a lovely gift.
Yes, it is important to take time to play. : )

Debby Ray said...

What a cute little guy and he looks adorable on your book shelf. I really like the way you have arranged the dolls amongst the books! It seems like forever that we have visited but I am going to start following you through email...the best way to get posts from my favorite people! Thanks for visiting me too! Hugs to you, Diane

marcia said...

How special. He's found a very good home. I love how you always inspire us to play. Love the illustrations too.
xoxo

Mildred said...

Such a sweet and thoughtful gift; I know you will treasure the doll.
I love the illustrations in the book, too. A great find.

Danice said...

So cute Diane. Thank you for the link. I am linking to this post right now. (I was sick and offline, just now seeing the post).

Candy S said...

What a sweet little soldier. He looks charming in his uniform. I am sure he will fit right in with all the other doll friends at your home. Lucky you to find the doll pattern book. It looks like there is a lot of inspiration to keep you creating for years to come.

Jenn Jilks said...

How lovely for you! I love books!!!!!

Rose said...

What a treasure!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

What a cute gift!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

What a darling new doll. xo Laura

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh how fun to have received that doll to add to your collection. Your books are beautiful. Take care and enjoy your day and the rest of the week.
Julie

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Greek soldier is simply charming, Diane. And I smiled right away, as I'm part Greek myself. You found just the right place for him on your book shelf. His little uniform looks cute on him. What a special treasured gift from your blog friend.

love, ~Sheri

20 North Ora said...

What a special treat! Your book looks like a real treasure.

Judy

Tom said...

...the local Greek Festival is coming up, great food music and dancing.

Michelle said...

What a great gift! Your doll is a handsome fellow. Thanks for linking up this week. Hope to see you back again next week!

Lois said...

How sweet! We got quite a bit of rain today, so you probably will too. It really cooled things off.

Cherdecor said...

What a wonderful gift from another sweet blogger! You never know what will come your way as a result of blogging. It has rained for 9 days here. We about to float away! Happy weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful doll, he looks good on the shelf.

All the best Jan

Cranberry Morning said...

Lucky you, Diane, to come across that big book of doll patterns! I always like seeing your shelves, a lot like mine. Lol. What a sweet little soldier. So glad he's found a home on your shelf. I hope he's a reader. ☺