Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Dolls and books

I love my beautiful dolls! These are both Lee Middleton dolls and they have a surprise!


They have precious 'paper' dolls to show you.

They were part of my birthday gift this year from my friend, Pat! She knows exactly what I LOVE! She makes them out of lightweight wood. Thank you sweet friend!

Aren't they wonderful ?

Molly has the new ones....


her favorite...a kitten!


And this little girl is holding the beautiful Betsy McCall doll


and all of her cute clothes.


We went to one of my favorite shops yesterday and I found 2 children's books to add to my collection.


This one is a school book from 1954


and has such sweet stories and illustrations...


and this is the Five Little Peppers book.


These are older books and the stories are a little before my time...really ancient! heehee!


I was fortunate to find 2 Dream Pets at the thrift store last week.


I would still LOVE to find a reindeer to go with my pixies but


I am very happy to have these little guys...from the '50s...Made in Japan.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Do something FUN and always take time to PLAY!

Anyone joining me in Wednesday Wee Ones this week, let me know! island

YAY! Here are some more fun Wednesday Wee Ones! ♥

Becky at Writing on Rose Petals


GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your paper dolls! The kitty is especially cute! I love Betsy too.( I have several old Betsy's from magazines.) I remember reading "the Five LIttle Peppers and How They Grew".. ages ago. I have loads of children's books too. I think between my sister and I we could start our own library.

Simply Shelley said...

I love your babies and their sweet paper your finds too...I have a few of the old school readers ...they are such fun....blessings...

Marie Rayner said...

You have some great finds there. The Five Little Peppers was my favourite book as a child and I have always adored dolls and paper dolls. I had tons of paper dolls when I was a child and I loved them very much. I only ever had two dolls. I expect my parents could not afford to buy me many real dolls, but paper dolls were quite doable.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I have posted a blog On wee ones Diane.Finally! LOL.

Esther said...

I grew up with FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS !
My grade school is having a centennial in 2011 - the same building in the same location for 100 years!
Paper Dolls bring back so many memories!
Thanks for sharing!

Mila said...

Great post :)! Cute Babies!
Mila :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Down Our Way was one of my reading books in elementary school, and I loved Five Little Peppers. Betsy McCall paper dolls were treasured prizes that Mom let us have if we wee really good. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories!

Happy@Home said...

Love those dolls and the sweet paper dolls. I can't believe how real the dolls hand looks.
Great books you found too.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Oh I love your paper dolls. The perfect play things to go with your gorgeous baby dolls. I am always amazed at how life like they look and the way you display them.
Great children's books too. I remember the Five Little Peppers.
What wonderful memories.
The dream pets are delightful.

Have a great day.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Michela said...

Hi Diane! I've got a very tiny and old recipe book which has got similar illustrations to your school book! Happy Wednesday! xxx

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I will keep my eyes open for a reindeer for you!

Molly Anne said...

I love that your dolls have paper dolls!

And I'm sure I've heard of that Five Little Peppers book.

Cute, cute, cute.

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Diane ... you have gotta admit it's fun being a kid at heart. Love all your toys and books ... you are so lucky to have a friend like Pat to provide you with such beautiful "paper" dolls ... she's a very talented lady indeed!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Annalisa said...

How lovely are these dolls and the paper dolls are so nice!!such a sweet thing of you!And those books are really interesting! Love them!
wonderful post,

Betty said...

Oh my goodness! I love those paper dolls! Does she paint them or print them on wool? They are just so cute!!

Donna S. said...
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Donna S. said...

just Love your dollies & your new paper dolls. I am a collector of dolls as well and also have a few paper dolls I saved from when i was a kid. I just started blogging here and will soon have pictures of my dolls up. I got 2 new dolls for Christmas. I also collect childrens books. My kids think I am crazy lol. Thank you for sharing ! Have a wonderful day

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I wish I had found your dresser with the shell display under glass earlier...., just did a post on curio tables..., it looks so awesome. What a wonderful collection. I might feature it at some point in the future!!! Now, I'm going to explore more here.

Have a great weekend!

Kaila said...

I love all Wednesdays on your blog, but this one has to be my favorite "entry."

Paper dolls are among my favorite items. And I had almost forgotten about the Five Little Peppers.

I am smiling. Can you see me?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We have lots in common. I also love dolls and love to decorate with toys, though I don't do it as much as I used to. Those paper dolls are exquisite. Does she sell them?