Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rattles To Tell You

This the sweet little Betsy McCall doll that my cuz sent me after I cleaned her up a bit and washed her clothes. I'm trying to find her some shoes and socks...I got outbid on some on eBay....
This little Madame Alexander doll was in the "Tuesday Morning" store in Jackson, in the old days before the economic turn-down, she would have come home with me....she and probably at lease one more...sigh.
I bought this chair at the auction (yes I have a thing for chairs big and small) had the seat re-covered and it perfectly matches my grandmother's occasional table.

One of the wild monkey girl's   grandbaby girl's feet...I love this picture,  I'm pretty sure that I took it when they were asleep.

I bought this sewing box at the auction--I can't resist them. I only look at what is on the very top and I wait till I get home to take out everything and savor each thing.  Nothing says love to me like a sewing box or or a sewing machine...because when I was growing up, my mother made all my clothes.  Just look at those wonderful needle cards..

I also bought these pretty girls at the auction and paid very little for them.  I'm giving them a make-over now.
For somebody who does not drink, it seems that I am always buying whiskey carafes...this one is so pretty. Mine for $2.50.  On the bottom is says "liquor bottle."

I can't remember if I posted this before, It's a wicker baby basket...mine again for $2.50.
And last but not least I would like to thank Helen at Dollz and Thingz for mentioning my blog in hers. We have become great friends.  I found her through the old days on Yahoo 360, when I searched for someone who loved dolls.  Please go visit her, I promise you will be amazed--she is a very talented artist.
More later.


DollZandThingZ said...

Oh, I love everything! Betsy McCall is wonderful! I am wondering it at least one of those dolls is a Toni doll by Ideal? They could be marked on their backs. Wonderful dolls!

I collect Eiffel Towers...and have two that are whiskey carafes. It is amazing that we like so many of the same things. I keep buying sewing boxes, too.

That photo of the little feet is so precious!

So glad we know each other! said...

I love sewing boxes, too.The liquor decanter is very pretty. I haven't been to an auction in a while, just a couple of estate sales nothing special.

Lady Di Tn said...

Neat dolls. When I was a volunteer at the TNT Thrift store, we had a lady who would take all the dolls donated and clean them and make the prettiest clothes for them. Then she would bring them back and we would sell them at a reasonable price. She called them her babies and this post made me think of that dear lady. Nice chair and I too love sewing boxes and have just a few. Sounds like you had a grand time. Peace

AudraBark1 said...

You have some wonderful dollies! And I love the sewing boxes. My mom made a lot of our clothes, too. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll come back here often.