Friday, June 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~

Show and Tell

I thought I would join in on Show and Tell Friday~

I would like to introduce my blogging friends to some new friends. These friends are from my childhood adventures. Sometimes they also escorted me for times outs, I know it is hard to imagine that I could have been a naughty child. But unfortunately I have to report these poor friends where even involved in some high speed chases as I was trying to out run my Mom from the wooden spoon hehehe!

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My Mom started collecting dolls for me when I was a baby and I also acquired a few from relatives. Raggedy was the one doll that I was allowed to just play freely with. My other dolls had some what limited amounts of play since my Mother was preserving them as a keepsake for me.

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I love how each of my dolls are so different. This doll is a grandma doll I often imagined she was the Grandmother from little red riding hood. She is missing her wire glasses and bonnet.

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This is another one of my favorites Anna really loves this doll. She is definitely a doll that you can let your imagination soar with sometimes she looks like she is from the Prairie yet other times she seems to look like she walked out of a Jane Austen novel. Her shoes and bonnet are missing. And she is very well loved.

I have a few other dolls that have recently gone missing with this last move including a rag doll that I had made for Anna when she was a toddler. I can't imagine where they have gone maybe off for an adventure of there own? I am hoping they will turn up as we continue to open some of the last of our boxes. I would like to continue with the tradition and have Anna start a collection of Rag Dolls as well. My Aunt Rose did purchase Anna a Raggedy Anne doll when she was born that I believe is from the same place my first one came from, It is very cute to see my much loved and adventure worn Raggedy next to Anna's clean and untraveled Raggedy they do look like a set of odd twins.....Maybe distant cousins! Hopefully all these dolls will have many more adventures and continue to be loved and passed on in our family. I hope you enjoyed my doll collection today. Have a Blessed weekend filled with much Joy, maybe a little adventure or two and a spot of tea! ~Blessings Heather

"LORD you have assigned to me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the LORD who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me. Because HE is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:5-8

8 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Love Raggedy Ann! One of my all time favorite dolls! Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-memes.html

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  2. Rag dolls are absolutely one of my favorite things. I really did enjoy looking at your sweet little dolls.

    Iris

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  3. Dear Heather,

    How funny! I was just going through all our rag dolls, wondering what to do with the Raggedy Ann with the missing eye, when I came on here and saw yours! I'll have to find a new button and sew it on. There's something special about a soft friend to snuggle with, isn't there?

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  4. How special to be able to share the dolls of your childhood with your daughter. I loved Raggedy Ann. I had bed sheets of her and a whole desk set with Raggedy Ann and Andy, desk sharpener, calendar, pencil holder. I wish I knew what happened to them. I think my mom gave them away when I got married.

    Thanks for sharing your dolls; they are lovely.

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Teapot

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  5. That was fun. I loved rag dolls and collect them myself! Maybe one day I will do a little show and tell. Mine are new as most of my dolls growing up got shipped off to the Salvation Army, not by my choice:(
    Thanks so much for sharing your rag dolls with us!

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  6. Oh I do hope that you are able to find your other dolls. These are all sweet and in such good shape.

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  7. Oh, I love it! :) Raggedy Ann and Andy were one of my favorite things as a kid. A few years ago, I found a handmade set in Canada (on a mission's trip) and gave it to my niece on her first birthday. I recently found a small one that I keep for little kids that come over to play with. Imagination is good and your rag dolls certainly did that for you. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  8. These dolls remind me of the ones made by my grandma. Nice.

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