Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Doll Rednesday

(Please visit Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for more Rednesday fun!)

There have been many heart tugging treasures found at my parents house the past ten months. A few things were long lost and all hope of finding them was waning. And then ... EUREKA! Out of the depths they sprang forth.


I am sharing a family heirloom today for Rednesday. This is either my maternal grandmother's baby doll (she was born in 1899) or my maternal great-grandmother's (she was born in 1870) baby doll. I can't recall with clarity what my mother told me, so many years ago now. My old brain tells me that my mom's words were "it was my grandmother's doll" but I'm just not sure?

(she has the most charming string of beads around her neck)

I would love to be able to date her - anyone know where to begin?

She needs lots of loving care and restoration. She is still tied to her chair from when my mom's mom passed away and my mother brought her home to our house (so many years ago now, it boggles the mind!).

Oh! I love her so!


(poor thing! she looks like a band of ruffians have tied her up and looted the china cabinet!)


Happy Rednesday!

15 comments:

  1. nice red memories! and i like the dog of the blog :)

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  2. She's beautiful! I'd take her to a doll "hospital" and maybe they can help you with dating. Or perhaps a museum that has antique dolls.
    Happy Rednesday to you, too!

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  3. What a beauty! Surely someone knows something about these types of dolls. She is a treasure.

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  4. So beautiful and so antique - a real treasure. Sorry I cannot help with clues on dating her.

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  5. OoooOOOooo I am one of those who's ascared of antique dolls. But it is a neat Rednesday post!

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  6. What a beautiful heirloom and a lovely blog you have. Thanks for today's visit and kind comments. Happy Rednesday!

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  7. What a gorgeous doll and a personal treasure.

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  8. I have never seen one like this. It is definitely very old and should be given love and tender care.

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  9. What a find!! She is in great shape. Have a great week! sunny

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  10. Oh, a wonderful family heirloom, she a beauty!
    I love doggies too! Following you now.

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  11. Hi Again! This time I'm back to say I adore your doggies! Thank you for looking at Scooby. He was a rescue boy and now 15..but often forgets that fact. lol Sunny

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  12. What an amazing doll...such a treasure! I'm stopping by to say Happy Birthday to you today! I hope your day is extra special! ♥♥♥ HAVE FUN! ♥♥♥

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  13. What a treasure to have...whether great or grandmothers doll. That happens to me to and I hate that I did not write it down or forgot it!

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  14. Such a wonderful & beautiful heirloom doll !You are blessed to have her ! :)

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  15. Thanks for your visit, I don't know how you find such precious things in red. :-)

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