Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dolly Day

Today is the doll challenge hosted by Lori over at Faerie Window She has invited us to show our doll collections.

We will start off with Miss Emma. She is one of my oldest dolls and is made of hard plastic. Emma is approximately 55 years old. The poor dear lived in a box for a very long time and finally I took her to be refurbished and she now has a place of honour in my collection.
Miss Emma

Next up is Sally Lou, a sweet china Doll I received a few years back
Sally Lou
She usually is taking baby for a stroll in the little buggy. The buggy was a gift from a dear friend.
Doll 015
I picked up four of these little babies at a garage sale a few years ago
Doll 011

Betty Jean is another china doll and also a music box. She is a very unhappy little doll as she has pulled the head off her bear. She spends her days sitting in a little Radio Flyer red wagon
Poor Baby

Lovely Anna was a gift from my sweet daughter-in-law.

Mary Ruth is the tiniest little china doll, no more that 2 inches. She lives on a little shelf
Mary Ruth

Last is a china cat doll that I picked up at a flea market
China Cat

I hope you have enjoyed the few dolls from my collection. I will have to do a revisit to this theme sometime in the near future. There is a box somewhere in the basement full of many more dolls and wonderful crocheted dresses that my aunt made back in the 50's. I'm now off to visit and enjoy more collections.



Dawn said...

...wonderful collection...
Thanks for sharing..

Donna O'Brien said...

That unhappy little one cracks me up!! Thanks for sharing them all.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your dolls Karen. Miss Emma is my favorite!

Lori said...

Karen, your dolls are so cute:) thanks for sharing and playing with me! i love Miss Emma, she looks a little shy...and the kitty doll has a wonderful face...the buggy that your friend gifted to you is darling!!!

sheila said...

Great dolls, thanks for sharing. Miss Emma is just precious.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

These are all so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I love the buggy too, so sweet! And who could ever resist that kitty doll!


Scrappy Jessi said...

all your dolls are glorious! thanks for sharing.

LW said...

what wonderful dolls, I adore Miss Emma....she is so pretty.


Du Buh Du Designs said...

Wonderful collection:) You have more in the basement? Well go get them and show us! Emma is my favorite of the bunch, she's just so quietly elegant.
Thanks for sharing:)

Luna said...

Hi Karen,
Your dolls are wonderful. I love the Cat doll and Miss Emma. She is sooo beautiful.
Thanks for sharing !
My dolls are on

michelle said...

So fun! THanks for sharing!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hi Karen! Your dolls are wonderful! I especially love the first one. What a cutie. The baby buggy is beautiful. What a gift!

Hugs! Nancy

Laurie said...

My you have lots of doll! My fav is the first one! :)

LiLi M. said...

Love to see what everybody comes up with. That first doll in red must be my favorite, though the dressed cat is a close runner up!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

You scored big at that yard sale... I'm amazed by the variety of doll sgathering here today. Thanks to Lori this is a real celebration of friends (doll and otherwise). :) ~Monica :)

jillian said...

Emma is so sweet, love her! The little buggy is so adorable too!

Pink Paris Match said...


Thanks for sharing your dolls! They are beautiful! I will have to come back and visit again. I love your blog!


cherished*vintage said...

I love Miss Emma, and your doll buggy is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Treasure Barn said...

I love all your dolls especially Miss Emma. They are simply unique.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog and I would like to put your link on my blog if you don't mind.

Yes, my baby doll Rose Marie given to me by my daddy is my very favorite.

Tara said...


I love the wailing little one--sp real!

vivian said...

sweet collection! I love that little miss emma!! adorable doll!

Stephanie said...

Lovely collection of dolls! I especially love the teensy mini one & the doll pram!

Please come visit my dollies!

Angelic Accents

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for sharing your doll collection with us. Wow Betty Jean must be a very strong dollie, oh and I love your dollie pram it is so cute.
Cheers Linda

Miss Sandy said...

Awwww, Miss Emma is enchanting and I love her shoes! I feel a little sorry for naughty little with her broken bear sitting in the naughty wagon! They are all just precious. Thanks for show and tell!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Betty Jean looks so special, but then again the others in your collection do too. What a beautiful collection. Karen

Sandy said...

You have a lovely collection as well and I love your Emma!!!! Thanks for stopping by!


Natasha Burns said...

What a lovely collection!!! Gorgeous stuff Karen! Glad you could play along this time

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Awwww, they're all so sweet!! I think Miss Emma is my favorite, but I also like poor little Betty Jean with her injured bear, LOL!

*hugs* Dara

zUzU said...

oh Karen =^..^=
I can hardly wait for that box from the basement to be unpacked! Treasure. I just know it!

I had a wonderful time here on my visit ... Thanks for inviting us to peek at your collection!

=^..^= love. zU

Pinkie Denise said...

This is so much fun, loved seeing all
your dolls, thanks for sharing Pinkie

The Rose Room said...

Hi Karen, your dolls are so beautiful. I love Miss Emma's shoes:) You need to get those dolls in there crocheted dresses out of the basement and show us! Take Care, Rachaelxo

Lori Garbarino said...

Beautiful collection, I love each one of them! Love the buggy and the wagon too!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Beautiful dolls! My fav is the little cat from the flea market. And I love the look of your blog, and the music!

Lori said...

Karen, Love how you display your dolls! Had fun visiting! Lori

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Karen, Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and for the sweet comments! I love all your dolls! You have a great collection and I think my favorite is the first one! Thank you for sharing and please stop by my blog for another visit! ....enjoyed your music as I took my tour! :) Where did you find the Secret Garden selections? ~Rhonda

Elly said...

What a lovely collection! Miss Emma stole my heart, she's just gorgeous!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How cute that you have a kitty doll!

Karen, thanks so much for making a card for my aunt's 100th birthday, this project of getting 100 cards for her means a lot to me!

Mary Isabella said...

They are all so beautiful. Thank you for your prayers for my husband.....Have a beautiful tomorrow...

http:/blogcabinfever.typepad.com said...

Pretty dolls...I smiled when I got to the cat doll. How adorable.

M.KATE said...

Hi Karen, you've got a 55 years old doll, how sweet, my dolls wont last more than 5 years (ashamed to say so) and my daughters will love this post. Guess what, your beautiful post card arrived today, THANKS :) Nice card of people skating around, havent done that here...if you know our weather, we'll never see snow forever. have a fantastic weekend :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

I can see why you love Miss Emma - she's a real treat. My personal fav is the yawning baby - too sweet!

I was a few days late, but did post my own favorites ... if you are interested, feel free to stop by: http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2008/04/doll-party-worse-than-fashionably-late.html

Cheers! ~M~

The Barber Bunch said...

Great Doll collection! You have some lovely ladies there!

Oh.....I am a having my first contest. Pass the word and stop by my blog and enter!!


Sandra Evertson said...

I Adore the kitty cat doll! My Favorite!
Sandra Evertson