9.09.2011

a "someday" gift...

last week at a garage sale a little dolly caught my eye. she had terrible bedhead and appeared to dressed kind of in tatters--i thought to myself, oh, lucy doesn't need another dolly, and prepared to leave, but just as i turned a little thing caught my eye. it was a little doll-sized washbucket, i think, and had the name ginny written across it. curious, i riffled through the box a bit more and came up with a handful of shoes and sweet teeny outfits. picking up the box, i asked how much, prepared to talk myself out of an expensive vintage dolly set, but the kind lady said $5, and that includes her little wardrobe box. 

sold.

the wardrobe with the sweet vintage decals worth the five dollars, at least to me anyway. i consider the rest of the stuff just icing on the cake.



the insides of ginny's closet a bit on the disorganized side. never mind, we are about to fix that. first, we must find and extract baby ginny.


ah, there she is, with lovely open & shut eyes and hair that's just a bit wild. clothed in a bathrobe, an obvious complement to the well-mussed hair. ginny came with a nice wooden bed to sleep in, complete with mattress, pillow, coverlet and satin blanket. plus a chair to accompany. very plush.

an array of outfits for all seasons and occasions, including the tea party dress, the back-to-school dress, the band majorette dress, the riding outfit, the woolen winter dress and overcoat, the mexican fiesta dress, the swimming suit (modest, and complete with beach towel and cover-up) and my very favorite by far...



the wilderness outfit. to accompany this piece, a sleeping bag and washbucket.  prepared for anything, little ginny.


of course, every outfit needs a hat. 


and every outfit needs a pair of mary janes. 10 pairs should be enough, right? in every color, plus multiples in basic black and brown? but don't forget the other footwear... 



if i had this much fun with baby ginny, just imagine what lucy will think. someday.



4 comments:

The Silly Canner said...

:) My mom made sure I had a few of these dolls as a child, surely not as vintage as the collection you have there, but I was just happy to have a doll w/the same name as mine own! $5! What a steal!!!!! :)

mobygreen said...

Wow! What a fabulous find! It's amazing that the set was still complete. I'm sure she'll treasure it.

goose and bear said...

this is really amazing. She will surely treasure it someday, and think of the little girl(s) who did so before her.

Renee said...

what a treasure!!!