Thursday, 1 May 2008

CHILDHOOD TOY PARTY

LET’S PARTY
The Doll's have already started their Tea Party.

Jessi from Scrappy Jessi is hosting a Favourite Childhood Toy party.

I have some dolls from my childhood .
One of my favourites was this sweet hand knitted golliwog. This remember was a time when ‘Politically Correct or Incorrect’ had never been heard of. Sanna was just my beloved little golliwog to me so I hope she is not offensive to anyone. She was knitted by my Grandmother’s sister, Aunty Jude. She was a bit of a rebel in my eyes as she used to dye her hair all sorts of colours. Every colour of the rainbow over the years. So unusual for the time.
These next 3 dolls have a special meaning too. They have all had clothes knitted for them by my Aunt Nancy about 10 years ago.
The doll dressed in pink belonged to my 86 yo Aunt Nancy when she was a child. Whenever I visited her I was always allowed to play with her as I was always aware of how special she was. She is a celluloid doll. Nancy gave me this doll about 15 years ago.
The sweet little black doll in the blue suit was also Nancy’s childhood doll.
The gorgeous big black baby doll was given to me by my mother for Christmas when I was about 8. She was then dressed in a beautiful pale blue velvet full length baby suit with blue lace down beside the front zip. Sadly I don’t know what happened to her outfit.

This beautiful little girl’s china teaset was also given to me by Nancy. It belonged to my Grandmothers youngest sister named Flo who was killed in a motor scooter accident when she was 18yo. It was handed onto Nancy as a child. It is also something I played with as a child. It was very battered and well repaired way before my time but I still treasure it. I guess it must be about 80 years old

Enjoy the party




43 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

Dolls with such family history!

Victoria

Lori said...

Alison, your dolls are so beautiful...and how wonderful that some of them are heirlooms passed down to you, that makes them extra special:) thanks for sharing!!!

Natasha Burns said...

How lovely they are, and that they are family heirlooms is so great. Loving the little teaset too, how CUTE!!!

Shabbyfufu said...

What nice family treasures Alison:-)

bluemuf said...

Hi Allison, What a lovely collection of special dolls and the tea set is gorgeous. I love how you set them up having a tea party. I was just checking out your previous post and hope you and Max are starting to feel better.

Hugs Karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison, your dolls are gorgeous, and that china set is truly a treasure. What a great collection. Karen

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

You're so lucky to have those dolls. I don't have any toys from my childhood (Mama was bad to throw stuff away). And the tea set is wonderful.

Lisa said...

Such great dolls with wonderful stories. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Jessi said...

WOW!!!
amazing dolls, amazing stories!!
they are so beautiful!!
thanks for coming to my toy party!
oxoxox,
jessi

Sugar Bear said...

Such wonderful dolls. I bet Aunty was quite fun!
Karla

LW said...

What delightful dolls and a very special tea set..

Family heirlooms are the best gifts .....each with a story to be told.

Louise

Linda said...

Alison, when I was little I had tea parties with my dolls....your picture brought back such happy memories. I love all your dolls and the one from your auntie is a treasure.
Happy May Day...hugs, Linda

She'sSewPretty said...

How wonderful that you inherited those dolls. I love your little golliwog too!

Sherry said...

I love your dolls! Isn't it great to have Aunts that are so special!!

Deb said...

What a lovely collection of dolls you have in beautifully knitted outfits. Enjoy your tea party.

Rosa said...

Your dolls are awesome! Thanks for showing them!
Rosa

Lori said...

Alison, Thank you sweetie for the spot of dolly tea! Love,Lori

Simply Me Art said...

I too have dolls that were passed down so this post hits home. They are gorgeous your dolls. I Adore the tea set also. Jamie

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

The dolls and tea set are so beautiful and they appear to be in such good condition for their age. Thank you for sharing, this party is so much fun!

Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Fete et Fleur said...

What precious childhood toys. The best childhood memories come from the things that are passed on by loved ones.
xx Nancy

Mary Isabella said...

I had a wonderful, grand time at your party.

Your dolls are so pretty...Mary

Jen Glover said...

How much fun! I wish I had a doll from my Grandmother. Too beautiful! It just looks perfect! Happy almost Friday!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I always loved my dollies, and I enjoyed seeing yours! :)

Merci-Notes said...

Beautiful Dolls!!! I think I had only 2 baby dolls but I had a "Tammy" doll in the size of Barbie and I had Barbie and Kiddles, Oh and Julia! do you now her? After the t.v. show of same name, she was a nurse.
Thank you so and I LOVE your grandmas crocheting talents!!!!
Hugs,
Mary

NeereAnDear said...

LOVE YOUR TEA SET!! And those dolls ... oh my ... awesome!! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time ineed!!

HUGS

JO

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Sweet Dollys! I love the music too, really woke me up lol !! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my hand painted rugs, Hugs, Kimberly

love.boxes said...

What a lovely tea set!

mendytexas said...

Lovin' those gorgeous dolls!! Wish I still had a few of mine! GREAT treasures! :)mendy

Michelle said...

Your dolls are precious! I love the story and thanks for the tea party..

Michelle

Alisa said...

Your dolls are beautiful!!! And how wonderful that so much has been passed down to you from family. Very special! Thank you for sharing.
Alisa

Saucy said...

Your music is so perfect for this post!! I bet you planned that. What fun you are.

I loved the toy challenge. Thanks!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You have the most beautiful dolls I've seen so far! I love how you displayed them.

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

When I was a little girl I used to love my dolls! I used to have a little black doll that was my favorite, even at a young age I was interested by other cultures and love the differences that make us unique.
smiles,
Sandy

Lina said...

I wish i had my favortie doll from my childhood, unfortunately i dont really have anything from back then...but my fave doll was called Dancerina, she was a ballerina and when you pushed down on her tiara, her leg lifted and she spun around, lol...loved her! Thanks for bringing back a sweet memory for me!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What lovely heirlooms you have! Thanks for the party!! The tea set it adorable.

xo

Marina Capano said...

How lovely they are!What nice family treasures! so amazing and so cute dolls, See you in my party!!! yes!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How wonderful that you still have those dolls....and great memories to go with them
Penny

fated follies studio said...

how fun, i love the dolls. you have quite the collection!

jenny

happy may day!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, thanks for stopping by! No plans with house yet!! We haven't even decided on a block so could be a while off :(

I love the little golliwog!

purpleflowerfairy said...

i adore the little "golliwog" doll, she's adorable!!! =) debbie

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

How nice that you were given the dolls and tea set with your own family history! That certainly makes them all the more sweet and special!

Gail McCormack said...

I felt a bit tearful over this post Alison, not sure why, maybe because we are about the same age and the memories are flooding back...oh gee, love your dolls!

Clever Karen said...

Very sweet dolls! Reminded me of my old china tea set and my grandmother's doll.