Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hello my name is....

Dolly and for the past 25 years I have lived in the very back of a cupboard in the owner of this blog's garage.       I was given to her when she was about  5 years old as a beautiful bride doll.  We can be seen in the picture below together.


She has been on holidays over the Christmas break and decided that it was time to do a big clean up of the garage.   Two piles were created - the keep pile and the throw away pile and I ended up on the top of the throw away pile.    I stayed there for a couple of days and then I was picked up and looked over.  It was decided that even though I was very dirty and my clothes had fallen off me I was to be taken and given a second chance.   I was not allowed into the bathroom because I was just too dirty as can be seen below.
 

So I was taken to the laundry and plunged into a bucket of lovely warm soapy water and given a good cleanup with up a facewasher - whilst I was soaking in the bucket along came another dolly and she was given the same treatment.   After we had both been scrubbed  we were taken out and wrapped up in a nice fluffy towel to dry off.   Here we are all nice and squeaky clean ready for some new clothes.  


After a couple of days we were both presented with a new dress each and underwear - don't we look pretty.



P.S We are both over 50 years old but I think that we have aged quite well.

12 comments:

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Karen, I am so glad you decided to keep your dolls....how special they are :) Hugs Vicki x

Shirlwin said...

Wow Karen!!! Two gorgeous dolls and still in perfect order [after their bath!]. Beautiful dolls like that are not made today.

Lucky-1 said...

What a lovely post, your dolls look beautiful. Psst I have 2 teddies that will be 50 years old this year.

HUGGLES
Lucky

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Karen that is so good that you decided to keep your dolls. They both look wonderful, you have done a beaut job on clothes for them. :)

Domac said...

Wow, lovely dolls, Karen. Gost that takes me back afew years!

Liz said...

Karen-your dolls look great.Well done in keeping them and making them nice and pretty again.

Ondrea said...

LOL that photo looks about the same era as when I ws that age. What a wonderful thing to do. Those dolls are lovely and you have given them a wonderful makeover. Now, can you do that to me? They look very good for their age.

Margarita said...

I have a doll just like the big one Karen only mine is blonde, she resides in the top of the wardrobe, saw her just about two weeks ago. Mine is called Ketchen.

Heather said...

I love your story and the dolls both look lovely now.
Hugs

Mistea said...

Pretty dolls with lots of lovely memories.
Enjoy

marina said...

how lovely that they made it from the 'throw away pile' to the keep pile.
With a wash and a scrub they look beautiful again.

Nanny said...

Karen your doll made me think of my 'sailor' doll - she looked like this but her hair was in plaits. You are so lucky to still have her! :)