Saturday, September 4, 2010

~DOLLS AND SUCH..~



Ok..I am going to take the plunge here.  I have struggled to figure this out for the past couple of days..and just kept messing it up...not to mention losing MY FAVORITE BLOGS!  I am still working on that and figured it out.  Just printed out the list..and then all I have to do is COPY EVERY BLASTED ONE OF THEM!!!!     (wow..I feel better now)  Did you know you could SHOUT on here.  Yep!  :)   

I don't really play with dolls.  Not really.  I like to  decorate with them..and I don't think I ever really got over  loving baby clothes.  That's all it is.  Anyway, I recently bought a lovely set of doll bedding for a pretty little cradle I found in a second hand store.  
The cradle fits this little doll exactly..so it was the one I chose to go with this bed.  She is vinyl and the little Grands can play with her...and no problem at all.

Dolls.  I think I am still trying to replace the toys and dolls I lost as a child.  I suppose that is part of it.

The bedding came in several layers.  The material is lovely..lots of lace and the color is the softest pinks.
The mattress has a lace cover on it..very soft and fits this little cradle perfectly.  Love it.

See?  Such pretty material.  Layers of ruffles.  It's probably the sort of thing I can make myself, and am just too blasted lazy to do it.  And, besides, I have a couple of little granddaughters that will love it in a couple of years.   Honest.  No, honest, I plan to give it to one of them.  As a matter of fact I have several dolls that I will give them.  :)
Isn't this the sweetest little cradle.  And, even if dolls and cradles and doll clothes aren't your thing...I doubt there are many women out there that don't at least like to look at them.  As I said, I like decorating a bit with them. 
I never gave my babies one of those things,  and here I am sticking one in the dolls mouth.
Have I named her.  Sure.  I call her "Pickle Poo"...yep.  I do!  LOL  LOL

This is a terrible post...but hey..by the way, am I the only one having a terrible time with this new..posting feature.  The writing starts in the middle...anyway.  What on earth has happened? 
My computer has been acting up...freezes and looks foggy.  Who knows.  This one isn't all that old...so..

We actually went out to garage sales this morning.  My sweet friend who was here to visit for a couple of days went with us.  I will let you see my finds tomorrow.  I didn't hit any jackpots..but it was really lots of fun.
Love and hugs..
Mona

p.s. did you notice that I hadn't figured out the "alignment thing" but I am not going to do it all over. 
p.p.s...  About playing with dolls.  I lied.  I do love to play with them, if you can call dressing them..and talking to them..and giving them an occassional hug... :)  Nuts?  Probably...  Now you know why I had so many babies...one..and I was hooked!! 

24 comments:

  1. Mona, Darlin'

    Crooked or straight, upside down or topsy-turvy or cattywampus---we love anything you post.

    I'm so glad you are both up and about!!

    rachel

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  2. I love the baby doll and her bedding and cradle!
    Oh Mona, she is so sweet looking!
    And just post no matter how it lines up!
    Honestly, we aren't that picky we just love hearing from you!
    Hugs my friend,
    Cindy

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  3. I LOVE your doll and cradle/bedding/baby clothes. I freely admit that I play with dolls. I have two baby dolls like yours (not quite so real looking). I will post soon. I love my dolls because:
    1) I only had two when I was a child.
    2) I hate the thought that my own babies have grown up. I want them back and my dolls are a substitute. I know that but I still love them, almost as though they were real.
    Thank you for this post. I have been waiting for it.
    Will show you my dolls very soon.
    Blessings, Star

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  4. Hi Mona! I love your dolls! They remind me of a doll my sister had...Mme lexander's Kitten doll...so life-like. The bedding is gorgeous! I am sure the grands will love it all! Hope you are doing well! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. Your doll looks so real!

    I have had the attack of the alignment goblins and it is very vexing to try and straighten it out. I am hoping it will fix itself.

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  6. Oh the doll and cradle are absolutely stunning. So beautiful. All of that beautiful lace and ruffles. Love how REAL she looks. What a treasure. You can play with dolls, can't you? Hum, I always think I can. lol Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I love your baby doll ,she is adorable and so life like.....I am 51 and love dolls...have all my life....my grand Jalyn and I have had the best time playing with my dolls....its a hobby for me I guess,collecting them but,I honestly love having them around and there are many kindred souls in blog land who will happily admit the same....enjoy your precious cradle and that sweet baby doll....blessings on this Lord's Day.

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  8. Hi Mona! I finally found someone else who shares my love for dolls. I have a doll collection too so I totally enjoyed this post...Christine

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  9. Hi again Mona! Thanks for your recent correspondence. I finally figured out how to add the subscription feature thanks to your bringing it to my attention. I'm clueless about blogging so I thank you for the idea!
    Your doll and accessories are gorgeous! I have always loved dolls. I have most of mine in my attic since I don't have room for them in my current house. I will have to venture up there one day and blog about them too!
    I have no idea about lining things up and I didn't notice anything wrong with your blog. Keep up the great work!
    Annie

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  10. Oh girl you can post anything anyway and we're just gonna eat it up with a big old spoon. Just goes to show ya a girl can never get to 'big' to play with her dolls. Yours is quite the sweet babe!

    God bless ya and have a super Sunday sweetie!!!

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  11. HI Dear Mona! What a precious little doll and she's so pretty in her little frilly dress. The cradle and bedding is so sweet too! My mother never got dolls when she was a little girl, so each Christmas I get her a little doll.
    You're very brave using the New Editor. I've tried it and it just doesn't work right. I hate it! I hope Blogger will let us pick the one we want to use!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. When I saw that first doll photo on my blog roll sidebar, I thought you had a new grandbaby! What a sweet little doll and cradle.
    I had trouble a couple of weeks ago, but realized I was still in "blogger in draft". I got out of that, and the problem went away. I hope it doesn't come back.
    I still haven't been able to get my header centered since I started using the new editor. In fact, that's why I ended up going with a "free" header from a website. It would center better than mine :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  13. OOO, this is an amazing little doll, cradle and bedding. She look so real...so cute and sweet.

    I tried using that New Editor...I just hate it so am sticking with the Old. I am trying to get my writing to line up right instead of being all over the page and lots of spaces in between. When I used typewriters, I could set my margins and etc. On a computer, I stay lost all the blessed time!! :)
    OH, and nope, nothing fallish being used at this house yet. It was 97 degrees here yesterday so we are still knee deep in SUMMER.

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  14. Love those "babys" Mona. Your blog looks perfect to me...Balisha

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  15. Pickle Poo is adorable Mona! I love her! I'm having a hard time with the posting too, and don't even get me started on the size of the picture mess. My words come out wonky and my pictures are all over...oh well, I think your posts are wonderful even if they are upside down :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  16. Dearest Friend,

    Just had to drop in and tell you that your blog is beautiful and so enjoyable to see your pictures and read your postings.

    If you are having problems with such you would NEVER know it, everything just looks so perfect.

    When you get frustrated with your "puter" or postings just remember TO BREATHE.

    I too, was fooled with the pictures of that adorable baby doll. What artistry.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Joyce

    Prudence & Sissy are working on a BBQ recipe - & I know this is going to get them in "big trouble". They did stop to say that they are sending icky, sticky, gooey hugs to you. My advice to you: "RUN, Run Mona run, see Mona run". (Giggle)

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  17. Mona, That first picture looks like a real baby! You're never too old to be having all this fun with dolls and their accoutrements. :-)
    I write my posts in Live Writer- I'm not a blogger fan.
    hugs, Sue

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  18. Hi Mona I am glad I am not the only one that likes dolls I just love them I had to cull Some of mine I had to many I bloged about mine when I first started to blog I have A cradle that my Father in law made for me He is dead now so it will be handed down to someone in the family Is your doll A reborn one I Love her she is so cute. I like to knit outfits for my dolls do you?
    Hugs Mary.

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  19. What an absolutely precious baby doll! She is so cute...love her wispy newborn hair! And you've found the most beautiful little dress and booties! Love her new cradle....just perfect for her! I would have to hold her if I came to visit! She's sweet! Hugs to you both! ♥

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  20. What a beautiful little dolly and the bedding is as well! I love dolls, I have a collection!

    Katherine

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  21. PLEASE NOTE: Major crash on old blog. You will need to update your following and any links associated to my blog: New address is:
    http://wearestitchingforserenity.blogspot.com/

    Thank you and DON'T forget the GIVEAWAY.

    Hugs
    Tammy

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  22. Your doll baby is adorable. I love it.
    Back from vacation and ready to blog again. I too have alot of trouble sometime with my computer but I don't want to give up either.
    Have a good day!

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  23. Hi sweet lady! Thanks for popping over to say hello! I've been out of the blogger loop since the school year started. Been missing seeing what everyone's up to, including YOU! Good to hear from you. I love your babies!!! :)

    Teresa @
    www.nestledinrosenberg.com

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