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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Madame Alexander dolls

        When I was little my parents used to collect Madame Alexander dolls for my sister and me. We would get one every Christmas.  They were absolutely beautiful and we displayed them in a glass armoire in the dining room.  We had lovely dolls that represented different countries- Brazil, Sweden, India, Russia and so many more.  There were also dolls from Little Women- Jo, Amy, Marmee, etc.  My favorites were my two Cinderella dolls. "Poor Cinderella" had a brown dress with patches, her hair was held back with a scarf and she had a little broom that was attached with a string around her wrist.  The other Cinderella was dressed for the ball in a beautiful pink dress with sparkles!  For some reason, I loved the "Poor Cinderella" just a bit more.  Despite her plain dress, her loveliness shone through.
While visiting a few garage sales, Katie and I came across this "Alice in Wonderland" doll made by Madame Alexander.  Katie immediately fell in love with her!  Well, of course, she had to come home with us!  I told Katie all about my other dolls and now we are on a mission to get them out and display them.  We just have to find the right place...


BlessedUtopia said...

How in the WORLD do you find such awesome things at garage sales? I am sssoo jealous!!! Take tons of pictures of the display when you find just the right place! I can't wait to see!!MJ and I loved reading your story about your dolls when you were a little girl.

Jeri Anne said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful find! That is something your daughter will keep and hand down to her girls and make more memories! Good Job!

Lisa said...

What a sweet looking doll! It is wonderful that you can share your memories and your dolls with the girls, and now Katie has her own too! I never find such good stuff at garage sales.