Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mom's Porcelain Baby Doll


This little bisque porcelain doll was in one of Mom's dresser drawers ever since I can remember !!  The doll was a gift to Mom from her sister, Bertha, in 1928 when she was 14 years old.  There is a hand written note in the box that says so -- I wrote that note when I talked Mom into letting me have the doll back in the 1980's... she went from Mom's dresser drawer to one of mine !!  She measures a bit more than 6 inches long and Made in Japan is stamped on her back.  It seems like the first time I ever saw her when I was a kid, she was in pieces --  I pulled her arm out a bit and the elastic looks newer, so, I think Mom made some repairs to her at some time.  There is not a chip or crack anywhere on her, so Mom took special care of her.  The papers packed around her are vintage Ohio newspaper ads and the box is from Wee Walker brand baby shoes -- I remember Mom buying this brand for my baby brother and also, for you... "They don't make boxes like this anymore" holds true here once again -- when I googled Wee Walker baby shoes, some were listed on ebay, but, none in yellow boxes.  Another true treasure to be stored in my "treasure chest".

5 comments:

tamerahixon@gmail.com said...

I haven't seen her before now. She looks SO sweet! Does she have any clothes? I can't wait to see her IRL sometime.

Ginny said...

The only clothes is her little diaper. If Mom had anything else for her, I never knew about it. Guess I should make her a little dress or jumpsuit, huh ?

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Ginny, its ages since i visited your lovely blog here and I still feel that i am intruding a little but i love to see your beautiful things. What a fabulous doll. with lovely memories too. I hope all is good this weekend with you my friend.
Hugs June xxxxx

Ginny said...

June, please NEVER feel as if you are intruding -- I know the blog is written as if I am writing a note to my daughter, but, I am glad for others to enjoy my years of collections and memories. Hope all is well with you. Hugs

June Macfarlane said...

Hi Ginny, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I have missed you and all my other blogging friends too, i have not been in a good place but feel i am coming out of it now
hugs June xxxxx