To see more offerings, or to participate yourself,
please head on over to her blog.
When I was little, Christmas time always meant dreams of that new doll Santa would be bringing me. Guess I just never grew up because every Christmas, I still have those dreams of new dolls! But these days Santa isn't very cooperative in that area, so I have to provide my own dollies. Fortunately, my husband has been very indulgent of my doll collecting mania – actually, I think he enjoys it almost as much as I do.
So here are some shots of this year's Christmas doll – our latest acquisition. She's an Armand Marseilles Dream Baby, from the 1920s, with a bisque head, composition hands, and a cloth body. The Christening outfit may or may not be original to this doll, but it's from the period and in great condition for its age. The photos and the dress make her look much larger than she really is: She's actually a very small doll – about ten inches from head to toe. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
This is really a bit of a stretch for a Blue Monday post, I know, but she is reclining against our blue bedspread.
And she has some very pretty blue eyes, too!