It's been quite a while since I participated in a Vintage Thingies Thursday. But I've been going through some of my (way too many) collections, and thought I'd share a couple of examples from my pile of vintage paper dolls.
When I was a little girl I always loved playing with paper dolls. Actually, I love playing with them now that I'm a big girl, too! I had an enormous collection – some store bought and some homemade. I kept them in shoe boxes and envelopes and empty candy tins (remember those?). My favorites were the ones that came on greeting cards, like this one from Hallmark, probably created sometime in the mid-1950s. Unfortunately, it's not one from my childhood collection – I bought this one on eBay a few years back. But I'm sure I had one just like it.
The paper dolls were always on the fronts of the cards; and the inside and back included several outfits for them. And these are wonderfully typical of what the best-dressed little girl or paper doll would have been wearing in about 1954.
My other favorites were the dolls I made myself – usually by tracing pictures out of books or magazines or catalogs. Some of them were a bit unusual, like this kitty cat I traced from a book called The Everyday Story Book. He is one of my "originals" – I recently pulled the book out of storage and opened it up for the first time in decades, and there he was!
Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by Suzanne at Coloradolady, and as she says, "Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone." Please visit her blog to find out more about VTT or to participate yourself.