Saturday, January 31, 2009

My first PINK Saturday

I love the colour pink, especially rose pink, but any pink except neon pink will do! So here is what I've chosen for my first item:


This is myself at 6 months old, wearing a darling pink dress, which I believe I still have in my cedar chest. The photo is hand coloured, as colour photography was too expensive in those days. My parents had my three younger sisters photographs done like this too. The photographer came to our home to take the photo. Can you believe it?
Here is one of my favourite Chatty Cathy dolls, purchased from a friend on Vancouver Island for the vast sum of $50! It belonged to his mother, so when she passed away, I bought it from him. Chatty didn't quite look this good. I had her repaired by a friend's husband in Ontario, who does fantastic work. She can even talk again! I bought her darling dress on eBay; it's a Daisy Kingdom outfit.
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!

29 comments:

Linda said...

ohhhh...I love your new header photo! It is just darling!! Your baby picture is so cute, I have hand painted ones of us as well I will have to show you one day if I can remember..they also came to the house to take them...

Sondra Behne' said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday...so glad you decided to join us.

Love the doll..what a treasure. Remember me in November for I will be having a contest on Pink Dolls then.

PlantBuddy said...

So pretty your dollies and a nice blog too. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

vintagewindow said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Great pink post.

Happy PS

Kris

CC said...

Love your photo and your doll. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday
and have a lovely pink day.

Dee Light said...

What a perfectly pink baby! You looked so cute. Love the doll and pretty dress.

Jorgelina said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!
So pretty your dollies.
Happy pink Saturday!

G. Bloom said...

Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday!
Great Post! What a lovely photo of you!
Gina

lisa said...

Happy Pink Saturday

I was tickled to see all those sweet little faces in your blog banner smiling at me when I logged onto your page.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photograph. Chatty Cathy is awesome.

Lisa

dana said...

Happy Pink Sat and WELCOME!!!
I have a photo or two of me that someone "colored"--yes, that is what they did in the olden days! :)
Love your Chatty Cathy dolls--what fun. My sister had one. It's so great that you restore your finds.
Have a great Pk Sat!! Dana

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your baby picture is so sweet! The pink is exquisite! I love dolls too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh, someone likes there dolls, and speaking of dolls, you certainly look like a sweetie..My mom use to tell me thats how I had my picture taken from somebody just coming by, if you wanted photos taken..Very Sweet and PINK. Have nice Day!

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Loretta.

I love your baby picture. I have pictures that were done the same way.

And, I adore your Chatty Cathys.

Kathleen said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. I am lucky enough to have one of my baby dressed as well. Chatty Cathy, well, my name is Kathleen, so you can imagine the number of times I have been called that. Too funny, Hugs Kathleen

Koleen said...

Welcome to "pink Saturday". Love your blog!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Awwww... too perfect little dolls, you and your little friend! Happy Pink Saturday to you! So glad to have you. :-)


XO,

Sheila

Mimi said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Isn't it fun to see all of the lovely and sweet items other bloggers share with us? I'm hooked!

erin said...

You've got quite a lot of Chatty's. We always use that term in our house, but I never had one, only my sisters. I came a little bit after that. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday.. OH MY GOSH!! I remember Chatty Cathy, I loved her, yours looks so great. How lucky of you... She is just so so Pretty.

Hugs;
Alaura

Diane said...

Loved your post! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane

Katie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I loved seeing the Chatty Kathy dolls, so very much! She was my first doll, I must have been around 3. Did they have commercials for them then? (47 years ago?) They must have cuz I knew exactly what she was, I still remember that magical Christmas morning. Santa was simply The Man of The Year that morning!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I'm glad you joined in too! Cute baby picture and Chatty Cathy looks so pretty in that pink dress.

Dawn said...

Ohhh, Chatty Cathy! I have one! and charmin' chatty! They are so wonderful! Happy PS!

RobinfromCA said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love the hand tinted photo of you as a baby! That's what my baby photos look like too! And, Chatty Cathy! I'd forgotten all about her - wonder if she's still at my mom's house somewhere . . . hmmm . . . now you've inspired a treasure hunt!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Robin

Chatelaine said...

What a great baby photo. I love the hand colored look. Gives it a more gentile quality.

It's nice to meet you.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

love those chatty cathy dolls! My sister had one nearly 50-years aog (are they really that old!),that she probably still has somewhere in her doll collection. I was a horse and boot girl myself... but I still liked making that doll talk!

happy pink saturday! Dixie

Lana said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a precious baby photo you have of yourself. That hand-tinting looks so delicate.

Blessings, Lana

KatCollects said...

Welcome to your first pink Saturday, I love you baby picture, precious.
Kathy

Shirl said...

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday! I'm still making my visits, it takes me all week! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!
Your baby picture is just beautiful and so is that pretty doll!
Bless You, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage