Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pink Saturday, March 7/09

Welcome to another pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. If you'd enjoy seeing tons of other pink blogs, please click on the Pink Saturday button on the sidebar.
This Saturday I'm taking a nostalgic look into my past. The above paper doll set is one of my personal favourites. I think I bought it in Oregon on one of our family trips to my uncle's farm in the 1970's. It was 39 cents. I carefully cut out each dress, and kept it in excellent shape. I laid out the PINK items for you to view.
Please click on each of the photos to enlarge and see the detail.

I wore this dress when I was two years old, and yes, I still have it! Isn't it a lovely shade of rose pink?

Here's a photo of myself wearing the dress in 1962, pushing away a doll from my Aunt Frieda. I didn't like this doll at all because she was hard (filled with sawdust) and she had red hair! That's my little sister, Leona, sitting beside me.

Last Saturday, Feb 28, was a very special day for me. My parents came to visit in the morning, and gave me a belated Valentine's Day gift. (I had been very sick with bronchitis on Valentine's) Isn't she cute? She's a Valentine Barbie, with her own little Valentine!

My mom had another surprise for me; a belated Christmas gift. She was going to give this doll to me at Christmas, but there was so much snow we were all housebound for weeks. So she decided to give her to me at Valentine's and then I got sick. Well, better late than never! This doll is an Effanbee "Sweetie Pie" from the 1930-1940 era. My mom spotted her in Montgomery Ward store in McMinnville OR, when she was 12 years old.
She begged her parents for the doll. She said it could be "my last doll". Her parents agreed, and my mom got the doll right away; she didn't have to wait until Christmas. She cost $11.99 in 1945. She named her Peggy Sue, and carefully kept her all these years. She is wearing her original pink dress and bonnet. Isn't she darling? And wasn't it a very special sort of PINK DAY?


Linda said...

Such sweet and nostalgic pinks this week Loretta!! The paper dolls are so pretty and of course the dolls are very special!! Your Mom's doll is so cute and if you didn't know better you would think she was brand new!! And OF COURSE you still have the dress...LOL...I am constantly amazed at what you still have!!!


peppermint said...

Loretta thank you for visiting my blog. I loved your "pink post". I remember playing with my paper dolls for hours. Wish I had them today! A walk down memory lane!

Amy said...

So nice of you to share you treasures.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

These are great!

~ Gabriela ~

Mimi said...

Wonderful pinkies today! Thanks so much for sharing. Pink Saturday is always so much fun for me. You get to know the bloggers and also get so many great ideas for your home and for your he♥rt, too.

What wonderful keepsakes from your mom. Real treasures.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wonderful pink treasures - but I'm most impressed that you still have childhood toys!

I don't even have childhood MEMORIES of toys anymore LOL.

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

g said...

Sweet pictures and such a cute little dress. I love the picture of you and your sister.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

I love all your Pinks! I have a little dress from when i was a girl that is white trimed in Pink Flowers that I have pics of me in! that just makes it more special of a Pink!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Terri said...

A lovely Pink trip back in time.

happy pink day!

Anonymous said...

How sweet that your mother would give you keepsakes that she has held onto for you. I love that doll and I'm not a doll person.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Susan said...

wonderful post!!!! Happy Pink Saturday


Debra said...

You know you reminded my of My Darling Deb doll I have. I need to post her on pink Saturday.

Thanks for sharing. I love all the pink goodness.

Happy Pink Saturday

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, such a sweet post, Loretta! I love that you have all of these sentimental things from your childhood AND your mom's. That is so special. Made me smile!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

JudyBug said...

I love this pink post. The dolls, the dress (you were a cutie in that!) and the stories. Love it!


jeanne said...

Hello Loretta, you so remind me of my mother's family. They keep everything. I love that and I am somewhat the same way. I still have my prom dress.

Your paper doll of Mary Poppins is so sweet and perfect. I love your collection of dolls and some of them are very special. The doll your mom gave you is a wonderful treasure and so sweet that it was hers. Last but not least is your own little pink dress. Adorable in pink. So are your photos. I enlarged them and the detail was great.

Nice job on your pink post today.


Deanna said...

Hi Loretta,
I loved your baby dress and I have to say my favorite was your mama's doll. She is a pretty little thing!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy PS! pretty paper dolls.. reminds me of mine, when I was young of course! hehehehehe have a good weekend!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said... have so many wonderful sentimental things that were kept. And that doll from your mom is so special.

~Deborah~ said...

You still get dolls for presents?! How sweet! I collected dolls and still have them, but no longer buy them...they began to take over my house!

Great pink post!
Your friend red-headed Deborah

Claudia said...

I love paper dolls - so many memories from my childhood come to mind. And dolls, the little effanbee doll reminds me of my Tiny Tears doll. She had a pink corduroy jacket and bonnet that my grandmother made - sadly, my parents misplaced her and I never got her back. Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Love the paper dolls.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Loretta
I just Love your pink Dolls, I collected and made dolls (porcelain) for a long time, I eventally got sick from the dust from the cleaning and gave it up. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be sure to post pics of the trailer. I was born in Canada, Nova Scotia~~
Thanks for sharing your treasures.
marian elizabeth

Sheri said...

Hi Loretta,
I love all your dolls in pink.And I loved paperdolls when I was a girl (showing my age a bit there, haha). Lovely post! Hope you had a fabulous PS!

Anonymous said...

Full of cuteness. Wonderful treasures you shared on this post. Your pink dress is so adorable and still in good shape. Sweet!

Rochelle said...

Cute, cute, many memories of playing with paper dolls when I was young - and that was a long time ago!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Isn't this cold weather just wonderful? NOT!!