Friday, July 18, 2008

SHOW & TELL #21 - Baby Doll

Friday's have become a special day in my life for many reasons. I know we hear people say Thank Goodness It's Friday, usually meaning I'm glad the week-end is almost here. My reasons are different.......TGIF for me means - It's SHOW & TELL time at Kelli's and its our COWETA REMNANT PRAYER MEETING night. Two special things in my life.

Thank you Kelli for hosting Show & Tell ....... it has been amazing for me to look at so many of my things with fresh eyes and realize how very many treasures I have. It also gives me the pleasure of visiting all the other Show & Tell posters and seeing the wonderful items they have to share. What fun!!!

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This week I am showing a doll that I bought from my sister-in-love, Sally, in 1991. I am not a doll collector but I have two. I showed my Sleepy Baby Doll here on December 7th last year. Isn't she precious? I actually purchased 3 dolls from this wonderful, talented SIL. One was like this one for my daughter, Suzette. Suzette's has blue eyes, like she does, and has a different dress on. Sally made not only the dolls but the clothing they wore.

I never named this doll but she lives on this shelf in our guest bedroom. If you ever come visit me you'd get to share the room with her. On another Show & Tell I will show the complete shelf and all the neat things she lives with.

PLEASE read the post below on living a Frugal Life Style and leave a comment with a frugal idea you have and do. I'm wanting to become even more frugal with your help. THANKS!!!
My doll with no name has just been named by two sweet girls!!!
Please meet KATHLEEN
See comments 6 & 8 and you will understand about this.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLS, she is really double special now.

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Charlotte said...

What an adorable doll. I have a doll i my guest room also. She's always there to greet guests. My S & T is a doll today also. Have a great weekend.

A Hint of Home said...

She's very sweet looking. Thanks for sharing her and all your good ideas on how to be thrifty and save money.
Have a good weekend.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a precious doll, she looks right at home on your shelf. :)

Have a wonderful Friday!
Kathi :)

Maxine said...

I woud like to come and share the room with her. So sweet. I have one doll that was made by a friend and she's been a precious part of our family since my oldest was two. It's funny, but they do seem to be family members. Thanks for sharing this sweet dolly.

Barbara H. said...

She made that? It's lovely!

Tammy said...

Hi Susan,
I just love dolls like this...she is so precious looking!
If my girls knew you, they certainly wouldn't let you get away with not naming her! ;)

I did a S & T today too!
Have a nice weekend!

Humble wife said...

Pretty doll. I only have one myself from a very special friend. In fact I shared her story on show and tell!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tammy said...

Susan, I told the girls that you would let them name your doll and they were excited! I said she looked a little Irish and they asked me for a list of Irish names. They both wanted the same one...:D

Here is a note from my girls:

"We want to name your doll....
Kathleen! We hope you like this name!"

Thank you, dear Susan, for honoring my girls like that! (And I do hope that name is OK!!!)

diana said...

what a beautiful doll. and how nice of you to let those girls name her. it's a beautiful name. thanks for sharing her.

hope you have a nice weekend.

ceekay said...

What a lovely doll. And congrats on a beautiful name! We also have a lot of ideas in common for saving money!

Anonymous said...

...and I thought sure you would name her Ginger :)

Jeanette said...

Hi Susan,Love your Doll she looks lovely sitting on the shelf .OHH how lovely to let Tammy"s girls name her and such a pretty Name..

Thank your for email I will be posting J. soon. Jen

Kelli said...

What a sweet doll and I love her new name...the girls did a great job of choosing one!

Sioux said...

Kathleen is very beautiful. I'm glad she has a name!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen is a precious little doll!! I think the girls picked a perfect name, esp. as that is a close variation of my daughter's name... I think it's so sweet you let them name her!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said... sweet! Nice to meet Kathleen!

The Olson's: said...

Your SIL did an amazing job! She's beautiful!

Last year for my daughter's birthday, my husband bought our daughter a similar kind of doll from the thrift store. Her name is Kathrine - almost the same name!

Thanks for sharing,
~ Leanne

Tammy said...

Thank you for adding on the new name my girls gave your beautiful doll!
My mom reads my blog and then came over to read yours- she thought this was just wonderful!

Kathy said...

Sweet dolly! I still have my favorite childhood doll - Chatty Kathy! Loved seeing yours.
Kathy (

Nadine said...

What a lovely doll. I love the name Kathleen - Tammy you're girls are adorable.

Susan you are so sweet to let them name her.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a pretty little dolly! Of course I love the name the little girls gave her! It's close to my name!


Alisun said...

Very sweet name for such a lovely doll. I have an antique doll from my great great aunt whom I am named after it is a treasure.

Mountain Mama said...

She's a beautiful doll with a beautiful name. My second daughter's name is Kathleen Susanne. All of my children have Irish names. I didn't plan it I guess it is something in my DNA from my Irish ancestors. LOL

Sharon said...

She is so beautiful! What a sweet doll. I do not have a vintage doll and I would like to find one. I think I would like a doll that actually looks like a baby and they are harder to find. You are blessed that Kathleen was a gift from your sister-in-love (I love how you say that instead of -in-law!).

I've been so busy, I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit you lately! I hope you are having a great summer!

Hugs, Sharon