Some days I drive past opportunity shops and never bat an eye.
Other days I KNOW that there is something in there waiting for me and I have to go in and rummage around. Yesterday was kind of one of those days but with a difference. I’d been in this store the day before and walked away from a lovely old mirror. Once home, remorse that I had left it behind set in so I decided to go back the next day and see if it was still there. Luckily it was!
….but seeing as I was already in the shop it wasn’t going to hurt if I just had another little look around would it?
So glad I did!
Because these little vintage beauties were waiting for me. Stacked in a basket full of plastic fantastic Fisher Price toys!
So beautifully kept, in a plastic sleeve with some cardboard to keep them straight and safe.
Mostly they’re un-cut and apart from some yellowing sticky tape marks (none of which are really over the illustrations), a little moth or perhaps silver fish predation around the edges are in wonderful condition!
A couple of sheets down I think I found what I had suspected from the moment I picked them up.
A link to Little Golden Books of days gone by.
So much to love about this little find. It feeds my love of dolls, childhood and children books in one little bundle.
Around here Lalaloopsy dolls have never really found their place. It’s probably partially because of me. I tend to try and encourage Freya towards baby dolls or handmade dolls. Although when it comes to these little darlings…they’ve never really appealed to her either. I think it’s the eyes.
That was until yesterday when I found this little barely dressed lady at the op shop. Upon holding her Freya declared that she quite liked this dolly. She was ‘one of the nice ones’ apparently. The problem was that she had no clothes (you can’t have everything for your $2 investment) and it’s getting cold around here. No problem I thought. I’ll just go shopping tomorrow and buy her a frock or two…actually that was a problem. Turns out you can’t just buy clothes for these gals ‘down the street’ at the moment.
So with little time and no pattern but I have to admit a tad more enthusiasm than I thought I would ever muster for one of these dolls I have spent an hour dressing her.
She has a little pillow slip dress (with some questionable, didn’t think to embroider before I cut it out…now it won’t fit into a hoop words on it).
And a little frock coat.
All in all I think she’s in pretty good condition. The only real flaw I can find on her is this little orange stripe in her rosy cheek.
For the time being though…she’s going to have to be shoeless. I think they will take some thinking about!
…and just like that we have a Lalaloopsy doll in the house. Something tells me she won’t be on her own for too long.