Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hello DOLLy!

Good Morning Girls!!

Today is DOLL day.
show & tell.

Thanks to the Fabulous
what a great idea!

Here are just a few that
are sentimental to me.

AAAHHH!!! Dressy Bessy!

this was my first dolly ever. i carried her around everywhere i went. she had zippers and buttons, and laces. she was awesome.i loved her. all her funky bright colors! HMM???? that explains allot. Tee Hee.
Need i saw more?
I love all things Barbie.
I really adore vintage,and the high fashion dolls.

Barbie Rocks!

This is a family Heirloom.

It is a vintage Wedding Cake Topper.

it was passed on to me by my mom.

she had it on her cake.

My Grandma, and my Great Grandma

had this on there cakes too.

It really means allot to me. all the history.

This piece has been handed down too.My grandma gave this to my mom, i think when she was a teen?Then my mom passed it to me when i was 19. My Mom died when i was 19. so both the cake topper ,and this really mean allot to me!

I love all my paper dolls.

They hang in the corner of my craft room.

Most of these have been sent to me from Blogging friends.
Look closly and you'll probably spot one you have sent me!

This is my most recent purchase.

My Lolly Dolly.

I love her so!

Well ladies these are just a few of my FAVORITE dolls.

I could go on and on with the barbie photo's

i'll save that for another day!!!

Have a great time looking at everyones dolls!




Unknown said...

Jessy this show and tell is perfect for you because of your love of Barbies! I must say that I adore your paper dolls! Come on over to my place to see my dolly limps..LOL!


LiLi M. said...

Ah Barbie, I couldn't live without her too! I like that caketopper its gorgeous and the story behind it makes it even more beautiful. Have fun today!

Lori said...

well you surprised me, i thought this would be all about Barbie:) miss dressy bessy made me smile, thanks for sharing her...i LOVE the cake topper, what a sweet piece all the more special because of it's history of celebrating family love!!! thanks for playing with me Jessi:)

Dawn said...

Oh Jessi...that cake topper is just the cutest thing!!!!
And I am not surprised that you have your Barbies on today.

I enjoyed looking at your paper dolls, too! I collected the Betsy McCall PDs from McCalls magazine...back in the "olden" days.

Anonymous said...

The cake topper is cute.Thank you for sharing your dolls and memories. It is so nice to read what you have to tell us.
But the one doll of all that I know too here in Germany is...Barbie !!!
Have a nice dolly day :)

Unknown said...

Hi Jessi! I LOVE Barbie too! I love the fact that you have your first doll still!! I wish I still had mine. My first doll was called Lolly Doll, lol! She was all pink. Hmm, maybe that means something for me too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful dolls with us! This is so fun :)


Babsarella said...

Jessi, love all your dolls. The cake toppper is SO COOL!!! Love all your family heirlooms. I was a Barbie collector for a while, but I ran out of room. Still have a bunch in my closet, along with some of the first Fashion Avenue outfits that came out. Love your great paperdolls too. Thanks for sharing your great collection!!!

Anonymous said...

Jessi- this post is SO you. I knew I'd see something great and crazy and you didn't disappoint. I never had Barbie but my friend did. When you showed the Barbie case, I could smell the plastic immediately. Thanks for the dolly memory!!

Junie Moon said...

What a fun celebration of your dolls!

Splashes of Pink and Mint said...

What a great post Jessi!!! I love the cake topper, that's so special! And about barbies... wich girl didn't have one???? I loved them and still do! And Dressy Bessy... awesome!!!!

Unknown said...

The cake topper is so dear! Your Miss Dressy Bessy is so fun! Barbie was def. on the top of my list for all time favorite to play with!!!

The Cheap Chick said...

Hi honey! It's Erin and Tiffany, up in MN!

I love your blog - I had the Dressy Bessy, too. I carried it everywhere, but it didn't help me much with my fashion sense. Or lack thereof.

Tiff, of course, has NO IDEA what a Dressy Bessy is.

Rosa said...

Hi Jessi,
A doll showing her dolls, how cute!
Dressy Bessy is adorable; I love your Barbie Wizzard of Oz collection. And the doll figurine passed down to you from your grandma and mom is a treasure. The paper doll display in your craftroom is really neat!

Anonymous said...

"Oh I love your collection you have shared." Very stunning to look at. They are so beautiful!!

I hope you stop by and see my collection for my daughter;-))


Secondhandrose said...

That cake topper is fabulous and what a great way to display the paper dolls. Thanks,Karen

Betty said...

What a fun collection Jessi! I adore that cake topper. What a wonderful momento!

Unknown said...

Oh Barbie was always my favorite, and you have quite alot. I love your paper dolls too. I love the exhibit of barbies at FAO Schwartz in New York. Stop by and see my doll, Karen

Anonymous said...

OMGosh, Love the kewpie caketopper! Lolly Dolly is adorable.

Cape Cod Washashore said...

Sweet dolls, there! Dressy Bessy!!! My baby brother had HER brother, "Dapper Dan!" lol Hey, it taught him how to button and zip and tie! =) lol

windycorner said...

What's Dolly Day without Barbie? Thanks for showing us all your beauties.

Heidi said...

I love paper dolls too, didn't think of putting pics of those up for the challenge. Let me know if you are interested in acquiring any more vintage barbies...I have my aunts and would like to find a good home for them.

LW said...

What a beautiful cake top, a true family treasure.

Lovely Barbie’s, the doll of all dolls.
Love the paper doll pin-up, that is a wonderful idea, looks great.


Anonymous said...


OH I love Barbies! I have that same Barbie case! Love the paper dolls too!

Betzie said...

My Barbies are hiding up in my attic. I won't tell you how old they are. LOL
I just LOVE how you display your paper dolls. So so cute!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello Miss Scrappy! Wonderful dolls. The first one brought back so many memories. I had one just like her and loved her dearly. Thanks for sharing.


mushroommeadows said...

hehehe you kind of remind me of Barbie! :)

Anyway, I love your very first doll. It's cute! And, the family heirloom topper is amazing. Kewpie cute.

bluemuf said...

Jessi, Your collection is fantastic. I love the heirloom pieces, they are so special. And, of course Barbie, I do have one Barbie down in "the box", but it was given to me to use as a dress form when I was crocheting dresses. I look forward to see more of your Barbies


Anonymous said...

I had Barbies growing up and cloth dolls but I dont think any of them were saved, except for a Russian doll and Princess Diana doll. That's wonderful you still have your first doll! I love the paperdolls..I think I enjoyed playing with tose even more than my Barbies growing up:) Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Oops..forget to mention I love the cake topper too!

Amy said...

I just love the paper dolls hanging from the wall in your crafts room. Between that and your tag gate, you have the most inspiring space to work in! Also the cake topper is just awesome. I love the history behind it. What a special treasure! Amy

Michelle said...

So wonderful! I love barbies too,only most of mine are still at my mom's house. My daughter likes to play withthem there. I love how you displayed your paper dolls too. It was fun having an excuse to play with dolls this morning wasn't it? I had fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun!!! I loved seeing your favorite dolls and your paper dolls are precious!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Jessi! Love all your dolls! But I absolutely am gahgah over the wedding cake topper. I have a small collection of those & this one is just too adorable for words!

My pics are finally up now, so please come visit my dolls, too!

Angelic Accents

Janell Berryman Pumpkinseeds folk art said...

Great collection! Love the vintage Barbie's!! And the fabulous story of the cake topper. I love dolly days!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I knew you'd have some fun dolls. I'm always glad to see Barbie, she is an old friend of mine, I had one of the very first ones when I was little, it was instant love!

vivian said...

I had a dressy bessy! forgot all about her! would love to see all your barbies! We are barbie fanatics here.. well not like some people.. but we do love them!!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Jessi! I totally loved Dressy Bessy too. Made me smile when I saw yours! Love the cake topper and the memories it holds for you.

Linda said...

Hi Jessi,
I love the family history behind your doll collection. Dressy Bessy is just so cute.
Cheers Linda

Shirl said...

Jessi, I love your dolls, and I love Barbies too! I wish I still had my frist doll! I love how you displayed your paper dolls. I still have everyone my daughter ever got all in one suitcase, one day I will give it to her. I'm going to put them on my blog soon. Thank you for visiting me!
Shirls Rose COttage

pchickki said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the comments left about my dollies.

I really like you blog and would like to put your link on my blog if you don't mind. I enjoy alot of the same things that you do.

Nice to meet you Jessi

Anonymous said...

fun dollies. the top looks familiar to me... I just knew you would have shared Barbies. thank you for your sweet comment as well.

Lola Enchanted said...

Dressy Bessy is the cutest! I LOVE how you hang up your dolls.. What a very clever and pretty idea!!~

Sandy said...

I love your Lolly Dolly! I knew you would have some awesome Barbie's but the cake topper takes the cake! Love it and so sentimental too! Paper dolls, love them! I wish I'd thought to drag mine out, love yours! Thanks for sharing!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello thanks for sharing your wonderful collection, I have a kewpie
cake top that belong to my grandma I had on my cake that is very similiar to yours, thanks for sharing this is so much fun Pinkie Denise

Natasha Burns said...

Loving all your dolls Jessi! Wow that cake topper is amazing, what beautiful history it has!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, I love your Dressy Bessy!!! Too cute!!! Your cake topper is so sweet and I love how it's been passed down to you! How special!!!

*hugs* Dara

zuzu said...

=^..^= jessi
This was just wonderful ...
I so enjoyed my visit here to see your treasures!

What a grand idea for displaying your paperdolls ... I might use that idea in my studio! Really. Very cute idea!

The google-eye cake topper is one of the nicest little toppers I have ever seen. Maybe it's the story behind it that makes my heart sing ... It is wonderful.

family treasure is the best!

=^..^= thanks for the show-n-tell
I had a lot of fun! xx love, zU

Cindy said...

You have a great collection, I particulary love the Wizard of Oz Barbies...hwo cool! The Lolly Dolly is sweet too!


Sandra Evertson said...

Ah, Love your Barbie collection! Always love Barbie, I collect them too!
Sandra Evertson

roseroomnz.com said...

Hi Jessi, You have a great and quirky collection. Can't wait to see more Barbie:) Rachael

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I too adore paper dolls and love to make them with my Granddaughter. Hope you have a beautiful rest of the week....

Lori said...

Jessi, Oh my how I love that cake topper!!!!! Yes I love my Barbies too! Great paper doll collection! When I was age 2-6 I was in a series of body casts for a hip disease, I remember my three greatest loves, cut-out, crayons and Barbies!! They saved my life in those sad times!!! Love,Lori

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

I love your paper doll collection! and what a cute way to display them so that you can always look at them!!! Fun!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I love all of them, but your paper dolls and Lolly Dolly are my most favorites. :)

I was a few days late, but did post my own favorites ... if you are interested, feel free to stop by: http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2008/04/doll-party-worse-than-fashionably-late.html

Cheers! ~M~

Unknown said...

Jessy, you made me tear up looking at the Dressy Bessy doll. My grandfather passed away when I was 6 but a year before that he had taught me how to tie my shoes using my Dressy Bessy doll. Thanks for the memory.


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