Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Show us your favourite dolls


Lori from Faerie Window is having a show off your favourite dolls day today, unfortunately I don't have too many girly dolls, having a house full of boys it didn't seem right to have a doll collection on display who knows what the boys might get up to with them, so I thought that I might share with you a couple that I do have.

This one I only received this past Christmas it came from my two lovely nieces. I may not have girls but I do have 4 nieces who I love buying very girly things for. My sisters two daughters spotted this lovely doll who's name happens to be Linda and promptly told their Mum that they had to buy it for me. How cute is that! I love it! It is so special to me knowing that it is from my beautiful nieces.


Now this second one is also very special, she needs a lot of TLC at the moment, when I find the right person to do it I will get her fixed. This beautiful doll is my Mums. My Mum was born in the Netherlands at the time of WWII. When Mum was 11 the family decided to leave their homeland and move to New Zealand, Mum and her 2 brothers and sister where told that they had to leave everything behind and only take one toy with them, this is what Mum brought with her. Mum said that she still has the original dress for her in storage. I just love the look on her sweet face and to know that my Mum loved her that much to travel halfway around the world with her is just wonderful.
If you would like to see more wonderful favourite dolls just visit Lori for the list of blogs participating.

Ok now for those of you that read my previous post and were wondering which random and weird fact was not true it is no 5. Although my son, my younger sister and brother all do have this problem I am glad to say that I don't, actually I have never passed out or fainted before in my life.

Oh and if you have been reading the A to Z of my home I know that I have gotten a little side tracked the last few posts but I will continue next post, so until then .............

Cheers,


33 comments:

Lori said...

Linda, thank you so much for playing today! i love the story about how your mum brought her favorite doll to New Zealand...i think she is perfect just how she is!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

your doll is amazing!! love hte story too.
oxooxx,
jessi

LW said...

Lovely dolls, I adore your mother's doll, she has a sweet face..

Louise

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Linda, your Linda doll is fabulous!! And oh, your mom's doll is just beautiful! Her face is stunning! I love her!

Hugs,
Amy

Elly said...

That doll (and her story) of your Mom is beautiful! And how nice she's from the Netherlands (just like me!). And what a sweet nieces you have, they bought you a gorgeous doll! TFS!

nene 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;-))
Hugs,
Jeannene

Donna O. said...

Hi Linda- I bet your boys wouldn't have minded the dolls- so glad you're sharing them today!! Great story about the doll that was your mom's. The history always make them that much sweeter.
D.

Fete et Fleur said...

How wonderful to have girly girls in your life to buy sweet things for. They did a good job picking out that lovely doll for you!

Your mother's doll is something special. What a wonderful blessing to have it.

Nancy

Deb said...

Lovely post Linda. Your dolls are wonderful.

Du Buh Du Designs said...

What a great story about your Mom's doll! I think she deserves to be fixed too. Would love to see her when she makes her second debut:)
Thanks for sharing your dolls and story!
~Christine

Dawn said...

What lovely treasures.....!

Betzie said...

Very sweet dollies...I know you will treasure your mom's as she did.

shirl said...

What a beautiful doll, and the old one looks like she was loved so much! Thank you for visiting and sharing!
Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

Treasure Barn said...

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

Your dolls are just beautiful! I like what I see on your blog so I will be back to surf soon.

Thanks again
Patti

bluemuf said...

Your new little doll is so pretty and your on your way to a collection. But, I loved the story about your mum's doll, what a treasure.

Karen

mica said...

very nice. I really do love the second doll... she looked well loved I think she deserves a party hat !!! Thanks for sharing with us. Mica

Laurie said...

Oh, what a wonderful doll to have with it's history! Thanks for sharing! :)

Pinkie Denise said...

So glad you join us so fun to see everyones collection thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Linda,
I think she's just perfect too! What an amazing doll and the history behind makes it all the more special

Sandy said...

Your mom's doll is a treasure! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

Sandy:)

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi Linda!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your mother's sweet doll and the story behind her! I agree, the history always makes them sweeter!!

*hugs* Dara

KarenHarveyCox said...

How wonderful to own a doll that belonged to your mum. Your nieces are so sweet to have given you such a lovely doll. Karen

The Rose Room said...

Two very special dolls and I love how your Mum's doll came to NZ - of course:) Rachael

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Your mums doll is stunning! even while awaiting medical care. -smile- What possibilities. Oh the memories a doll conjures up. Can't wait to see more on the happenings of your doll collection, had a fun time taking it all in. :) ~Monica

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My what a beautiful doll! I can see why she was the one special toy that your mum brought with her.
Cathy

Siobhan said...

Hi Linda,
Beautiful dolls! :)
Siobhan

Julie - Pink Paris Match said...

Hi Linda,

I love the story about your mom! I think her doll is absolutely beautiful!

Julie

Gail McCormack said...

Love the dolls, the old with the new! You just made me realise I don't think I own a doll anymore. I do remember my brother cutting one of my favourite doll's hair, her name was Shirley and I cried for days.

Miss Sandy said...

What an amazing story of your mothers doll and that you still have it! The doll has the most serene expression on her face, she must have been a great comfort to a little girl in her situation. Thank you for sharing her and I hope you find the right person to restore her!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a great doll! I don't have any dolls. I really can't even remember playing with them when I was little. I was such a tom boy!
Penny
p.s. I am having my 200th post giveaway, come enter :-)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful doll your neices gifted you with! And I love your mum's doll & the precious memories that go with her! You must repair her so your mum can once again enjoy her!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my dollies! Wasn't this fun!?!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh I love this touching doll story! Thank you for sharing it. Love,RAchel

Pearl Maple said...

Wow, following all the links to the little dolls has opened up doors too all kinds of new blogs full of fun and creative things to see.

Thanks for sharing.