Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Treasured Vintage Paper Dolls - Inspired!


I recently was doing some reorganizing in one of my closets and came across this box of treasured vintage paper dolls that my sister's and I collected and played with when we were growing up.  Boy, did it bring back memories.   I remember hours and hours of creative play and fun making up stories while dressing and re-dressing these flat, but dimensional characters.  I don't recall doing all the punching out and cutting of each paper piece and tab . . . I think we had alot of help with that part thanks I'm sure to my very patient Mom and Aunts's!   And although I haven't counted how many actual pieces are in the box there are several different styles from Raggedy to The Gingham Girls to Little Lulu and of course, Barbie.    I think that I'll definitely have to figure out a way to work this whole paper doll look into my Pop Art Minis and maybe even with my candles . . . I feel a new design coming on! Off to the drawing board! 

6 comments:

Jean said...

Wow, they are really in good shape! I loved playing with paper dolls. I still have my Lennon Sisters and Chatty Cathy paper dolls.

Just Call Me Grammy said...

What a cool find. We played and played with paper dolls too. I recently looked for some for my little granddaughter and found nothing that I liked...and they were ridiculously expensive. I guess I need to find some vintage ones that would make us both happy :o)

Pop Art Minis said...

Definitely was a fun find! My Mom was a treasure keeper and they were in really great shape! They just don't make them like they used to! Too fun!

Mossy Creek Soap said...

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Michelle w/Mossy Creek Soap

Mossy Creek Soap said...

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Michelle w/Mossy Creek Soap

Pop Art Minis said...

Thanks Michelle! Following back!