Vintage Find

A few weekends ago Papa and I spent some time in the garage. Ours is a two-car yet both of our cars are in the driveway. If you have a garage you know what I’m talking about. With a little bit of work we could easily get one of the cars in — there is a disassembled Christmas tree in there that needs to be put away taking up a lot of space — but one side is full of boxes including a whole bunch of save stuff from my childhood. I’ve been reluctant to go through these boxes because I knew there was a whole lot of stuff in there that there was just no good reason to continue to store but that I still felt like I couldn’t throw away. I find that just the fact that something was saved, even with no intention, somehow makes it harder to get rid of.

Children of the World

So I did get rid of a lot of stuff, A LOT, and that is nice but I also found some stuff I didn’t even know was out there and that was even better. One of those things was this set of dolls that my grandmother made for me when I was about Katrina’s age. I had a matching dress and bugged my mom to search for it last summer but I had totally forgotten about the bag of dolls. I’d have liked to have the dress too — we’ve determined it’s long gone — but the dolls are better. After a nice soak they were nice and clean and ready for some play. I can’t wait to [over]hear their adventures.

Children of the World Dolls
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6 Responses to “Vintage Find”


  1. 1 Anina February 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, you never played with these, did you? They look brand new (and so cute!).

  2. 3 amandajean February 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I can relate to the garage thing. We have a 3 car garage now and our goal is to never outgrow it. And park inside.

  3. 4 erin February 14, 2008 at 9:27 am

    those are so stinking cute!

  4. 5 Sonya February 14, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Those are fabulous! Sewing up a pre-printed form, oh the possibilities!

  5. 6 Alicia February 25, 2008 at 11:06 am

    You are not going to believe this, but I got some old fabric and such lately, and a bunch of it was the cut and sew panels for various things, I swear one of them is for this!!!! I’ll have to look at it again to make sure it exactly the same, but I’m almost sure it is.


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