Serena @ Art By Serena, posted her doll from childhood that meant so much to her, and asked her readers if they had a special doll also.
I wanted this dolly for about a year (at least). She was in the S & H Greenstamp Catalog, which was something where you collected stamps from the grocery store and filled books and saved so many books to buy things out of a catalog. Lucky for us, the S & H store was right next door to our grocery store, so we could just walk right in and present our stamp books and pick out what we wanted and take it home! It was a lot of fun. As kids we loved the "job" of sitting down with the stamps and empty booklets to fill. Our Mom would give us a wet sponge on a little plate and we would spend time putting those stamps in the books perfectly straight (I'm sure they were NOT)...LOL...
One day I had enough stamps to get this beautiful BRIDE DOLL, all decked out in her white gown with veil, and shoes, jewelry, etc. I don't believe I ever gave her a name...she was just always "My Bride Doll".
Over the years, she lost a lot of her attire, and so about 10 years ago, my Mom sewed her a new dress, and I made her some new jewelry. I beaded her a necklace, and used cut off quilting pens (with colored balls at the ends) to stick through the holes in her ears, for new earrings!
I was able to find her the exact same shoes (reproduced) at a place online...her old ones were white of course, but her new pair are pink! The only things original now are her petticoat and underwear!!!
I got her when I was around 8-10 years old, and she is made of hard plastic, and has some damage on her lips, toes and chest where she is decomposing a bit. I have thought of taking her to a doll repair person, but then again for now, when she is dressed, she is OK. The sweater you see just went on her about a week ago...it was a sweater I had bought at Micheals Craft store for one of my daughters dolls, but she did not like it, and it actually made a real cute 3/4 length sleeve sweater for my bride doll. I feel so much better now, knowing she is not cold sitting up in my entertainment center in an air conditioned house!
Do you have a doll from your childhood that is special to you???