Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Show and Tell

TGIF! Good Morning everyone!

When I was little and stayed at my Grandparents house one of my favorite things to do was play paper dolls. And not the kind of dolls that you bought and cut out, mine were cut out of the Sears, JC Penney and Montgomery Ward catalogs. I could hardly wait until a new catalog would come out so that I could have the old one to cut up.
Believe it or not, I saved all my paper dolls from the 1970's! Tuesday when I was home sick I thought about them and went searching and sure enough I found them. Opening the lid to those boxes was like taking a trip back in time. I saw so many of my "old friends".
Check out those 1970's clothes! I love them!
This particular model, modeled for many years and was my favorite, I thought she was so beautiful (and still do)
I also loved the dolls dressed in long dresses. I especially love the lt blue dress third from the left. I would so wear that now!
Look at all the "patch work" clothes. I really like the patchwork dress on the little doll near the center.
Showing ones middiff was even popular in the 70's, but not at my house! Though I do like that red bandana fabric skirt.
Look at all the pink and check out the wide legs on some of those pants along with the ever popular mini skirt!

Do little girls still with paper dolls anymore? I played with mine until I was a teenager! I would cut out the dolls with the outfits I liked, then I would show my great aunt and she and I would get the fabric and make them!

For more fun show and tell head over to Theres no Place Like Home http://kellishouse.blogspot.com

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

19 comments:

Jules said...

I used to play with paper dolls too. I don't have mine any more. Neat collection. Thanks for sharing.

Smilingsal said...

As a child, I never played with paper dolls, but I bought them for my daughter and played with them then. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

JudyBug said...

I love that you still have your paper dolls. Oh my, I wore long dresses like those. What memories!

Bovey Belle said...

In the UK there used to be a magazine called the Bunty which had a paper doll on the back page and new paper clothes (with tabs to hold them in place) every week. One of my school friends got it - I was still with the Beano and the Dandy comics! Bet those brought back some memories for you. I still have all the pony books from my childhood . . . Jennie xxx

Melissa Wertz said...

I love paper dolls! My mom and I played with them a lot. Happy Valentines Day!

ceekay said...

I loved paper dolls. In fact almost bought some today for a gift. Can't believe you still have yours. Did you ever have the magnet ones? Those were my favorite!

Susie Homemaker said...

Now, why didn't I think of that when I was young? I did cut them out, but I pasted them all over my room...I know I wore a lot of those outfits!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Cass said...

Oh my gosh, I WORE some of those clothes, hahaha. Loved this post, boy did it bring back memories.

I loved paper dolls when I was a little girl. My own daughters never got too much into them; they instead made dolls out of paper clips and made their own clothes for "Paper Clipper" and "Clipper Paper," as they called their "dolls."

Loved this post, thanks so much!

Cass

Arlene Grimm said...

What hours of fun we had cutting paper dolls out of old catalogs. I have to wonder if any one sits still long enough these days for quiet pursuits.

Susan B said...

I used to love playing with paper dolls when I was young. I also used to cute them out of catalogs! I had forgotten until I saw your post. Thank you for the memories!

Mountain Mama said...

I remember paper dolls! I had some too. I used to get frustrated because those little tabs that fold over the doll would eventually fall off.
Your favorite long dress looks like the dress I made for my daughter when she went to the tolo. That was way back in the 60's Her dress was pink and she loved it.

Leann said...

I didn't have paper dolls, I had colorforms. Does anyone remember those?

I'd love to see your attic or where ever your store your keepsakes!

Kelli said...

This is an amazing collection, Linda! I'm so glad you still have it! Emily still plays with her paper dolls. :0)
~Kelli

Holly said...

Oh, Linda! That is so cool that you kept them!!! Love it!

Deborah said...

I loved my paperdolls. Mine were much more vintage. I like the 'little girl' dolls. My daughters never seemed interested in them at all.

Thanks for the memory!
Deborah

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh that was fun!! I was in college and a newly wed in the 70's and I had clothes like that. How cool you saved all those paper dolls. What a blast from the past!

Jess said...

So good to be back! Hoep all is well with you, and have a great week!.

Lots of love
Jess

Lori said...

Oh my goodness that is lot of paper dolls and a lot of clothes.

My sister and I used to play with paper dolls too.
As a matter of fact when we were just at my parents last weekend my mom sent my sister and I both home with 2 sets of paper dolls.

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nancy said...

what an unbelievable collection! And you were such a good cutter!
i LOVED paper dolls and had so many different ones. Brings back sweet memories.
See you at SDQ when I can figure out how to get back in!
Love,
nancy