A few weeks ago, Hubby and I stopped at an antique shop. There I saw a doll dress that was exactly the dress that my doll had when I was growing up. I was so excited to see it as I have always wanted to get a doll to have, more for decoration than anything. The dress had the dolls name on it…that meant I might be able to find her…sadly just the dress and no doll.
I started hunting on ebay but most of the “Kissy” dolls come with this dress instead. The face and arms look the same but the hair looks different.
When searching I also have to be careful because I found out that some are 16″. I want the 22″. At 22″ she is perfect so that baby clothes could fit on her.
I loved that she could stand up and sit too. Oh I would love to find one.
All this doll searching had me wondering if I could find my other dolls too. That had me looking for pictures from growing up and all I could come up with is a picture of my niece and nephew with my dolls…and yes, my niece is wearing a wig.
The dolls are Kissy (who I called Janey), then two Drowsy dolls. One Drowsy had the awesome pull string that I wore out and one had the box inside that I squeezed to make her talk. If you had one of those you might remember her saying, “Go to sleep now. Nite-nite” or “I want another drink of water” or “Close your eyes mommy”.
The big doll to the right is my Suzy doll and in the front is my niece’s Amy.
I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me. Do you know what the name of my Suzy doll is?? My parents bought matching dolls LONG ago-I am guessing the early 50’s-as Christmas presents for my oldest brother and sister. My brother gave me his.
I’d also like to know more about my niece’s Amy doll. It is a Horsman brand doll-16″ tall. I had one just like it only mine had long blonde hair. I’d love to find her too. She was from the early 70’s.
Oh I just wish I would have kept my dolls in the first place. I am a little more nostalgic as I age though…nostalgia and the new house decorating has me wanting to replicate the dolls I had and use them as decor in one of the bedrooms.
Are any of you doll collectors or can any of you help me identify my old dolls?
Today I am hooking up with the Colorado Lady’s Vintage Thursday.