Friday, December 25, 2009

Dolls galore


I went to visit a neighbor of mine Virgean who has quite a doll collection-over 300 of them. Interestingly enough she was the mother of all boys. She loved her dolls as a little girl and decided in her retirement years to collect crocheted dress dolls. Buying them at thrift shops and having some given to her over the years, she has filled several rooms of her home with them. Each has a name and a photo plus a description carefully preserved in her doll scrapbook-how she got the doll and why she or he was named. You can bet her grandkids love to visit her-the boys as well as the girls. Take a look.






















5 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Those dolls are wonderful. Each reflects a time in history, many of which I can place. I remember having similar dolls and loving all of them.

Kay said...

This is fabulous! I love how she wrote the history of each doll so that she wouldn't forget.

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a labor of love! I would so love to see her collection myself. And to think she has lovingly documented the history of each doll is amazing. Oh I bet I could spend hours looking at the dolls. Thanks for sharing Lin.

ramblingwoods said...

This is am amazing collection. I have a small collection of hand made teddy bears and dolls...but nothing like this..

Mare said...

Holy mackeral! That's a lot of dolls! She could open a museum!