Well I didn't quite get my valentines post in did I? Valentines day was my 23rd anniversary and the day after was my great nieces wedding, so it turned into a rather busy weekend. Happy belated Valentines everybody, hope you had a day filled with love, family and blessings.
Do you remember your favorite toy friend? Did you keep it all these years or has it long been lost? Well I had this doll and she was one of my most cherished childhood possessions, she was the doll that slept in my bed at night, that went with me to all my friends houses, the baby who played a central part in all my play house dramas and the doll who comforted me when I was upset, sad or sick. She was my friend, well like a lot of child hood friends, I eventually out grew her, but not the memories she represented, so she stayed with me through out my teenage yrs. When I got married she made the move with me, but eventually she got packed away in a plastic bag with some other keepsakes. Then disaster struck, one day during cleaning out a room, she accidentally got put into a shed where she mildewed and was ruined. I was upset but she was beyond repair and ended up in the trash. Years later when I was remarried to the wonderful man I'm married to now, I started to keep my eyes open when we'd go out antiquing, thrifting, auctioning etc. and sometimes I'd see a doll that was close but not exactly the same. Well about 2 wks ago it finally happened, we were browsing around this little antique shop we had just discovered, and there she was, that familiar face I knew so well!! Of course I bought her and except for the clothes(someone redressed her quite beautifully) she is the exact same doll. Now to a collector she would have very little value, as she is not an antique or a famous maker doll, she is vintage from the early seventies, but she was just a common toy. To me she's priceless! She now has pride of place on my bed. Here's to happy memories and childhood friends!! Till next time, love and blessings to you all,