Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dress Me! Over and Over












This is another cute Queen Holden baby doll from a set called Dress Me Over and Over (not to be confused with Dress me! Cut-Out Dolls by the same artist), published by Whitman 1950.  The doll has 20 outfits, 10 hats/wigs, 2 pair of shoes, and a bath tub with accessories. Not complete, some small accessories missing from the cut set. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Baby Betty









Aside from any 'life size' paper dolls, Baby Betty by Queen Holden is one of my biggest, she barely fits in my largest scanner.  I hate stitching (scanning two images and putting them together) so even some of these are clipped slightly. The doll measures roughly 15.5 inches tall.  This set was from Whitman 1937.  Shacksman did a reproduction set in 1985 but I think the doll is smaller, like 13 inches or so.  She has 6 large outfits, a hat, and 6 accessories.  This is not a complete set, she is missing some  accessories, like shoes, a doll, and some bows.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Trim Dotty's Dresses








This box set was the result of a paper doll trade.  It's a set I've wanted for a while, because I've been practicing paper embroidery.  The box is missing the thread it would have come with, which was used to decorate the costumes.  The thick doll has a stand (not shown here).  She has 13 pieces of clothing and 3 hats each accented with embroidery. I love the idea of combing other crafts with paper dolls, like the sewing paper doll sets.  This was published by Whitman in 1949.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sammy Snooks and His Pets

This Dolly Dingle paper doll page is a bit damaged, with a crease and a corner  torn.  He has 2 outfits with 2 hats, a dog, a rat, and a wooden toy and lunch basket. His pet guinea pig is missing.  This page is from the artist Grace G Drayton. I'm afraid I don't know the date.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Jane Arden


This Jane Arden page features not only a doll, but models for hats, gloves, and shoes.  The small doll has 3 outfits with 2 hats.  The head has 3 hats, the legs have 2 pairs of shoes, and the hand model has 1 pair of gloves.  This one got tightly trimmed on the bottom, loosing a bit of the dresses.  It is dated 11-26-1939.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Joan Walsh Anglund Children's Page

I'm ready for Halloween!  Yes, it's next month, but I want it now!  Here's an adorable October page of Good Housekeeping magazine featuring Halloween themed paper dolls by the artist Joan Walsh Anglund.  This page is dated 1987.  On the cut out page is a girl and boy, each with a costume.  The girl will dress as a witch, the boy as a cat.  Lot of candy and accessories complete the page.  Main colors are orange and black, fitting to the season. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

June Allison













This cut set is of the celebrity June Allison.  This paper doll was published by Whitman in 1950.  She has a few different sets this is #970.  Since it's cut and played with, it's not complete.  It has 2 dolls and 12 dresses along with 5 tops, 3 skirts and some accessories.  I love the shading on these vintage dolls, and the colors!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Twin Babies
























This cute baby set was a gift from my mother.  It's too cute!  This set is Twin Babies from Merrill publishing dated 1942.  The Twins Tommy and Sue have matching outfits, Tommy has a lot of pink!  I love the soft pastel colors of vintage baby paper dolls.  Not sure that it is complete, because Sue has more hats and 1 more outfit then Tommy.  8 outfits for Tommy and 9 for Sue.  The dolls also have a crib and carriage.  There is a reproduction of this set available I believe.