With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell ~ Playing with Mom-Mom's Barbie's

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Show and Tell ~ Playing with Mom-Mom's Barbie's

Our daughter and family from New York are leaving
Friday morning after a week long visit.
We had such a great time together.
Sharing my favorite childhood Barbie dolls with my
granddaughters, Brenna & Shaela was such fun!
Brenna and Buffy
(with Mrs. Beasley at bottom right corner of photo)
Shaela's little hands dressing a doll
Playing with Barbie, Francie, Casey, Skipper, Tutti and friends.
This is my dear mom in a photo taken this Easter.
Remember I told you what a perfectionist she was at sewing?
Well, take a look at some of her knitted work.
I am amazed at the tiny detail in each dress and accessory.
I don't think she even used a pattern.
This incredible suitcase and shoulder bag both open
and the suitcase has compartments.
Outfits for my Tammy and Pepper dolls.

All dolled up!
(ha! My feeble attempt at a pun)
Beautiful dolls and handmade dresses made by my mom
played with by me as a child
and
my daughters
and
now my granddaughters.

Joining Cindy @My Romantic home for Show & Tell Friday!

26 comments:

Martha said...

How great is that!!! What a treasure your granddaughters have -- to be able to play with your dolls!

Karen said...

Oh what a treasure! Wonderful memories for your granddaughters,too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, this is amazing! The clothes and accessories are so perfect - enjoy!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi, nice to meet you! Love your dolls, and beautiful outfits. Your granddaughters are so lucky to be able to play with grandma's dolls.
Your grandaughters are adorable!

Bella said...

What fabulous doll clothes... your mother has a great talent! What a wonderful heirloom for the girls of the family! Just Lovely:-)
Bella

Susan said...

Dear LDH...I am WOWED by your Mom's fabulous doll outfits. Holy smokers, she made AWESOME clothes. Is your Mom still with you, LDH? Just wondered. Thanks so much for sharing! Sincerely, Susan

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

It looks like you had a wonderful visit with those little ones....I look forward to sharing my old Barbies with my grandkids one day too! So sorry they had to leave...

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What beautiful treasures you have!! And everything looks so beautiful still after all these years! Your granddaughters are beautiful!

Julie Harward said...

Your little grand daughters are so very beautiful! How fun that must have been to share that with them! And your mom...wow, I have never seen anything like that...she could get rich for sure, beautiful work! Come say hi :D

marie said...

Brenna & Shaela are so beautiful ~ they certainly look like they're having a wonderful time with Mom-Mom's dolls. What a special treat. It's so nice that you still have all of them. I love the little Buffy doll (and Mrs Beasley too of course). Oh how I wish I still had my Tammy & Pepper dolls. They were my favorites.
What sweet treasures all those handmade outfits are. I'm sure they bring back lovely memories of your own childhood fun.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulous! I loved the dolls and the outfits. And what a treasure that 3 generations have played with them and loved them. Thanks for sharing.

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my old Barbies make me swoon and these are darling! Thank you for sharing~
Hugs,
OLivia

youmadethatblog said...

Lovely family and your Barbie's are in excellent shape, I remember my grandma making clothes for my Barbie. Thanks for much for the nice comment over at my blog. One of these times I'll get the right post connected to the right URL, it's new for me as you can tell.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful collection of dolls! Brought back alot of memories ~ thank you! I sold my collection years ago on ebay and it paid for a trip to Disney World!

Janice said...

Isn't that wonderful! I have some patterns for knitting those kind of clothes for barbies, my gran used to make them for my dolls, but having two boys the only one I ever used was the pattern for Action Man Ski suit! Your Mom did a great job and you have kept those outfits so beautifully.

Ann said...

You must have been the envy of every girl in town with that collection of Barbies. And the clothes, your mom does amazing work. I wish I would have saved mine but I doubt they would have looked that good.

crochet lady said...

Love this post! How great that you kept those treasured toys and your granddaughters can play with them now.

I love the hand designed clothes! My favorite Barbie clothes were definitely the one's my mom and grandmother made for me.

There were a few that were my favorites. One was a satin red ball gown with little white stars all over the skirt and the other a crocheted lacy dress. I gave all those things to my niece. I kind of wish I had kept some of them now.

Mildred said...

Hi Lorraine, Your granddaughters are just beautiful and I love seeing your childhood dolls and the meticulous clothes you Mom made for them. What a treasure to have. I'm taking a little break from blogging but you can email me at oldmissy@hotmail.com. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

RoseBelle said...

WOW! Your mom made all of those?? The wardrobes are so beautiful. I can't believe the details in the design. Your grandkids are so lucky to have their treasures to play with.

Patti said...

Brenna and Shaela are lovely little girls. I had Barbie, Midge, Skipper, Tammy, Tressy...

You are bringing back memories from the 60s! We must be about the same age. Your mother made some wonderful outfits. I love the suitcase too.

P.S. I just saw your comment today on my post about getting a ticket Sunday morning on the way to church, which is about 2 miles from home.
I can't believe I was going 40 mph - I had just come from a complete stop at a stop sign. Oh well, c'est la vie. I paid the ticket and it's gone.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

What a beautiful post, and it has brought back so many wonderful memories for me. I love to share my things with our grandchildren. Brenna and Shaela are so adorable, and looked as if they were having a great time too.Reminded me of our two youngest g-daughters.

Your Mother seems so much like my mom, just so gifted with her hands,my mom can look at something and make it.
I will be praying for you, as I know what an adjustment it is when our loved ones have to leave us.
Thank you for coming by and for your sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, what darling girls! Your mom was truly a master with her hands! Those outfits she made are just incredible!

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Totally amazing outfits. I had a Tammy doll too and while my mother didn't knit anything for her, she created a whole wardrobe with her trusty sewing machine, including a girdle!! LOL! Those were the days.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

What fun Barbies!!! Your collection is incredible. I am a new follower and will be back soon. Hope you have a chance to come say hello.

Cheers,
Lia

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

OMG!!! I wish I would have saved my barbies. What a great treasure of memories you are sharing.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Ben Dunn said...

What a lovely place to visit. Love the dolls and beautiful outfits. Your granddaughters are lucky to be able to play with grandma's dolls. Truly amazing.

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