Archive for January, 2012

She needs an outfit to wear…elegant or simple?

January 6, 2012

She needs an outfit to wear…elegant or simple?

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted
I saw her at the thrift store. I have not purchased many dolls lately. I did not buy her the first two times I went.She has a crack under her mouth.

and she is missing her other hand.

When I was still in high school I would dream about going to a school on how to fix dolls. I saw an add for a school in the back of a doll magazine or maybe it was even BH&G.

Isn’t she just beautiful!

I was standing there looking at her. She had the price tag for 19.99. I was thinking should I ….or shouldn’t I.

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Then a sales woman came by and said, “this doll has been here for a few weeks already. I was just going to mark her down. I she did. Half off. It was fate. I brought her home with me and I haven’t regretted it one bit! Does anyone know anything about these dolls? I haven’t taken the time to do any research yet at all.  The front of the tag has Composition Boudoir doll Goldberger.

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Here is the stamp on her back. I know enough that most dolls are marked either behind the neck or on their backs.

Here she is again. Maybe one day soon I will take a trip to a local doll hospital and look around and reminisce on a dream I once had.

And now she needs a dress to wear. Should it be elegant or simple.  Maybe I could make an undergarment dress with white and cream fabrics and lace? I like to make quilts. I am just finished the table topper in the background of these photos. The last time a sewed any clothes it was in Home Ec class in high school!

A little  research:

http://collectdolls.about.com/od/dollprofiles/p/boudoirdolls.htm

Boudoir dolls were made to sit on the owner’s bed.

Classic vintage Boudoir Dolls were made from approximately the 1920s through the 1940

Here is a link to the company started in 1916.

http://www.goldbergertoy.com/about.html