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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

October 06, 2005

brown*paper*parcels ~ vintage toys

from brown-paper-parcels on Tuesday May 3rd *2005

introducing my very first doll ~ well the one I can remember as being my first ! her name is Suzy . From her cute little curls right down to her perfect little toes..she is made entirely of rubber. Except for her eyes which are glass. She has the most perfectly painted pair of red cherub lips and still wears her original dress. Sadly her bonnet has been lost. One of her hands has been chewed by a puppy we owned but how shabby !! I would never, ever sell dear Suzy and one day my first grand daughter ( if I am given one ) will inherit her. Thank Heaven that my mum is a hoarder. Oh ! I have so many toys that I can share


Blogger Maggie Ann said...

What pretty blue eyes your doll has. How many ladies have thier first doll? What a treasure for sure! Just wondoring, what are the books behind her? They look like a special collection.

6:48 am  
Blogger Alice said...

She is so cute. Will all the Enid Blyton books go with her, too?

6:52 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

Maggie ann - those books are Enid Blyton books * some from my childhood, others that I have bought on various treks to fetes, op shops and garage sales. I now read them to my grandsons
Alice ~ as each of my children leave home, I give them a box full of their childhood treasures * however these will remain here until I die * I love to have childhood toys for my grandchildren to have when they visit

7:18 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

Vintage toys have a special charm about them. I do enjoy them. Thanks for the little peek into your toy box.

7:35 am  
Blogger Amy said...

I love this post Robyn, I've still got my old teddy but not sure what happened to my doll though, I've still also got my old enid blyton 'noddy' books from my childhood so it's good to see that you have got yours too.

2:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I wish that I had kept some of my dolls. I had one that looked a lot like yours. When I was 12 I decided that I was too old for dolls. Now I'm 50 and have 2 Fisher-Price Little Mommy dolls that I make clothes for and keep here for my grandchildren to play with. So far, only the youngest who is just 16 months old is showing signs of being a devoted 'doll mother'. I am making some clothes for the Little Mommy doll she is going to get for Christmas.

2:57 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

oh thanks for sharing Ms*Robyn, what a lovely doll. I have nothing at all from my childhood, how sad...

7:30 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

i cannot believe how much we are alike. I have never found people like me. all these girls in your group are like me. I am not so strange afterall :) i have a doll almost just like this and also!!! I have a Kewpie doll bank also, in chalk and its way to cute

10:55 pm  
Blogger dixie said...

Please show us more of those lovely looking books in the background!

P.S. you may want to check out some of the vintage cards and clip art that I just posted!

11:48 pm  
Blogger suburbansider said...

She is so beautiful and reminds me of my favourite doll when I was little except she would have been from the seventies.It is extrodinary that she still has her original dress. I also have a shelf like that, full of Enid Blyton books!

2:41 pm  

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