Friday, January 18, 2008

Show and Tell

Today for Show and Tell I'm showing you another memory from my childhood. I grew up in a very small town and we shopped at the Red and White grocery store. At one time they sold small collectible dolls. I believe they cost 99 cents with a grocery order. If I remember right they were from different countries. I remember the dolls on display. They were in square boxes with a clear round front. The dolls dresses were folded up in the back to form a circle. For some reason I remembered that I had a nun doll that was my favorite.When ever I visited an antique store ( I didn't have a computer or know about e-bay back then)I kept my eyes pealed. My daughter found one once but with one look at it I knew something was not right. It was the same doll I remembered but someone had changed the cross. This doll had a gold cross and I knew mine had a white cross.
I finally found the doll just as I remembered in an antique store. I just had to have her. I think I love her now as much as I loved her as a child.

I know I had other dolls in this set but cannot remember any of them. I hoping that some day I will see one that will again jar my memory. Do you remember these dolls from the late 50's?


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9 comments:

Muum said...

Red and white grocery store, did it have a name? Our small town grocery was named after the famiy that owned it. I enjoyed seeing and hearing about your dolls but I don't remember those!

Penless Thoughts said...

How lovely that you found her!!! I don't remember these but I remember Story Book Dolls from the 40's and wish I had saved the couple I had :o(
Susan

ellen b. said...

How great that you found the right one! I do not remember these dolls from the 50's. Enjoy...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Only 99 cents! Man those were the days, huh?!
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Lisa said...

What a lovely doll. I have a collection of my own but no where to display it as of yet. They are stored in bins in my mom's basement! Ah, to have a house large enough to display some of my treasures....some day!! Thanks for sharing. Great show and tell!!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Jean, what a beautiful doll. You have kept her so well through the years, she still looks like brand new.

nannykim said...

Beautiful doll--awesome find. No, I do not remember them!!

Lana G! said...

She is a beautiful doll.

cookiesunshine said...

Oh, she is such a pretty doll.
I was born a little late for her, but I would have liked one if I had been the right age. I can see why you love her so much.
Thank you for sharing.
-Cookie
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