This is the Dolly. You might recall that I found her a few weeks ago at Goodwill. Well, then I received an email from a woman named Ruth, and I think she's just a Doll!
Here is part of that email:
You are my kind of girl - except that I'm old enough to be your Grandma. I love what you collect and really enjoy your blog. I'm only a blog reader, and too timid to have any kind of Internet identity, so that I'm not able to comment on your blog. I see today a little doll you've just found at Goodwill. I would dearly love to purchase her if she's for sale. I think I'd even have bought the ones that weren't in good shape. I'm in my second childhood and still play with my toys. I've made a dollhouse of sorts in my sewing room by stacking old wooden soda crates on their sides. Your little doll would love to live there with the other dolls. They have a really good life!
Well of course I said yes! And off this dolly went to a new home. Then the fun really began. Because Ruth (being the Doll that she is) sent me lots of pictures to show me where the dolly was now living! Just take a look at this!
You gals won't believe the talent!
This is "The Family" that Noel (that's what Ruth named her) would be coming home to!
Ruth makes all their clothes by hand!
The Family enjoying a picnic.
Ha! I love this one! Notice the Donkey? And the fireplace is adorable!
When Noel arrives she is given a lovely little bedroom of her own!
Notice the nightstand and the painting above the bed.
The Family Estate! Can you stand how cute this is?
No fancy doll house needed. The stacked crates make a perfect home!
Noel in the Kitchen, complete with Rice Krispies, a wood burning stove, and wonderful curtains!
I just noticed that the table leg appears to be a clothes pin!
Every home needs a little kitty and a tiny basket!
What girl wouldn't love a custom made nightgown and bathrobe?
And just look how cute the nightie turned out?
Goodnight sweet little Noel! I'm so glad you have found your forever home!
Ruth- You have brought me so much joy by sharing these pictures!
I'm excited to share them with my blogger friends too! These are the kinds of things we appreciate around here...little details, and hand-made cuteness! lol
YOU are such a doll, and I'm so happy we have become friends over this one little dolly!