It's been a busy week here at the chateau. A week of sorting and purging, cleaning and house showings. We listed our home for sale just over a week ago, and already have had quite a few showings.
It's been a challenging time for me, full of all sorts of emotions and stresses.
The good news is that I've had alot of luck selling quite a few items on Craig's List.
I could hardly believe we even managed to sell hubby's ice fishing shanty
(that he's not used in the 15 years that I've known him!) this morning. I didn't think anyone would be interested in it this time of year!!
I also decided that my three remaining favorite dolls from when I was a little girl needed to find new homes. Unfortunately, I never had little girls of my own, like I always dreamed of.
Well actually I decided to keep the first that I'm about to show you, I just couldn't bare the thought of parting with her! The other two will go to my sweet little great nieces, who I know will love them as much as I did.
So, I gave them all baths and shampoos today, and even used conditioner on their hair!
Then of course I had to wash and iron their little outfits.
Just look at this sweet face!
I can't remember if I received her for Christmas or my birthday, but I think I was about 5 years old when my parents gave her to me.
Did any of you have one just like her?
Poor thing, it looks like I gave her a bang trim at one point!
I really love her adorable face, and she still wears her original outfit that she came in.
During our little photo shoot, Katie was quite inquisitive!!
I wish that I'd gotten a close up of her dress. It has the cutest navy blue rick rac, and nautical anchor and boat wheel trim.
Squeeze her arms together, and she actually puckers up her lips and makes a kissing sound!
Even after all these years:)
So for now I will keep and enjoy her, before I give her to one of my little nieces to love.
But I know they will love Mia and Velvet.
I was a girly girl by all means, and spent many many hours playing with my dolls.
The youngest in our family (there was a large age difference between me and my other siblings), I spent most of my time playing alone. My dolls were my friends!
Velvet, the blonde, was my very favorite. The purple dress (made of velvet!!) is original.
One year for Christmas, my mom surprised me with a big box full of outfits that she made for Mia and Velvet. I don't know how she managed to keep it a secret. She sewed her heart out while I was at school.
I remember that the clothes were one of my very favorite gifts ever!
And she made the oh so mod lavender and white polyester outfit, above.
Ever the resourceful one, my mom never threw anything out! She saved every little bit of fabric, lace, and more, from clothes she sewed for us, and fashioned the scraps into doll clothes.
She made flannel pjs, party dresses, and even faux fur coats for the dolls!
These two girls have a little secret! Push in their "belly buttons", and their hair gets longer!
Want a shorter do? Just turn the knob on their backs for a brand new look!
It was fun to have these sweet memories today. It was a much needed break from the selling/moving stress!
Hope you have a good weekend!