So every Monday morning Paige and I go grocery shopping for a lady at church who has Dercum's disease and this week we stayed to help go through some things in her garage. She wanted to know if we wanted to take any of it before she donated it to the thrift store.
Uh...cool vintage stuff for free? Yes, please!! We rescued some pretty cute things!
I loved these paper doll books. Do people really cut these things out or are they more of a collector's item? They're so pretty, I don't think I could ever use them!
And I had to grab these buttons. They totally took me back to the 80's! We had those "buckle up" ones.
Of course, I loved the Disney ones. :o)
And check out this sequined parrot appliqué. Awe! some. I think I'll add it to this shirt of Paige's. It would look adorable with the pink camera and beret!
But the best, best, best part...are you ready for this?? No, you're not. You'd better sit down.
Can you believe that?! Molly stinking McIntire! Ok. Maybe that's not life-altering for you, but I'm living my childhood dream right now. I would have given anything for an American Girl doll when I was a little girl. Seriously, anything. My room, my brother, my legs, whatever it took. Of course, Samantha was my girl. But Molly was my second favorite. And now I have her!! She's mine! (Oh yeah...Paige's. Whatever.) I am just over the moon. About a child's toy, I know. But we're all children deep down, right?
She's so cute!
And that is what they mean when they say it pays to do good deeds. :O) haha. Now to dig out a thank you note.
Happy Tuesday/almost Wednesday! Paige has a little project she's been wanting to share with you for a while, but Mommy is taking forever to get photos. What keeps me from posting half the time is that I always think everything has to be a huge production. I can't just snap a few pictures randomly, I have to plan out every detail and drive to the perfect place, which I never have time for.
I'm a little ridiculous.
Have a good day!
Oh don't you just love those moments finding or being given something that means so much to YOU!!! I had those gumby toys when I was a little tacker, just LOVED those and was devastated when my brother left them at a shop one day (taking them without asking too....little brothers can be such a pain):?ReplyDelete
I always wanted a polly pocket myself, thinking its a good gift for my little girl when she is old enough, though she might not be as impressed with it as I will be :)
Love those magazines too, how special and beautiful and "put in a glass display cabinet to gaze at lovingly every day" kind of thing, very very spesh!
Cheers, Em from Oz xx.
Ahh, brothers!! Polly Pocket was/is awesome, definitely. And I think I'm stealing your word-spesh=hilarious!Delete
Hee hee, us Aussies can be so laid back, I didnt even think that I had typed some shortened words in here.Glad you liked it though!Delete
"Spesh" = the laid back girl's term for something considered special.
I totally totally totally understand being besotted with a certain toy. I always wanted a Cabbage Patch doll. I have two boys though so I don't think I'll be able to get one and pass it off as theirs. At 28 I absolutely agree that we are all children deep down, and so we should be.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful things! Could you scan the dress-up books and print copies to play with so that you don't need to cut the books up? I couldn't do it either - they're so, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
How kind of you and Paige to do the grocery shopping for the lady at church. Pure kindness! What great finds. Looks like lots of fun things. Of course, you had to take the Disney things, Disney. :)ReplyDelete
Oh I totally love paper dolls! I used to have sooo many! And with so many dresses and accessories... Lovely!ReplyDelete
And you know what? If I were you I would immediately create a whole wardrobe of sweet tiny dresses for Molly.... I always did for my dolls! ...long time ago! :)
Kisses from Chiara, Italy
Ah! I also would have given anything for an American Girl doll. I used to fantasize about some long-lost wealthy relative surprising me with the complete Felicity or Samantha (I cdn't make up my mind) collection.ReplyDelete
Of course, I found out later that my dad hated when we got the catalogs in the mail because they could never afford to buy me one. Now that I'm a parent, that makes me really sad. I never actually expected to get one--I just liked to imagine it!
How great to get a Molly doll! I had a Samantha, but by the time I got her I was "too old" to play with her. (I was 10. Ha.) Does Paige read the American Girl doll books yet? I LOVED those.ReplyDelete
And as for paper dolls, I have several books that I kept uncut, but I had one I did cut all out that was a Victorian Cat Family. http://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Family-Paper-Dolls-Color/dp/0486247023 It was basically the best thing ever--I played with those for hours, and still have them all somewhere. So I'd say if Paige is really really into one of them, and it seems worth it to cut out every little piece, definitely cut one apart.
Oh, good golly, Miss Molly! I always wanted an American Girl doll, too - oh, I'm hoping one day I get married & have a baby girl for all those girly toys I wanted, but never got! Hmmm... do you think she'd be spoiled?ReplyDelete
Love ya Disney! =)
It would be life altering to me!!! I loved Molly. You got some great stuff!!!ReplyDelete
WOW! That is a very awesome find! And look at all her accessories, that has always been my favorite part of the dolls :0)ReplyDelete
Ahhh Disney, I enjoy your blog so much! You inspire me! Thanks for bringing back the memories of the book-it program I had as a child, seeing that pin brought me back to Friday nights at Pizza Hut! Thank you thank you thank you! And an American Girl doll-how great is that? I can see you making all kinds of little pretties for the doll example bed, bedspread, vanity,clothes, hats, etc. You are the sweetest of all mothers! I do not have any children therefore I really enjoy the sweet time you spend with your daughter! Cheers to crafting! I have a desire to sew and create as well! TanaReplyDelete
I SO wanted an american doll when I was little too. How exciting to get one from the lady you help! And I love the book it button. I had a few of those. :)ReplyDelete
What a great haul from a sweet lady - so cool that you have been helping her out. My favorite things are the goofy buttons that say 'du.' What the? They couldn't afford two more letters? I say 'du' a lot, so I suppose that's why I like them.ReplyDelete
I photocopy paper dolls on cardstock (in color!) and then cut them out! The originals stay perfect, and my kids can mistreat the copies without making me sad!ReplyDelete
so fun! You should colour copy those dolls - then cut and laminate the copies to play with! that way you get the best of both worlds :)ReplyDelete
ah! i had those marilyn monroe paper dolls! and kept them long enough to pass down to my girls! but eventually i got sick of picking up all the tiny little pieces and snuck them into the trash.ReplyDelete
which, of course, i now regret mightily. :(
oh well! enjoy your new goodies!
I'm so glad I was sitting down when you revealed Molly! I always wanted an American Girl Doll too, and Molly was THE ONE. I'm sure I'll get one soon because my oldest daughter's name is Molly. I got her a Bitty Baby last Christmas and I like it way more than she does. Lucky you (Paige)!ReplyDelete
OH MY WOW!!! What fabulous finds, especially a Molly in that good of condition...she looks perfect! What a very generous friend and what a very loving thing to help her out.ReplyDelete
So Jealous you got a Molly! I was a Samantha fan with Addy as my second fave. The other things you got were super cute too.ReplyDelete
Oh Disney!! What a huge huge blessing!!!! And yeah, I hear ya on the bog production thing. Often times I think I want to blog something but my pictures arent good enough or I don't have enough giveaways. Well I have a giveaway today and big news today, but it is rare. But your fabulous post shows how you were hugely blessed by blessing someone else. i am so happy for you and Paige. I LOVE Molly's little desk!!!!!ReplyDelete
That truly is awesome! Molly is a favorite here inky house too. I think my little brunette likes her long brown braids, but I like the whole Molly story. Kit is our other favorite! I think I like them best because of their inventiveness. Hmmm... Kind of why I love this blog!,ReplyDelete
I don't usually comment on your blog but I think it is very nice, and I couldn't believe this post. :)ReplyDelete
I was not ready for Molly! I almost cried just seeing her! My mom and I used to window shop through the American Girl magazine and pretend we were going to spend $1000 and I always wanted to bring Molly home, mostly because we both wore glasses. And dislike turnips.
Congrats, that will be so fun!
Amazing goodies! ESPECIALLY the Molly doll! I used to dream of having an American Girl doll when I was a kid. I'd stare at the catalogs and all the accessories/outfits you could get. I didn't get my Molly doll until I was 21! You're never too old for your first American Girl doll! :-)ReplyDelete
So fun! I just gave my daughter my old Molly doll (from when I was about 9 - I just turned 30)and she has been taking such good care of her. I've been making them matching clothes - I love having a girly girl! She plays with Molly way more then I ever did... I'm amazed at how nice these dolls are that they can last so long. Enjoy her :)ReplyDelete
thats so cool!! I really like the doll. I had Samantha when I was little, my two sisters had felicity and kirsten. The company has gotten really lame over the years though, they got rid of some of the best dolls, and they brought in new ones that arent that great. Sadly they also support some things that arent good at all.:( but thats so awesome that you could get molly. :)ReplyDelete
OH MY WORD. I about died when I saw that you had a Molly doll! Samantha was always my favorite, too, and I wanted one so much as a little girl. Now that I'm an adult and can actually afford one, they stopped making the Samantha doll, which absolutely left me heartbroken. But I'm glad you have the Molly doll (or Paige does) :).ReplyDelete
Oh, that is soooo exciting!! I can fully appreciate your joy because I was the same way about American Girl dolls ( even though Kirsten was my fav!). It is so exciting just to see them up close in real life, isn't it?! And now you have her! Yay! God is so kind. :)ReplyDelete
OMG, I just got my American Girls dolls from my grandmother's house...I had Samantha too! I always wanted all those cute little accessories, but I only ever had her bed and some clothes, but I did have Addy and a My American Girl doll that looked like me. I used to LOVE going through the catalog and drooling over all the fun things. What a great find!! American Girl sure has changed since then, haven't they? I haven't gone into a store, but just listening to the commercials on the radio, it seems like they are changing their philosophy a bit...anyhoo, they sure are fun!!ReplyDelete
Jackpot! What amazing gifts! I still have my Felicity doll and my paper dolls like the ones shown above. Some I cut out (hey, I was a kid!) but some that I got later are intact. Loved them. OK, still love them. I hardly let my own little girls touch my Felicity or my paper dolls. My oldest two love their American Girl dolls too. Makes me happy to think of enjoying the same toys.ReplyDelete
Had a "Book It" pin like that one too. Pizza hut would give you a star sticker to add to the pin each time you came in with your book list. Takes me back! ;)
I was absolutely obsessed with American Girl dolls for many years! I still love them. Samantha was my favourite too :) But Molly is pretty amazing! I am so happy for you :)ReplyDelete
We are huge AG fans at my house and I know you know how lucky you are to have found this and got to keep it! So awesome, my grandmother bought an original Samantha at a yard sale with 3 outfits for $30! So my daughter has her and just loves her. I was excited about the pins and the parrot till I saw Molly! I am living through you right now. ; )ReplyDelete
oh my gosh- you are so funny!! i was laughing about your doll! and what a good find! and so sweet for you to help take care of people in your community!ReplyDelete
I believe those paper dolls are from Dover Books. Check them out, they have an insane amount of things -- books, stickers, paper dolls, coloring books, reference books. We used them a lot when we homeschooled because they were so detailed. It's such a cool company.ReplyDelete
Whaaaaaat??? That is awesome!!!!! I'm sure that lady was so happy for those things to go to a good home!!ReplyDelete
WOW! good for you!!! I understand your excitement over Molly-spoken from a Molly herself :)I've always wanted Molly. The paper dolls are beautiful too (I LOVE vintage stuff)ReplyDelete
Such a cute blog :o) I came across yours while looking and hopping around blog world...ReplyDelete
& what a help and blessing you and your daughter are to do the grocery shopping for her...and what wonderful treasures from her to you both :o)
Our girls had Molly and her desk that I had bought at a yard sale years ago... They loved reading all the American Girl book series...and I would get the catalogues with the intent to buy them each an American Girl doll...but for some reason, it never happened. Now, we have our first grandbaby girl and it will be fun when she is old enough to play with dolls. (I had also bought our girls a doll house to put together when they were young, but it still is in its original box! I definitely want to get that "built" and have a room just for our grandbabies for when they come to "Lolli & Papa's" :o)
Blessings & Aloha!
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Book It!! I always got my personal pan pizza :) Way to score some well-earned goodies!ReplyDelete
You got some really good stuff. The buttons and the doll takes me back...and Gumby!!! I'm all excited just reading and seeing the pictures (^_^)ReplyDelete
It definitely pays to do good deeds! Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
BTW, my husband has a blue cotton poly blend with the Moses Lake graphic on it like that pin. It's so soft and is my favorite lounging T. He got it from his Grandpa like 20 years ago. :)
Why in the heck was this woamn hide=ing Miss Molly!! WOAH!ReplyDelete
Yay- another grown woman as excited about American Girl as me! When my husband bought me Elizabeth two years ago before she was discontinued, I wept with joy. Literally. I wanted an AG doll so much growing up, and never had one- so it's never late to live the dream.:)ReplyDelete
YAY!!!! I love molly and the anchor! What a great find! thats actually worth a ton and I bet you will be making some cute dresses for her! When I was little, I had a lilly pulitzer dress and my mom went on ebay and bought some lilly fabric that matched the dress and we made one for my look alike doll! so fun!ReplyDelete
I remember Kirsten was my favorite, but I LOVED the Molly stories. She seemed the most "real" of the American Girls.ReplyDelete
Disney, that is so cool! I love that you got some stuff you love out of helping someone out. (Other than the sweet feeling of being a blessing to someone else, you know.) Your post was so funny, I was in LOVE with my Molly doll as a kid, I had glasses and brown hair and everyone always told me that she looked just like me. (Samantha was the prettier no-glasses version who actually matched my eye color, but I always identified more with Molly. Did you need that American Girl psychology? No? Okay, nevermind, then!)ReplyDelete
The thing is, I still have my Molly doll (without the extra accessories, just her school outfit and glasses, and with hair in nowhere near as nice of shape as the one pictured) but I have no idea what to do with her! Do you know of any little girls, (from church? Friends of Paige's?) who might like their own? I would be happy to send her off knowing she would have a loving home. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please feel free to email (or have them email) me!
I haven't checked any blogs in forever, and it's been ages since I've made my way over to you. So I'm scrolling back and I just wanted to let you know that when I saw Molly, I got chills all over! She was my favorite and I too would have given anything to have an American Doll. Love everything you do, your style and the inspiration you give me. Thanks for sharing your FREE finds, you lucky girls!ReplyDelete