Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Doll

Today is Thanksgiving evening & Cindy at My Romantic Home is getting us all ready to play Show & Tell. I told you the other day that after visiting Amy at Bloom & Be Swanky we went on down to Belton, Texas to visit a shop Amy told us about. The name of the shop is Marta's Room. While there I fell in LOVE with this sweet vintage doll. When I saw her she was part of a Christmas display & she will be again soon but, in the mean time she had to be ready for Thanksgiving. I set her in the entry hall by the piano. She is perfect sitting in the rocker my sweet Granddad built for me when I was a little girl. Do you love her white wool coat & hat as much as I do? I simply added a sprig of fall colored hydrangea petals to bring in the season.
Below, you will see her sitting on the bed in the guest room prior to getting her fall flowers & finding the rocking chair.
In this photo you can see that Marta had dressed her in a vintage dress with wonderful lace on the hem.
A close up of the dress detail.
And here she is up close. Her eyes are the most beautiful green. Sorry the flash was a little bright but, you can see the sweet details of her face.
I want to thank Marta for letting me adopt this sweet girl. She had been in Marta's personal collection for a long time & I think she was surprised when I agreed to pay the price she asked. In fact, I think she almost changed her mind. When I got home she sent me the sweetest email saying "Take care of my baby". Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I will. One of the first things I need to do is come up with a name. Since she was bought as the highlight of my Christmas display I am leaning towards something with that in mind. But, I would love for you all to send me ideas. Please leave me comments with your input.
Be sure & go & visit the others participating in Show & Tell this week. Also, I want to thank Tiffany Marshall for the banner I am using right now. I have not had a chance to get a Christmas one done & she had this one for free on her site. THANKS Tiffany! Don't SHOP too hard on Black Friday!


Robyn said...

She's just SWEET! She will look so pretty helping celebrate the holidays for sure!

Kayren said...

I'm impressed with what wonderful shape she is in for being vintage. She's very pretty.

How about the name Noel/Noelle?

Lenore said...

This is an absolutely beautiful and precious doll.....looking forward to seeing her in a Christmas vignette.
Also wanted to say that your banner is wonderful!

Abatevintage said...

Oh the doll is gorgeous, I love her detailed face and the beautiful green eyes.

*®*´¯`•.¸¸.♫• Happy Thanksgiving Wishing your and yours a Happy Holiday ♫•.¸¸.•´¯`*®*
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(¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Heidi ♥)

Barbara Jean said...

She is sooo beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing her with us.


barbara jean

Vicki said...

Hi, Charlene,
Love your precious doll!! I can see why Marta had a hard time parting with her. I have been to Marta's Room many times. I live not too far from her shop. I have not been to Bloom and Bee Swanky so I will need to pay a visit there. Have a beautiful weekend and blessings to you! Vicki

Gracie said...

I'd say ADVENTIS for its meaning approaching Christmas. It's a very beautiful doll and that dress is really nice.
Gracie at

Hootin' Anni said...

Look at that beautiful face!!!!! I would certainly have brought her home with me.

My show n tell is HERE

Happy Friday.

Sheila said...

The doll is so very pretty. I know if she were sitting in the chair at the entrance door, when i walked in, i would think for a split second she was a real child. As for a name for her, i can't even begin to think right now, to much turkey i guess. lol. Hope you find a great name.

Lisa said...

She is lovely! Thanks for sharing! Her coat and hat are amazing!
Hugs, Lisa

The French Bear said...

She's adorable! I think I have a trunk full of my dolls that I made from years ago, maybe I should bring them out and dust them off!!!
Margaret B

Cindy said...

She is so adorable! I love that wool coat too!!! The lace on her dress is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet doll. Reminds me of my old Toodles. Rosie

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your new baby, she is soooo adorable and the clothes are awsome. Every girl needs a pretty babydoll.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Pat

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful doll! She will make such a lovely addition to your home! My mom would love her--she is a dollmaker and also collects beautiful dolls--especially jointed ones, and this looks like something she would love--enjoy!

Thanks for your sweet visit--I always appreciate it! Hope your Thanksgiving was beautiful and memorable!

Stephanie said...

I love her eyes! She is such a pretty doll!

Rena said...

What a delightful young lady she is! Great coat, too. Sabina comes to mind. I shall stop by again and say hello for Christmas! I think she knows she is loved!

TQ said...

She is absolutely wonderful and all decked-out in her Fall garb. She really is in good condition. ENJOY !

Thanks for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

Mistea said...

She sure is a beautiful girl - and she looks right at home there in your chair. Enjoy.

Unknown said...

I would call her Holly....jana

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

she is stunning! she reminds me a little of a doll I recieved one Christmas...back in the early 70's so not as old as yours. You probably remember her.. Crissy.
Her hair grew from short to long,and she wore a plaid green taffeta dress. Being the 3rd girl in the family I rarely got brand new things but Crissy was brand new.. I so loved her. I always say I'm going to find me one someday just to have those sweet memories of my youth.
Enjoy your sweetie!


Diann said...

This doll is so adorable.What a beautiful find!

Diana said...

What a lovely dollie, Charlene!!! I know you will love on her well. How about "Noel" or "Belle" or "Hope" ?

Unknown said...

Love the vintage clothes and the green eyes. Your a lucky momma. I vote for Holly.


Barbara said...

Charlene, Your new doll is beautiful and I can see why you had to have her.

I am so glad to find another Texas blogger to visit and add to my growing list.


Hearts Turned said...

Hi, Charlene! Thanks for your sweet visit--glad you enjoyed it! Of course you can use the images! I just found them browsing around--not on any particular site, so as far as I know, they're all fair game!

I think the spray glue would probably work great on the skates--what a fun idea--can't wait to see them! I use Krylon Spray Adhesive...I generally put pretty thick glitter on it, then spray again and add more---sometimes 3 times! I think you can probably do whatever you want with it!

Good luck and have fun!

Cottage Panache said...

Charlene, I love everything about you new vintage baby!!! How about Grace? As I know that she will grace your Christmas Vignette so beautifully. Thanks for sharing her. I don't know when I've seen a more beautiful doll. Maureen

Abatevintage said...

»-(¯`v´¯)-»Thanks 4 visiting»-(¯`v´¯)-»Heidi»-(¯`v´¯)-»

I will surely stop by this next week to check out more vintage dolls, they are so adorable.


Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Wow! She is a beauty. One name idea would be Christy (a play on Christmas).

Monica said...

Hi Charlene!
She's gorgeous and her dress so dainty!
Fabulous purchase!
I have bought mine for a project... I love her face, even if she is not antique! I will show the 'new look' on my blog when done!

Lynn said...

I found Noel! I love her. The lace dress is beautiful. She does have the sweetest face. How tall is she?
Do collect dolls? Or just fell in love with her? Her name fits her perfectly. I love her sitting in the rocker and simply love, love, love the Christmas vignette with Noel and the white tree. Have some more time (goody) before hubby is ready so off I go again to read more of your wonderful posts. I may never post my own blog again, just read yours, hahahah. Big hugs

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