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A WEE PAIR OF DOLL SKATES...



First I would like to say Thank you to Remodelaholic for featuring
my Vintage Bathroom Remodel today!!


This bathroom as well as most of our house has been quite a project... so it's nice to be featured!
If you missed this post, you can find it right HERE if you would like to read about it and see the frightening before!! LOL!

Okay, soooo
onto a little fun.
There was a little something inspired me this week.
My friend Lisa over at Suburban Retreat posted about a sweet little shelf that she made last week...

She made this out of an architectural salvage piece that she found and added in some
floral robe hooks that she purchased from little old me a couple months back.
She told me she had a couple of ideas for them when she bought them
& I love what she did with them!
I have been waiting to see what those hooks became in their new home!
She put together her vignette with a pair of skates, a cheery snowman and a darling painted sign
that she purchased from the sweet & talented Lisa over at Serendipity Chic.

So, something about this vignette inspired me
to work on a little something...

I saw those skates that Lisa had hanging on her shelf and thought
of the antique doll shoes and skates that I have tucked away in the armoire in my bedroom.


I keep them in a vintage suitcase that is a treasure trove of doll things!
I feel like a little girl when I look through all the outfits for the dolls!
I check in there first when I come across a doll missing a sock, shoe , bonnet or sweater or
just needing a new dress for a bit.

So, I pulled out the suitcase & looked through & found the wee little vintage doll skates I was looking for
and also grabbed a darling red leather Patsy Ann shoe.



While looking for the second shoe,
I came across the tiny dresses mixed in the bunch that are for my little Nancy Ann Storybook dolls.


I haven't looked at these wee dolls in awhile~ I usually keep them in a small antique cupboard
safe and sound atop the armoire...
but decided to take them out and see about incorporating them into the decor.


Some of you may remember these dolls or even had these when you were little.
The original ones were bisque and the later ones were a hard plastic.


The ones I have are bisque dolls and they are just so darn adorable!
They just have the sweetest faces~not to mention their dainty little dresses and bonnets!


I have picked up a few here and there at thrift stores or on ebay over the years.
They are quite collectible, and some can be quite valuable~
especially if you come across any in their little polka dot boxes.

The kids used to call them 'cartoon face' dolls when they were little because they
thought their little pouty faces were like cartoon characters.
Each Nancy Ann doll has a theme or represents something~ they all have a similar look, but different clothing, hair colors, and themes for example Red Riding hood, Summer, etc.


The skates in Lisa's post inspired me to put together a bit of a doll themed tree just for fun.
Kind of different, but it's a tabletop tree~
so it is just perfect for a vintage shoppe as a display with antique doll items for sale all over it
or for a little girls room with visions of sugarplums and sweets!


It kind of makes me think of back when Santa used to place little treasures and presents
tucked into the branches of the tree for a delightful surprise on Christmas morning!

DON'T FORGET THE FIRST FEATHERED NEST HOLIDAY LINK UP PARTY GOING ON THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD!
LINKY WILL BE OPEN ALL WEEKEND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN AND GATHER UP SOME INSPIRATION FOR FEATHERING YOUR NEST!!
:)

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23 comments

  1. Hello Dear Courtney ... I absolutely LOVE your tabletop tree dressed with your dolls and some of their accessories! It looks so beautiful with their sweet faces poking out amongst the branches, ornaments and garland! Isn't it amazing at the various ways we get our inspiration? Congratulations on your feature, it is so well deserved. I'm going to go take a peek at it! I can't wait to see what your next Feathered Nest party has in store ~ it will be FULL of Christmas inspiration! xox

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  2. Your tree is truly adorable~ love the little doll skates! Congrats on the feature~ your bathroom is gorgeous!

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  3. Courtney that is the sweetest little tree! I just love the shoes and the dolls almost brought tears to my eyes. My grandma had a whole collection of them and I used to play with them, very gently of course. I just loved how they were dressed, I don't know what happened to them after she passed, it is a nice thought that maybe you have some of them. :)

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  4. A lovely and inspired tree. One that captures our memories. Isn't that what this season is all about?

    Joan

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  5. Hi Courtney! I absolutely love your darling tree with those wee skates! I was thinking about how much my daughter would love those and maybe I should be on the lookout for some I can add to her tree in her room. Thanks so much for fabulous inspiration as always! :-)
    Vanessa

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  6. HELLO COURTNEY,

    I JUST ADORE YOUR DOLL TREE!! WOW AND ALL THOSE CUTE DOLL SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR :) I LOVE THIS IDEA :) I WILL HAVE TO START COLLECTING SOME FOR MY TREE...LOL THANKS FOR YOUR VERY SWEET COMMENT ON MY BLOG :)

    HUGLETS~XO~MARI

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  7. This is so beautiful! makes me wish I had saved all my dolls from my childhood:)

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  8. Memory lane is what Christmas is all about, and your little dolls reminded you of your childhood Christmas past. How sweet is that?

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  9. Courtney Girlfriend....I dont even know where to begin!!! Its ALL GORGEOUS!!! You AMAZE ME!!!

    xoxokara

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  10. This is the sweetest tree!! Congrats to you on your feature!!

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  11. The dolls and skates are SO cute and just perfect for your tree. What a great idea! Now I am off to look at your bathroom! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. What a good idea to use the dolls and the little shoes to decorate your tree. It is always nice to use nontraditional and sentimental items :)

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  13. Love your idea here...those little skates are just too cute!!! Thanks so much for posting my button:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Aaaah! They're delightful!! I've jut got a pair of real-life ice skates for my daughter. I'm trying to persuade her to let me use them for Christmas decorations!

    And now I'm off to look at your bathroom...

    Sarahx

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  15. I just love all the little dolls, makes for a great themed tabletop tree.
    Thanks for sharing your precious items.
    Michele

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  16. Congrats on the feature! I believe I missed that post so I will need to go peek.

    The little skates are my favorite! I want them :) The dolls are beautiful. Reminds me of some of the dolls my sister and I loved to play with as kids. I still have a couple. I like the way you found those treasures and ran with the theme. Your tree is gorgeous!

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  17. OH Courtney that is darling! I love the dolls and the little skate shoes are just so cute. You did a great job!

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  18. Hi Courtney! I love your sweet decorations! The little skates are so precious and those little dolls are so cute.

    Congratulations on your bathroom being featured and thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  19. Hey friend! Just coming back over to say thanks for linking this up to the party this week! I want you to know how much I treasure and appreciate your friendship! :-)
    Vanessa

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  20. I love how you used all these sweet doll things on your tree--what a way to enjoy their beauty this time of year. Those skates are too cute! thanks for linking to my very merry holiday home party!
    Mary

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  21. Love it-any little(or big)girls dream tree~!

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