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!
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!
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