Monday, 5 March 2018

Getting Lippy.....

When you are little you want to be a grown up. Being grown up isn't that much fun sometimes but it does mean you can buy things easier than when you are young. Like dolls....
Problem is, sometimes we just get too many, we confuse want with need....
So, if you could go back to being young again, which one or two dolls from your current collection would you choose...
I have chosen mine....
Miss Lippy.. and Rhett....


I can't even being to describe the joy I felt when she finally arrived from Kendal! I have loved this girl for years and I mean years. I bought Rhett (1968 boy with NP eyes) just in case Lippy came and lived with me as she would need a little brother. I love the faded beauty of these two well loved companions from someones' childhood.
They are truly wonderful to me and many thanks to Kendal for letting me adopt Miss Lippy.
Thanks to Rosie Laird for knitting their sweaters in alpaca wool.Apologies for the grainy photos...my camera is slowing dying on me, I should really buy another but then I see a Sasha...and confuse (yet again!) want with need.....

15 comments:

  1. They are perfect together. So go Miss Lippy found her way to you.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am so in love with these two!

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  2. Congratulations on the arrival of Miss Lippy, I know how much you've loved her from afar.
    Her little brother Brett is the perfect or should I say imperfect companion. Some dolls are better for the years of wonderful play they wear like a badge of honour showing just how loved they were. xx

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    1. Thanks Dee! They may not be perfect to others but they are perfection to me!

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  3. Oh how lovely that Miss Lippy should finally come and live with you Ronny! Everything comes to those that wait, as the saying goes! And her brother is a handsome fellow too :) I'm sure you're very happy with these two and can understand how you'd choose them as being dolls you'd have had and kept as a child :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks S! I bet you would find it really difficult to choose a favourite from your big collection of dolls :)

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  4. Miss Lippy and Rhett are just fantastic. I am thrilled that Miss Lippy is with you and that she has a companion. You have loved her for some many years and now she lives with you. Wonderful in every way!

    I would pick Gwennie, Gracie, Morgen and Finn. But I am glad I do not have to reduce the numbers yet. Thank you for showing us the lovely Miss Lippy. Sending you much love across the pond. ❤️ xxx

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    1. Oh Ginger! I was hoping you wouldn't have Finn as one of your favourites...I had my eye on him....he is such a good looking boy <3

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    2. Thanks Ronny. Finn is my number one boy and the others listed (Gwennie, Gracie and Morgen) were painted by Sasha so my boy Finn is really a keeper. ❤️ xxx

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  5. I can completely understand why you would pick these two - they’re absolutely gorgeous! There’s something about the early redheads. I think it has to do with the fact that their coloring is so very tonal. It’s such a striking look.

    I always say I don’t have favorites, but I know in my heart that Sasha (my childhood doll), and Patrick (my NP eye redhead) will be the two that they will have to pry out of my cold dead hands. You raise an interesting question though. I remember when my Mom bought Sasha for me; there was a redheaded shorts boy in the display case that I really liked too. I often say, half-jokingly, that I should have pestered her to go back later and buy him for me too. I could have had an early redhead for around $20 (admittedly not pocket change back then), rather than the $$$$ that you can expect to pay today. However as a kid, these dolls seemed so special and wonderful that one seemed like enough. You just wouldn’t have expected to have more than one of something that nice. How times have changed!
    Steve

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    1. The one thing I miss is going into a toy shop and spending ages choosing the face of a doll from a shelf full of similar dolls, the joy of taking your special doll home is one thing that stays with me since my childhood...still nice when the postman delivers that Sasha size parcel though!

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  6. Can't believe that I'm LATE again to see this post and yet I'm in here checking regularly. (Can only think that it was rather hectic replying to all my Facebook and blogposts over the last two days or that YOU deliberately wait until I've checked in and then POST!)
    What a TREAT though to see Miss Lippy again and that she now has a wonderful brother to share her days with.

    Her life seems to have just got better and better since she spent that lonely year on Sashadolluk's website looking for a new forever home which must have been even more terrible for her after coming from such a good home, with that caring little mother who obviously fed her on a regular basis with a silver spoon.

    It was a couple of weeks before that Christmas that I could no longer coupe to see her pleading with those fantastically, detailed eyes that I caved in and finally rescued her...her promising Shelly that I would only 'soft food' feed her until her sore lips had healed.

    I'm most impressed with how you have dressed them both here and thanks a million for this 'very special to me' post.
    PS. Remember Miss Lippy that we here still love you LOADS! Hugs too to Fritz, Ross, Sally, Sophie, Krista, Miss No-Fringe and twin babies, QE2 and 3.

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  7. Apologies for the lack of proof reading again ('coupe' instead of 'cope' plus the word 'her' repeated twice)...but with my excitement I couldn't wait to get this up and published.

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  8. Forgot to say...Gripping title too!

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  9. Thank you K! I just love her so much, a million thanks to you!

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