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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Thrift Raggedy Ann

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved the raggedy Ann stories.
 I read all the books I could find in my school library.
I loved the idea that our dolls and toys had adventures when we weren't looking.

I also loved the beautiful illustrations.
SO,  I have a hard time NOT picking up a Raggedy Ann when I find one!

I found this Ann thrifting.
I almost left her behind, but as soon as I held her 
I knew she would be coming home with me.
I love her mostly white dress, very unusual for Raggedy Ann dolls.

This Ann was made by Aime'e Lester - I love this little tag!
I always wish I knew something about the dolls I find, this is a little clue.

 She is all hand embroidered.
 She has some water marks on her face, 
but I feel this just adds to her charm.
Ann went into a pillow case and into the washer - on a gentle cycle.
Her dress, apron and pantaloons were soaked in a cold water wash.

After her wash, Ann borrowed a chemise while her dress dried.

After pressing her dress and apron 
and putting new elastic in her pantaloons
she is all ready!

She's a keeper!


Anonymous said...

You have a great find. She is precious.

Anonymous said...

I too love Raggedy Ann. The books are enjoyable. Congratulations on the find.

Anonymous said...

Raggedy Ann is a wonderful doll. You did right by getting her. I have the dolls too.

Brenda Savage said...

Thanks Joan, I am very happy with her!

Brenda Savage said...

Thanks Marilyn, The books are so lovely. I still enjoy looking through their illustrations - so sweet!

Brenda Savage said...

Thanks Marion, There is something so huggable about Raggedy Ann. I never get tired of them.