Saturday, August 9, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday


Today is Pink Saturday! Time to play! In the spirit of play I am going to share with you all some fun paper dolls I picked up recently at My Father's Daughter. It brought back wonderful memories of playing with paperdolls with my two older sisters. What fun it was to pick them out, cut out their clothes, make up story lines and interact with the other dolls we already had. Does anybody remember the Green Acres paper dolls? My sister had those. Za Za had such fabulous outfits! Well these paper dolls are a little older than any ones I played with but they are in fabulous shape. Here they are:


This is the front cover of the storybook. Love her pink coat!



This is the title page-Ibelieve it says 1947,1948, Simon and Shuster.


This is the back of the book where the little paper dolls are tucked into their beds for sleep time.





Above is the middle of the story where Jim and Judy play with 1000s of butterflies and flowers. Then they go and pick apples out of a Farmer's orchard. Apparently he doesn't mind them stealing from him. Below is their clothes closet which contains most of their original clothes.

Thanks for stopping by my place so I could share in your Pink Saturday. Don't forget to check out everyone else listed at Beverly's http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ See you soon!

35 comments:

Beverly said...

These are wonderful. I loved playing with paper dolls, too. I would save my money to buy them.

Happy Pink Saturday.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your happy pink books!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

How charming these are!!

What a great find for Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

I haven't thought about paper dolls for a long time. I loved playing with them when I was a little girl. Thanks for the memory.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Take care,
Dawn

MyBigMouth said...

Oh,how sweet!
I absolutely loved paper dolls when I was a kid!My own kids could have cared less..psh!
Happy Pink Saturday!

pennie said...

What a precious book. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Take Care,
Pennie

Abuela Beauty said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

My daughter like the pink books.. even the illustration is so cute!.. thank you for sharing.. have a pink nite!

Joy said...

So precious! I remember playing with paper dolls as well. :o)

Dana said...

Your paper dolls book was a real bargain--it is in such great condition! I used to LOVE to cut the paper dolls out of the McCall's magazine! My sister and I would fight over them! I loved your funny comment on my post!!!

tricia said...

It is just amazing the paper dolls were salvaged because paper doesn't hold up well. I used to play with the Betsy McCall Magazine paper dolls that came out in the magazine. I loved your post.

Angie said...

i love vintage children's books...and paper dolls are so fun!

~Angie

Katie said...

Judy's pink hat is so adorable! Thanks for visiting at my blog for my first Pink Saturday!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

we all have such memories of paper dolls. i remember we used to cut them out from the sears catalogue.
thanks for posting and have a good week!

Nihal said...

Howdy:)
I loved your vintage books. And those unforgettable paper dolls..
As I stated on my pink post, PINK is a unique symbol of pride and memory.
Thanks a lot for taking us a journey in our old times, remind me old happy pinkie days.

Have a Happy Pink Sunday,

Blessings.

~N at CrossRoads

Elizabeth said...

I never saw Judy and Jim before!
Sort of reminds me of my 1950's childhood!
A super post
All best wishes
Elizabeth

bj said...

Thanks for coming by to see me...
I, too, am running late on visiting all the PINKS...so many to visit!!
Your paper dolls are sooo precious. When I was a little girl (a long, LONG time ago lol), my very favorite things to play with were my paper dolls. I had a shoe box that held them all and I took that box every where I went. At times, when money was scarce, I cut figures out of the Sears Catalog and we played with them over and over until they came apart.
Thanks for the memories...

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Susan! When I was a little girl, I loved paper dolls too...I haven't thought about those in.... I can't even tell you how long. Thanks for sharing this adorable post and the paper dolls! Have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Connie said...

Don't ya just love those old books, sweetpea?!?!? It's a bit funny finding your blog because I call just about everyone "sweetpea"!! Thank you for visiting with me on my blog, my little chickadee......
Smoochies,
Connie

Donna said...

Happy Belated PINK Saturday!

I love your post! It's been a long time since I thought about Paper Dolls! They were so much fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Donna

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I adored paper dolls as a kid, still do! This is a find!

Judy said...

Hi Susan, I to have wonderful memories of playing with paper dolls. Have a wonderful day.
Judy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How great! I remember playing with paperdolls too. So fun.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What an adorable pink post. I loved playing with my paper dolls. I am a little late commenting too. There's so many to see. ~ Lyn

Vanessa Greenway said...

Isn't the cutest pink book? So cute!! xo Vanessa

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a great little book....love the paper dolls...loved playing with them when I was little.
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

Anne Fannie said...

I use to love paper dolls when I was a little girl. They were so simple and so much fun....besides, thats all we had...
Love, Ann

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I used to love paper dolls! Seems like it takes so much more to make kids happy these days!

Shelia said...

Hi and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, I'm a big paper doll fan. I used to play with paper dolls by the hours. I even have some framed in one of my spare bedrooms. Oh, I think you really have a little treasure here! These are so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

Ahh what a very sweet book of paper dolls and in such good shape!
I love looking at the pages you shared...

My Artful Heart said...

Too cute on the pink books...they remind me of the old Dick and Jane illustrations. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy belated Pink Saturday to you!

Mya said...

How very cute. I remember Betsy Mccall in my grandma's magazines. Wow how old am I?
Happy Pink Day
-Mya

Joanna said...

What a sweet book. I love that it's a cute little boy & girl set. Reminds me of my twins. I think most of the paperdoll sets I have seen have always been of girls. thanks for sharing. xoxo, Joanna

Bristol said...

this is so sweet, love the illustrations~
Bristol

Margie said...

Oh, they are so darling! I love paper dolls, and have a small collection of them. I had tons of them when I was little, but my mom could not stand any kind of clutter and gave them to the neighbor kids when she thought I was too old to want them anymore! :O( So now I'm buying them again as I see them! But I've never seen this adorable set before! How lucky you are!