Saturday, August 21, 2010

You're Such a Doll

She knew she was quite a doll
... especially with that feathered hat ...
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And her gown of pink ruffles and sparkly silver thread
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She knew she was worth more than the $4.50 price tag
placed upon her by the thrift store clerk,
even though her dress was torn and needed washing.
She knew in her heart she was a princess
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Worth more than she first appeared when found by the
woman who frequents thrift stores and flea markets,
looking for treasures rejected by others.
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Although she was a bit worried about the two dogs
that for some strange reason this woman also loved.
Especially this one, known throughout the land
as a dog who loves to rip things to shreds.
(don't hurt me oh please don't hurt me,
I command you as your princess do not hurt me!)
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(Whew, that was a close call!!!)
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I much prefer pretty flowers over dogs with teeth
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Or, just standing in the light ~ striking a pose
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And it is important that I keep my lovely nails unchipped
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It's not always easy being a princess
But somebody's gotta do it.
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This lovely doll, found at a thrift store last week
for under $5. All she needed was a little cleaning
and some repairs of her torn and tattered dress and gloves.
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I haven't tried to discover anything about her yet
but would love to know how old she is.
I am guessing she was made around 1950.
Her body is something like soft plastic.
And she needs some shoes.
(don't we all???)
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If anyone knows anything about her, I'd love to know!
I am delighted to give her a new home.
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Have you found any great treasures lately?

5 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, you are a WONDERFUL WIT!!!! And what can I say but that this doll is stunning, truly stunning! And she photographs so well! BETTER THAN ME! One out of 10 of my photos maybe look decent, but she is a REAL DOLL....and the dog....heeeee, that was a real close call! YIKES! But she got away and is much safer amongst the flowers....Oh dearest, I am going to do some research on this doll. I have seen her likes in many antique stores and I know that she is definitely from the 50s....I never had one like this, but I have seen her before and THE DRESS and THE CROWN....you and I have a connection here.....LOVELY, FUNNY as all get-out and BRILLIANT POST!!!! Much admiration, Anita

jimmarthaz said...

She fits right into your family . . . blond hair and huge blue eyes . . . could be yours, Megan's or Bella Mae's SISTER! Congratulations on your pretty new addition :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH I swear (sorry!), more people need to see this brilliant post....this doll is so gorgeous, your wit a hoot, your dogs a must see, and the subject, perfect!!! Violet dearest, you are so kind to visit me this morning dear! Oh you are right; our God must take delight in creating each one of us...He must laugh, ya think? Some of us with our silliness and interesting talents...He really must laugh. OH! Go to my mini blog and Nowhere and see what Penny White sent me....and she also sent me some MS turquoise and feldspar glitter! Guess what I am doing this weekend sometime!!!! BISES, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Heeeee! Isn't Tea Rat amazingly done in sculpture? That Penny is a whiz with mice and rats.....thank you for coming dearest! OH, I have been having too much fun......Anita

Charlene said...

I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!! LUCKY YOU to find her. So glad that beautiful fur baby didn't do harm to the princess! Hugs!
Charlene