Time once again for Show & Tell at Kelli’s!
I’m pleased to introduce you to Melanie, my one and only china doll.
In the summer of 1990 my aunt sold Princess House products [I think that’s what it was] and had brought a catalog to our house. There were several dolls that I thought were just bea-U-ti-ful.
Once I had gone to a friend’s house who had a whole shelf full of different size china dolls. I was mesmerized with those dolls that weren’t for play. They just sat on a shelf and looked pretty.
I remember sitting on my bed upstairs and dreamily paging through the catalog. Someone asked me which doll I liked best. I showed them my two favorites and they were insistent that I pick just one.
I can’t remember just why I liked this doll best. Might have been that she came with the little bear. Might have been the chair; easier to sit on a shelf than stand? Probably was the Swedish hair style like Kirsten the American Girl doll. At that time I could do that with my hair and my last name was Swedish. [Now it’s Italian – go figure.]
I knew she was somewhat pricey so I went back to playing in the creek and forgot about the beautiful doll.
Imagine my surprise when I unwrapped her on Christmas morning! I named her Melanie and she occupied a place of honor in my room for years. More recently she got to preside over my girls dresser.
This morning she got to go outside – without her dust cover – and get her picture taken. She’s quite tired out now and is content to rest on the high shelf while she waits for a place of honor in our next house.
Here is a picture my sister took Christmas morning 1990.
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