Sorry for the late posting today but had to wait for until mid afternoon for the sun to move away from the conservatory to allow me to take the photos for today.
Today we are looking at Jackie (Rydstrom’s) gift to the Brood, although mainly for Bea, my 1990s Gotz Toddler customised by Raven.
When I first spotted her for sale on eBay I didn’t bid because she was a toddler and I’m not keen on their body proportions especially, in my opinion, their too short and too curved arms for a representation of an approximately two year old child. I felt that basically the baby torso had just had straight legs added instead of re-moulding the whole doll as it should have been.
I did regret my original decision of not bidding for her but that was the end of that… or so I thought… little did I know! The next thing I knew was that she appeared for sale on Sashadolluk so I quickly emailed Shelly to see if I could buy her but Shelly herself had decided that she wanted her…. so a second opportunity to buy this little tot was missed.
I asked Shelly should she ever wish to sell her on I would be only too willing to buy her!
Quite a while later I got an email to say was I still interested in her? Third time lucky. Of course I was… the rest is history although as you can guess she had more in value along the way.
Originally she had a much longer wig but Shelly had started to try to trim it but given up half way through so I bought her this new wig and named her Bea.
When I saw this little outfit for sale on eBay, although modelled on a baby and it had stripped brown/beige tights and top (and the latter was incorporated into the pinafore) I put a bid in but missed winning it by only a £1. Disappointed but obviously nothing could be done about it….although I did mention it to Jackie in passing and she agreed that she too had liked it and wanted it but hadn’t a baby Sasha or toddler at that time to put it on.
So at Christmas imagine my sheer delight when I opened this present from Jackie. A million thanks Jackie, for this charming little outfit which you’ll have to agree suits Bea perfectly.
As I’m so late with publishing this post above I have decided to add a few more photos and then give blogging a miss tomorrow (Sunday) as being the twelfth day after Christmas Day I need to take down and put away my decorations,…although I don’t want to as I’m still enjoying their glitter and sparkle.
These two photos show baby ‘J’ playing with the super little snow globe that Susan bought them back from visiting the Christmas markets in Germany earlier last month.
Huge thanks again Susan.
I completely forgot to add the next two close up photos of Terry (now nick named Terrorist due to Ronnie’s daughter Merrick) the delightful Steiff Fox Terrier (from the early 1950s) that Steve sent the Brood to my previous post. Loads of thanks again.
Isn’t he just absolutely adorable?
See you back here hopefully on Monday, all being well, when I’ll be introducing you to the two vintage-sasha outfits that Sarah W gave me for my Sasha girls.