Was rather pleased with the title today… (taking a leaf out of Dee’s and Ronny’s books/blogs!) ….though where these delicious little childhood sweets have disappeared from most of the shop/store counters these days I don’t know…… as I loved them.
Below are a few pictures of these famous sweets which incidentally are already making my mouth water.
Looking closer at the photo I can’t see any of the harder scented sweets or the brightly coloured shiny beans that were included in the mixture that I knew. Today they are looking more like paler mini liquorice allsorts with the odd sugar coated jelly shape thrown in. Why can’t some things be left as they were?
Have since my last post discovered the two photos that I was after to list in the previous post (Dollydoodle board shorts and little chest in use as a Sasha/Gregor sock storage.)
Unfortunately I can’t now remember who I asked permission from to use this photo of my Festival hostess table gift in use (Francine?) but whoever it was, thank you again.
On a more positive and not so forgetful note I have now found the photo (that was especially taken for me by Judith Easthope) of the Dollydoodles Union Jack board shorts that I put in the little wooden chest’s bottom drawer.
I am in the process of starting my annual ‘Spring reviewing’ and sorting out (wouldn’t dare use the word ‘culling’ in front of them!) of my Sasha collection. Today, I am taking a closer look at my two 1969 Gotz No-navels.
This blonde, blue eyed doll is one of my two 1969 Gotz girls. (The other is a brown eyed brunette shown later on in the post.)
I originally bought her from Sashadolluk as she was wearing the complete rare Gotz leather and fur coat/hat/skirt outfit…. BUT I did like the doll as well !!!
Back I’m afraid to my second class somewhat hazy photography again.
She (no name as yet!) has decided on this sunny but cold day to take all three of their dogs for a walk across the open fields. Terrorist, named by Ronny’s daughter (a beautiful antique Steiff model of a Wire-Haired Terrier and given to them at Christmas by their wonderfully generous, Uncle Steve) joins the other two pet dogs (another Steiff Wire-Haired Fox Terrier named Foxy, and a Golden Spaniel, Goldy (both bought by me for them some years ago) for the long walk.
I love this girl’s overall sulky look and although I’m not generally keen on Sashas with lots of hair I’m rather taken with her wild unkempt locks (which, BTW, I hadn’t brushed for the photoshoot ….well a waste of time with the wind blowing the way it was!)
I have dressed her up warmly in a Frilly-Lilly fleece fully lined Duffle coat (excellent value and fit IMO considering that it wasn’t originally made for the Sasha Dolls) over a white Gotz T-shirt and Dollydoodle’s jeggings which fit snuggly under a pair of JJ snowboots.
I’ve decided that backdrops in the conservatory are now the only way to go for me and my Sasha photography since, firstly I don’t go out and about so much and secondly I’m no longer able to bend down to either place the dolls on the ground or take the photos at that lower level.
Although I have had this particular backdrop for several months now this is the first time that I have used it.
I have trawled through the millions of photos in ‘My Pictures’ and selected a few more of this doll to try to show her at her best to help me make the decision of whether she stays or goes.
She is wearing a delightful fresh looking little vintage-sasha dress given to me by Sarah Williams for my birthday last year. Just can’t do without Sarah’s fanatastic outfits.
I have teamed it with a pair of JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
This was a superb earflap hat that Cathy Buckley-Mellor gave my Sashas for Christmas 2011. You can just see the top of a Doll Works knitted dress knitted by Andrea Jacqes.
This blue cotton sun hat is part of a Pinestreetstudio dungaree outfit seen below.
I think that the blue of the hat really enhances her eyes.
Here we see the full Dungaree outfit on my 1969 blonde No-navel with my other 1969 brunette and brown eyed No-navel.
This doll often chooses to wear this OOAK Ruthsdoll’s dress as it goes so well with her colouring.
One of my favourite close-up photos of this doll.
Here is another very unusual Pinestreetstudio shorts, top and scarf outfit with JJ brown sandals and commercially made socks.
I have always loved the way Cindy Patrick puts such different materials together in an outfit as if they had always belonged to each other.
This is the outfit that the doll came to me in, a dainty white Ruthsdoll’s dress under sweet little cardigan knitted by Jane Woodbridge.
This little soul languished on the Sashadolluk website for months and months. Each morning I would stop and say an extra special ‘Hello’ to her until one day I gave in and told her to come and live here.
I had just received her a few days before I went to one of Anne-Marie Hollis’s Sasha fundays so I decided to take her with me to meet some of the other Sasha Dolls and to enjoy some fun as she looks quite a solemn little soul.
This was my first venture into the No-navel scene after many years of showing absolutely no interest in the last of the 1960s Gotz series dolls. Now I’m well and truely hooked!
Here she is wearing a paler checked themed Ruthsdoll’s dress for the Springtime.
Teamed up here with JJ sandals. I do like Ruth’s copy of one of the original studio doll styles with the two rows of smocking and gathered material inbetween.
She now has on another of vintage-sasha’s little supremely simply styled dresses.
Like the lilac socks and burgandy shoes with this material.
Looking good here in trendy Dollydoodle leisure wear.
Christmas shopping at Trentham Garden World in 2009.
As a final desert course to this post I am serving up something that we all wish would happen to us.
Cassie of Sashapotomus was treated out to a 10th wedding aniversary meal on 14th February,St. Valentines day, by her husband and this is what was served up for desert. How MAGNIFICENT is this?
Below is a close up of this truely stunning doll!
When I showed this photo to my daughter she said that this doll reminded her of the one I gave her in 1966 for her second birthday (though unfortunately we haven’t even one photo of the doll which was eventually stolen during one of her later house moves) whilst my very practical and down to earth sister exclaimed ‘Well you needn’t think that anything like this is going happen on your birthday!’
I had hoped that I could have included my third 1970 No-navel doll as well but time ran out so she will have to be featured in another post later on.
BTW the verdict on these two No-navel dolls is that they are indeed staying here for at least another year!