Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Childhood Revisited

The second Saturday in June is recognized as World Doll Day.
The day was established in 1986 by Mildred Seeley
to spread the universal message 
of happiness and love around the world.
It is a celebration of caring, nurturing love.
Dolls have been a traditional tool for teaching these skills.

Although the day is an opportunity to give a doll
 to someone close to you,
World Doll Day was also intended to be a day to exhibit dolls.
In that spirit, I am showcasing
one of my dearly loved childhood dolls.

Do you remember Tiny Tears?
 Tiny Tears was one of the most popular baby dolls
 during the 1950s and early 1960s.

In this close-up photo you will notice the two holes
 on each side of the bridge of the doll's nose.
This feature allowed Tiny Tears to cry real tears.
After feeding her a bottle of water,
a gentle squeeze of her tummy would result
 in tears streaming from these openings.

My doll is dressed in a silky blue coat and bonnet.
Beneath her coat, she wears a simple pink dress.
The button hints at the original brighter dress color.
The fabric has mellowed to a soft salmon pink.

Tiny Tears will always be a special keepsake of my childhood. 
Do you still have one of your childhood dolls to cherish?

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Until next time, live and love well.

Join me this week at:
Let's Talk Vintage at Bella Rosa Antiques
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

This forum reveals random thoughts and reflections on topics of interest and events impacting the life of the founder of Doll in the Looking Glass.  Our boutique specializes in custom designed dolls that look like your child. We also design toddler and baby dolls that look real using vinyl doll components manufactured in Midland, Michigan USA by Apple Valley Doll Works.  The goal of Doll in the Looking Glass is to delight our customers with our creations.  We would love to create a special doll for you!
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