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:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound