Cluttercast: Porcelain dolls

February 23rd, 2009

My daughter loved playing with dolls when she was a child—making up stories, changing their clothes, even cutting their hair.  When she got these porcelain dolls I managed to intervene before she got her hands on them.   I put them up on a high shelf where they sat watching her play with the Cabbage Patch dolls and  Barbies.

They sat up there for years.  She never took them down, or played with them.  She never seemed to fall in love with them.   They made it through her childhood without coming down from the shelf.   When she stopped playing with dolls, I packed them up and put them away.

Alli is grown up now;  and although she’s changed in many ways, she hasn’t changed her mind about these dolls.  So they’re still looking for love—and I’m sure they will find it out there. 

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  1. taffy
    February 23rd, 2009 at 14:15 | #1

    When my first granddaughter was born I started giving her porcelain dolls
    every year on her birthday, she is turning 8 this year, i would love to give these to her this year.

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  2. February 23rd, 2009 at 20:17 | #2

    I have 4-year old twins who each have a porcelain doll. They love them and treat them very gently. Today, one of the girls took her doll to school for “Show and Tell”. She explained that it was very delicate and also very special. I am sure the girls would love, and treat well, these two dolls!

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  3. February 24th, 2009 at 10:28 | #3

    Oops – I meant three dolls!

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  4. Ruth
    February 25th, 2009 at 11:48 | #4

    am very much interested in the three lovely dolls. When I was a child age 11 I lost my Father, then a year later our home burned to the ground and we lost everything. Funny thing about it was that even though I had several dolls that I cherished and played with everyday that isn’t what i grabbed to take out of the house when we discovered that the house was on fire. I grabbed my Father’s jacket and several of his guns. You think you know how you will react to a situation, but believe you me when a stressful incident happens there is something in the back of your mind that takes over.
    I have never gotten over the loss of my dolls, even though I am now in my 60′s, but there are probably all kinds of stories that you get so if there is someone that is more worthy of these dolls give them to them.
    God Bless,
    Ruth

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  5. terri
    February 25th, 2009 at 21:19 | #5

    I vote for Ruth to have the porcelain dolls.

    She grabbed her father’s guns, since she lost him. Now she should have something for herself that reminds her of her things she didn’t grab before the fire gutted her house.
    Even though Ruth is older and may not own the dolls as long as someone younger, she can still miss things lost.

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