Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sweet Little Antique Nancy Ann Dolls

Sweet Little Antique Nancy Ann Dolls

I wanted to share some photos of my Antique Nancy Ann Dolls.   I have a few in my collection and l I have been cleaning them up and displaying them.  I love their cute little faces.  

Snow Queen

Cute little girl in pink dress.

Here she is with a cute male doll in a tux.  He is actually the Groom doll.  

Little Red Ridinghood.  

Most of these dolls came out long before Disney reimagined such classic stories as Beauty and the Beast.  Therefore, they do not have a Disney look to them. 

Beauty and the Beast

I am particularly fond of the bisque Nancy Ann Dolls and most of my dolls are bisque. 

Cinderella Goes to the Ball

Alice - through the looking glass

A group of pretty girls all cleaned up! 

I  got these cuties in a large group of dolls for just a few dollars.  Below you will see dolls such as December (7" tall and dressed in red).  She looks kind of like a big sister doll.  Also, August is pictured below wearing the polka dot dress.  

Cute little redhead

Although I love the themed dolls, I also love to clean and dress up these cuties myself.  I haver miscellaneous Nancy Ann doll clothes and accessories, so I often just dress them the way I like them. 

The last one I want to share is a real cutie but she also needed the most work.  I had to re-paint her little shoes and clean her up.  I also cleaned her clothes and I had to dye her hat and jacket.  They were a very dingy and dirty lighter blue.  I dyed them navy blue, which was a process.  I then gave her new ribbons, as I did most of my cuties (vintage seam binding works best).  I then dressed her and I think she looks like the cutest school girl ever.  

I hope you have enjoyed my little Nancy Ann dolls.  I am not a true collector of these dolls.  I simply find them here and there and I love cleaning them up and displaying them.  They are very photogenic.  They are perfect for decorating and vignettes. 

Well, I am off to play with my dolls.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

My New Royal Albert Cups!

My New Royal Albert Cups!

We are still enjoying our Wedgwood Teas and we recently added 2 new Royal Albert cups to our collection of beautiful coffee and tea cups.  

I love this tiered stand for displaying our tea and our beautiful cups.  I have had this stand for years and up until recently I did not use it but I am so glad I pulled it out and decided to use it.  It is perfect!

The cups are from Royal Albert and the collection is called Polka Rose.  I love the beautiful crown inside each cup. 

Off to have a cuppa!!!


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I adore Valentine's Day!  I love to decorate and celebrate in small romantic ways.  One of my favorite things is my heart teacups and saucers that my very own sweetheart gave to me several years ago.  You may remember then for my post some time back but with Valentine's Day just around the corner I wanted to share them once again.  

I love to pull these out of their box and display and use them during February.   They go perfectly with my many teapots.  

Perfect for enjoying our Marie Antoinette tea.  

Happy Valentine's Day!


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