Today I’d like to introduce you to the dolls who will live in the dollshouse.
They are vintage hard plastic dolls whose limbs are strung with elastic bands. These have plastic clothing just as our first ones did. They are about three inches tall. These girls were new in their packet. They are marked Hong Kong on their backs.
Meet Olive, Violet, Lavender and Petunia Barton.
They are pretty pleased with their new place so far and have been busy arranging the furniture to their liking.
Finally they settle down for some serious television watching.
But what’s this? Visitors already?
“Please let us in, our names are Scarlet and Daisy and we are homeless.”
Scarlet and Daisy were two of my childhood dolls, not the first lot, the second lot who had clothes made of fabric which had been glued on to them. When I found the girls they were in pieces, their rubber bands had perished and their clothes were long gone. Too many rides on my toy boat in the pool or the bath. As you can see Daisy has been mended with nail polish. Not much we can do about that scar.
I managed to put them back together again and quickly knitted up an outfit for Scarlet. She was my favourite so she was in pretty bad shape. Daisy just has a piece of fabric and a rubber band for a belt. I hope to carefully try to get some of the glue off them and make them some better fitting clothing later. In the meantime I hope the Barton girls will be nice and take them in.