Thursday, July 26, 2012

Land Of Make Believe

A couple of years back I wrote a post about some of the paperdoll cards 
in Hallmark's "From the Land Of Make Believe" collection.  
But I neglected to update when I finally found the last doll.

 Here they are.
All 16 cards and the album to store them in.
We are missing a feather or two and a couple of sequins,
But those imperfections don't detract from the cuteness factor.

The dolls in this collection are:
1. Little Bo Peep
2. Cinderella
3. Mary Quite Contrary
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb
5. Little Red Riding Hood
6. Little Miss Muffet
7. Tommy Tucker
8. Little Boy Blue
9. My Pretty Maid
10. Little Girl With A Little Curl
11. The Queen of Hearts
12. Bobby Shaftoe
13. Little Polly Flinders
14.  Curly Locks
15 Polly Put The Kettle On
16. Peter Piper

 Vivian Trillow Smith (VIV)  illustrated each of the
 nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters in 1947 for Hallmark Cards.
I just love her work!  She is one of my favorite paperdoll artists.
The children who received these sweet cards
would have enjoyed the little stories printed on the inside as well.

I have another one of her paperdoll card collections to share with you 
next week, so be sure to check back.

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  1. I have never seen these paperdolls. They are beautiful and I love the album. Thanks for sharing this darling collection!

  2. What a gorgeous collection. I remember getting some of those cards when I was a little girl.

  3. Divine.
    Such a charming collection.

    You've taught me something new today... as I had never heard of these paper dolls or the artist.
    Thank you.

    Have a great evening!

    Smiles :)

  4. I haven't seen them either, but your blog post about the collection is fascinating. I'm going to send a link to a friend who is a big paper doll fan.

  5. Very sweet! How special that you have the entire collection.

    LaTeaDah from Gracious Hospitality

  6. How sweet are they?!! My sister was born in 1947. What an achievement to collect each one of these darling little girlies! And, they look so lovely with your beautiful blue dishes in the background.
    Thank you for sharing!
    I so appreciate your sincere comments on my blog! :)

  7. What a a beautiful collection. I never knew there were so many in the collection. I have seen cards like these and have always thought they were cute. Thanks for sharing.


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  9. The dolls are so cute all line up there! I need close ups! Have you scanned them? I'd love to use them for crafting! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

  10. Wow very sweet,I never heard of them before..thank you for sharing them..can't wait till next week to see the other..I love paper dolls..Happy Friday with love Janice

  11. What an adorable collection!! I have never seen these before,and they are so sweet!! Have a great Friday!! xo Heather

  12. Well, aren't these just the cutest thing? How adorable and I'm so glad you found your last dolly. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

  13. Oh my oh my - these are wonderful. Mmmm I might have to start collecting...ho ho. A lovely collection - well done you

  14. I'm completely smitten with your charming collection.

  15. What a great collection! I've never seen those. What a fun group, and glad you found the last one!

  16. These are beautiful! I've never seen them before in books or anywhere. You have a treasure!

  17. What a fun display! They look so cheerful.

  18. You are the neatest collector I know, Gayle! No detail misses your eye and I love that because it helps me to be more observant about things in general.

    This paper doll card collection is absolutely precious!

    Hugs to you!

  19. Those are truly wonderful! They are so vibrant too. You are so lucky to have found them all.

  20. That seems to me an unusual collectors item but you sure have a wonderful collection and so old too.

  21. oh I will check back next week. I love paper dolls. How nice to have such a lovely collection
    Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments too. x

  22. Oh my - these are just too, too beautiful. I have seen a couple of them for sale individually but never the whole collections together like this. I'm going to look away now before I go rushing off to find some!!

  23. I will make believe with you any day......

  24. I've not seen a collection like this before. Beautiful!

  25. Those are soooo cute. I haven't seen these around. You are really lucky to have this wonderful set!

  26. Now that is some collection.. you know I would love to get a hold of those for my scanner! Beautiful, what a fun collection. Hey what is your full time job? Hugs, Diane


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