Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Janie, Sue and Nancy



 Let me introduce Janie, Sue and Nancy.
They wanted to wear their school clothes today
because the kids in our neighborhood headed back to school this week.


See all the tiny holes in the clothes? 
Their garments lace on with colorful strings instead of attaching with tabs.
For all you Mom's and Preschool Teachers out there:
Lacing is a great way to help children practice hand-eye coordination
and improve their fine motor skills.

"Paper Dolls With Lace On Costumes" was published by Saalfield in 1955.
I'll share more paperdolls next week, so be sure to check back.

And be sure to check out my paper doll page,
at the top of my blog, under the header.

Linking to  Vintage Thingie Thursday, at The Colorado Lady.

45 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your posts on your variety of paper dolls. I played for hours with them when I was a young girl. My daughter did as well and then along came Barbie . . .

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  2. Those are just too cute!( I don't know if parents realize the benefit of doing those types of lacing activities.)

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  3. I've never seen them with the strings. Those tabs certainly never lasted for long. :)

    By the way, the netting on the date palms is so the dates are protected as they ripen -- they will start to fall from the tree and the birds will get to them if they aren't covered. I actually like them when they are still yellow and haven't allowed to get soft and brown. When they are a golden color, they are crisp and have a completely different taste.

    Happy mid-week to you. Tammy

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  4. I love them! Can't wait for more.
    :-)

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  5. I love all your darling paper dolls. These are just so cute. Can't pick a favorite. I loved changing their outfits..smiles..Renee

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  6. I'm enjoying your paper doll collection; they're all in such fine condition! Where do you find these?

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  7. Cute and sweet paperdolls! Cool visit at the Hallmark place.
    Deb

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  8. How sweet are those girls. Such lovely outfits. Our new school year is just around the bend at our house too!

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  9. Those are so cute!!


    Thank you for the info on the stove shop!

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  10. Great graphics, and string ties are so much more durable than paper tabs! Why didn't that catch on!?

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  11. So darling!! How fun would it be to play!! Love all the sweet outfits!! xo Heather

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  12. You have so many and obviously still enjoy playing with them.

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  13. So incredibly sweet...Each little girl and just look at all those cute outfits! What dream for any little girl...or mommy to play with!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn xo

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  14. ¡Que bonitas! Me encantan las muñecas recortables...No conocia tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, ya tienes una nueva seguidora...Un beso

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  15. I love these so much. I am going to be on the lookout for paperdolls-cuz they were such a big part of my childhood. You have really inspired me with all your vintage paper dolls!

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  16. Oh how sweet! I love these and my mother used to play with paperdolls like this. She says your dolls need to be called Janey, Ruth and Nancy since that is her and her sisters names. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  17. Very cute. Such bright colors.

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  18. I Love paper dolls and have since I can remember. Ordinary dolls were never my thing, but with paper dolls I could design new clothes for them and pretend that I was a big time fashion designer. Little girls do spend a lot of time day-dreaming. In fact I still day-dream, it too is a marvelous way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for sharing these. I am looking forward to your next post and seeing more. Have a fantastic day, Connie :)

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  19. They are beautiful! I would have loved this as a child.

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  20. So cute! What a great collection you have! I used to collect Katy Keene paper dolls when I was a child. I loved those!
    Ruth

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  21. Hello there, and thanks so much for visiting. I have not heard of polyvore, but I will check it out. Since you are a lover of paper dolls, you may want to check out the mobile that I made . . . you can find it on my sidebar "Past Posts" under Re-Purposing Can Be So Much Fun. It might be something you would like to make. I have really enjoyed your visit, do come again. Connie ")

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  22. You took us back in time. I have not seen them lately.

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  23. That looks like a pristine paper doll set. I used to play them and had a home for them under my Grandma's treddle sewing machine.
    Ann

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  24. Brings back such fun memories for me!

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  25. Aren't these adorable! So darn cute.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  26. Those are some awesome Paper Dolls, I never seen lace up ones before. thank you for sharing them...happy Friday with love Janice

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  27. Oh my gosh I adore these sweet paper dolls!!

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  28. I've never seen paper dolls that laced before! I loved to play with paper dolls when I was a girl, and made my own from the Sears catalog, too! Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Pretty paper dolls, such cute outfits. I didn't know about the lace up outfits rather then the tabs..very interesting.
    Have a lovely day today :)
    Magie x

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  30. so so so cute - I'd never seen the lace up ones before.

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  31. Ooooo, I would have loved these when I was small. Lacing would have been better than those darn tabs. They didn't hold anything.
    What fun!

    M :)

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  32. Oh! You have cute paper dolls, too.
    I'll sure check in to see the rest.
    D
    Love that red and white gingham dress for one of those dolls.

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  33. Oh these are the cutest Paper Dolls! I don't own any at all, but lately I've been so tempted.
    This might confirm that I NEED some!
    Erica :)

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  34. I love paper dolls! I really must try to add some more to my collection. These are especially pretty.

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  35. I am just in love with paper dolls. These are soooo cute.
    Hugs
    donna

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  36. I love paper dolls. This is such a cute set!

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  37. They are AdOrAbLe!! Love the outfits. I don't remember this type of paper doll. Mine all had tabs.
    Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind comments.

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  38. I spent 1000's of hours playing paper dolls in my Great Aunts basement growing up. Amazmingly, I still have those paper dolls! They are a bit worse for the wear, but I still get a thrill when I open the old suitcase I keep them in and take a peek!

    I enjoyed your Hallmark post! I have been getting Hallmark ornaments since I got married in 1980! Needless to say, I have quite the collection now! Thanks for the tour..

    Blessings

    Linda

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  39. Ooo! Such cute clothes! Thanks for showing us! ♥

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