Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blondie!

A couple of weeks ago I received a package in the mail from Tammy (Tammy's in Love).
She found these wonderful paperdolls and thought I would appreciate them.
I sure do!



It's Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead!  
And their children Alexander and Cookie.
Do you remember the Blondie comic strip by Chic Young?


This particular set of paperdolls was published by Whitman in 1954.
I love all these fantastic 50's fashions.  Don't you?

In researching Blondie paperdolls, I discovered All Paperdolled Up.
 This web page shows seven different Blondie paperdoll sets published between 1941-1954.
It's so fun to see how their looks evolved.
If you are a Blondie fan, or a paperdoll fan, be sure to take a peek.

Thank you so much, Tammy!
I'm having a lot of fun with these. 




54 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! I always loved to get their comic books! What fun characters! And thanks for the links...I'll go check them out! I love paper dolls, too! Hugs!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the link. I thought it was a marvelous paperdoll site!

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  2. What a sweet gift! Yes, I remember Blondie and Dagwood very well - they hark back to a more innocent time.

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    1. We grew up in a really marvelous time, didn't we?

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  3. They are so cool! Memories of days gone by are fluttering through my brain. I loved paper dolls.

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. I do remember Blondie but when I first read your title I thought of the 80's singer! :)

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  5. Love seeing all the colors and outfits laying out! I knew when I saw the collection that you would give them a good home!

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  6. Really cute. That was so nice of her.

    :o)

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  7. This is an awesome set! The dresses are really pretty and they're in such great shape! Twyla

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    1. They are in great shape for 50+ years old. They were very carefully kept in an envelope.

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  8. I loved paper dolls - really brings back wonderful memories when I was young. Look at what kids are missing today. All they know how to do is text and games on computers. Oh well time marches on ....
    Mary

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    1. I have seen a couple of fun computer paperdoll sites. One of these days I will have to do a post about those.

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  9. How lucky you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are GREAT.

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  10. They are wonderful! Love looking at the styles of clothing (love the polka dots)! :) Have a great day! Mickie

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    1. The clothing styles are half the fun of paperdolls!

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  11. Very fun-- what a great gift! I remember watching the Blondie movies on TV when I was a kid.

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    1. I did not know there were Blondie movies. I'm always learning new things on this blog.

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  12. These paper dolls are just wonderful! I loved to read Blondie on Sunday mornings.

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  13. How neat! Such a nice, fun gift!

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  14. I had no idea that there were Blondie paper dolls! That was very sweet of Tammy!
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. At least 7 different versions. Who knew? Yes, Tammy is a sweetie!

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  15. Tammy is so darn generous. She always finds the best treasures to share with friends. They are perfect for your collection.

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    1. We meet some of the nicest people on the blogs, don't we?

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  16. O my gosh, how fun and very sweet of her to do that for you.. I love paperdolls.. I loved to to read Blondie and Dagwood.. have a great new week.. with love Janice

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    1. Tammy is a real sweetie, and I'm having so much fun playing. :-)

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  17. A sweet set!! Miss Tammy is the sweetest!! xo Heather

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  18. Well, I bet that made your day. Dagwood and Blondie were my favourite comic strip for years.

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  19. I LOVE these, Gayle! What a treasure your friend sent you! I had no idea that there was ever Blondie paperdolls! I know you are enjoying them.

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    1. Yes, to me a real treasure. You know how much I love all these little paper people! :-)

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  20. It's fabulous Gayle. Lucky you!!!

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  21. What a great gift! Paperdolls always bring back sweet memories to me of Mama taking me to the five and dime on Saturdays so I could pick out either a new coloring book or a book of paperdolls. I would stand in front of the rack for many minutes before picking out just the right book. :)

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    1. Wonderful childhood memories for you and me!

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  22. What cute paperdolls! I grew up playing with paperdolls and have so many good memories with my girlfriend playing with them. Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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    1. Some of my best childhood memories involve playing paperdolls with my sister. :-)

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  23. Hi Gayle,
    Wow that is really such a neat gift!
    I would love to see those, have fun with them.
    I love seeing nostalgic things, really so fun!
    Cindy

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  24. omg, how precious is this! Talk about an excellent find!

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    1. Lucky me to be the recipient of this wonderful find!

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  25. Oh what fun - and what a sweet gift. I haven't been through my paperdolls for a while - I need to get them out and have some fun. I don't have any Dagwood and Blondie - those are simply so darling - love the fashions.

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    1. JoAnn, come to my house and we can play with paperdolls. :-)

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  26. WOW! I love that show and never thought about paper dolls being out there. That was so sweet of Tammy to send them to you.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. And I didn't know it was a show. I learn new things every time I get on the blog.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies