Big vintage baby doll is one of my latest thrifting finds.Her hair was cracking and peeling off, so I glued some of it back in place. (see the glue drips!?) I can actually remember having dolls with these kinds of ‘curls’ when I was little.
Now I don’t normally ‘brave the toy aisle’ at Goodwill. Too many kids playing unsupervised, toys all over the floor, making it impossible to push your cart through . . . .and I’m just not that ‘into’ vintage toys. The few times I HAVE looked at the toys, nearly all of them were ‘newer’ ones anyhow.
But THEN, at the store closest to Stars (which I have begun frequenting after I work on my booth) while in the check out line a few weeks ago I saw another lady with several ‘cool vintage dolls’ (like this one I just found) in her cart! So of COURSE, now that I SAW what I was missing, I’m making it a point to peruse the toy aisle; at least at this particular store.
There was one other similar doll that I grabbed . . and quickly put back! It was one of those with a regular doll head, and a stuffed animal body!! ACK! WHO invented those things and WHY! They are just CREEPY! Most of them anyhow, and definitely that one was creepy. A fleshy tan color reclining body with a baby doll head. Totally creeped me out!
For a split second I considered buying it ‘for the head only’ but the thought of decapitating it and disposing for the body made me a little nauseous. So I left it for someone else.
Then I remembered, I actually HAVE one of those ‘fur body’ dolls!?!?! But mine is very cute.
And her fur body is turquoise. I gave her a crown and considered adding some little buttons down her front to make the fur look more like fuzzy jammies. But I usually put her ‘at the back’ of a group of dolls so that all that really shows is her head.
So then I go to wondering about the history of these dolls with fur/animal bodies??? Were they originally manufactured like that? Or was this something where people took 2 broken toys and put them together to make one whole toy?? I wish I had taken a picture of the one at GW to show you.
Do any of you know anything about the history of this style of doll? I’m just curious.