Sunday, January 8, 2012

thrift find :: dolly dears

The week after Christmas Ivan was off work so one day we did a little antique shopping with friends. We went in this one store that is always super packed with random things and I found the most adorable thing ever!
I kind of had a small mental freak out when I saw this box! Inside are the prettiest paper dolls I have ever seen, and boy are they stylish!
Their clothes are supposed to magically stick to them but I guess since they are about 35 years old the magic has worn off.
As if they weren't already cute enough! Kitten and puppy shoes!
I'm in love! The day I got them I just kept taking them out of the box and putting on the different outfits. I think I have the brain of a 5 year old sometimes. They have so many outfits it would be ridiculous to show you all of them.

Have you seen dolls like this before? Do you have some?

♥elycia

58 comments:

  1. Ah, they are super cute! I used to have similar ones in Germany when I was little, my mom had given them to me from her when she was a child, I loved them so much! xxx

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  2. Ah, I was drooling over a box of these on Etsy for a while.

    We had the ones with little paper tabs to hook the clothes on with when I was little - I don't think I properly appreciated them then.

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  3. i have seen dolls like that. not of the same look but very similar. they are so cool. i can understand why you were feeling like a kid ... & wanted to play. now i want to find my old dolls... guess it is a girl thing. ha!! (:

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  4. I used to have some like this when I was little, but with the tabs on them. Yours are beautiful! :) ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  5. WOW! I have some like that! And I still have my Holly Hobby playset from the early 70's! Youv'e inspired me to dig them out of the closet, set them up and do a blog post! What a great idea!
    I'm 5 years old again!
    Thank you for that!

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  6. Oh my! I think I just died! So freaking cute ... really, how gets rid of stuff like this?

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  7. Wow, great find! Those are too darn cute.

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  8. where is this store!? And they are tooooo cute. I'm in love. It's funny too because my aunts are Kathy and Carolyn. Wouldn't that be perfect?

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  9. sweeeet! You could do a 'weekly wears' outfit post... starring them! ;o) THo I still think you're cuter... hehe.
    Mel ;o)

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  10. Oh my gosh! They are the most adorable things ever!

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  11. I love them too...I especially like the rainy day outfit. I like melissa's idea above - DO IT!! hahha
    :D

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  12. Haha! These are so cute! I love stuff like this. I love playing with toys and appreciating them all over again as an adult. My mum recently picked up an amazing doll's house at a car boot sale. It's quite similar to aussie style houses with a big terrace. She's currently spending her sunday doing it up and playing around with all the furniture. I'm extremely jealous!

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  13. I can't get enough having time playing with paper dolls. I think we've got it in modern way such as looklet and Kimmi version (with magnet). Playing paper dolls is awesome. You have just got a treasure!

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  14. i have absolutely always loved paper dolls. never seen these though. i sure wish those outfits came in my size...

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  15. I have never seen any that look like this! they're absolutely the cutest - great find! As a kid I always had those sticker packs with paper dolls and various sticker outfits to stick onto them. Have always loved them :)


    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looooove this post so much! I love paper dolls, even though I don't own any.

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  17. These are SO cute!!! I hope to find a box like this one day!!!
    PS A couple of days after you tweeted this I found some cute Madame Alexander paper dolls and I just couldn't pass them up!! They will probably be in my recently thrifted post this week on my blog!! :)
    Have a wonderful day friend!!
    xoxo

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  18. omfg..those are the cutest things i've ever seen!
    i LOOOOOVE them. too adorable:) i want someeee!
    cutest
    xo

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  19. If I found one of these I'd be super excited about it and be dressing them up all the time too!! Great find :)

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  20. I would have so much fun with those!! Even now in my 20s I'd be playing around with those paper dolls.

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  21. Oh my gosh those are adorable! I love antique stores that are just jammed with random crap. You find the cutest things :)

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  22. How cuuuute! I loved paper dolls as a little girl and would probably be the same way now if I had a set - always dressing them up. This makes me want to search for a vintage paper doll set!

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  23. I can totally relate Elycia. I would probably be playing with them the same way you were. They are so adorable!

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  24. Oh my!!! These are too adorable for words!! x

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  25. those are too precious. definitely scored on this one! ;]

    xo

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  26. They are just the cutest girls that you ever did see.

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  27. I had some when I was little, which was 25 years ago...lol...but my daughter has the modern version which is magnetic :) Super cute!


    ♥Erica♥
    http://ericaliveloverandom.blogspot.com/

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  28. They are SOOO cute!!! Sometimes it's good to have the mentality of a five year old. XD It gives life that chilhood "magic" back. :D

    ~Miranda

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  29. Great find! Cathy and Carolyn are soooo stylish!

    -fork

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  30. Those were a fantastic find! Does anyone remember Flip 'n Fancy dolls?

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  31. Fantastic find!
    The girls are adorable!

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  32. I like how they have big heads like Blythe dolls! I used to have a rainbow brite paperdoll when I was 7.

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  33. Ohmygosh...cute!! I love their bathing suits! lol. :)

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  34. Oh my goodness, Elycia! I love them!!! I grew up playing with paper dolls and I swear - I never see any in the store nowadays. :( These are such a special treat. :D

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  35. those are so sweet! i love their little rain outfits.

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  36. So adorable, I greatly enjoy that yellow outfit with the blue pants on the brown-haired doll!

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  38. these are effing precious! really!

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  39. Your paper dolls are so cute!
    Last year a French graphic designer named Adolie Day (omg I just love everything she does^^") made a paper doll book... it's just SO beautiful! Check this : http://adolieday.blogspot.com/2011/10/poupees-papier-paper-dolls.html

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  40. They are sooo cute. Makes me wanna be a little girl again! Believe me I also know what it´s like sometimes to have a the brain of a 5-year-old... Then it´s good to have a little girl - you can always say it´s for her sake.... :-)
    Have a great day:-)

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  41. These are AMAZING!!!! What a find! I am so jealous! LOL!

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  42. eep, how adorable!! I've never seen such cute paper dolls, good find! thanks so much for sharing, these little ladies totally made my day. have a great week!

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  43. Loooove them <3

    I had a similar one when I was little, sadly I wasn't clever enough to keep it, so it's long gone. I'd love to still have it and play with it now!

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  44. They are so incredibly adorable! And stylish too!

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  45. I had some paper dolls like those!! I knew exactly what they were as soon as I saw your picture. to be honest the clothes never did stick all that well. You'd have one all dressed up adorable ready to go visit the other and whoops! her clothes fell off halfway over! sigh. I wish I still had them though..

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  46. I have a similar paper doll. She is called Mod Missy. She is packaged in a box just like your dollies! Too funny! I had to by Mod Missy when I saw her cos, well, my name is Missy, too!

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  47. Oh I lurve these with a passion!

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  48. These are adorable! I used to make my own paper dolls when I was little, but they were never as cute as this....they kinda looked like aliens, I wasn't the best drawer. haha.

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  49. I have this exact set. I got them whn I was 5 years old. The "magic" is static electricity. Rub the clothes quickly back and forth on the dolls, head to toe and they will cling to the dolls.

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  50. I had this set two...they were some of my favorites. I could always get my mom to buy me paper dolls. They were so reasonable.

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