Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Getting ready for the Valentine's Day and Birthday Tea Party at Little Jo's Doll Party.

Every one was having so much fun getting ready for the B'Day and V'Day Tea Party that Little Jo and Nora had been planning since Christmas that Grandma Just couldn't resist taking some pictures.  All of the new little babies were in the upper bunk of their new bed playing with the little stuffed animals that they had received for Valentine's Day.  They each received a cute felt Valentine heart from grandma and a cute Ty stuffed animal.  There were bears, puppies, and a silly little fluffy pink guinea pig.  The older doll's wanted necklaces and bracelets to go with their outfits.  Some of the dolls brought their musical instruments to practice on  so they could perform a birthday song for Maggie (Mags turned thirteen years old this week).   My goodness time does march on.  So much has happened over the past few weeks.  Grandma found new friends for the dolls and LOTS of fun things at the thrift stores that every dollie wants and needs.  Like a purple day bed and a pink bunk bed with pink flowers stenciled on the sides......

And a darling puppy plush toy the perfect size to be Nora's new BFF.  He is a black and tan boxer pup that has been named Pugsly.  See Pugsly sitting between our new friends Molly and a doll named  JLY #23 (we all think that is a silly name for a girl) we don't know her forever name yet but we are thinking about it.  That's me (little Jo) with our new baby cousin Genie doll.  Real baby cousin Genie is walking and running all over the place now.  Oh yea, she is starting to talk too!

The most fun we had all week was playing with the new baby dolls.  They are so cute!  First a Bitty Twin Girl Dill with pretty brown hair jumped into the cart at the Goodwill store.  She had the cute pink onesie AG sleeper on and a very messy pony tail scrunched onto the top of her head.  She has a couple of little mark's on her chin and left cheek but Grandma is bleaching them with Zap-Zit Benzoil  Peroxide.  It works best in direct sun light but there is very little sun shining here in Ohio during the month of February.
Bitty Twin being sun bathing in the back yard. 
Our Bitty Twin has her own tiny little bitty baby.

Not too long after that a Bitty Baby jumped in the shopping cart at the VOA store up the street and around the corner (just two blocks past the Goodwill store)  Bitty baby had no clothes on and was just laying there amongst a tangled mess of arms and legs of dozens of baby dolls all in one big laundry basket.
Today Bitty baby has a cute little pink and yellow dress with a pair of yellow and white socks and white bloomers on.  With her forest green heart toting plush frog she looks like she is ready for the V'Day party.  The little fellow between Bitty Twin Girl And Bitty Baby is thought to be a  Berenguer Lots Of Love baby doll. He has a Beanie Baby Pink Dazzler plush bear. He was in the basket with .......
 Our new Genie dolly.
Genie is a BSB (Baby So Beautiful) doll.  She came is this pretty floral dress and she has wigged hair.  The hair is nice and full, very cute!  She has a Ty plush animal named Rosa - that looks like a Guinea Pig to me!
We also came across some big girl dolls over the last week or so.  It all started when grandma got the hankering to go out thrift shopping after dinner (just to walk off a few calories, Hehehe).  We always start in the toy room first.  There are many bags of little things in bags that cost from 90 cents to $2.92 for the bigger bags.  The bag with all of the Ty Mini  plush animals was a $1.91 for all of the cute Valentine toys.  Grandma was kind of staring down to the end of the toy room with a strange look on her face.  She looked as if she had seen an apparition.  She had to get closer to if what she thought she was looking at was really there.  As we approached grandma's face took on a happy look.  A great big smile broke out when she realized that she was looking at a perfect new wooden doll bunk bed trimmed in pink.  She lifted the beds into our cart before you could blink an eye!  Then,  as she looked down to where the bed had been she saw a brand new Battat purple wrought iron trundle day bed with all of it's pieces still attached with plastic barbs.  Again the metal bed was hoisted into the cart in a heartbeat.  Grandma was beaming her happy face when suddenly her mouth dropped open and gasped at the sight of a  Disney princess fold out doll size sofa bed.  She looked at it for a moment and saw that it had indeed been used but it was still very sturdy.  She popped the Disney sofa bed into the cart and walked off to pay for every thing before anything could "disappear".  We were standing happily in line next to the display counter looking at the pricier items displayed on the shelves behind the counter when suddenly grandma's mouth dropped open again and she started looking for one of the clerks to show her a doll that was sitting at the very end of the shelf.  My goodness it was a Molly doll!  Grandma said she would take her before she even saw the price.  Our purchases were rang up and we were out of there with everything for under thirty dollars!!!
The Purple day bed  (speckled in with the bright sunlight 
coming through the shade on the windows.
Every girl has got her own story!  The same goes for our new friend Molly...
She came to us dressed in her original play outfit (except for brown loafers).
She had funny looking bloomer undies on,  they looked very silly!
The rest of her looked just like the kids we go to school with now.  Her shirt was a red white and blue plaid with itsy bitsy red buttons with real itsy bitsy button holes.  Her gray pants look like a nice corduroy with a closure on the side.  The cute saddle shoes came with Molly along with her sweet locket necklace that really opens...
Grandma had some other Molly clothes for her to wear from one of the grab bags she had bought a long time ago.
The shirt with the detachable collar has a label that says The National Wildlife Federation.  The shoes, hat, leggings, and scrunchies are all part of a Molly's red jumper outfit.  All of the other dolls kind of stared at Molly while she was changing.  She looked different from the rest of the dolls.  Her body was white!  It had no color.  It wasn't skin colored, it wasn't tan, and it wasn't brown either!  Just white, plain old powder white!
Well everyone helped her put on her new outfit and we all think she looks adorable now.
 The new day bed fits Molly Just right!
 Her scrunchies are as cute as the dickens.
 Her leggings look great with the navy blue color of her N.W.F. over shirt. Her shoes look just like Doc Marten boots with the gum bottoms.
The ribbon in her hat matches her scrunchies.
 Pugsly and our other new friend (JLY #23 we think) fit very nicely on 
the day bed with Molly.  Lots of room for everyone.
JLY #23 is another funny story.  Grandma's lucky shopping week did not end with finding Molly, nope it didn't.  Grandma came home a few days ago toting her in a white plastic bag.  After her hair was shampooed and her body was cleaned up Grandma redressed her in her freshly washed dress and gave her a pair of little Jo's sparkly pink shoes to wear.
Isn't she pretty.  I think Jimmy Joe may find a new girl friend when he meets JLY #23  next week.

Have a wonderful evening!