Dolls Gotta Have Heart; Raggedy Ann, Legends, and History for Over 100 Years

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by Ruby Lane

Raggedy Ann has been a beloved doll and literary character for over 100 years.  Her face has graced countless story books, coloring books, paper dolls, toys, radios, canned goods, and posters about Diphtheria and Smallpox vaccinations.  Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy, have starred in their own animated films, and Raggedy Ann has flown… Read more »

2017 Holiday Doll Gift Guide

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by Ruby Lane

As hard as it is to cope with, the Holidays are mere weeks away.  If your shopping isn’t finished, here are suggestions to help those challenged when it comes to buying dolls as gifts.  Here is a new idea; pair a vintage doll with a doll being featured today.  Include an article about the vintage… Read more »

Pinafored Poupees: Aprons on Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

Vintage aprons for life-sized “dolls” have been popular collectibles for several years, but dolls, too, are big fans of apron-style.  Here are the top five “pinafored poupees:” 1. Raggedy Ann:  Ann’s combination apron-pinafore made of snowy white material is iconic.  Aprons like hers that covered a little girl’s dress were de rigueur fashion pieces when… Read more »

The Ruby Lane Ultimate Holiday Doll Wish List

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”41228″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Kids aren’t the only ones with lists for Santa; after all, there is a seasonal song titled “Grown-up Christmas List.” Here is a doll list for Christmas for “kids from one to ninety-two” and beyond…. Read more »

You Were a Child of the 1950s and 1960s if You Remember These Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

You were a child of the 1950’s and 1960’s if you remember these dolls. Did you have one? Do you still have it? Or are you collecting any of these much loved dolls.   1) Thumbelina Doll The Ideal Toy Company borrowed the name “Thumbelina” from a fairy tale and began selling Thumbelina in 1961…. Read more »

National Doll Day: Celebrating Dolls and Friendship

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] On National Doll Day, we celebrate dolls and friendship. National Doll Day is celebrated this year on August 7th, 2016. I’ve never known the two not going together!  My best closest friends are those who love dolls, and I celebrate them, here.  I also celebrate the dolls they… Read more »

Evolution of the “Lifelike” Doll

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by courtney

When someone thinks of a “doll,” generally a lifelike baby doll in a carriage might come to mind – or maybe a smiling character doll resembling a real life young child. From as early as 600 BC, the goal for doll making was to make them “lifelike.” The earliest dolls were generally made out of… Read more »