Greetings from Carney and Joy

Carney, 1966 Blonde NP

Carney, 1966 Blonde NP

I still can remember my excitement when the well wrapped box from England was in my hands and then I removed the lovely Carney with her full and beautiful blonde hair and stunning blue eyes. I held her close and it was love at first sight. My affection for Carney has not waivered over the years and she was my first blonde NP and was made in 1966. She was carefully packed by her previous owner holding a tiny bunny in her arms. The kind owner was not only generous but also wanted to give a nod to the Spring season and Easter! Carney was dressed in a brown corduroy pair of farm pants with a white blouse that was quickly put away and she has not worn them since that day.

Carney wearing Vintage Sasha

Carney wearing Vintage Sasha

I thought I would share several photos of Carney with her hair braided and also wearing a beautiful Vintage Sasha outfit. Carney is a bit of a Tomboy and also loves animals, especially dogs so I took a couple of photos of her with a sweet mohair puppy.
Carney in VS

Carney with Puppy

Carney with Puppy

This past Fall, I took this photo of Carney in a lovely Fall dress with a leaf design. Her socks and shoes are from Ruth’sdolls. I think she looks happy in this photo that she was able to “dress up” for a change.

Carney in fall

Carney dresses in play clothes most of the time which consist of jeans, sweaters, shorts and tops. I took this photo last Summer outside by one of the barns. She is wearing a Gotz top, white shorts and red sandals by Jean Jensen-JJ. The Summer seems so long ago now that it is snowing and the temperatures are very cold though I do enjoy all of the seasons. Carney is standing on the arm of an old motorcycle and she looks like she could be on a balance beam or tight rope—what great balance and fun!

Carney at the barn

Carney at the barn

My first redhead NP is named “Kelly Joy” though she has since said that she wants to called “Joy” which is nice and easy for Mommy and suits her well. ย Joy is a 1966 NP and was a lucky find on Shelly’s site. She has very thick and long hair and I plan to braid it soon to see how she looks. Speaking of appearances, Joy came to me in the “buff” and I had an outfit ready for her as soon as she was free of her wrapping! I dressed her first in a pretty red corduroy outfit from Ruth’sdolls .

Joy 1966 Redheaded NP

Joy 1966 Redheaded NP

Soon, Joy was redressed in this lovely blue print, smocked dress made by Karen Warnaka, socks by Ruthsdolls and shoes from Sashapotamus. Joy also wears a white wool jacket made by Karen and seeing it brings back such fond memories of the Sasha Festival last year when I met Karen. I had admired her smocked dresses and wool jackets for quite a while on other collector’s Sashas.

Joy in Karen's Dress

Joy in Karen’s Dress

Joy in jacket

Joy is dressed casually in light weight jeans, sweater and hat. I think the blue and purples look great on her. Her purple shoes are by Ruth’sdolls and I do not know who made the pretty knitwear but it is lovely. Joy likes to cuddle with her bear at times but also likes to play ball. She plays inside on cold days with her colorful Hacky Sack.

Joy with Bear

Joy with Bear

Joy with Ball

Joy with Ball

This last photo of just Joy is one taken at Christmas when I found her playing with the wrapping paper and ribbons. She has a slightly guilty expression because Mommy has to clean up the mess most of the time and she has made a mess ๐Ÿ™‚

Joy with ribbon

Joy with ribbon

Joy and Carney are shown together in a full photo and also a close-up photo of their pretty faces. They send warm hugs to everyone that visits with them here at Sasha Shangri-La and reads their story. xxxx

Joy and Carney

Joy and Carney

Joy and Carney share

Joy and Carney share

14 thoughts on “Greetings from Carney and Joy

  1. What beautiful Girl’s Ginger, who must be so happy to have them living with you. Both so special in their own way.
    I must say that I do love the red haired Sasha’s and I love Karen’s smocked dresses so that photo is a favourite of mine of your Joy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Had just written a really long reply here and then moved upwards to double check something in one of the photos and when I came back down I discovered that I had lost it all! So here I go again…..

    I’m only just getting to grips with viewing your new blog so my apologies for not commenting sooner. Must look into having an alert of your posts sent to my inbox.
    Just spotted the right hand info and photos that you have so had to take detor and wander through them. WOW! What stunning and beautiful studio and early dolls you have. Did you buy all these yourself or were some of them, as you mentioned above, inherited from your mother?
    I’m so impressed with this extra sideline that I must remember to ask my daughter IF she can do this for me as my IT skills are far too limited to attempt it myself!

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading about Joy and Carney. Super dolls indeed. IF I had to choose a favourite between them then it would be Carney. I particularly liked the photo of her standing daringly on the motor cycle handle against the woored fence/shed as I love wood as backdrops.

    Am going to rush and publish this now before I lose it again.

    • Thank you Kendal for the lovely comment and for patiently writing it twice–so appreciated!!! My IT skills are fair to poor and I lost a posting yesterday so I started to hit the “safe the draft” button often. The photos on the sideline were added as a ” widget” through trial and error. I have more photos to add to the photo gallery but thought I would need time to find or take their photos.

      I love that photo of Carney too and it is nice to see a sunny photo this time of year. If you go to the bottom of my post, there is a ” Follow” button you can push to receive a notice of the new posts. So very nice that you visited today!

      • Great! Also, I realize I didn’t answer your question about the dolls and my whether some may be my mother’s dolls. I have bought all of the Sashas myself. Mother collected mostly composition dolls like Shirley Temple, Nancy, and Patsy dolls. She loved them from her childhood. My first Sasha was bought as an adult and it was the studio, Gwennie. I fell in love with her and was totally hooked on Sasha dolls after Gwennie. I now have added studio, vinyl, and a few course dolls over the past 9-10 years. I really admire the collectors that had a Sasha as a childhood doll–very special indeed!

  3. What lovely girls Carney and Joy are, Ginger! Thank you for sharing them and their stories. I love the way that each girl is described, personality-wise, I really should do a profile of mine as it is great writing about who is who and how they came to live with us! I particularly love the photo of Joy balancing on the bar, she looks great and just as a real child would look!
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Big hugs, Sharon in Spain xx

  4. Hey Ginger!! I am so going to enjoy seeing the exploits of your kids and congratulations on your new blog. Much love, Sarah and her Sasha Rabble and the Chihuahuas xx

    • Hi Sarah! So very nice to see you here! I am enjoying the creating for the blog and am working on the next post now. Still trying to figure out a how a few things work but overall, it has been good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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