1966 “Reds” — A Very Happy Birthday

A very quick post today because it is my birthday and I am posting before we go to dinner! Β  A most wonderful present from my husband and sons was this ochre eyed, German made, Gotz girl with beautiful red hair. She arrived earlier this week and I put this knitted hat on her for a day to tame her pretty fringe πŸ™‚

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She came wearing her original dress and pant and white leather shoes. She belonged to a lovely lady and she had been her childhood doll and wonderfully cared for since the 1960’s! Β So I am her second owner and, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that I have adopted a childhood doll directly from the first owner. Β Since IΒ did not have a Sasha doll as a child, it is very special to be owner number two. πŸ™‚

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I was thrilled to adopt this yellow-eyed beauty and expectedly named her Amber. πŸ™‚

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Today, I redressed Amber and stored her original outfit safely away. A pretty floral dress, warm cardi, knitted socks and JJ leather shoes and Amber is starting to feel at home here at Sasha Shangri-La. πŸ™‚ Β A huggable bunny is always nice to have in a new place.

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Even better is to have a warm and loving welcome from your new sisters.  Also made in 1966 and also with pretty red hair, Sylvia on the left and Joy on the right surround Amber with happy sisterly greetings. ❀

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The lovely Sylvia with brown eyes and made during the English production in 1966.

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The lovely Joy with blue eyes and made during the English production in 1966.

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Three lovely “reds” with different eye colors and I have to say that 1966 was a very good year! ❀

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A view of Amber from the side.

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Amber taking-in her new surroundings in stride. πŸ˜‰

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A last photo of Amber and she sends you big hugs and very happy wishes for a great week to come! πŸ™‚ xxx

22 thoughts on “1966 “Reds” — A Very Happy Birthday

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINGER and what a wonderful gift. Amber is a beauty and it is nice for you to know her history. She looks like a very special doll and Joy and Sylvia look like they will take good care of her until your return from your birthday dinner.
    All such lovely Sasha’s. We do love the reds in the village clan :)xxx
    Hope you’ve had a great day. :)xxx

    • Thank you Dee! It has been so very nice today and we will go out to dinner and have cake afterwards. I am truly blessed! I am so glad you like Amber too! She is a gem and fits in perfectly here!! πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. What a lovely pressie Ginger, I hope you had a great meal and a super birthday!
    I look forward to seeing more of Amber in the future πŸ™‚
    Big hugs Sharon xxx

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINGER ….I cant comment on your dolls at the moment as my tempermental computer is only showing the text, ill check in the morning to see if it feels like letting me seeing them….hope you had a lovely evening xxxx

    • Thank you Sarah for the lovely birthday wishes! So sorry your computer isn’t cooperating to show the photos but hopefully it will improve tomorrow! We had a lovely evening and birthday dinner with chocolate pie instead of cake. It was heavenly!!! πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. Oh what a wonderful gift and Happy Birthday! Thanks for taking the time out of your special day to post this beautiful girl. She is perfect! ~VK

  5. What an amazing birthday gift for you Ginger, she is beautiful and so special with her provenance too. Lucky Birthday Girl xxxx

  6. Very happy birthday wishes to you Ginger. My Amber sends best wishes to your Amber πŸ™‚ She is very beautiful. Of course the three girls look like they are going to be best of friends.

    • Hi Lorraine! Thank you for the happy birthday wishes for me and also for your lovely Amber’s wishes to my Amber! She sends a happy hello back to you both and she is getting along well with her new sisters. She will meet the boys a bit later after she settles in. πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. A very happy birthday again! Hope that you enjoy every minute of your special day.
    It’s always like the icing (and marzipan!) on the cake when you are lucky enough to receive a Sasha Doll as a gift too. Amber is really lovely and it was so interesting seeing the other two English girls with her from the same manufacturing year. (Fab idea that!)

    It’s an additional bonus when you know a little bit about their past history too.
    I also have a doll called Amber.

    It sounds like you had the perfect birthday.

    • Kendal, the only thing better than one birthday greeting from you is two birthday greetings! It is unusual that we both post to our blogs on the same day but
      I always enjoy visiting your blog and I admit to viewing your posts multiple times on each post. I would love to see your Amber some day soon!

      My birthday was perfect and thank you for the kind words about Amber. I was surprised that her owner would part with her and she said it was harder than she thought it would be but she was certain it was time. I feel very fortunate to be her new Mom. πŸ™‚ xxx

  8. Belated Happy Birthday and what a lucky birthday girl you are Ginger! It is fascinating to see the differences between the two Sasha productions in 1966, I prefer the Trendon dolls but don’t tell Amber I said that!

    • Hi Anna! Thank you for the warm birthday wishes. I am a very lucky girl and am very happy that Amber is here! I promise not to tell her of your Trendon girl preference. I have to say that she does think she is a Trendon seeing her sister’s similar hair color and lashless eyes. I don’t have the heart to tell her yet, maybe later. πŸ˜‰ xxx

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