Mother’s Day Gifts circa 1968 – Part 1 a Surprise!


Totally unexpected and unplanned, my Mother’s Day Sasha gift went from one 1968 doll to two 1968 dolls when I was captivated by this beautiful wide-faced girl shown here in Shelly’s photos and briefly on her site! I could not resist her charming and broad expression and lovely hand painted brown eyes. I thought I would share photos of her first on the blog and then later introduce the second 1968 doll that was purchased and has patiently waited to join the family here at Sasha Shangri- La. πŸ™‚

Shelly mailed this dear girl on May 1st and she was out of the box and in my hands on May 6th! Wow, 5 days from the UK to the USA—that was fast! Β I first redressed her in an early wide gingham dress that is age apprpriate for her. Β I also gently pulled back her fragile hair and tied it with a ribbon. πŸ™‚

A full length front view. πŸ™‚

A full length rear view. πŸ™‚

Though her hair is fragile, it is full, has a lot of remaining curl, and is nice and shiny. I guess we all prefer our Sashas not to have fragile and/or falling hair. I have noticed that some collectors will not collect dolls with hair challenges while other collectors seek these dolls out in order to reroot or rewig them.  I am probably somewhere in the middle of the two opposite ends and when a Sasha captures my heart, the hair becomes secondary to me. ❀

I am very careful with all early brunettes but I do enjoy them and style their hair by gently using a comb (wide tooth) to tidy up their hair. Β If they eventually lose so much hair that it affects their appearance, then I will find a good wig or two or consider a reroot. Β So far, that has not happened and until then, I will continue with a gentle hand. πŸ™‚

A very sweet 1968 wide face gingham girl with brunette hair and made in England. Β I have named her Audrey. Β  Now, let’s go outdoors!!!

I redressed Audrey once again into this beautiful outfit that Adeline wore last year when she arrived here on the farm. It is a nice welcoming dress with lovely butterflies in the fabric pattern. πŸ™‚

We are outdoors in front of one of the barns that I recently discovered to be a great backdrop for taking photos. πŸ™‚

I took quite a few photos of Audrey and hope you enjoy them! ❀

A lovely sunny day and very warm. Β And yes, Audrey and I saw several live butterflies while taking these photos! πŸ™‚

A slightly different photo of my very photogenic girl. πŸ™‚

I love this outfit which is very complete with headband, dress, pants, belt, socks, and leather shoes.  It was made by Sashadollstyle. ❀

I love this beautiful girl, Audrey. ❀

A happy Mother’s Day greeting from Audrey to all Moms out there! πŸ™‚

I restyled Audrey’s hair in order to use the pretty matching headband. Β I like her hair styled this way! πŸ™‚

A photo taken when the leaves were blowing and partially blocked the sun. πŸ™‚

Another partially shady photo showing a friendly pup for Audrey to cuddle with and love. ❀

Later indoors, Audrey posed with the lovely cards and gifts I received for Mother’s Day. The lovely hanging flower baskets are not shown and are hanging nicely on the front porch. πŸ™‚

A final photo of Audrey today, a strong and noble minded girl. ❀ Β  We will post part 2 of this Mother’s Day post soon! Β I hope you enjoyed sharing some of this special day with us. We both are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. πŸ™‚ xxx

15 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Gifts circa 1968 – Part 1 a Surprise!

  1. I saw the beautiful Audrey on Shelly’s and was very tempted by her but my Sasha pennies were already taken. So it is lovely to see where she went to live, in your wonderful loving home. She looks lovely in both her outfits and I love her wide face.
    Looking forward to seeing part two of your Mother’s Day :)xxx

    • Thank you Dee! So glad you like Audrey too though that does not surprise me with your affinity for the 1968 Sashas. I love her sweet, wide face and she was fun to photograph. I had a difficult time selecting photos so I included most of them in the post. πŸ™‚

      Part 2 will be posted soon and the photos are ready. I need to organize them and write the story, another fun thing to do! πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. I think a lot of us were tempted by this lovely girl and like Dee’s post above, were not flush with pennies when she was available! She’s gorgeous Ginger, I’m so glad that she’s gone to you and as a Mother’s Day gift too….perfect! I love the wider faced girls and boys and this little Audrey is a perfect example of one of them. As for the hair, I’m not sure where I stand on the scale, I was very sad when my Bailey’s hair all came out and as you know she’s been wigged and rerooted not once but twice!!! But I think if I could keep their original hair and still play with them a bit, then I’d be happiest!
    Big hugs Sharon xxx

    • Hi Sharon! Thank you for the lovely comments for Audrey. I am over the moon for her and what a nice surprise to learn that the camera loves her too! πŸ™‚ She is a very special Mother’s Day present!

      I love your Bailey, Sharon and have indeed watched you with wigs and rerooting and trying to find the very best solution for her. I agree that if they can keep their original hair, it is the best solution but we do love those waifs, don’t we? πŸ™‚

      Audrey lost 3-4 hairs today with the two different hair styling actions. I think at that rate, she will keep her hair a long time unless something unforseen happens. If it ever would happen, I would do exactly what you have done for Bailey—try and try until the hair seems right for them and their personalities. I would start with wigs first and hope for the best! πŸ™‚ xxxx

  3. She is really lovely Ginger, congratulations! I also did a brunette post earlier today! Although mine wasn’t a mothers day gift – I was in NZ when we had mothers day in the UK and of course I am in the UK when mothers day is in NZ so missed out completely!

    She looks lovely in all her pretty welcome home dress πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Lorraine for the lovely comments for Audrey. She is a nice surprise for Mother’s Day. So sorry you missed the days recognizing mothers in both the UK and NZ. I hope you did receive the happy wishes from your loved ones! I just visited your blog to see your beautiful brunette, Molly. I enjoyed your post very much! πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. What an absolute stunner Audrey is Ginger, I just love her eyes and of course her wide face! I, like you don’t shy away from a doll with hair problems if I love their face. I love the outfit you put her in too and that barn is a perfect backdrop!

    • Thank you Janet and so nice that you love Audrey too! I am a “face” person too and the first detail that I notice is their eyes. I do the same observations with people too—eyes first then face, hair, and so on. I am glad you like the barn wood too. It was truly a glorious day yesterday! πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. SO many of us would have loved to have bought this beautiful wide faced girl but…..!
    So lucky you and as part of your Mother’s Day gifts!!! Pleased too to know just where she has gone to live so that we can see her again here in your posts. She is just SO photogenic!

    I have learnt to live with these brunette’s fragile and unpredictable hair being that they are my very favourite hair and eye colourings of the Frido/Trendon dolls.
    Personally I particularly like her hair here when it is hanging loosely down, both with and without a hairband, rather than taken and tied back, as it shows her lovely factory waves and curls.

    Pleased to hear that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
    Thanks for your good wishes for the coming week.

    • Hi Kendal and it is very nice that so many of us were tempted to buy Audrey. A lot of us of similar tastes no doubt. I was surprised at the results of the photos of her and how wonderful they turned out. It certainly was not my photography skills which are minimal and just enough to generate acceptable images. She is photogenic. πŸ™‚

      I also have learned to live with fragile hair. Though Jessie and Adeline have non- falling hair, my Chloe, a 1966 brunette NP, has fragile hair though the loss is very slow. Again, I am very careful and try to be atuned to these early brunettes but honestly I am carefull with all of the dolls.

      Thank you for letting me know your favorite hair style. I like it down and showing her nice layers around her pretty face. I look forward to showing Audrey in some playwear soon. πŸ™‚ xxx

  6. Ginger I am pleased to see you have bought a Frido/Trendon girl and not a Gotz this time πŸ™‚ She is a pretty little one that’s for sure…good choice!
    Hope you had a good day!

    • Thank you Ronnie! It was a very good day and the weather was wonderful too. I thought Audrey was pretty too and just could not resist her. πŸ™‚

      I am writing down all of the purchases of 2015 and subtracting my few sales. If I keep buying at my current level of purchases and selling at the current level, I will exceed the number of 12 that I set for myself at the first of the year. Might as well “fess” up now, my 2015 net gain is not looking good here on the farm….. or I could say my net gain is looking great, depending on your perspective! πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. Well Ginger, it has taken me 3 days to view this blog (still can’t see all the photos, but most of them) and as long to be able to comment, but it was worth persevering!

    Audrey is gorgeous and I too lusted after her, but my heart was with another girl on Shelly’s. I’m so pleased she has come to live with you, so I will continue to see her most appealing and beautiful face ❀️ X

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