A Foggy Morning Focus

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I took a day off from work today to expand my leave for the Labor Day holiday weekend from three days to four days. I plan to go outdoors but a blanket of fog has settled in and so I thought why not take random photos indoors while waiting on the sun to break through the foggy line between earth and sky. πŸ™‚

The first photo is of the resident NPs waiting in a row.  Hello girls! ❀

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Now we see a line of 1968 children with the exception of the blonde boy Finn on the far right who is a 1967 child. ❀

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A bit snug here but much loved children in front of my much loved course dolls. ❀

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Mostly Gotz girls here excepting Baby Pixie and three of Janet Myhill Dabbs’ renditions. ❀

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The lovely Hazel (blonde) and Marcie (both Gotz no navels) and the handsome Ryder (straight nose Gotz) sweetly look over the heads of the resident toddlers. Dear little Esther has yet to be introduced on the blog but she will be soon. ❀

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Boys and babies all in rows. ❀

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The lovely studio dolls congregate together. ❀

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My bedside buddies are sweet Gertie and Lizzy that were repainted by Janet. Please excuse the bedroom clutter that seems to always be present where the dolls live and are loved. ❀

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Other friends join a sweet early baby. πŸ™‚

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I am taking a small liberty and sharing just a few of the other residents here on the farm. I hope you enjoy seeing them too. πŸ™‚

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Smaller dolls of all sorts. πŸ™‚

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Lastly, it is shoe week on facebook so I thought I would share my solution to Sasha shoe storage with you. πŸ™‚

These are fishing tackle boxes that I found in our local Walmart some time ago. I was in that department with my dear husband who loves to fish. I bought two to try out and they are wonderful! Β They are also inexpensive, are see-through on all sides, stackable, portable, very accessible (in local Walmart and Magic Mart too), and importantly, they have adjustable partitions to move and fit your shoes, boots, etc. I now have a lot of these boxes and they work very well and snap open and shut easily. πŸ™‚

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Great news, the sun just broke through the fog and so outdoorsΒ I will go. Thank you for visiting today and have a beautiful day and weekend too! πŸ™‚ xxx

20 thoughts on “A Foggy Morning Focus

  1. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous collection of dolls…WOW, I’m impressed. Now, how long have you been collecting Sasha dolls? Love them all!
    Kind Regards,
    Maureen

    • Hi Maureen! So nice to hear from you and thank you for the lovely comments. I have been collecting Sasha dolls about 7-8 years now. I collected other dolls before I knew bout Sasha dolls plus my Mother collected dolls for many years. πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. So lovely to see your absolutely amazing and stunning collection Ginger – love them all and how you keep them close as well. Also great to see some of your others as well, I love seeing what other dolls people have in their collections. It is a real treat indeed. Thank you.

    • Thank you Lorraine and I am so happy you enjoyed seeing the dolls. You are so right about me keeping the dolls close and they bring me a lot of joy to be able to see them each day. There are other Sasha dolls behind the NPs and the 1968 children that I do bring out and enjoy. I noticed that I have named all of the Sasha dolls and only a few of the other dolls. For me, that is very telling about where my heart connection lies. ❀ xxx

  3. Hi Ginger , Thank you for inviting us round to see your dolls. It’s lovely seeing how people dolls wait around for their next appearance on a blog post or just ready for their ‘Mum’ to come along and give them some attention.
    Love your Kathe Kruse dolls and the others you showed us, a lover of Dolls with own more than just Sasha’s πŸ™‚
    Shoes! I am so pleased to see a lovely large collection Ginger πŸ˜‰ makes me feel more normal! πŸ˜‰ The fishing tackle boxes are a very good way to store them with the moveable partitions making it easier to store like with like.
    Well I am glad the sun’s finally arrived for your holiday weekend , I hope you have a lovely time. Now I am off back to your post to look again at all the lovely dolls and shoes.:)xxx
    ps I have had a nightmare trying to get this comment on, nothing to do with you just wordpress being annoying! but at last hopefully it’s done! xx

    • Hi Dee and I am so glad you were able to post! I have trouble too from time to time but usually I just keep trying and eventually, it works! πŸ™‚

      I thought of you when I posted this because I know you like seeing “real” time photos. After I posted this, I found your shoe post from yesterday which was lovely. I had seen your other FB shoe posts of your shoes and loved that too! So I think a lot of us are giving some thought to our shoes now and that is really nice to see. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for the lovely comments about the other dolls like Kathe Kruse. Most of my collection has remained with me and it just flexed and made room for my Sashas. I still love my Kruse dolls and other dolls too. Most of them are antique cloth dolls with other interesting antique dolls made of wood, bisque, wax, mache and composition. The dolls I prize the most seem to have handpainted facial features and especially the handpainted eyes! ❀

      I went out to take those early photos and the dew was so heavy that my feel were soaked before I could take a shot. So, Plan "B" is that I am planning to go back out again in an hour or so. Thank you for the lovely weekend wishes! ❀ xxx

  4. Ginger you have the most beautiful children and its also nice to see your others too and even more its lovely to get a little glimpse into the life of a friend with your bedside table and lamp, pictures and other paraphernalia which is like mine!! Love and hugs xxx

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you so very much! I am happy you enjoyed seeing the other dolls too! It is also so very nice to know that we both have similar bedside tables.
      I do try to keep things organized but I love having things that are dear to me close at hand. ❀

      This was a different type of post and I hoped that it would brighten the day for my blog friends and be a bit of a surprise too! I think it is good to mix it up from time to time. πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. I’m delighted you showed us your other dolls – you’ve got an amazing collection of Kathe Kruse dolls – they’re beautiful. I have books about the Kathe Kruse dolls but have not got one, on my wishlist for ‘one day’ when funds allow. The Sasha dolls are of course wonderful and I’m glad to see Finn sneaked onto the end of the 1968 group (he is special to me because he is one of the first Gregor dolls I ever knitted for – if we do make it to a Sasha festival in the US next year or the year after I hope you will bring him to the festival for us to meet at last).

    • Hi DollMum! I am so happy you enjoyed this post and the other dolls too. πŸ™‚ I have been collecting the Kruse dolls for quite a while now.

      Finn will always be my number one boy! He still has and loves the beautiful items you knitted for him that Christmas and the blue pants too! It was also his first handmade Christmas gift ever! So Finn has very special and dear feelings for DollMum. ❀ So far, I have been to two festivals and Finn has gone to each one. So, Finn will be there next year in Rochester, NY. I do so hope you can make it, fingers crossed! πŸ™‚ xxx

  6. Hi Ginger
    I’ve been able to ‘sort of’ see this blog! Find myself always looking for favourites in each group when there are lots of dolls lol Love the first redhead NP on the left and Audrey, there are others but seeing as I can’t easily go back to see, they’re the only ones I can recall.
    Look forward to lovely little Esther’s introduction, did she make her way from Canada by any chance? X

    • Hi Louise and thank you for writing. Yes, that is the downside of group photos, no individual attention to details. The first redhead NP on the left, as you look at the photo, is Zoey, a 1967 girl. Little Esther was adopted in May during my trip to California. I just recently took her from the tube and put her with her toddler siblings. Poor thing still has the netting on her face and she is not happy with Mommy neglecting her. Gracie is also missing the blog posts. Well, I will get to you all very soon my little ducks!! πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. You have some lovely dolls Ginger, thank you so much for sharing them with us….and those which aren’t Sasha’s too….it’s great to see those different dolls that you have!
    I hope your weekend was lovely and that the fog stayed away and you had sunshine for the rest of the days….and have a great day off tomorrow too πŸ™‚ I hope you get some more dolly play time πŸ™‚
    Big hugs Sharon xxx

    • Thank you Sharon. I am glad you enjoyed seeing other dolls and I thought you would. :). The days have been very nice and sunny but a bit hot in the 90’s! I have really enjoyed my time off and have had extra dolly time! ❀ xxx

  8. It’s always a treat when a normal weekend can be extended, so restful and relaxing giving us more time for some Sasha play! I used to love these special Bank Holiday weekends when teaching making the actual week so much shorter and less demanding and tiring.

    Like you, all my dolls are out on ‘touchable’ display….although gathering the dust by the handfuls here (as can so often be seen in my blog photos!) as WE are not so keen on wasting time keeping it under control when we can enjoy more ‘doll play’ instead.

    It is so hard not to love each and every doll shown here, they are all so beautiful BUT one wide faced NP especially especially caught my eye in this post, it’s the wide faced brunette (second in from the left in the first picture) in the Ruthsdoll’s red dress and pinafore!

    Hadn’t realised that you have FIVE Janet Myhill-Dabs dolls! Lucky you!
    Thanks for a wonderful and most interesting post of DOLLS, Dolls and yet more dolls! Heavenly!

  9. Hi Kendal and thank you for the lovely comments. These days off from work have been wonderful. I have managed to relax and that is so nice to do! Tomorrow, back to work!

    That wide faced Brunette NP is Jessie and she came to me, off of Shelly’s site, with her great bobbed hair cut. I love it! I took her with me on the California trip and Cassie gave her a much needed spa treatment. Her hair is non-falling which does encourage me to style her hair more than I would if she had fragile hair. I am happy you like her too! πŸ™‚

    Yes, I love Janet’s repaints very much and have been fortunate to adopt a few. Gertie is at the top of the list of Janet’s creations though they are each lovely in their own special way . ❀ xxx

  10. I just love to see all your dolls Ginger. What a great group! They really blend well, so nicely dressed, with lovely animals in hand or at foot. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! What a treat πŸ™‚

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