1966…1967…1968… Farm Pants Girls Unite on the Farm this Fall

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This lovely 1966 English production non-philtrum (NP) blonde girl came to live here this past June.  Her name is Meredith and she came in her original box, outfit and tag.  She belonged to Noreen and now is a most welcome resident of Sasha Shangri-La.

 

Meredith is very minty and so I am extra careful when I handle her.  She looks sweet among the pumpkins, corn, and gourds,

Meredith has large blue eyes and no eyelashes.  Her hair is very silky.  She wears a mint brown farm pants (also called jeans) outfit with white leather sandals.  Her plain back gold tag is on her right wrist.

Look!  Sara has come to join Meredith.  You may remember Sara in a recent gingham post with her gingham sisters.  Since then we found a brown farm pants outfit for her.

Sarah is very petite and the smallest of the vinyl Sasha children here.  She is a 1967 English production NP girl.

Both girls have their bears to play with and to keep them company.  Meredith is a sweet older sister.

The lovely Meredith up close.

The lovely Sara up close.

Welcome Miss Meredith. We are so happy you are here.

I think Sara looks perfect in her brown farm pants.  She is having a great time outdoors on this pretty day.

Look!  Our little Lou has joined the fun.  She had a hard time leaving her sister Chloe inside but managed to join us anyway.

Lou is so happy to be outdoors and to enjoy the sunshine.  Lou is a 1968 English production fringe girl.  She, too, has a brown farm pants outfit.

Lou brought her bear.  It is nice to see these girls together from three different years.

They each have their own, very individual look mainly due to their wonderful  hand painting.

Farm pants girls are enjoying a Fall day on the farm.

Well, look here!  Another sweet farm pants girl is joining us.  It is Diana, a 1966 ochre eyed German Gotz girl.  We notice her farm pants are shorter in length. Cute!

Diana said she did not want to miss out on being in this post. She has not been on the blog in quite a while and she thinks she fits in perfectly with her brown farm pants, her blonde hair and her birthdate.

Diana brought her puppy and she said her farm pants are faded because she has worked hard here on the farm and the sun has taken its toll.  I think she is very pretty and should be next to her sister Meredith since they were both born in 1966 though in different countries.

My pretty brown farm pants girls all want to thank you for visiting with us today.  They hope you enjoyed your stay.

We are all sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come.  Have a Happy Fall!

A few Waterlogue images to enjoy.

Please meet my Beautiful Ballerina

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Just before the Festival, Mary Righos posted on Facebook for adoption a beautiful 1967 ballerina NP.  Here are a few of the photos that Mary shared on Facebook. I was struck by her beauty plus I really like bobbed haircuts on our Sashas.

These wonderful photos really tempted me to adopt her but I resisted. Boy, I am ever so strong, do you agree?  😉  Mary also listed her briefly on eBay but I wrote to her and suggested that she bring her to the Festival and that she was certain to be adopted. I also offered my sales table to Mary.   So, Mary pulled her listing and brought her to the Festival to find a new home.

Sooooooo, here she is … so proudly displayed for sale on my sales table.   Isn’t she lovely?  This photo and the two Festival photos at the dinner table  were taken by Theresa O’Neill. Thank you Theresa!

Everyone walking by the table eyed this pretty girl and a couple of ladies asked about her but no offers were received.  The entire sales room time, I watched her and felt my affections growing and growing for of this pretty girl.  At the end, I could not resist her any longer and could not turn her back over to Mary.  It seemed meant to be and I had to adopt her! ❤️

Well, here I am and I immediately put this tea dress on her. Morgen was wearing it but I had redressed her in a new Frances Trickett outfit (another post).  I think it suits her well. I was so happy to have her join the family. She told me her name is Nora. ❤️

Saturday night dinner and Nora happily joins the lovely guests at the table. 😊

Can you see Nora just over my shoulder?

We are now home and I took a few photos of Nora on the back porch. 😊

Beautiful Nora ❤️

The tea towel dress has bottles of spices displayed on it to include two ” ginger” bottles. The dress was a gift a few years ago from Nancy Collins. I really love this outfit.

Nora and I thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post and we hope you have a beautiful day and week to come. ❤️ xxx

A waterlogue image for you to see. ❤️

Beautiful Knits on a Warm Winter’s Day

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Our weather has been unseasonably warm and also very rainy. Each day since I have retired has been cloudy and overcast with only very short lived and occasional breaks in the clouds to allow a ray or two of sunshine to cheer us here at Sasha Shangri-La.

Today I jumped up to take outdoor photos when I saw the sunshine, but alas, it had disappeared by the time I grabbed the dolls, the camera and went outside. So I took photos on the front porch and made the best of this non-rainy, limited sunshine, breezy day. 😊

 

First up is the lovely Sylvia and she is very happy to model her lovely knitted cardigan made by Linda Simpson. I was lucky to snap it up at the Sasha Celebration Weekend last May. Her corduroy slacks are by Sashapotamus and her leather boots are by Ruthsdolls. Sylvia’s ponytail hair style allows you to see her beautiful cardigan. ❤

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Sylvia is a very early Sasha NP made in 1966 and she has detailed, hand-painted brown eyes with the palest of blue highlights on her lids. ❤

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Sylvia up close. 😊

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A very pretty girl. 🌹

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Next is Hannah and she is a graphic eyed NP girl with lovely red hair. She is wearing a wonderful knitted sweater made by Christine Durand. I bought it at the Sasha Festival in Rochester last summer. Her black corduroy trousers are made by an unknown seamstress and her black leather slip on shoes were made by Ruthsdolls.

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Hannah particularly likes the sweet sheep crossing her tummy. 😉

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I arranged her hair to each side so you can see more of the knitted design. 😊

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Thank you Hannah. ❤

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Last is Jessie and she is a 1967 NP with a nice, longer bobbed hair style. I arranged her hair off of her shoulders to best show her lovely knitted cardigan with adorable ducks and it was made by Rosie Laird.  It has a very nice matching hat and gloves too! The maker of her trousers is unknown.

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Her leather boots were made by Ruthsdolls. 😊

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The pretty Jessie up close. ❤

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Jessie loves her new outfit very much. ❤

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Hannah, Jessie and Sylvia together as sisters. 😊

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They want to thank you for stopping by today and spending time with us. They are sending you hugs and happy wishes for a lovely weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

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Some close up photos of the girls. 🌹

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Lastly, a few waterlogue images for you to enjoy. ❤

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❤️ Boys will be Boys ❤️

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It is boy’s day today and we are beginning with a sweet shorts boy, Quinn.  He is wearing a beautiful sweater and matching hat knitted by Diane Duke.  All the knitted wear shown today on the boys was made by Diane. ❤️

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Quinn with his puppy.  His trousers were made by Gotz and his brown leather boots were made by Ruthsdolls.

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Quinn. ❤️

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This dear boy is a 1968 brunette with delightful eyes that have radiating irises.  His name is Brodie. ❤️

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Brodie with his puppy and wearing black corduroy trousers with black leather boots made by Jean Jensen (JJ).

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Brodie, my dear boy. ❤️

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Ryder the lone early Gotz boy here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤️

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Ryder with his puppy.  He wears nice demin trousers and colorful checked trainers. ❤️

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Gus a handsome repaint by Janet Myhill-Dabbs. ❤️

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Gus with his stuffed horse.  His jeans were found at Sashapotamus on the Etsy site and his red leather shoes were made by Boneka.

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Gus. ❤️

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This handsome boy is a 1967 brunette NP with non-falling hair.  His name is Bronson. ❤️

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Bronson with his puppy.  He wears off white trousers and red leather JJ boots. ❤️

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Bronson. ❤️

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This is Drew a 1968 brunette boy with very nice eyes. ❤️

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Drew with his puppy.  His jeans with leather knee patches were made by Pinestreet Studios and the maker of his blue leather boots is unknown.

imageThis is Nico a 1967 brunette NP. ❤️

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Nico with his puppy.  His navy trousers have a herringbone pattern and the maker is unknown.  His blue leather boots were made by JJ. ❤️

imageThis is a 1970’s brunette boy named Mike. ❤️

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Mike’s puppy ran away while I was taking photos but we found him later in the day. 😉  Mike is wearing burgundy corduroy trousers and purple leather boots by Ruthsdolls.

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This is a 1970’s blonde boy named Joey. ❤️

imageJoey with his puppy.  He is wearing brown trousers and brown leather boots by Ruthsdolls.

imageThis fabulous boy is a repaint by Cassie Rogers and Cassie also dyed his hair a wonderful strawberry blonde color. ❤️

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Max with his sock monkey.  He is wearing terrific jeans from Sashapotamus and brown leather boots Cassie found on the Internet. What a boy!

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Love you Max. ❤️

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This is dear Duncan a 1970’s brunette boy with blue eyes. Duncan came from the factory with his rare eye color. ❤️

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Duncan with his bear.  He wears a wonderful outfit that I won at auction during the 2016 Sasha Festival in Rochester.  The cardigan was knitted by Diane, the trousers were made by Judith of Dolly Doodles and his golden leather shoes were made by Noreen.  I love this outfit!

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Duncan. ❤️

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This wee boy is Johnny a Gotz toddler. ❤️

imageJohnny with his stuffed pony.  He wears green trousers made by Sharon Humphreys and black and white saddle oxfords. ❤️

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Last and by no means least is my dear Finn a 1967 blonde NP. ❤️

imageFinn with his puppy Fetch.  Finn wears green corduroy trousers with tan suede JJ boots.

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Love you Finn. ❤️

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Beautiful design and colors. ❤️

imageThank you for visiting with us today.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing these thirteen boys in their colorful outfits.

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We all wish you a wonderful weekend and a happy week to come. 😊 xxx

imageA waterlogue image of Max for you to see. ❤️