Are you a Collector, or a Saver?
As a nice tribute, several people recently posted pictures of their Shirley Temple dolls, so I decided to dig out a few of my vintage dolls, too. I did a quick search online, but couldn’t find any Annette dolls wearing this same outfit. There was a Sweetie-Pie and an old Minnie Mouse on Ebay (in poor condition). I also had to look up the terms to make sure I’m using them right. Apparently, over 100 years old equals antique. Over 40-50 years old means vintage. And retro would be more recent, like 1980s and 90s. Other old dolls I remember were Kewpie and the Campbell’s Soup Kids.
Three vintage dolls plus a troll to hide Annette’s bare feet.
To connect this post to the rest of the website, I’ll give you another sneak peek into Amy’s Choice, the companion book to Call Me Amy. In Amy’s Choice, there is a mention of trolls—along with rat fink rings, does anyone else remember those?
I don’t consider myself to be a collector, but I am definitely a saver. Not everything, just things that somehow end up becoming a collection. For example, I never planned to collect PEZ, but my kids liked the candy. Every time they tossed a container, I’d stash it away.
Below is proof that I was a girl scout! Me in my ‘brownie’ shirt. I didn’t have too many badges, and I remember I focused on the easy ones. Now I see there were a few more checked off in my handbook, but I never received them. ( Rip-off! I guess I should have thought about those missing badges sooner.) The ones shown (from top left) are My Home, Magic Carpet (described as: To discover what you can do with stories and books to give pleasure to others—yes!) Collector (looks like I lied about collecting…) Health Aid, and My Camera. I never did sew on the last badge—Troop Dramatics. The little yellow elf shoe emblem still hangs from a pin.