I am still pretty proud of the two Fall/Halloween photo stories I did a couple of years ago, so if you haven't seen them yet you can check them out
|"The World Family at the Pumpkin Patch"|
|"The Halloween Party"|
I found some cool things at Salvation Army the other day. First was this Miss Ginger doll.
Miss Ginger was made by Cosmopolitan. There were other incarnations of Ginger,including a childlike doll that competed with Vogue's Ginny, a taller version of my doll that competed with Miss Revlon,and an 8" version called Little Miss Ginger, similar to Little Miss Nancy Ann. This version is 10 1/2" tall and premiered in 1957. She's in pretty nice condition.She could do with restringing because she's a little loose, but at least she's still together.I'm not sure exactly what to do with her hair.Is it supposed to be one of those bun things?
|That's not a case of empty plugs. It's rooted that way. By the way, she's marked 'Ginger' on the back of her head, just below her hair.|
I also got a bag containing this Mattel Modern Furniture!
|There is supposed to be a cushion in the chair.|
This other unidentified piece was in the bag too.
The Mattel Modern Furniture is really hard to find and really expensive.
It was actually made a year before Barbie, in 1958.
|It's hard to see, but that's a Mattel logo.|
|Miss Ginger and the Little Miss Revlon I found at Goodwill recently.|
And it is perfectly sized for them. People still use it for Barbie though, and it works well for her too. It's popular with collectors, especially now that Mid Century design is having a resurgence.
And where did I get the other shoe for Miss Ginger? It was in the middle drawer of this piece of furniture!
Along with the little plastic guy, who was obviously originally driving something.
So this must have been Miss Ginger's furniture. I went back yesterday to see if any more of the furniture had shown up. If it had it had sold the day before,when I didn't go back. I'm wondering if the Little Miss Revlon and Barbie and Midge I found at Goodwill the last couple of weeks are another case of someone donating half their stuff to Goodwill and half to Salvation Army. That has very obviously happened before. (Like with the zillion Crissy dolls both had at the same time.)
|52 in this Goodwill batch. Salvation Army had 42.|
I hope everybody has a safe and fun Halloween.This is the first year I have been in the position of handing out candy on Halloween, with no kids Trick or Treating, and I totally didn't think about it until the Trick or Treaters went by! Now I feel guilty! Next year I'll be ready. It's hard getting out of the idea, 'I won't be home on Halloween. I'll be out taking the kids Trick or Treating.' Sniff!