Monday, January 28, 2008

JLand Photo Shoot #127

   

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This week's JLand Photo Shoot will begin today (Monday) and is due on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 PM EST.  That's Saturday night for those of you who are getting confused!

Our subject this week is:

Old

You may interpret this any way you like.  Suggestions:  trees, people, antiques, etc.        This week we are going to have a rule.  You can snap the photo this week, or you can pull out a photo that you have taken in the past.  But please make sure it is a photo that you have taken yourself, so you can showcase your photography.  That's the only rule.  Thanks so much!  :) 

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Sitting here at my computer as I read Krissy's photo shoot subject for this week, my eyes immediately fell on the oldest thing in my house. 

 A doll that belonged to my grandmother (my dad's mom). Grandma Smith was born in 1894 and I have a picture of her holding this doll when she was about 6 or 7 years old.   When I was little and went to her house, I used to play with Mary, had a doll buggy with her in it...outside, even remember it tipping over and the doll spilling out. Oh my gosh, it makes me sick to think about it now.  Mary is a Floradora doll made in Germany. She has a china head, shoulders and hands with a kid skin body,  stuffed with sawdust. She even has little white teeth.

 Her beautiful eyes used to open & close but the mechanism broke so when she went to the doll hospital many years ago, they made it so they stay open all the time.  She also had a human hair wig but that's been replaced with a more modern wig. She stands 20 inches tall.

 A co-worker made her a dress about 6 years ago and little pant-a-loons and she has little black felt shoes.  For many years, I kept her wrapped up in a baby blanket in a drawer.  But now she's out where I can see her everyday and remember my dear grandmother who gave me this precious gift on my 21st birthday.

20 comments:

fisherkristina said...

She's absolutely gorgeous, and of course priceless, Linda.  I can't imagine you played with her as a child!  Horrors to think about it now, huh?  What a beautiful keepsake to remember your Grandmother.  Linda, congrats on the beautiful shot you took.  It is both skilled and poigant.

Krissy :)
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink  

jonibooks1991 said...

Linda that is a great story and picture, what a treasure you have.  Joni

robinngabster said...

awww I have a couple of old dolls of my Mother's.  Of course they are in boxes right now...I should find a way to display them, they are so pretty.  Love your Mary.

monicasmemoirs said...

What a treasure you have, such a precious keepsake of your grandmother.  She's a beautiful doll.  

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/monicasmemoirs/midnight-conversations/


lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful doll and fitting for the category this week! what a special gift given by your grandmother; must have lots of memories of her when you look at the doll!!

betty

breakaway1968 said...

Aww that is so sweet!  That doll is beautiful glad you shared her.  

kirkbyj05 said...

What a precious doll!   She is beautiful.
A great photo for your competition entry.
Well done.
Jeanie xxxx

treesrgreen78 said...

What a beautiful doll and an excellent entry for the photo shoot.  What lovely memories to cherish  when you look at this doll and think of your grandmother, god bless.

ma24179 said...

I know that's very special to you! -Missy

nightmaremom said...

what a treasure thanks for sharing
hugs
d

wwfbison said...

A terrific entry Linda, the doll is so intriguing to me.  What a keepsake you have there.
Lisa

rbrown6172 said...

a precious treasure and perfect entry.
gina

swmpgrly said...

lovely doll

preciousone25 said...

Great pics!!!  Very thoughtful gift from you grandmother. Glad you love her.... but I'm gonna have nightmares... dolls just scare the heck outta me!!!!

Joann

bojgill4375 said...

Very nice. So sweet of your grandma to give you the doll. Blessings, Janie

mariealicejoan said...

What wonderful treasure for you to have!  She's beautiful!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ma24179 said...

I know I already stopped by but I'm here again. Very nice doll photo. Great old pic! -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF/entries/2008/02/03/j-land-photo-shoot-old/1035

carolelainedodd said...

She's beautiful.
Hugs
carolxx

fasttrack58 said...

Wow! She is wonderful......
Linda :)

gotomaria said...

Gifts like this are so sentimental....nice entry.  Maria