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Treasure from the past

By Mynett
Good morning all.

I am not sure about this one it was not meant for going on here - the story is - my friend has had her treasure from the past (a teddy) sent in for repair at a toy hospital, and while talking about it to her, I remember my old doll who used to say "Ma Ma" and she suggested that I take photo'w of her to see if the lady doing the repairs on Teddy could help get a replacement "ma ma" . So I took a few photo's with the mechanism showing and this one just to try out the camera settings.

I have given it a bit of a canvas effect as she is showing some serious signs of age.... bless, she did belong to my Auntie who is 15 years older than me... so is getting towards her pension years now.... lol

Her legs and arms are now very loose too so my friend has sent me the details of some doll hospital in Wales, so we will see about getting her repaired. I do not think she is of any value other than sentimental.

As a little girl I used to love making her clothes, and when my mother gave her back to me recently she was dressed in one such outfit - so I bought a prem baby knitting pattern and made this little suit for her.

Anyway - no new material so this will have to be it for today. Hope it brings in some memories of your old treasures too

happy days

Linda xx Sorry if I am not able to leave comments, I am having problems staying on the site and get cut off all the time and then can't get back on so click and run for a while


Tags: Memories General Vintage Roddy doll

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
10 Mar 2010 7:49AM
A wonderful rendition of your childhood favourite .... do little girls still do such things ? Or maybe there is an app for that !! Colin

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metro074 8 8 Australia
10 Mar 2010 7:50AM
Aw! Wonderful detail. Glad it is still in one Piece!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 7:51AM
a wonderful capture linda cracking light and detail nice one Wink
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
10 Mar 2010 7:55AM
Girls and their toys.
I'm sure that it brings back many happy memories of happier times when you could walk and even run around unlike now! Smile

David X
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Mar 2010 7:55AM
Well captured, Linda, I hope she can be restored to her original 'working order' for you. Carol
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 8:02AM
David I got your message - cheek of it


yes I guess she is very very old....
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
10 Mar 2010 8:24AM
love that old frame youve used. had a play to give a couple of different looks.lesley
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 8:25AM
Bless !!!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 8:26AM
like v1 but not so much the bw which looks too cold.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
10 Mar 2010 8:31AM
I think maybe I need the name of the hospital from you for my own problems, better than the NHS
Great shot and lovely framing

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 8:37AM
Superb image, very well taken and presented, the stuff of memories for sure.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Mar 2010 8:38AM
Ah! How nice and especially reading that you knitted her this lovely new outfit too. That really is love! Nevr really took to dolls as a little girl but my Teddy Bear had to put up with lots of handkitted outfits! Thanks for the memory and a lovely, well composed image too.

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 8:42AM
Brings back memories of my dolly too. My Mum used to knit her all manor of outfits and I used to bath her so often her hair was terribly matted. But I loved her! Super shot, thanks for the reminder!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 9:21AM
Like the old treatment you have given her with the framing, matches her perfectly, thanks for giving my memory a trip back into my childhood to remember my first doll for Christmas in my stocking with an orange, nuts and her change of clothes...and I thought that was 'fantastic' the grandkids would be thinking that was so little to have!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 9:59AM
I like the presentation, it puts her firmly into the past.(Lesley's Mod works well in that respect). I always find old dolls slightly disturbing, sinister even - the fact that she's in a prem baby outfit adds rather to that.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 12:12PM
Nice shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Mar 2010 1:17PM
What an interesting story, Linda, hope the hospital can make her better again. A very nicely captured image, and the processing and presentation suits it well.
The foot's a little better, thank you - how is yours doing? Sorry to hear you're having connection problems...if it isn't one thing, it's another, isn't it?!!
TrevB Smile
ShedMan 12 3 2 South Africa
10 Mar 2010 1:31PM
Very good composition, I like the 'distressed' treatment, it really makes it look like an old photo.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Mar 2010 1:46PM
Wonderful old doll-- and a great job with the photograph!
foggytwo 15 36 1 Scotland
10 Mar 2010 2:15PM
I simply love this Linda and the write up that goes with it. Good presentation as well. Certainly worth the R.C.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
10 Mar 2010 2:16PM
What a great capture and presentation.
Canadiann 8 2 Canada
10 Mar 2010 2:19PM
A really love blast from the past. A great idea and beautifully done. Love the story behind it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
10 Mar 2010 2:47PM
Retro - in so many ways - delightful little tale and fine image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Mar 2010 2:50PM
This is so lovely and is such a reminder to us of treasure from our past. Makes me wonder whatever happened to many things. Hope you can find where to get her fixed...........Sandy
10 Mar 2010 2:54PM
Great capture and framing.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 Mar 2010 5:37PM the presentation, Linda, and also the sentimentality you have. I have stuff from ages ago (like a pair of my baby socks - don't know why!) which I keep safely.

A Smile
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
10 Mar 2010 5:38PM
memories eh Linda, a superb shot and so very well presented with the vintage frame
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 7:29PM
Lovely picture, delightful commentary, great presentation.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
10 Mar 2010 8:23PM
I do so love images with a story. Lovely. Susan
Roly 11 Wales
10 Mar 2010 9:18PM
Interesting shot Linda with a super frame.I think all my old toys are long gone.
10 Mar 2010 9:45PM
Wonderful tale Linda, great image.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 5:05PM
Nice little comp.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 12:05PM

Quote:Girls and their toys.
I'm sure that it brings back many happy memories of happier times when you could walk and even run around unlike now!
David X

Enjoyed all 3 aspects of Dave's comment; the alien, the serious and the cheeky Smile
A great capture and do like Lesley's first mod for taking the agings that much further

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