I don't remember playing with dolls much as a child. I did get a Betsy McCall doll for Christmas one year. She came with two extra dresses, pajamas, and a coat and bonnet sewn by my mother. There was also a box to keep her in, made by my dad, complete with a rod and hangers for her clothes. Although I loved my Betsy McCall, I found all the dressing and undressing a bother.
No, my favorite dolls had their clothes painted on and were three inches high. Along with my brother we made whole villages for them to live in along the canal. They had boats and gardens and places to keep their animals. I guess I still like little dolls. Ebay, Etsy and Paypal have my number and have been delighted to point me to all kinds of miniature doll house items for sale. If you've followed my blog much you've seen some of my collection in "The Dahlies" posts.
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