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Two Little Dolls On A Swan



The faces of childhood - happy, full of joy, innocent and sweet - as seen through the eyes and pen of my favorite children's writer and illustrator, Joan Walsh Anglund, are unforgettable and touching reminders of my own childhood.
These two little dolls represent two generations. The little doll on the right is my childhood doll which was my constant companion. I will treasure her forever. The little doll on the left is my daughter's little doll which she also loves dearly today.
Today these two little dolls are having fun together riding on their favorite swan through the garden...
I entered these pink little dollies in Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Click here for a direct link to How Sweet the Sound. Please pay Beverely a visit, her site it is fantastic!!!

44 comments:

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great Thursday!!! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How precious! I love Joan Walsh Anglund, books, etc! I bought them for my daughters when they were little. Those dolls are adorable!

Katherine

kim said...

How sweet that you both have dolls just alike from two different times. I wish I had something from my childhood.

robyn said...

Your dolls are so SWEET! How wonderful that you can share something so great from your childhood with your daughter. ...and that swan just is such a dream for any little girls imagination!

Tammy518 said...

The dolls are cute and it's great that you have one from when you were little.

Blue Creek Home said...

I am delighted that you came over!

G-Man and I lived in Oakley in the 80's. He worked in Fed. Bldg. in S.F. I worked for Bank of America in Brentwood. I loved in out there.

I love your blog and I love your dolls.
Rhonda

Rachel said...

The dolls are precious! So great that you still have yours.

Bill said...

Hi Lia,
I've been checking out some of your older posts ... so much beauty, beautifully photographed!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. I'm following now. Hope our paths cross again soon.

Have a great weekend!
Bill

Leann said...

Hi

Still visiting for PS - I guess I'm a little late:)

Love the dolls and the story behind them!

Enjoy!
Leann

Angelpie Cookies said...

Such cute little dollies! I think it's great that you've taken a photo of both your daughter's and your dolls together. Definitely one for the scrapbook! Beautiful!

Leanne said...

Awwww, those dolls are so cute and I love the story behind them. Thanks for visiting earlier.

Low Tide High Style said...

How wonderful that you still have one of your favorite childhood toys and that your daughter now has one too! I love how much they look alike and how sweet they are sitting together in the swan!

Kat :)

Flory said...

these are so cute!!!

Nan said...

What a sweet blog. I love this little dolls and also Joan Walsh Anglund. I have some of her tiny books too.

Birgit said...

So cute and so pink! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a beautiful Pink Saturday post! I love Joan Walsh Anglund books too. I have a couple of them that has been in my husband's family since he was a boy. Welcome!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Maggie said...

What a wonderful PS! How cute!

Happy Pinks!

Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

LV said...

Your idea for today's pinks is great. Loved seeing the little dolls and hearing how they play in your life.

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi , This is such a lovely Pink Saturday Post!! They are wonderful books and your pictures just capture the magic of beautiful books and childhood.
Happy Pink Saturday
xoxo

BethieJ said...

How SWEET are those little dolls!!
Happy PINK Saturday!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

How darling!

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!

Blessings,
LMM

karin said...

Happy SITS Sharefest! Those dolls are precious. Have a great day!

Mary said...

How dear is this! I loved your post. I hope you have a lovely day. Blessings...Mary

Terri Morse said...

What adorable, sweet dolls. I just love the art of Joan Walsh Anglund. She was one of Mary Engelbreit's favorite inspirations, too. Your photographs are beautiful! Have a great week! Terri

simplysandi said...

Those dolls are darling. Reminds me of a doll I had as a child. Unfortunately, it got lost along the way.

CC said...

Your dolls are so sweet..I just love the adorable faces. This is my favorite kind of doll..they're just beautiful. Many happy pinks to you and have a wonderful weekend.

Julie Harward said...

How sweet...shared love between mom and a daughter! I love childrens books too, I loved reading to my kids! Come say hi :D

Susie Jefferson said...

So sweet - and a lovely story.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Bella said...

What a sweet post! I just love these dolls. And your blog is just adorable, too. :) Stop by for a visit if you get a chance.
Cheers,
Bella

annalene said...

Stopping by from SITS :)

Those dolls are really cute, I love the simple faces, sweet simplistic designs are so rare these days, such a pity!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Lia,

How special that you and your daughter have the same dollie! They are cute as can *bee*. :0)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment...I'm so glad to have met you recently.

Happy PiNk to you and may the PiNk bliss follow you through the week!

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥
Stephanie

Pam said...

What a wonderful post. Happy Memories for you and your daughter.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Donna said...

How sweet! I know both dolls will always hold wonderful memeories for you, but also for your daughter as she grows older.

Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very sweet - Happy Pink Saturday!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

oh how precious and uniquely adorable....

ciao

panamamama said...

That was my favorite book as a child!

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Super cute dollies!

Visiting from SITS Saturday Sharefest. I've enjoyed my stop here. Thank you for an inviting blog!!
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
http://blisspot.blogspot.com/

jeanne said...

Awwww, I love the dolls that represent so much love and memories in your life. They are sweet sitting on the swan. Little Bee is the sweetest name.
Happy PS.
Hugs, Jeanne

Hello, I'm Vesper... said...

Ahhh, San Francisco...lovely place :) I'm from Carmel, not too far away, LOL. Gorgeous blog! Stopping by from SITS!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Very Sweet, and for you to hold on to your Doll that long is very impressive. Now you have wonderful memories of both of them, that's very special.

Happy Pink Saturday*

Jen R said...

Congratulations, I'm passing my first ever award on to you! It brightened my day and I hope it brightens yours!
Stop by my blog to pick it up :-)

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Couture de Papier said...

I am still making HPS rounds,probably will take till next Saturday! Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
PS I am having a blog giveaway!

Me said...

Through generations - exactly how it should be imo.

Sarah said...

I'm late to visit this one as I've been away from my computer much this week, but want to say this is so sweet. Two generations of the same little doll. I have that same little Joan Walsh Anglund book. These were popular little treasures in the 80s if I recall. This is a sweet Pink Saturday post.