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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Little Ballerina Paper Dolls

More Little Ballerina paper dolls can also be found here.  (Posted 17 March 2013)  A different version of the book with the same dolls and different costumes.

These ballerinas date from the 1950s and are probably my earliest paper doll memory.  I think every little girl who played with paper dolls at this time must have owned a version of this book.  There is something about these solid little dancers with their lovely spangled dresses that is perfect for tiny fingers to dress.

I recently bought this particular copy on eBay.  It clearly is not missing any pages but I can remember about 6 other dresses that are not found here.  There was a dress festooned with grapes, another covered in stars and a deep purple tutu trimmed with roses around the neckline. Different variations of this book must have been available, some with additional costumes.

Click here to see another dress from this book (included at the end of the Kewpie Paper Dolls post, 26 April 2011)

Butler's Valentine Display

As we are approaching St Valentine's Day I thought I'd post this photograph of the Valentine's display in the Butler's Chocolate Cafe window in Wicklow Street (just off Grafton Street, Dublin).  It is such a cheerful sight on a chilly winter's morning.



CraveCute said...

These are just the cutest!

Barbara Fisher March House Books said...

I love these and am off to Ebay now to see if there is another one for sale. Happy New Year.

Sharon's Sunlit Memories said...

Hi Barbara - I was lucky enough to be able to buy an original version of the book (I think a lot are ex-library copies). I have noticed that a lazer repro is always available for sale on eBay so that is always an option - I've bought reproductions of other paper dolls that look just the same as the original if you don't mind that they are copies.

A very Happy New Year to you as well!


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