7.26.2010

Doll Fair

I have an ongoing fantasy about living in a Tasha Tudor book (if you don't know Tasha, I highly recommend forming an acquaintance. Your imagination will become more charming by the page). In my favorite book of all, A Time to Keep, Tasha's family puts on a doll fair for their dolls. We decided that we should do this, too.


The flower show and button money...



...getting ready for the musical number


The girls decorated a carriage so Mrs. Squirrel could arrive in style. Anything less would just be humiliating, really.



Pants, and the presence of hair on top of one's head, were optional for the toddler crowd.



special button jewelry was required.


p.s. Remember the game hen we were in the process of mummifying? My husband just reported to me that the feral cats in our neighborhood tore open the bags it was packed in (I had put it on a corner of our porch to cure - no way that thing was staying inside) and ripped it apart! Wow. Gross, and probably the end of that particular experiment.

15 comments:

Jess said...

I love A Time to Keep! I kind of want piles of corgis running about our 'estate'
I also have dreams of that wonderful birthday with the cake floating down the river.
Dreamy.

rsp2538 said...

cool!!

lynne said...

Jess - that cake - i KNOW!!! wouldn't that be amazing?!

sew nancy said...

I need to read these books.
I love the doll fair party. Neat idea

Melissa said...

Beaker! Sorry, I was following until I say him! memories!

Lia said...

I loved, loved, loved that book when I was little. And I would have freaked out at the awesomeness of putting on a real doll fair with my own dolls! This is amazing. I bet they'll remember this for the rest of their lives.

Jacinta said...

What a gorgeous idea! Can't wait to do something like that when my little girls are older!

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Christy said...

Oh! I read a gardening book about her a few years ago and immediately ran home and made myself an old-fashioned apron. I didn't know she wrote children's stories too! Thanks for sharing this!

CMN said...

LOVE the Sugar City Doll Fair! I always love to read Tasha's books and dream of receiving letters and catalogues via Sparrow Post...

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Wish I was there!
I have that same exact "Jo" madame Alexander doll!
Jen
MISS YOU!!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the book recommendation! And the presence of Madame Alexander makes me nostalgic! My girls have some of my old ones -- including the Little Women! How fun!

Eva said...

My mama recently gave me her spare copy of A Time to Keep. My girl is an enchanted as I ever was.
I have a goal that one of these years I will work my way through the book imitating month by month,
None of us have a birthday in August but I'll float a cake down a river just the same.

Kayte said...

I am so pleased that you did a dolls fair. I have adored Tasha Tudors books for years and am delighted that you are carrying on some of those great traditions. Maybe we will do our own someday.

Kayte said...

I am so pleased that you did a dolls fair. I have adored Tasha Tudors books for years and am delighted that you are carrying on some of those great traditions. Maybe we will do our own someday.

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