Sunday, March 29, 2009

Teddy Bears, Paper Dolls and Un Carrousel






Teddy Bears, Paper Dolls and dress up clothes.
How the time went by so fast!

When our daughter went to Paris, I was excited when she bought me back this beautiful Maquette un Carrousel en 1900 and a collectors Dress up Doll.
I spent the afternoon assembling the little model carrousel. I think it looks so lovely and a reminder of years gone by.

My 100th post is coming up very soon, so I am going to be having a Giveaway.

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me please, for some reason my Profile Stats. counter seems to be stuck on 1520 - do you know how to keep it going?
Thanks.

I hope that you are having a great weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn

33 comments:

  1. I love the little tea set....

    Sure wish I still had the one I had as a kid...it is long gone...darn it.

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  2. Oh I do love your beautiful bears Carolyn. Who is the beautiful lady bear with the fur stole. She is gorgeous. Paper dolls, what a memory. but they are all in vogue again. Olivia has a cut out doll book and we've had so much fun playing with them. Memories .. it's 6 months since dear old Dad passed away.. and yet it still seems like yesterday! Luv Karen

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  3. Hi Vee,

    Yes, I don't know what happened to our wee tea set, when we were kids.
    I saw this antique set from Dolls and Lace and it was a birthday present for myself.

    Karen is it really 6 months since your dear old Dad passed away.
    Don't the days slip by so quickly.

    Thanks so much for visiting
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. Oh my! Look at those adorable bears! They are coming for a tea party. Each one has such personality. And the carousel is a wonder. I love carousels! They always remind me of Mary Poppins. That is a gorgeous paper doll, too. Her little apron with birds looks 3D, even! Such lovely treasures.

    Oh, sorry, I have NO clue about the counter.

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  5. Carolyn I am so happy that you stopped by to give me some birthday wishes love.

    Your bears are amazing and they all look totally different.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  6. Hello Carolyn so you are having a blogoversary as well !...I cant help you with the counter mine seems to be broken as well maybe a temporary glitz ?
    Are the bears in the picture new ones you have made ? they are beautiful! ..hope you have had a nice weekend.

    Mona xxx

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  7. What a gorgeous dress up paper doll! She's a beauty! The carousel is very cool! Love the bears, too!

    Congratulations on your upcoming 100th post! How exciting! I will be watching to see what pops up!

    Carolyn, I am just now getting caught up with some of my favorite blogs and I've missed out on so many of your lovely posts over the last couple of weeks! Bummer!

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  8. A post after my own heart. Your bears are so darling. I love the little hat!

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  9. Hi Bella,

    Many thanks for your visit and your kind comments.
    Having a ride on a Carousel when small, was such a fun thing to do.

    Hi Renee,

    I am glad that I was able to find your blog and I look forward to coming back. I love your little profile painting.
    I hope that your birthday was really happy.

    Hi Mona,

    Thanks for visiting - I made the bears last year.

    Hi TattingChic,

    Fancy us both having reached our 100 posts - thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to the next 100 for us both.

    Wishing you all a great week.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Thank you so much Lavinia.

    I will just go and check out your new drapes and see how the cabbage rolls
    went.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. How sweet! The Teddys are wonderful and I love the carrousel and paper dolls! Just the kind of things I LOVE!

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  12. PS Is that Mei Ling in the photo? I just looked at your available bears and she is beautiful! You are so talented! WOW! Your bears are awesome!

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  13. Hi Lavender Dreamer,

    Thank you.
    I loved your post with your beautiful Paper dolls, books and all your beautiful work.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  14. Thank you, for your kind comments, yes that is Mei Ling, the second Panda with her Aunt.

    Have a good day
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. I love the bears-they are wonderful! What a fun reminder of childhood entertainment with teddy bear tea parties and dress up dolls:)
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  16. Hi Carolyn...Hope you had a great weekend! Love your rusty birdy bath from the previous post...and the view-so beautiful!

    Don't you just love little tea sets...I didn't have any as a child and so I have collected a few as a grown-up! Yours is very lovely. Your picnic basket is perfect! Love the shape. And of course, your bears are wonderful. Love the gal with the hat!

    Have a nice week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  17. Hi Kim,

    You are welcome and thanks for coming by and your lovely comments.

    Hi Nancy,

    thank you, yes, I love my little picnic hamper and tea set and they are nice things to collect.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. Hi Carolyn~

    What a beautiful carousel! Your bears look so cute all dressed up. I am going to forward this post to my mom...for she used to collect teddies and these are adorable.

    Lovely ~Miss Kris~

    PS No clue about the counter, wish you luck with that one. Happy early 100th post!!!

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  19. Darling pictures. Your daughter should have invited me to go to Paris with her. ;) Lucky girl.

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  20. Thank you Miss Kris, for your very kind comments.

    Yes, she was a lucky girl to have got to Paris and I am with you there ~ she should have taken us.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. The bears dressed for teat are ADORABLE!!!

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  22. Yout Teddy Bear picnic is adorable..as well as the maquette and I can imagine your afternoon spent building it was a lovely step back in time..to being childlike yourself:)

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  23. Hi Carolyn,
    This is a dreamy post. Who doesn't love all these items and taking a trip down Memory Lane. The paper doll especially speaks to me, she's beautiful feeding the birds.
    Happy week to you! I don't know about the counter (sorry, sweets - bonne chance though with your fixing it).
    xo~Tracie

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog,
    La Table de Nana, it is always great to have another blog friend.

    Thanks Tracie, it is a trip down Memory Lane - we used to often play with our cut out dolls.

    About the counter, seems like a lot of others have stopped also.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. Thanks Laura, yes I was really happy my daughter had brought it back for me and it was fun to put together.
    Like old times, when we used to make models.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  26. OH MY, Carolyn! Such beauty in one post!!!!! Gorgeous, I have fallen in love with your teddies!
    I so love these old toys, they make me feel well.
    All the best, and thank you for all the sweet words you alwas allow me.
    Monica.

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  27. Thank you so much Monica.

    I love to visit your blog you always have the most beautiful photos and flowers and pretty things.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. Oh Carolyn I haven't thought about my much-loved tea set for ages. How I loved to set all my dolls up & serve them afternoon tea! Like BumbleVee, I wish mine had been stashed away somewhere safely too!
    Millie ^_^

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  29. Hi Millie,

    It was a fun time serving tea to our dollies and friends, when young ~ hard to believe it was that long ago now.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  30. That carrousel is lovely - what a thoughtful daughter you have!
    Have a good weekend!

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  31. Hi Catherine,

    Thank you for your lovely comments.

    I hope that all is going well for you, have been thinking of you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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