Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HOME AT LAST!!

Late yesterday afternoon we arrived home after being gone for 5 1/2 weeks. It felt very good to be home again. We had a wonderful trip and I will expand on the last couple weeks on some other posts. Below is our stack of mail to sort through.
The last week we were in Illinois at my sister's house (which is the house we grew up in). While there, we started going through some of the pictures and other old items that were still left from when our parents died several years ago. We scanned lots of old pictures, looked through papers and many boxes.

My sister asked me if I wanted this antique doll - and of course, I did! We don't really know anything about it, except that it was on the shelf in Mom's closet for years. It is about 10" long and I laid it in a little doll bed for the picture. I don't think she will stay in that doll bed, though, because it is pretty new and she should have an old one (since she is old).


Her dress and slip are real pretty. I will wash them and fix any things that need fixing soon.

I better start putting away things and getting the house organized. I'll post more pictures soon.

11 comments:

Lori said...

Welcome home! What a precious doll and I'm sure she'll be a happy resident at your house.

ann hermes said...

Well, welcome home! What part of Illinois? I am originally from IL.

Katie said...

Welcome home! The doll has me intrigued - I wish you knew more of the story. I look forward to hearing more about your trip once you're caught up!

seventhsister26 said...

What a wonderful find;) I am sure she will like being out on display...in this bed or another;)
Happy Quilting!!

Marsha said...

Glad to hear you are home safe and sound and that you had a wonderful trip! I love being away, seeing things and having fun but is always great to get home to my own bed! Get organized and rested and we will look forward to more stories and pictures from your trip. I love the doll, what a great find. She is beautiful and so is the bed and quilt you photographed her on!

Stray Stitches said...

Welcome home. It might take you another 5 weeks to get through all of that mail - lol!

---"Love" said...

Boy, when you said you were going to travel after retirement, you really meant it, didn't you? I'm so jealous! But happy for you! Get some rest; those bills can wait another day or two! *grin* ---"Love"

Beth said...

Welcome home!! It has been fun 'traveling' with you. Get rested and caught up, thenfill us in on the last of your travels.
What a sweet doll. Glad she came home with you.

Liriopia said...

Welcome Home!

Liri

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Welcome home! Traveling is always wonderderful but it is alway great to be back home---- among your friends and all your special spots that you do on a daily basics.

Your mothers doll is "bicque" which is a fine porcelain (white translucent china)-- it takes special brushes and porcelain paints to paint her body, face and features--- then to be fired in a special kiln for china. Your very forunate to be the recipient of this lovely doll. She is wonderful!

I china paint and have for about 20years --although, I have never done a doll. I do have China painting friends that have.

I know you will enjoy her as she belong to your "mother". Welcome Home Ruth! Hugs, Carolyn

a good yarn said...

Such a precious heirloom. How wonderful to find it amongst your mother's things. Glad you had such an enjoyable trip. Cheers, Ann :-)