Monday, April 5, 2010
The Dresser holds some Childhood Treasures...
One for the girls. I had a bee in my bonnet to change a few things around. I moved furniture; even the very heavy, old Ronisch piano; it hadn't been moved for nearly 11 years and I was amazed (I mean horrified!) at the intricate nests that moths make!
The image above is of 'Rosebud', a gift from Mrs. McIlhiney who lived next door in the 50s. She visited Scotland annually and brought this little Scottish highland dancer back especially for me. I called her Rosebud because the pink box she came in said 'Rosebud'. The Rosebud Doll Company was a British firm in the 1950s, taken over by Mattel in 1966. The dolls are now a collectors' item.
We were always supervised when handling the duck; its wings move, the head swivels and the horn comes out of his mouth. My grandchildren were supervised too; that's why it's still 'as new'.