Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's a Giveaway!

So remember when you were a child, and the most exciting thing that could possible happen to you, more or less, was to get a package in the mail that was actually addressed to you??? Or when the UPS truck stopped at the house and the Big Brown Man shimmied up to the door and -- o heaven! -- deposited something with YOUR name on it?

Oh, what's that? You still feel that way? Oh okay, me too.

So imagine Eliza's delight when the adorable dress and matching hairband she had purchased for her American Girl doll arrived, amazingly fast might I add, in the mail the other day. This girl was one happy customer.

It was such a joy to work with Kate of Katie J Designs, and I so love supporting purveyors of handmade goods, that I invited Kate to do a giveaway here at A Quiet Spot. Which means that one of YOU will win an outfit of your choice for your daughter/son/niece/goddaughter/owner of an 18-inch doll. Go ahead and check out the current selection -- inventory will also be expanding soon.

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me, just for kicks, what your first or favorite doll's name was, all those many years ago. Or teddy bear. Or significant other beloved object. (I suppose you could, of course, just leave your name.) I'll do the drawing this weekend, when I return from vacation, and email the winner with the gift certificate.

To start us off, I will tell you that my oldest and most well-loved doll was named Polly, was made for me by mother, and after multiple surgeries, still exists. I'm still not entirely convinced she's not a real person.

10 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh, I'll do it!!!
I had quite a few dolls growing up. My favorite was my Jenni-Doll (named after me, of course). I still have her. And I still have Pammy (named after a friend I no longer remember). And Helen. My absolute favorite teddy bear was Tebby Dear (pronounced like bear). I still have him and he survived a mauling by a Cocker Spaniel. I cried. He has half of his original face now. But, I wuv him. :)

Jenny said...

Oooooh, a giveaway! Yay!

My favorite doll was Baby Beth. I still have her...a little stained from a pre-teen episode with make-up. LOL

cmontoya3 said...

I had so many dolls but my favorite was Amanda. I had a little cousin with that name and I loved it. I think my mom still has her although her head is quite wobbily.

Lucy Furey said...

I'm old so many of you may not remember this one. My favorite was my Baby Thumbelina doll. You turned the crank on the back and she would gently move - nothing else - no cry, no wet, no sucking her thumb. Just moved ever so gently in my arms. I was 9 years old.

Jody DeLa Torre said...

Oh my gosh, can I remember back that far?? The doll was a "Baby Tender Love" doll. Her body was unmoveable but if you turned her head to the left she would frown (cry??) and if you turned it to the right she would laugh!! Her name was Valerie. She use to really frustrate me, that Valerie, because she could NOT sit down!! I also had baby "Chrissy". This doll had red hair and was as big as a real 6 month old baby. I think she actually grew up and is now living in Atlanta, GA somewhere!! :-D

Stephanie said...

Baby Bean Bag. My absolute favorite and I still have her. She was dressed in hot pink (not really 'dressed' - she's a bean bag with arms, legs and a head) and the only place where the hot pink remains is on the bottom of her tushie, which was not exposed to years of sunlight. Her face is a little smudgy and she is missing fingers (don't ask), but I love her!

Vanessa said...

I had a cabbage patch kid, and I don't remember her name and that was because I was not that much into dolls. I had no problem passing her on a few years later. To be quite honest, I wasn't attached to anything growing up, but I did enjoy my barbies and paper dolls. Strange. Maybe Aliya will be into dolls.

Bear Creek Mama said...

"Caroline" - a blonde haired baby doll, not unlike "Bitty Babies". She was named in ultimate honor of the mother on "Little House on the Prairie". I never read the books as a girl, but was completely infatuated with the TV show. I wanted a Mama like that, and I guess a baby too.

Donna Baker said...

Eliza looks so happy - that is sweet! I'm sure I had a lot of dolls but one item was special to me - a monkey from the thrift store. I fell in love when I found him (and still have him). I asked my mom to buy him for me and she said no. After she passed by, my Godmother (who was my aunt) whispered to me, "go get it I will buy it for you" I LOVED that thing! I named him Monkey and I always dressed him up like a girl with my baby clothes. How silly for me to make the gender a boy when clearly he looked like a girl with rosy cheeks and red lips. Duh
I'd love to win this for my niece, Gabby! Thanks!

Anne said...

Like Jenny, I had (and still have, I think, in the attic) a baby doll named Beth. I wonder if was the same kind! But I had it as a baby and have no childhood memories of it. And later on I wasn't much for dolls, although when I was older I did SO want a Samantha doll. Every once in awhile I think about buying one for myself even now.
The first childhood memories I have of the sort, though, are of the gigantic stuffed animals I was given (I was the oldest child and grandchild in the family, so all my toys were rather larger than life). I had a stuffed lion named Aslan and a larger-than-myself Pink Panther. I used to have imaginary parties with them.