Vintage Patsy Doll Photos

Vintage Patsy Doll Photos

As with most aspects of life, in order to appreciate today you have an understanding of the past. That plays true even for doll collectors. The dolls we play with today have all evolved and been inspired by the dolls created throughout history. One of my friends,...
Is This a Vintage Nancy Ann Muffie or a Vogue Ginny?

Is This a Vintage Nancy Ann Muffie or a Vogue Ginny?

I got a phone call from my Mom the other day saying she had found a box in the basement with some other items that they had inherited from family members and in the box was a little 8″ doll. The box was from my Great Aunt who had lived in California in the...
Old Meets New in Matching Outfits

Old Meets New in Matching Outfits

Many of you are familiar with Sharry – she is a frequent commenter and contributor to the Doll Diaries community, has her own YouTube channel,  she is a teacher, and she is a collector of 1970’s toys and dolls. Sharry will be sharing more photos and...
Raggedy Ann Turns 95

Raggedy Ann Turns 95

Created by Johnny Gruelle in 1915, Raggedy Ann was one of the first, if not the first, doll to be marketed with a line of story books. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll known for having red yarn hair and a triangular nose. She was created for Gruelle’s daughter Marcella...

Doll Restoration: Susan Strollers Doll

One of our readers, Madeline, recently rescued an antique Susan Strollers doll. She sent us the before photos (click here to see the before pictures of Susan Stroller) and now that the doll has had some TLC from Madeline and her Dad she looks so much better! Susan...

Great Find: The Original Susan Strollers Doll

One of our readers, Madeline, recently rescued an old doll her Dad found and of course, we all want to see the pictures. As you can see from the first pictures, she is a little scary now but Madeline is going to try to fix her with her Dad’s help. Here is a...