Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Betsy McCall Paper Dolls

Do you remember Betsy McCall paper dolls?
Oh my goodness, I loved them as a little girl!  When the postman delivered our magazine,
I was so excited to be able to play with a new paperdoll!
It was just as exciting as receiving the Sears Roebuck Wish Book catalog in the fall and my sibilings and I would drool over the pages,
trying to decide on what we wanted for Christmas and then to narrow that list down.

Go HERE to see in PDF form
.....and to print for your little girl or granddaughter(s)!  :) 
You can go to this link and get all of the paperdolls that have been collected over the years by a special lady in Colorado!
What a treat!!

This particular doll that is featured today was from September 1952.
Her dresses are just like the dresses my mother had made for me when I started kindergarten in 1962!  :)
I remember the pretty little red school plaid and also the scalloped bib...
my mother was quite the seamstress!


It was fun going down memory lane with you today!

Have a happy day!
Psalm 28:7


Blondie's Journal said...

We could have been sisters...Betsy McCall and the Wish Book!! lol! The imaginations we had! Thanks, Carolyn!


Anonymous said...

I have vague memories that are trying to surface as I read this post. I started K in '62 also and wore those same kinds of dresses. Memories, huh?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking me down memory lane! My Grandmother took McCall's and every month I could not wait so we could cut out Betsy. I think I still have them in my box with all my paperdolls. Thanks for making me smile! :)

Marydon said...

G'day Carolyn ~ Oh, the hours we played with Betsy on the front porch in the summer & on the stair well in the cooler weather. So enjoyed your resurrecting my memories of the good ol' days. TY

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I had forgotten about those McCall's paper dolls until reading your post. I remember playing for hours with them when I was a child. Thanks for stirring good memories!

Susan B said...

Hi Carolyn,
I remember Betsy McCall paper dolls! I haven't thought of them in years. I loved playing with paper dolls. I started kindergarten in 1960, and wore similar type of dresses also. I remember we loved looking through the Wish Book too! I'll have to check out the link about paper dolls...thank you for providing it. :) Have a great evening!

Suzy said...

My Aunt got McCalls and would save the paper dolls page for me. I remember how upset I would get if the page tore when I cut them out and would have to tape them!!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love Betsy!!! (and all paper dolls) And that site is so precious!! I would have started school about the same time as you, except that I ended up skipping my kindergarten year. I cried for two solid days until the teacher told my mom I didn't need to come anymore.. that It would be better for me to have another year at home. So I didn't start school til the next year, when I went straight into first grade. (Happily this time.)