Thursday, February 17, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History ~ Toys

Amy Coffin at We Tree has come up with another series. It is called 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History. This, the seventh week is dedicated to toys. As usual I am falling behind so this is my first contribution.

I love toys. They bring out the kid in me. You should see me in the antique stores  when I find a toy that I used to have, or even one that my brother and sister used to have.  (I can't believe my toys are in the antique store, that just aint right!) If I could, I would buy every one.

I have already talked about my favorite toy in the Advent calendar of Christmas Day 17 - My Grab Bag of Memories post, but there are other toys I can tell you about.

One of my favorite dolls was this Mattel Liddle Kiddles Lilly of the Valley Cologne Doll.

Ah -- I can smell her wonderful fragrance now. I know they don't make those anymore. I sure wish I still had mine. Would like to have one again, but not for $49!

Then there was the Kiddle Lockets:
I honestly can't remember for sure which one I had, but I think it was the one with the dark hair inside the green lined locket and purple stones.

I also had a baby grow a tooth doll. I got her for Christmas abound 1967 or so. It had short blond hair and slept in a little blue plastic crib.  She had two metal bars on the back of her heels that stuck to the crib when she sat up. Then you could feed her with a little plastic pink  spoon and she would grow a tooth.
I haven't been able to find a picture or reference to her anywhere. I bet she would be worth a pretty penny if I still had her. On second thought, maybe not - she would not have been in the best of condition. I guess that's probably why I don't have her anymore - duh.


  1. I had these too! I think I had the locket doll with the blonde ponytail hair and the red dress and the lavender one (middle row, far left). I loved these! I think I might have had the lily of the valley doll. Was there a lilac one? Maybe that one too! Thanks for the memories.

  2. do you remember People Pals? around same time period it was small like that around that time. My sister had a board game,played like Candy Land. I thought it was called People Pals and the short cuts you had to have 2 dolly cards.

    thanks Susan

    1. I never heard of that one, but I did find a reference to it. Check out the following link:

      Thanks for stopping by.



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