Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Thank you Clare from Clare's Craft room for once again hosting
"Tuesday Treasures".
I have had this little treasure in my possession for as long as I can remember. The story that goes along with this doll is that my Grandfather was a Prisoner of War during the Second World War and during his internment the prisoners were able to trade with the guards and my Grandfather traded some cigarettes for the doll not long before he was released and sent home.
In my Mum's family there were the 2 girls and Mum was lucky enough to have the doll given to her. My Grandfather died when I was three years old so this doll will always be special to me.
One day I will find out the origin, it would be interesting to know what she is made from and how old she is. Another one of my favourite treasures.
What a great thing to be doing every week as I am sure we all have a treasure or two that are either put in a cupboard or china cabinet on display but we never think about them until someone jogs our memories so thank you again Clare this is such fun.

9 comments:

BubzRugz said...

What an amazing story to go with your rather adorable doll......

Sue said...

I had a doll exactly like this that my Dad bought for me on a business trip to Japan in the
1950's. It seemed to be made of papier mache with a painted finish.
I'd forgotten how lovely mine was and I'm so glad you still have yours.

teresa said...

Oh Roz, what a wonderful story and the doll is an absolute treasure!! Thanks for sharing xx

Vicki said...

I love your doll and what a special doll it is :) It's great looking at everyones treasures and thank you for sharing :)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Roz!
Your doll is gorgeous and what wonderful history. It's so great to be able to pass this history on to others as well, and like you say, great to have our memories jogged about the things that are special to us. I think this is the prettiest "old" doll I've ever seen, quite a lot of them can appear to be a bit creepy! Your grandfather must have really wanted to please his daughters - I'm sure it wouldn't have been easy to give up cigarettes!

Hugs!! Vikki xx

Kat said...

What an adorable doll, and with a story like that, well that just makes her priceless.

Danielle said...

Hi Mum, I think these are called Ichimatsu Dolls? Have a look on google. Danielle xx

clare's craftroom said...

Roz that is such a great treasure !
Thanks so much for playing .

BubzRugz said...

Hi - just going through my bloglist and notice you have been quiet for a few weeks. Hope you are okay and I look forward to reading from you again... Hugz
Fiona