Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bradley dolls

I picked up a truly marked Bradley doll the other day and I'm chomping to share it. I'm thinking she is of the "Southern Belle" series, and although that's enough to know about her, I'm still researching her name.

The Bradley doll (click to see the yellow safty pin dress) company made the wide eyed, stockinette, or boudoir dolls from 1954 to 1984 when the company was purchased by Hasbro. They originally started with the diminutive features, like the ones shown on my doll.

Bradley dolls aren't very expensive but currently being sought for collection, until recent years the market was flooded with these beauties.

I'm so lucky, another thrift store find. C&G Design.


tina said...

Gotta love those thrift shops!

Jean said...

She is pretty and does look like a southern belle.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Dawn!
Don't you just love those thrift store finds? She is so beautiful. I so love her little hat. You know me, I am a hat kind of gal. Love it, and thanks for sharing this morning. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Debbie said...

Beautiful doll Dawn!!

Lola said...

What would we do without thrift shops. Love 'em. She sure is pretty.