Friday, April 8, 2016
Baby Dot...Vintage Baby Powder Doll!
I love the soft colors of vintage baby cards!
When I was expecting my third daughter Sascha in the 1980's I was mad for all things Vintage Baby!
I decorated her nursery corner with vintage baby dresses hanging on the wall and a vignette of baby care items on her dresser...little pink containers for cotton balls and baby pins, tiny brush and comb. Every thing for Sascha was soft aqua and pink. I still love the soft colors of vintage baby cards and baby care items like baby powder containers. Some of the graphics are amazing...I only had the basic Johnson's Baby Powder.
The variety is endless!
My friend Dorothy sent me a pin one day...a vintage baby tin that I immediately felt needed to be repurposed into one of my vintage tin characters. I wrote back that it needed a doll head and arms. From her response of "Mercy!" I gathered that it sounded a bit creepy...lol! I already had an old composition Patsy doll that was in pretty bad shape. The sawdust and glue was starting to deteriorate so I though it might be fun for a creepy Halloween project.
I found a darling baby powder container from 1936 at a Salt Lake antique mall. The brand was "Baby Dot." I wish I had taken a pic of the container before I transformed it.
She's about 8 inches tall.
Close-up of Powder Container
The top of Patsy's head was crumbling.
The bonnet is made from a vintage plastic Easter party favor.
So that's the story behind Baby Dot. I went on a tin buying binge yesterday, so there will be some odd new characters coming up in the next few months. It is so strange when Easter is in March. It leaves April all dressed up with no place to go. I leave up a lot of my spring decor until Mother's Day, so things look cheerful even when it's a rainy day. Spring is definitely taking her time this year as I know many of you will attest.
PS: Some darling vintage baby images for you...