Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show & Tell Friday ... Heidi Ott Dolls

Welcome to Show & Tell Friday
Hosted by: Kelli
Be sure to stop by Kelli's and see
all the great things being shown today.

Ashley's Heidi Ott Dolls

Today I wanted to share with you a
few dolls from Ashley's doll collection.
These were a gift to Ashley from my Dad
when she was around 3 years old.

They are all Heidi Ott dolls
and are part of the Faithful Friends &
Best Friends Collection.

This one is my favorite..
just look at those eyes.

They are similar in many ways to
The American Girl series..
They too have their adventurous
tales of 1890 told through a
series of books written by: Sharla Whalen

We have a lot of wonderful memories
from these beauties.
They shared many tea parties..
sleep overs, fashion shows and
beauty parlor makeovers with Ashley.

Ashley is getting a bedroom makeover..
transition from preteen to junior teen.
As I packed these dolls away earlier
I admit I was a bit sad.

I just knew .. like so many
of the other "little kidish" things she didn't want around
any longer, that she'd tell me to give them to goodwill as well.
Imagine my surprise when she asked if there was room in
the attic to keep them for her to have when
she moves out.
I quickly ran upstairs grabbed their boxes
retagged them .. quickly took a few pics
then lovingly packed them
securely away..
hopefully for the next 10 years.

Thank you for joining me for
my addition to this weeks Show & Tell..
Don't forget to head back to Kelli's
for more wonderful treats.

Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,


  1. What beautiful dolls.

    I will keep your friend in prayer.

  2. Hello Debbie,
    What very special gifts those dolls are. I know how hard, and how wonderful all at the same time as as our daughters grow up can be. I am sure she will treasure her dolls for many years to come and even pass them on some day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Smiles~Tam!

  3. Lovely dolls, thank you for sharing.

  4. Adorable dolls and so glad she appreciates the value of them as heirlooms and wants to keep them.

  5. Beautiful!!!

    My Show n Tell is about our Easter Lily. If you can find some time today, stop by, won't you? Happy Friday, happy weekend.

  6. what a beautiful doll collection. Your favorite is also my favorite. I went to school with a girl who had eyes that blue.

  7. The dolls are gorgeous. Yes and those eyes are beautiful.

  8. Those are BEAUTIFUL dolls! I'm glad she didn't want to give them away.

  9. Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell!

    SIGH - these dolls are SO soft and pretty, just amazing, really, the detail that goes into each one.

    Thank you for sharing your collection with us!

  10. My first thought was "American Girl." They are sweet. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

  11. What lovely memories she'll have of spending time with these cute dolls.


  12. How lovely! I'm always pleasantly surprised what my children choose to keep. These are lovely treasures:)

  13. They are so lovely, thank you for sharing and don't forget to share the room make-over too!

    Have A Fabulous Friday
    from Roberta Ann--the Raggedy Girl

  14. Hi Debbie,

    Nice to meet another Debbie!

    I love the dolls. I have many dolls and other things in my attic for my daughter to get some day. She's 28 now. Have things up there for my son too. Its like Toys R us up there!

    Debbie J.

  15. What special memories those dolls evoke. Glad she's keeping them. :)

  16. They are beautiful dolls. If they could only talk, all the stories they would tell:) I hope I will be able to do that for my daughter when she gets too old for her dolls. Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Such a sad transition time, and yet so thrilling at the same time. How is that possible? I don't just is.

    Getting ready to do the same thing in my son's room. I still remember picking out the most darling picture of a little boy's room with a sentiment written by his mother talking about what he would be like later. I remember thinking when I bought it how it would hurt to pull it off the wall when the time came. The time came last week. Still can't believe it.

    Thank you for sharing your journey and these beautiful dolls. We'll be enjoying the next new and wonderful phase now. (And looking forward to getting these things back out for our grandkids. :) )

  18. Hello, Debbie.
    Beautiful dolls, as I am a collector of dolls, tell Ashley I am so glad she decided to keep them. She will get many more years of pleasure from them. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Love how things like this carry so many memories. They're beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting my blog !

    Lucy x

  20. Ohhh... such a sweet story. Her dolls will be waiting for her. These are beautiful dolls!

    My "little girl" (she's the youngest of 6) just turned 18 last week- so this touches my heart. But so far she's in no hurry to leave:)

    Happy S&T!

    Linda C

  21. What beautiful dolls, especially the one in blue! I'm so glad you didn't give them away and will keep them for her. Someday she will be so happy she did keep them!

    I collect dolls, I still have some of my old dolls I had as a child!


  22. Stopping by for Show and Tell. Such a beautiful doll collection! They are all so lovely!

  23. The dolls are beautiful. If I had unlimited space I would collect them myself.

  24. And this is how a family treasure comes to be...hold onto all the sweet memories you can...someday, there will be another little girl in the family who will cherish these dolls and who they once belonged to...


  25. These dolls are gorgeous ! nothing to play with. For doll collectors a dream. You know when I was 23 and moved out into my own flat, I said the same "get rid of the childish stuff" Today at 65 my bed is full of stuffed cute cats, lol !

  26. I will keep your friends in my prayers....

  27. Beautiful dolls! Your daughter will be very happy to still have them one day. Jean

  28. Thanks for visiting my blog during the party! Yours look like one I will be enjoying. I will keep your friends in prayer. Such a great loss for a parent, I don't even want to imagine. I hope they will find comfort in knowing he is with Jesus!!

  29. I will be praying for this family...I was just reading at Bring the Rain blog today and my heart breaks for these who have lost little ones.

    Saw your other post at the Gaither plantation...we used to go there! OH, I love that place especially in the fall!!! We lived very near there yrs ago.

  30. The dolls are beautiful! I'm glad that your daughter wants to keep them. I'm sure they will bring good memories to her some day! Thank you for sharing.


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