The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 14 June 2010

Vintage cut out dolls.


 I do love these cut-out dolls. As a child I collected the ones from the back of the Bunty comics, and played for hours and hours with them. I wish I still had them as they were a great record of the fashions of the late 60's and early 70's. I gave them to a younger cousin when I was about 14.

I bought these recently in France, and look forward to when my niece comes to stay so that we can cut them out and have a play!



 Which is your favourite outfit?



This unusual set of cut out dolls came to me recently, but has since sold to a lovely regular customer at the Honiton Fair.

19 comments:

ted and bunny said...

Oh Bunty...how I just LOVED Bunty!
xx

My Grannies Attic said...

I love those cut out dolls. I used to play with them all the time when I was younger. I love the pink dress and the blue dress with pink bows. This has bought back so many memories for me. Thank you. xxxx

elegancemaison said...

Oh Liz, thank you for this reminder of how I loved these when I was a child in the '50s. Looking back I sort of thought they were an austerity thing, though in fact I had a huge collection of proper dolls. But of course they were really about dressing up and fashion. At the V and A Grace Kelly exhibition I dithered about buying the Paper Dolls Cut Out book(http://www.vandashop.com)but decided that I would rather have the T-shirt with 'faux' pearls!(How was Stroud BTW?)

. said...

So did i we used to have Bunty delivered by the paper man ! had it for years my sister had Judy i played for hours with those cut outs ... my favourite is the green ish one holding the lantern Kieren

Tina Eudora said...

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of taking my allowance, going to the local penny store and buying a new paper doll set each week! Sigh, those were great times and after all these years I can still remember the colors and designs on some of the outfits!
Thanks for the great memories...
Tina

Pan said...

Ooooh! That green dress is rather swish!

I remember the Bunty comics and the cut out dolls - wish I had kept my collection - I loved them.

Was it the Bunty that had the Four Marys? Every week an adventure and you could rely on the four Mary's to restore justice by teatime!

The Little Vintage Company said...

Gorgeous! I love the 'cowgirl' outfit - wish I had some vintage cowboy boots like that!! Tamzin X

heidi said...

Yes,i remember these,they were great fun were'nt they?!!

bellaboo said...

Oh yes they were great weren't they? I used to play with them for hours too..and I'd forgotten until I read your post! What a pity you haven't still got yours.

Bellaboo :0)

BusyLizzie said...

thank you all for your comments, great to hear that people shared my passion! Still painting & decorating here.. but couldn't resist a little blogging to rest the weary arms!

Mother0fPurl said...

What a super find- I would love to play with those with my girls! I used to have a Princess Diana wedding edition of one of those dolls when I was a child, it had all her real wedding outfits- wedding dress, reception outfit, 'going away' outfit etc! xx

VintageVicki said...

I remember those dolls - started with the ones in Twinkle and progressed onto Bunty when I was a little older.

Oh happy days :)

Ghislaine said...

Cute dolls! Like allso your posts about vintage clothes und old toys. Greetings to you

My Realitty said...

I loved paper dolls. We had Natalie Wood. Haven't thought of that in years! Thanks CM

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi there, Just love those cut out dolls! I sell a sort of modern/retro version which is a range of film stars with cut out wardrobes!
Just wanted to confirm that you are on the list for Nostalgic Mix fair in Totnes in October. Could you use the email link on the right column of my blog to send your email addressplease? I seem to only have the 'no-reply' comment links for you. Sorry. Booking form to follow soon.
Lesley XX

The Vintage Knitter said...

Those are lovely little cut out dolls; funnily enough I found some myself a week or so ago and blogged about mine too. They are so nostalgic aren't they?

Menopausal musing said...

How LOVELY! I would choose the little jumper with the fairisle top.......

How I used to play and play with stuff like this.....

Purrfect Haven said...

ah yes, it brings it all rushing back - now where are my scissors....
Love Helen www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

I love paper dolls! They always have the best outfits.
Your trip to France looks wonderful....