Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Raggedy Ann and Andy

I've been looking for a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for years now with no success.  My heart has been set on finding the same set as when I was a kid and they are ridonkulously expensive!  This morning I took a trip to the thrift store and found these.  

A close up of both~
Raggedy Ann,  Raggedy Andy
A close up of Mrs Ann~
Raggedy Ann
And Mr Andy~
Raggedy Andy
These aren't the ones I had as a kid.  They are hand made (with no hearts on their chest) but I love them anyhow and they make me smile!  And here's where I'm keeping them in my sweetheart kitchen~not sure if this is a permanent home or not.  ;)    
Raggedy Ann,  Raggedy Andy

 

31 comments:

  1. What a sweet find! Looks very cute in your kitchen :)

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  2. Very sweet blog! You asked me to comment here about where I use my Swagbucks? Yes, so far I have only used them for purchases on Amazon and it went well. I just about have enough for another $25 gift certificate but will save them and use for Christmas gifts.

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    1. I will really have to try that Georgene! I SO love your blog! I skimmed every one of your posts the other day when I found you. ;)

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  3. *sigh* A piece of my childhood :) My aunt made me a Raggedy Ann doll. I still have her, though she's in pieces and needs to be repaired. Cute find!

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  4. P.S. I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out here: http://aprons-n-pearls.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

    Have a great day :)

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    1. Thank you Shandy! I will try and post a reply!

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  5. How special and I love this special spot. I collect doll and these really are wonderful finds! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Lavender Dreamer! Love your name!

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  6. So glad to know someone else thinks all Raggety Anns and Andys should have hearts on their chests (mine does!).

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    1. I wish they had hearts but they don't! But I still love them! ;)

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  7. I think it is amazing that you could just go to the thrift store and find what you were looking for - are they that common, or are you very lucky?

    I've been wanting to make a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls...for a long time! I loved reading the stories to my children; now I'd make the dolls for the grandchildren. Maybe several sets -- but that sounds like dreaming.

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    1. I've been looking for years now Gretchen. MANY long years! I'd love to see pics when you make them!!!

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  8. What little sweetie pies! What a treat for them to be able to go home with you. I love Raggedy Ann and Andy. As a child growing up I was one of six children. I yearned for Raggedy Ann but to no avail. My oldest son was a senior in high school he remembered and gave me a set for my birthday. I treasure them. Yours look so cute perched on either end of your swag.
    Thanks for sharing and have a Happy St. Patty's Day!
    Carolynn

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    1. How sweet of your son to buy you that! That is so thoughtful!!!

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  9. Thank you for becoming one of my new friends...I am now one of yours, too.
    Smiles,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  10. So cute. THE FIRST STUFFED TOY I bought my grandson was a Raggedy Andy...due to childhood memories. They are a priceless and timeless toy. As a baby he loved the bright colors and smiling face of Andy! :)

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  11. I love raggedy Ann and Andy and have a ton of stuff. Been collecting Raggedy Ann and Andy stuff over the years. Just purchased a glass plate and bowl but it's missing the cup. On E-Bay its selling for 145.00 but I am not selling. I have a raggedy watch, towels, sheets, books, pictures you name it. http://thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com/2012/02/raggedy-ann-cookies.html

    I just made a raggedy ann for our new grandbaby. Keep looking you may find what you are looking for. andi

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    1. What lovely memories Andi!!! Thank you for stopping over at my blog and leaving a comment! I wish I had your raggedy in my new collection! lol!

      have a great day!

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  12. How can you not love these darlings!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  13. Oh how I wish I still had mine from when I was a child. How lucky that you found those! Best wishes, Tammy

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  14. I love them! I played Ragedy Anne in my Kindergarten play...but had a red wig (otherwise known as a mop died red)--so I've always had a special love for these dolls. Thanks for sharing your find!

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    1. What a sweet memory and I'm so glad you shared!!!

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  15. I would love to find a set of the original dolls too. Crazy how they just disappeared! However, you made a good find!!! Thanks for sharing and bringing back some childhood memories. Come visit me sometime! Im also a new follower. Love your blog.

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