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    My dear neighbor Rita had her 90th(!) birthday party and I wanted to make something special for her. She is such a sweetheart, a real life doll.

    A while back I had bought a vintage half doll from the 1920's. That's the kind of thing that is right up her alley. So I made Rita a pincushion with the half doll in her favorite colors of blue and white: embellished with blue organza ribbon work roses and silver dangles from vintage stampings.

    I gave it to her with a birthday card that said "A Vintage Doll from the 1920's for A Vintage Doll from the 1920's." :P
    She was so thrilled. I thought she would keep it in in her back bedroom, but it was front and center on her side table when we stopped over to "chin wag", as Rita calls it. And the funniest thing happened then too. Rita brought out and showed me a very tiny half doll that she said she was going to redo as the baby to go along with the bigger one. Made my day!

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    Really sounds nice. You did a beautiful job.

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    Its beautiful. My grandmother always had these knick knacks too.

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    I love it. I love those old figurings but did not think about redoing them. That was beautiful gift.

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    Aaack Sherry, it isn't letting me add pictures. Finally I got two to stick, but am adding the close up here. I hope! :hunf:

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    She is lovely...and how clever of you!

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    She is beautiful...this 1948 vintage bub would love one like that.

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    That is beautiful. Sweet story too.

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    A perfect present and so beautiful!

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    You did a marvelous job with the doll.

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    beautiful you did such a wonderful job

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    This is beautiful! Doesn't look like any pin cushion I've ever seen!

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    What a great idea and a beautiful doll.

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    Beautiful

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    You did a fantastic job...just beautiful...Naomi
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It's beautiful. You did wonderful work. Half dolls have always facinated me. I'm sure your neighbor loves it.

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    Just simply gorgeous, money couldn't buy a more thoughtful gift.

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    I LOVE IT!!!!! I am so glad I found this board! You people are the craftiest ladies that ever lived! Yessss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    She is lovely...and how clever of you!
    Very pretty!

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Good job.

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    Half doll? What does a half doll look like? I've seen figurines something like this, but the whole figure.

    The dress and ribbon roses are beautiful! I hope you post a picture when she gets the baby done.

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    Thank you for all the nice compliments everyone! I have to say it was fun to make her costume!

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    Pretty doll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    Half doll? What does a half doll look like? I've seen figurines something like this, but the whole figure.

    The dress and ribbon roses are beautiful! I hope you post a picture when she gets the baby done.
    Thank you fleur!
    Half dolls are usually ceramic or porcelain figurines of the top half of a female body. Sometimes they come with matching legs that peek out from under their skirts. My favorites are the little girls.
    They were quite a popular household item for about a century and were used to hide or store items under their skirts. Most commonly they were used as pincushions with their skirt and are sometimes called Pincushion Dolls. They also came in versions to hide powder puffs, whisk brooms, and boudoir lamps, etc. The funniest use to me was that they were used to hide telephones. I guess wives back then felt about telephones the way we hide TVs in entertainment cabinets.
    Half dolls vary wildy in price and quality and detail. Things like the degree of detail, "arms away", condition, etc. add to the value. I've seen them go for as little as 3 or 4 dollars to over $1,500. I'm not a collector, so can't tell you much more.

    The half doll I used is a commonly found one and I have seen her priced anywhere from 9 to 150 dollars. I tried to find one with nice face painting. The dealer I bought her from said "She is fond of her bubbies" LOL, If you look at the pictures below of others like her you will see what she meant. The ribbon I used on mine made her more demure. I also included a picture of one of the more exquisite and highly detailed versions of a half doll (a few hundred dollars). Hope this answers your question!
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    Gorgeous!

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