Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Dolls' Tea Party

Another yard sale find, this little tea themed page from a magazine has been framed and hangs in the tea room. There's a lot going on with this page, titled 'Betsy McCall Gives a Dolls' Tea Party'.In addition to the cut out doll and her two little outfits, there is a short story. Betsy and her friend decided to host a tea party for the friend's four younger cousins, Jennifer (3), Maria (5), Lucy (6), and Amy (8) and their assorted baby dolls. Betsy made cookies and her mommy baked them. But in the end, her dog Nosy ended up eating every single cookie, including the crumbs. Dated 1965 by the McCall Corporation, there is an address to send 25 cents in coin (no stamps) for a sturdy cardboard paper doll of Betsy and her cousin Linda plus 18 new costumes.It also notes that you can purchase the new Betsy McCall Doll for about $3 and the new tea set, under $4 at leading toy and department stores. Such bargains!Wish I had the tea set!

6 comments:

Linda J. said...

I remember Betsy McCall. She was a perfect little girl.

La Tea Dah said...

I loved Betsy McCall as a child and would carefully cut her and her wardrobe out of the magazine whenever we were fortunate enough to have one.

Joy said...

Oh, it has been many years since I have seen Betsy McCall! I used to love to get my grandmother's McCall's magazines to find the Betsy page. Thanks for a wonderful memory!

Marilyn said...

I do remember Betsy McCall and paper dolls. What a very fun find.

Angela McRae said...

What a sweet find! Reminds me of a friend of mine (in her seventies) who LOVES paper dolls!

GardenofDaisies said...

I have a few Betsy pages and have been wondering how best to enjoy them. I like yours framed, so maybe I will do that. They would look really cute in my guest room.