Wordless Wednesday: Eyes that Dream

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Mom and I learned from doll expert Dee Domroe of the Doll Room in Bridgewater, Connecticut, that this doll is worth about $900. She is a Heubach cast from a Dolly Dimples mold, though she is not a Dolly Dimples doll per se. She was my grandmother's, and she has spent the past 11 years or so in a drawer with a bag over her beautiful head. I marvel that she has gone a century in a little girl's arms, in attics, and who knows where else yet survived.

Wordless Wednesday

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  1. She is a beauty! I love antique dolls :) Happy WW Tuesday!

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  2. I don't see such antique dolls anymore. It's sexy Barbie and cute anime figures.

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  3. That is a beautiful doll face. Those eyes! Happy WW

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  4. Anonymous7:56 AM

    the eyes r so real , it is frightening

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  5. What an exquisite blue in those eyes...!! quite magical. Thanks for visiting :)

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  6. the eyes are so expressive. priceless i must say.

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  7. She truly is beautiful...

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  8. What a gorgeous capture!

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  9. Anonymous11:27 AM

    What a great close-up shot What did you use?!
    drive to the lake

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  10. Anonymous12:04 PM

    What a pretty eyes, it looks real.

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  11. Those eyes look so real. We used to have one but my daughter was so afraid of it, I gave it away.

    Happy WW.

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  12. Anonymous12:40 PM

    She's a real beauty, those eyes say a lot. Happy WW.

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  13. Wonderful, Sandy. That is such an arresting image ....

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  14. Anonymous3:06 PM

    What amazing eyes, so real!! Happy WW!

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  15. Anonymous4:06 PM

    It looks a bit scared. Okay, okay..I'm not just a bit scared. I'm frightened -when I first looked at it. Got to get a grip with myself there. Heheh.

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  16. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I usually find dolls quite creepy, but I love the way you've caught the light on the face, makes it look quite charming.

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  17. Great picture...almost spooky...

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  18. I can't get past the teeth. I have always found dolls too creepy for me, though. LOL

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  19. The doll's eyes really looks like what it says in your title.
    Mine is up too.

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  20. thanks for dropping by sandy!.... have a nice tuesday afternoon there.!!!!

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  21. I love the dimples.

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  22. Anonymous7:12 PM

    I thought that was a real kid's face when the page first loaded, because I could only see the eyes.

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  23. Anonymous8:22 PM

    I am always afraid of big-eyes dolls. But this one is lovely (=

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  24. What a fabulous old doll.

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  25. That is a beautiful doll. I love the eyes and the teeth.

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  26. Great poem along with the photo. The eyes really do seem to gaze. I know I always heard my doll when she spoke to me. This doll has lots of wisdom to pass along.

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  27. I love old dolls...her eyes look almost real. Great pic. Happy WW.

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  28. that is a neat doll.

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  29. I'm tagging you for a Band Meme should you care to play along...details are on my blog Blog-Blond.

    Eerie, beautiful eyes on this doll!

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  30. Oh wow, what beautiful treasure!

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  31. What great blue eyes they are so vivid. Old dolls are so pretty.
    Happy WW, Thanks for visiting
    Kyla

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  32. Your dolls are always soooo nice! This one has the cutest face, you caught it just right!
    Happy WW/WT!
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  33. Great picture Sandy. You really brought it alive.

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  34. gorgeous doll Sandy! love her blue eyes!

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  35. Love these dolls - so awesome! (mine's up -- the wednesday edition, that is)

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  36. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Wow, that is beautiful. Although, some people have fear of dolls that look so real. My little brother is terrified of them, AND clowns. I always thought he was odd. *LOL*

    Great photo. Thanks for stopping by. Happy WW.

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  37. I love dolls and those eyes are gorgeous.
    Happy WW!

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  38. I just imagine having such a doll as a little girl ! I think I would have nightmares, they eyes are so terrible, lol!

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  39. Wow those are some very realistic eyes! Great WW as usual Sandy!! :D

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  40. wonderful shot! almost life-like. :)

    thank you for the visit!
    My WW post

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  41. Anonymous12:17 AM

    Excellent, Sandy. I think my sister had a doll with the same color eyes. It's amazing how just looking at that doll face evokes memories for me.

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  42. Funny, it's interesting how many people are put off by dolls! I'm afraid I am one of them. They don't frighten me but there's just something about them. This is a great photo, though...
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  43. love the reflection!
    Also, I am inviting you to play along in a meme if you would like. Check it out at http://miscellanymom.blogspot.com/2008/01/wish-list-meme.html

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  44. Anonymous2:37 AM

    i think my sister had a doll with eyes like that ... :)
    Happy WW!

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  45. hi sandy....just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your post on my "lylah" blog....love the dolls eyes. i'd given my grandson my digital (he's 5) to take some pics with and he took one of his, one of his 3 year old sisters and one of a dolls....was fascinating....this picture reminds me of it. blessings...lylah

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  46. The eyes are so real, it frightens me for some reason...

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  47. That doll's just a little bit creepy. Chuckie ruined it for these old-style dolls.

    Happy WW!

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  48. wow, i can see through the eyes! the eyes! my god...makes me breathless!

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  49. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Very Pretty!

    Happy WW!

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  50. I do not see my comment so here it is again she is so pretty oh I like her teeth

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  51. Such a lovely face. Her eyes are beautiful and she radiates happiness.

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  52. Wow, what a neat doll. Beautiful shot.

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  53. I still have all of my old dolls. They are such good friends.

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  54. Anonymous10:28 AM

    What a realistic face. I think a lot of modern dolls look positively evil, LOL. But that antique one has a very sweet face. Happy WW!

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  55. Lovely. As is the poem that accompanies it!

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  56. Anonymous11:33 AM

    What a beautiful face! Antique dolls have such a special quality to them. Don't see that anymore.

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  57. Eerie, I'd say. But beautiful nonetheless.

    My post is here.

    Have a happy WW!

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  58. I have watched too many horror movies in my day so dolls like that are super scary to me.
    Those eyes look too real.

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  59. I am not a doll fan, but this little lady really has beautiful eyes!

    Happy WW, Tina

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  60. She is beautiful. If she could only speak the stories she would tell.

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  61. The detail on antique dolls (and other older toys, furniture, etc.) is amazing. Thanks for giving us a closeup of this one! :)

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  62. Anonymous1:50 PM

    The poem was awesome and so is the picture. Those are the most beautiful doll eyes I have ever seen.

    Great job today.

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  63. That looks so real... What a lovely doll. Happy WW! :)

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  64. Probably the most unique photo I have seen today.

    Shari - Onward Christian Woman Blog

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  65. Anonymous4:47 PM

    brilliant choice for today's wordless!

    happy ww!

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  66. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Sandy, those doll eyes are so intense. I love these dolls better than the plastic ones being sold.

    My first time to join WW.

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  67. She looks pretty real, to some extend those eyes look kinda scary to me *gulpz*

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  68. Beautiful...and those eyes are definitely eyes that dream!

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  69. this is gorgeous, thanks for the hopped. TC

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  70. Those eyes are very blue. The detail is amazing. Happy WW.

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  71. Those eyes are very blue. The detail is amazing. Happy WW.

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