Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Things I Love: Beatrice

I had this idea of sharing some of the things that I love. Now, I'm not the most nostalgic person in the world. I cherish my memories and the friends who have touched my life but generally I'm not that attached to 'objects'. There are a few things though that I lug around with me from house to house and places I visit over and over just so I can see my old 'friend'. I hope to post something I love on a regular basis, it may not be weekly as I hope but hopefully no less than monthly. So without further ado, meet Beatrice.

Beatrice is my mom's German doll. She was made in the 1800's and is porcelain with a composite body. She has her original hair and clothes (although they are not in the best shape) My mom was given Beatrice by a dear friend she worked with at Manner's Restaurant (although the whole story I do not remember.) I do remember her presence in our house. She sat on my mom's dresser and I would visit her on a regular basis as a child. Obviously, I wasn't allowed to play with her but with the vivid imagination that I had, that didn't stop me from creating all sorts of scenarios in my mind's eye. For a while, my mom collected my hair so that she could have another wig made for Beatrice but that never came to fruition. It in no way lessens my appreciation for B. I love her and the connection that I have to my childhood through her.


PJ said...

that is so cool that you have that awesome piece of art from another century. something that can be passed down through the generations.

have a great day...hugz!

Athena said...

Wow, she's in terrific shape for such an old doll!