Ah, childhood — remember pulling out your favorite doll, and … but wait. Honestly, that’s not really a memory I have, because I don’t remember doing much playing with dolls. I did have some — Buttercup comes to mind — but I was more into playing with my Barbies, and especially, my Little People or “kids” as I called them.
But, I still had some remnants of doll-play — and still have a few of those, like some of my childhood doll dishes. I captured some in the photo at the top. The Peanuts set were favorites, and I loved the characters’ faces on the dishes. There is tray too, with the whole gang pictured. I also had the delicate white plastic ones with the blue flowers, and a few little tins ones with “3 little kittens” figures embossed. And don’t miss the little bunny towel that was one of my earliest embroidery projects.
My collection was pitiful, though, compared to my mother-in-law’s. I recently came into it when she was getting rid of many of the things she’d stored in a barn for years.
What an awesome collection of doll dishes she had!
These were her “everyday” dishes. They’re actual china!
And here are her “fancy” dishes. Both sets look pretty classy to me.
And here are more of her doll dishes and kitchen accessories in a hutch that her dad made (and my daughter #3 refinished for the 4-H fair last summer, with help from my mom). So cute!
Did you play with dolls and doll dishes as a child? Do you have your doll dishes anymore? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments.
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