Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Annalee Dolls

Have you heard of the Annalee Mobilitee  dolls?  I never did until the other week, on the way home, in New Hampshire.  They've been around since the 50's - at that time they were made by Annalee Thornton and her husband, they were made at their "Factory in the Woods" it's 75 years now and counting for the Annalee doll.   Annalee is long gone now , the dolls are still designed in NH, but made in China.   I spotted them first in an antique shop and I've been kicking myself ever since, they were $10 and there  just might have been some older ones, why, why, didn't I look at them closer.   And, we were close to their retail store, maybe it's a good thing we didn't get there! When we stopped for the night I spotted a Home Goods store, a duplicate of our Home Sense in Canada, it was a beautiful store and they already had a lot of Christmas things out - there were those same dolls again.  They just took my eye and the price was right.


I bought this one for Carla - it's a fall elf, with the  maple leaf on his shirt


This is one of a set of four, called The Wannabes, this one is The Present, there's also Poinsettia, Snowman and Christmas Tree - this was the only one that was there.  I paid $9.99 for it


How cute is this?  She has the year 2008 on her tag.


There was only this lone Halloween one - I have him twisted around the post - the year 2004 is on his tag.

These are great little ornaments that you could twist anywhere - the faces are very realistic, maybe even a little creepy, but still cute enough!


I have some reds, so I'm linking up to Rednesday


9 comments:

  1. They are a little creepy but that only makes them more unique. I love how you wound the Halloween one around your banister. Very good idea!

    Erica

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  2. Ive heard of this brand, but only recently, and I cant for the life of me remember from where! They are so sweet, the older ones are quite collectable. The ones you got are quite sweet, I wonder if there hard to come by in Canada!

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  3. I never paid attention to these guys before, but they sure are expressive!

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  4. I was not aware of these cute little fellows. They would not take up much room as a collection.

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  5. Oh Yes, Lots of people collected them back in the 80's here in MN. My friends mom had tons of them. I should see what she did with them. I saw the new ones last year at Home Goods too. They're really cute!
    Don't get me into something else Jill! :)
    Erica

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  6. I haven't seen those. They are cute-I'll be on the lookout for one.

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  7. I've seen some in the stores and their are either really cute or really creepy~! Sorry I haven't been visiting much, you somehow got off my reader list but you are back now and I've caught up on all the missed posts. I'm still in Texas taking care of my Mom who is ill. Not sure when I will get home. I still owe you a couple of scarves I promise will get mailed one of these days!

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. That is funny how something will suddenly catch your eye!

    I remember first seeing those in 1976, my first year in Maine.

    in all the gift shops there was a Christmas section.. and there were the Annalee dolls!

    My Dad found them so ugly he would talk about them all the time!

    But now I love their vintage look!

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  9. I learned about these dolls, and alot of other things, when I started blogging! They're very cute!

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