Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Apr 10, 2018
Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description

Hi – I’m Vintage Cissy. My mom always called me her “Golden Cream Puff” but I really do prefer my real name of Cissy! What kind of a name is Golden Cream Puff anyway? I’m a blonde with a lovely matte complexion. I’ve always made sure to stay out of the sun so that it would remain that way. No – I didn’t say that I’m a highly strung girl! Just that my head and arms are attached inside my body with rubber bands. My body has no cracks or splits and I’m very clean. My knees bend so I can sit down and rest sometime. And my elbows also bend – this comes in really handy when I’m carrying a bouquet of flowers. I’m just a born shopper.. People often tell me I could have been a high fashion model because of my looks and how I carry myself. They tell me it shows off my outfits wonderfully. I’ve never understood that last part. To me, the outfits should really be showing ME off wonderfully but that’s what they say. My eyes are blue and clear. They also open and close so that I can get some shuteye occasionally. I don’t, however, like to sleep too often because it messes up my hair! My face paint (I prefer the term “make-up”) is all original, although my cheek blush has a couple of tiny spots where blush wore off but that’s not too obvious so it never bothered me. The blush on my hands and knees is all original – in other words, I was born with it all. Well, I did allow a professional to tidy up my hair a bit and you can see it in the picture below… But what great beauty has never had a stylist tidy up her hair? My eyes have painted eyelashes below them and full brush lashes at the top. The curls in my hair were, well… Recurled and tidied up by a professional some years ago. I was very pleased with her work – soft and natural looking, just the way I like it. Someone had the nerve to take a picture of me while I was having one of my rare naps. I don’t like to have my picture taken while I’m asleep. I seldom nap to avoid getting rubs on my eyelids but a girl has to get some shuteye sometime, even though over time it introduces some small rubs on her eyelids. So there you have it – these are my eyes in their napping position. I’d prefer if you didn’t focus on the light rubs but instead looked at my full brush eyelashes. Now I’d like to tell you about the wonderful dress I’m wearing. It is the hard-to-find version of Madame Alexander’s #2019 shirtwaist style dress, with a crisp tag. The fabric is red dotted Swiss on white organdy. It has a lace-trimmed bodice front, decorated with two white buttons and fastening with four square snaps. This is the rare lace-trimmed placket version of the dress. There is a modesty lining at the lower part of the torso and the lining is trimmed with lace that shows through the organdy fabric of the dress. The sleeves have turned up cuffs and there is a small collar at my neck. The skirt is very voluminous! And a wide red ribbon circles my tiny waist and ties at my back in a bow. And my dress is actually quite rare. You may think you’ve seen this dress before but you may have seen the more common one with buttons down the front of the bodice. This rarer version has LACE down the front of the bodice with teensy weensy buttons sewn on top of the lace. The bodice actually closes with mini snaps hidden under the placket. There is even a tag at the back of the neck with my name on it, just in case someone wonders who that dress belongs to! My dress is more than 50 years old! The fabric is fragile but the whole dress is very clean, quite crisp and intact except for an area above my left breast where the fabric is weak and fraying some. It hardly shows when I’m on display but this garment needs to be handled tenderly just like me! I recently came across a pair of reproduction red shoes that fit me like a glove or should I say shoe? Since my original shoes’ elastic was so loose (I really couldn’t walk in them anymore), I decided to go with those reproduction shoes. My feet have thanked me ever since. The vintage shop where I found the red shoes also had a reproduction of my old crinoline which, of course, had very loose elastic. Imagine trying to walk around with a crinoline falling to your ankles and you’ll know why I sprung for this newer one. It’s made of white taffeta and has a very full tulle ruffle on the underside of the hem’s bottom. Since I was at it (shopping, that is), I also got a new pair of reproduction panties – white taffeta with lace trim around the leg openings. My seamed stockings are old but they’re in pretty good condition and do not have runs so I’m sticking with those. Just for fun, I thought I’d throw in this picture of my profile. Because it shows that after all these years, I have no double chin! Oh yes – an important note. If you decide to give me a home, you’ll need to provide something for me to sit on when I get tired. The ottoman I’m sitting on in some of these pictures will not come with me as it is shared with other girls who live in the closed doll cabinet I’m displayed in in a prominent place, I might add. Of course, the cabinet is in a dedicated doll room so it is at least a peaceful place and we don’t get visitors traipsing in and out too often. I do appreciate the adulation and admiration as much as anyone else – but in limited doses, please. Also not coming with me is the mini runway (read: doll stand) I was asked to stand on for the pictures. I forgot to point out that my earrings are faux pearls set in goldtone settings. Those come with me too as I’m not parting with them. OK, so I’m looking for a new home and I’ve been told that I will travel in luxury in a large box. However, I was also told that I will be tied to a backboard and will wear a cafeteria lady hairnet to protect my hair. You decide if being tied to a backboard and wearing a cafeteria lady hairnet in a large box is indeed a luxury form of travel! And now I have to run – my personal shopping assistant is here and we’re off on another shopping adventure. See you soon, I hope! Here is that pesky but necessary fine print….. The item “Vintage Cissy in HTF Tagged MA Dress. She has lots to say so see description” is in sale since Sunday, April 08, 2018. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59″. The seller is “dazee-mae” and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: Madame Alexander
  • Product Type: Doll(s) with Clothing/Accessories
  • Doll Size: 21″
  • Recommended Age Range: Adult Collector
  • Type: Doll
  • Features: Vintage Doll and MA Dress
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