If you’re also shaking your arthritic fist at the lack of wholesome, adorable, battery-free dolls for kids out there, you have to check these sweet–and very affordable–rag dolls I just found.
The two Best Pals Rag Dolls
are exact replicas of the dolls made by grandmas Kathy and Janet
Lennon’s own Nana, back in 1949. I actually had a chance to see the
original next to the new ones and it’s uncanny; right down to the
embroidered facial features, yarn hair, and the repro fabrics that make up the
sweet dresses. There’s even a best pals baby bracelet on their little wrists.
only thing missing is the charming age-stained face; but hopefully
you’ll get that on your own in a decade or six.
Cool trivia: Your grandparents will probably know Kathy and Janet as
part of the Lennon sisters, a hugely popular family singing group who
performed for 7 presidents and made appearances on Lawrence Welk for 13
years. Grab one of the Lennon Sisters CDs along with the dolls and you really can make it feel like a ye olde time-y holiday. Except for that whole “CD” part. –Liz