All posts tagged: paper dolls

What’s with the Megs?

Two weeks ago my poll asked which Little Woman you were.  I was quite surprised with the responses.  The poll responses looked like this: Meg: 12 of 29 Jo: 11 of 29 Beth: 2 of 29 Amy: 4 of 29 I can’t believe it!  The largest amount of you identified with Meg! I thought no-one identified with Meg!  She was always the most boring of the March girls to me.  Sure, she was the prettiest, but other than that, as far as I could see she didn’t have a lot going for her.  She wasn’t bright or witty or talented like her sisters.  As I read the book, she idolised conventional society, and had to be basically bashed over the head with lessons to make her realise that it wasn’t all it was stacked up to be.  She didn’t even realise that she loved Mr Brooks until Aunt March warned her off him.  And then she married him and settled down and was a boring, conventional Victorian mother.  Blah Me, I have all of Jo’s …

Elizabeth Taylor Paper Dolls

The bulk of this post was actually written a few weeks ago, but I kept pushing it back to accommodate other posts.  Now, suddenly, it’s very topical, so enjoy with a bit of mixed emotions. A few weeks ago I wrote about Ayyam-i-ha.  One of the things I didn’t mention is that Ayyam-i-ha often includes the giving of gifts.  My Mum sent a package with the loveliest presents: a cloisonné thimble, and these Elisabeth Taylor paper dolls: The book was published in 1957, and includes two dolls, one on the front cover and one on the back, and seven pages of ensembles. And it is in pristine, uncut condition.  Go Mom! The present isn’t as random as it sounds.  I’ve collected paper dolls since I was a little girl, mostly modern ones by Tom Tierney, but vintage ones too when I can get my hands on them. The pages of ensembles in the book are just fabulous, even if I really doubt they have any relationship to what Taylor actually wore in real life! First, …