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Monday, June 11, 2012

Patti Play Pal

Would you like to take a trip way back to 1960?

     I received so many wonderful comments on my last post! Thank you to each one of my blog friends for your interest and sweet comments.

Manufactured by Ideal from 1959-1961

 **My dear friend, Shirley, at www.zettasaprons.blogspot.com shared that she had a "Patti Play Pal" when she was a young girl. Do you still have her, Shirley? Does anyone else have a Patti Play Pal doll?

 **My darling friend, Vicky, at www.thewestraworld.blogspot.com asked if I knew anything about the doll that modeled my toddler apron. Vicky shared that she has one that has dark hair...

     And, so....I thought it would be fun to do a little looking around...
            And wouldn't you know...

     I found a vintage commercial for this charming little playmate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ8aFFaDxdo

I hope you enjoyed stepping back in time and revisiting (or, maybe, visiting for the first time) the sweet little dolly,  "Patti Play Pal".

Have a wonderful week, my dear friends!
Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."     Ephesians 2:20

18 comments:

Vicky said...

I had no idea that was what she was called even! My doll came to me via another family. Even though mine has dark hair, everything from the curl on the fingers to the shape of her face is exactly the same as mine! My mother has it now and has over the years made several outfits for her. Thanks for the fun of the video!

craftyles said...

My sister in law still has her Patty in the closet. I absolutely love the little apron that you made. They are so darling!

My Vintage Mending said...

Your aprons are amazing...And if we cannot don them ourselves this sweet doll is the next best thing...Smiles...my sweet friend...Renee

Shirley Hatfield said...

I took my Patty Playpal to Grandma Zettas on Christmas morning. After a few minutes of unsupervised snooping in Grandma's makeup, I discovered that lipstick on a Patty Playpal's face is forever! She looked like a streetwalker! lol! I think one of my younger sisters inherited her...she was doomed from that point on! =D

vintage grey said...

What a sweet doll. Thanks for sharing about her. I grew up with the Cabbage Patch dolls (and still have mine), so it is fun to hear what other dolls were out there being loved. Have a lovely day! xo Heather

Anonymous said...

I still have my Chatty Csthy, in the box, original clothes. Would like to know how much she is worth today, wouldn't sell her, just would like to know...wish we could go back to those days...sue

Jooles said...

Patty playpal? i think i must have missed out :o(
have a great week
love jooles x

Paula said...

Your doll is so sweet my darling adopted momma! I know you must enjoy her and she looks pretty as a picture modeling your lovely aprons! Thank you for the links you shared dearest. I hope you continue to have fun in your lovely sewing room. I love the verse you shared! Much love dear heart! Your girlie, Paula

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi Carolynn -- Thanks for your nice comment on our post! How lucky to have had John Maxwell as a pastor -- I bet he was a great teacher. I just bought the 101 series; love it. And yes, I had that doll!! She was great. Thanks for sharing. xo

mimi'sdarlins said...

I remember the life sized doll, but had forgotten her name. The commercial did look familiar though, and at the end "She's a wonderful doll...she's Ideal!" Wow, that brought back memories! Thank you for sharing, Carolynn, have a beautiful day :)

LV said...

Loved visiting and seeing all your old little girls. I have a Dolly Pardin and Cabbage Patch Doll still in the original box.

Carol said...

What a sweet doll. And what marvelous aprons! I really like the flapper apron on one of your previous posts!
Wonderful.
Beautiful verse.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, My older sister had this doll, too. I remember you couild hold her hand and get her to walk next to you!
Blessings,
Susie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh Carolyn! I had forgotten all about Patty Play Pal! I had one, and loved her but my heart belonged to Barbie. ;)

Such a fun post, Happy Rednesday!

Diann said...

Well that was a fun retro post and Youtube! Happy Rednesday!

craftyles said...

The commercial was so cute. I wish I would have had one when I was little. Makes me kind of nostalgic for those innocent times! Love this post!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carolyn, I just saw this link at the top of your blog and had to comment before going to your present post. I too had a Patty PlayPal and mine was with the short hair. I loved her and had so much fun playing with her like a little girlfriend because they stood so tall. My friend across the street also had one with long black hair and together we would play like we were 4 little girlfriends. Oh what fun. Not sure what happened to mine as I got older, I think we decided to give her to another to enjoy. About 10 years ago I was in an antique shop here in Texas, and we say one like mine marked at 500 dollars in good condition. WOW!! Thank you for the walk down memory lane. I love your aprons too. You are one talented lady.
Thank you for sharing the commercial. Too cute.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Barbara F. said...

Hi, Carolynn, my friends had Patty PlayPal, I had "Saucy Walker"! I loved that doll although she could be a bit 'cumbersome' to lug around! What a fabulous memory. Thank you for sharing, and for your visit and nice comment. xo