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Birthday Party Fun :: Vintage Raggedy Ann Love

I was the only girl in my family. Outnumbered four to one growing up.  My childhood was filled with toilet seats left up, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robot fights, a never ending parade of noogies, and more sports stuff than I thought was legally possible to keep outside of professional teams.

But I had my Raggedy Ann.  We went everywhere together.  She was my confidant, my baby, my comfort.  Not a night past without her little yarn head tucked into the crook of my arm at bedtime. She was my stand-in baby girl until I had my own.

And then I did have my own.

I had high hopes that the Peach would immediately connect with Raggedy Ann, but I think it’s too early to tell. Until then, I will just spin my dreams of their future friendship with these gorgeous pictures taken by wonderfully talented Nicole Hill Gerulot of a Raggedy Ann party created by the event planner extraordinaire, Brittany Egbert of One Charming Party.  Be still, my heart!

Just stunning. Eh? Ladies, thank you.

Of course these photos sent me into a Raggedy Ann frenzy on Etsy, where I found these goodies:

These vintage cups would be perfect for tea parties in a few years, don’t you think?

Would it be wrong to make my child iron? Not with this awesome Raggedy iron! It almost makes ironing fun. ALMOST.

And just think of all of sweet pieces of clothing I could make for the Peach with this jolly vintage Raggedy Anne fabric!

Or I could just buy this incredibly cute Raggedy Ann inspired dress.

And my sweet Peach, it’s OK if you don’t love Raggedy like I do. Thanks for trying. Perhaps you’ll acquire a taste for Raggedy Ann when you are the sophisticated age of one. I love you all the more, for just being you, my sweetie Peachy little girl.

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  1. RocketGirl says

    That fabric is adorable! If the RocketBaby had windows I’d want it in curtains.

    Sidebar: my older sister, despite a lifelong abhorrence of all things girly, loved the Raggedy Ann Dottie-style. For her first birthday, my mother ordered a Raggedy Ann cake that somehow showed up blond, sans freckles, and in a legendary horrible dress. No pictures exist of the cake, but it became known in family legend as “Raggedy Dabinsky.”

    Lesson being: make your own Raggedy cake when the time comes.

    Happy birthday, Peach!

  2. marla smith says

    Peach is so sweet! No worries– Stella just got interested in my old Raggedy Andy (not Ann, but she is kinda scary) last month. She is now 27 months… ;0)

  3. KanesMom says

    These images are amazing! I love the party table. My MIL just gave my son a Raggedy Andy book and doll. Brings back great memories of my mom making these dolls for me!

  4. Dottie says

    Marla–such good news! I’ll keep the old Raggedy Ann around–just in case.

    And Jody–I love that your sister was a Raggedy Ann fan–Raggedy Dabinsky! HILARIOUS!

  5. lishyloo says

    both of my boys love(d) raggedy ann’s FACE when they were (are) babies! the colors and design of her face must be super pleasing and easy to see.

    i have a pretty rockin thrift raggedy shirt on etsy right now!

  6. Alix says

    I LOVE that birthday party!!!!
    The Raggedys had it going on, it’s true!!

  7. Katie Stephenson says

    I was obsessed with Raggedy Ann when I was a wee one. That party is amazing, all the details, stunning.

  8. The Pursuit of Mommyness says

    Love Raggedy Ann! And love that party decor! So pretty, vintage and fun! Your site was recommended by someone at POM’s Connect MEme Monday!

  9. Robert Mahar says

    OMG! That party spread is out of control great!

  10. Eugene Nydick says

    Each time I see blogs as good as this mainly because I really should stop bludging and start working on mine.Thanks

  11. Monroe Kassouf says

    Raggedy Ann Love – Modern Kiddo

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