Saturday 5 September 2009

Meet Melanie

We meet the Princess when she was four days old. I had bought a gift to put in her bassinet, a 'Russ' soft toy doll called 'Melanie'. I remember on the one hour journey to Hamilton where the Princess was born, clutching and wringing poor Melanie because I was so scared the Princess's birth mother wouldn't like us!!!

She did, and we were taken to meet our Princess. I placed Melanie in her bassinet and from that day on Melanie has been her constant companion. The Princess can't go to sleep unless she has Melanie in her arms.

Here's what Melanie used to look like....

six much loved years on, Melanie now looks like this....

the 'new Melanie' was bought 5 years ago, just in case something happened to 'Melanie'. She just not the same though (literally!!)

Melanie we love you!!!!

Take Care

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Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael, how special Melanie is. She is one loved dolly.

Lori said...

you can tell how loved she is!!! very sweet:)

LiLi M. said...

I love Melanie too! Only very well loved dolls look like this and if you take a close look the same aplies to human beings, the ones that stay looking like brandnew are not the well loved ones! Take a look at me!

Ps I wanted to send you the columns but the mail man won't take them to you, have a great weekend anyway!

Linda said...

Melanie will always be beautiful...she is much loved...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

That is one well loved doll! How sweet that she still loves Melanie so much.

Holly said...

Lol what a cute post! :D

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww, Melanie is clearly a very loved dolly. X

Monica said...

Oh soooo cute Rachel!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

hahahah.... that is SO funny! 8 years of love... so so cute.

xox heather

Sugar Bear said...

I had a chuckle! As we approach the time when Chelsea will undoubtly be picking a favorite a few people suggested buying two of the "chosen" toy and rotating them so they are both worn in case one is lost. I hadn't thought of that!

shabbyscraps said...

oh my gosh, You can tell how much that dollie is loved!!
xoxo, Tiffany

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael, Melanie is so special and although worn around the edges and beyond, she still is very special. What a beautiful story.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are doing well.
Thoughts and prayers for you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Rachael

Melanie certainly looks like she's been loved, wasn't that clever of you to have bought a back up Melanie, even though she certainly doesn't look the same or indeed hold the same memories as "The Melanie"
My daughter had a Strawberry Shortcake doll which was loved as your Melanie is, what a fuss if Strawberry went missing or was left at a friends, it was truely tragic!


Anonymous said...

Hi! I am desperate to find another Melanie doll for my daughter.

Do you remember where you purchased your replacement?