Several people have had dolls when they were young and might have kept one or more of them over the years. Although i had some dolls to play with, i also had a whole collection of dolls i only had a look at, once in a while.
In the basement
I have absolutely no idea where those dolls came from. Maybe my Dad got them from a client as he was travelling a lot. I remember, however, that we had a big pink "box". It looked a bit like a hat box, but taller. It as full of dolls of different kinds. Not the type of dolls you would play with, but with porcelain heads, elaborate clothing, and so on. That big box was kept in the basement of the apartment in a storage area under the stairs. The door was locked most of the time, so it was just not an accessible place for me.
As i was not really allowed to play with those delicate dolls, i don't have many details on what they were. One of them was wearing a folkloric outfit, which had triggered some interest in me in typical dresses from different countries. I was always impressed to see dolls with porcelain heads. Obviously, my dolls never had such a fragile head! I can estimate that there might have been over 20 such dolls in that pink box.
When we moved, at age 10, i suspect that box was given away to someone as i don't remember seeing that big box at any point from then. Too bad. Maybe there were some antique dolls? I don't know. But for sure, they were pretty and i wished i had at least one of those dolls, but that is life, i guess.
Did you ever have a doll or another toy that brings memories or maybe an old toy that you still have to this day from your childhood? Share in the comments below.