Not so many nights ago I fell into the most peculiar sleep. I must have been quite tired because I fell asleep while putting away my laundry. I have always been a vivid dreamer but what I dreamt this particular evening was quite unusual. It was not so much the dream was odd but, that it felt so real.
Now I know, logic tells me that it was merely a figment of my imagination, yet something in it felt so lifelike and... well perhaps I shall just describe it, still it is so vivid in my memory.
I hear a song bird. What a pretty sound to hear in the morning.
"Chelsea Ann, open your eyes."
"Shhhhh. Be very quiet you do not want to scare him away."
Who was that? Am I still dreaming?
I hear the bird again. I must wake up.
You can not possible imagine what I saw when I woke. Well I thought I had woken, perhaps I was still dreaming. There was my dear friend, Ashlee with a blue bird singing in her ear. I startle the poor creature and he flies away. Ashlee picks up a rolled-up piece of paper. "The bird carried this in, I believe he meant for us to have it."
It is an invitation of the most unusual sort. We have been invited to a magical place, a place far past the imagination, a place that only young children could possibly dream of existing.
Perhaps I did not believe myself, but what harm would there be in excepting the invitation. I was mearly having a dream, right?
I hear a familiar sound in the distance. I am so tired, I can barely keep my eyes open. A man's voice breaks the silence. "Little Misses, the train has arrived. I open my eyes. Fog is very thick in the air, like cotton candy, even the air smells of it. I wake my friend. "It is time to go, hurry we don't wont to miss our only chance." We board the train eager to arrive at our destination. I am glad to have such a good companion for the long journey ahead.
We have traveled to a place more magical than you or I can imagine. A place where neighbors gather to celebrate the smallest of occasions and children can safely play in the streets. With quaint little houses, a quiet marshmallow meadow and a bubbling soda pop brook.
It is a little hard to explain but we were invited to a place more magical than any other. A place known for only sweetness and kindness. This is the land of the dolls and for a fortnight we shall be staying on Lollipop Lane.
It was so kind of the dolls to invite us to share in their magical little world. Sadly our stay will only be for a short time. We must take in as much as we can and try very hard not to forget a single moment.
As a doll you must always look your very best. Everyday is as special as the last and never ever is sloppiness allowed. There are so many things a doll must do each day. There is fun to be had and not a moment can be wasted.
Sniff Sniff Sniff...
Oh puppy dog you can not have a cookie yet. We must wait for our friends to arrive.
Each night Dolls all come together to share a cup of tea
and tell stories of their day.
Dolls love to celebrate special occasions.
Tonight's teatime is very special because today is Valentine's Day!
We have been very busy baking goodies, making gifts and decorating the dollies home.
I think what I love most about being a doll is the frilly attire.
Knee high stockings, petticoats, bows and beads.
I should like very much to dress this way every single day.
You can play dress up too!
Dolls love to have their pictures taken.
However instead of putting their pictures in frames
they have their pictures taken in them^^
Dolls love their sweets.
As they are almost always celebrating one event or another
you would surely think they should like a break of them.
Cupcakes, Cookies, Ice cream Cones and Lollipops
They could eat such treats for
Truly Ashlee and I were quite overwhelmed at first by all the events in a dolls' life.
They celebrate birthdays, weddings, holidays, and the firsts of almost everything!
The first rain and the early signs of spring.
come again some other day
We want to go outside and play
Come again some other day
The first flower blossoms
and even when they fade away
and autumn turns to the world from green to gold
Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do!
Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy, All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.
and of course the very first snow
Sing a song of snowflakes,
Secrets in the air,
Valentines are coming,
Some are red and
Some are pink and
Some are soft and blue,
Some are in the mailbox
On their way to you.
Nothing is as important as friendship in the land of dolls.
They are the truest of companions
and are always there when their friends are in need of help.
Most of the time you can find dolls playing
for this is surely what they do best
Dolls have wonderful imaginations!
As we grow older, not only is it harder to believe in faeries and unicorns, but its harder to see the beauty around us, the good in people’s hearts, the magic in every day happenings. Our childhood dreams are relegated to ‘fantasy’ and every day reality seems far from what we had in mind for our grown up lives.
I think its very important to keep in touch with that childlike part of us however. To keep our imaginations alive. Without that, you can not have empathy, inspiration, creativity and faith. I am not talking about religious Faith, but simply the ability to believe that there are good and kind people out there, that there is a reason for doing the right thing and that happy endings are possible.
They pretend to be mommies
When I was a child I loved to play with dolls.
I had a Cabbage Patch Doll, Cherry Merry Muffin Doll , and an American Doll
just to name a few
They love to play house just as all young children do
They also dream of being princesses
& finding their prince charming
And soon enough the day is through
And now the Valentine's Tea Party can begin!
A little cup of friendship
with a bag of tea
when you drink this
think of love from me
Dollies always behave their manners
They sit upright, say "Please, and Thank You"
and always share in polite conversation.
This has been a splendid Valentine's and I love each and every one of you!
Puppies seem to think of nothing but cookies
At the end of each day the dollies gather for one last dance
before the moon rises and they must all be tucked in their beds
And when at last the day is through they fall fast a sleep and dream of being just like me and you.
And now I have shared my dream with you!
It was just like magic, it seemed so real.
Did it seem real to you?
Dream or not there is no question that Dolls live in magical worlds of their own.
When we turn the lights off at night their little world just begins.
And when the sun is peaking over the horizon
they're finishing their tea and dances and heading home to sleep the day away.
Thank you for visiting!
What a great party this has been...
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