Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Doll Finds A New Home

This is Barbie/Fern from Charlotte's Web. She is from the "When I Read I Dream" series. Isn't she the cutest thing, that's Wilbur the pig with her. I sold her today.
So, off she goes to a collectors home. I love all the dolls I sell. When I first started my store, The Little Dame I was told to only sell the dolls that I would want in my collection. And that is what I have done.
I have really enjoyed it. Take care, everyone

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tribal Paths

picture courtesy of Colorado Historical Society
Ever so often, I goggle the museums here to see if anything new is around. The Colorado Historical Society has a new on line exhibit called "Tribal Paths"
Click the link above to go to it if you want.
Tribal Paths tells the story of the Colorado Indians from 1500 to present. As of today 24,000 Indians make Colorado their home.
Every Memorial Day the Ute tribe honors their veterans, active duty and fallen heros with the Walk of the Warriors in Ignacio, Colorado.
I am very proud of the Historical Society for doing this exhibit and I love the name of it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Black History Month - Barney L. Ford

article is from The Denver Post - 1906
Barney L. Ford was born a slave in Virginia, his freedom was established when he was sent on a business trip to Ill. by his master.
Once in Ill., he was informed that he stood on free soil and was a free man. He never returned to Dixie.
He learned the barber trade in Chicago, engaged in business in Centtral America, was a steward in the Vanderbuilt household and was in the hotel business in Virginia.
He came to Denver, Colorado in 1860 and had various enterprises. Hotel's were his specialties.
In 1867 he built the Ford House at Cheyenne and the Inter Ocean Hotel in Denver on 16th and Blake Street.
He served on the Colorado State Legislature. He passed away in 1906 as a wealthy man.

Friday, February 11, 2011


pictures of Shirley Temple courtesy of Shirley Temple website
In January, I shared photos that I had gotten from the Denver Post of my dad. The first photo you see is one those photos. I shared that I thought maybe the little girl was my sister Jinx but I wasn't sure who she was.
I thought about this picture and finally last night, it came to me. I did research and sure enough, the girl who is around 12 is none other than Shirley Temple.
Shirley Temple started acting in 1932 at the age of 3, she retired from show business in 1950 at the age of 21. The picture of her in the tux was her last picture for Century 21.
I love discoveries :)