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Cabbage Patch babies

Costco had an amazing deal for these cuties! $13 for all 3. Couldn’t resist. Brings back memories of my Cabbage Patch Kids days when I was growing up.

My first one wore a sailor suit, had brown hair and eyes, and its name was Quincy on the adoption papers. It also had the doll designer’s signature, Xavier Roberts, on the doll’s bum. That was a sign on authenticity.

I had others wearing sundresses, a velvet Christmas dress, and another with cornsilk hair rather than typical yarn. When they first came out, the prices were exorbitant and my mom refused to buy me the original. I thought her the cruelest mom depriving me of childhood joy.

I got an imitation one without the special signature on the butt not the carefully sewn lines on the hands. It looked like a smowman’s mitted hands, which I thought a disgrace. But I didn’t care.

In the following years, my family members discovered my obsession with them, and any special gift was something related to these dolls, especially when I was recovering from a head injury after a car accident.

These precious dolls got lost over the years from moves, negligence on my part, and given away to my younger cousins. But I’ll never forget Quincy! White sailor outfit with navy blue stripes on the sailor collar.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid — I’m way older than that particular fad. However! I do still have the Raggedy Ann doll my mother made for me. I hadn’t started school yet, so I must have been about three when I got it. It still looks good, although she had to have a new apron and pantaloons a few years back.

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    1. Cabbage Patch Kids were definitely a wild fad and kids went crazy over them! It was the “doll” to have.
      I was once a Raggedy Anne for Halloween; I think it was first grade. My mom got me the costume from the local grocery store and brought it to school. lol. Funny how certain toys bring back childhood memories. How awesome that your mother made the doll for you! I wish I had sewing skills to make my kiddos their own dolls. I made one for them a few years ago…with lots of hot glue. hehehehe

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  2. Oh, mine was Melissa on the adoption certificate, she had short curly blonde hair (yarn loops), white jeans with the authentic patch on the back pocket, white plastic sneakers, and a yellow logo t-shirt with Velcro closures on the back of it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I had another doll by the brand โ€œMy Childโ€ which was similar in size and she came with a navy blue sailor suit. ๐Ÿ’• Yay toys!!

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    1. Melissa sounds very cute and a great name for a Cabbage Patch doll! I forgot the plastic shoes that had their own styles. You remember her so vividly. Do you still have her?
      “My Child” rings a bell with me too. I wonder if I had one. I was doll crazy and had to have all the latest fads.
      Nice to know a fellow toy fan!

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      1. I remember her so vividly, just like you were describing Quincy. ๐Ÿ˜
        I had the doll but lost it in the Camp Fire. ๐Ÿ’• The memory is still right there though. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for the reminder of childhood memories! Itโ€™s extra special for someone to remind me of special things like this bc I donโ€™t have the actual item anymore. Funny how God works through others to give us little gifts like that. You are a blessing to me friend! ๐Ÿ’•

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      2. Your comment is so sweet, friend! I feel the same way and we refer to you as our “Idaho homeschooling family” in our home. Happy to have your friendship.
        Oh man, so sad to hear about your losses in the fire. Can’t even begin to imagine what that was like. But girl, you are brave and God works in mysterious ways. Love to see your faith and your smiles.
        Quick question: do you remember the baby powder smell on the cabbage patch doll? The new zoo characters have that smell, which I totally forgot over the years.

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  3. I remember that craze at the stores around Christmastime. I was too old for Cabbage Patch dolls but recall people fighting with one another at malls to get one in their hands/shopping cart for Christmas gifts.

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    1. I didn’t know the craze was that bad and that people were fighting over them; I was a little kid so I just needed to get one. That was my goal. I got mine from a small toy shop and I felt so rich and special that day. It was sitting on the shelf and I pointed to it. I can still remember that moment…after my imitation one I was ready for the real thing.

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      1. I can remember a real melee broke out at a local mall over the last Cabbage Patch Doll and police had to break it up as two customers were each clutching it – poor thing probably lost an arm or a leg from all the tugging back and forth!

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