First Lady

Purchased at a cent sale for 10 cents when I was 5 years old, this lovely porcelain lady was the first vintage thing I ever purchased! I purchased her as a gift for my Mum and she is one of Mum's favourite things.

This lady is a mystery lady. Her maker is unknown and she has remained nameless until recently. I was taking these photos of her the other day at my parents place and was thinking about a suitable name for her. Among a few other names the name Dorie came to mind. When I looked up the name Dorie I found out that it can be short for Eudora which means "good gift". How perfect! So Eudora is her name now!

Happy rest of the week everyone! See you next week! :)

Linking up with Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday and Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.


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20 comments:

  1. You must have had some kind of inner knowing about the name Dorie! She's very lovely, Carla. Happy nearly-Friday to you and yours.

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  2. She's very beautiful!

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  3. You were a very sweet child to take your money and buy your mum this pretty gift. I'm sure this must be something very dear to your mums heart and now she has a name.

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  4. Eudora is lovely! Hope all is sunny in your neck fo the woods. Big hugs, Em x

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  5. Isn't it funny how our thoughts about things change them and provide a link from them to us, becoming meaningful. My parents were into royal doulton figurines and I remember all the thoughts I had as a little girl about all their pieces, their poses and the expressions on their faces! Eudora looks so happy! Hope you are keeping really well!

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  6. How sweet that you bought that for Mom at such a early age. I am sure she does cherish it.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit me!
    Ann A Sentimental Life

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  7. I know your mom loves her gift, I have a similiar story. One of my favorite gifts is a pin/brooch my 5 year old daughter bought for me at her first neighborhood garage sale. Glad to hear her name matches her.

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  8. A cent sale where children can buy gifts is a wonderful idea. Your beautiful figurine choice was right on for your mom!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Do visit again and also to my other two blogs.
    Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

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  9. What a little beauty she is too. I'm sure your Mom cherishes this little gift.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a pretty lady. I'm sure she is most precious to your mom. My mom still talks about the flour sifter I bought her because I walked to the mall and bought it at Sears. Such sweet memories.
    :) Lynn

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  11. Your lady may be vintage, but she is still pretty in today's world.

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  12. Thanks so much for your visit!!

    What a sweet little lady figurine and she has a timeless style!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  13. She is so pretty! And what a bargain!!! Happy VTT!

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  14. She is beautiful but the sentiment is even more lovely. Imagine the love that treasures such a gift for so long ... only a mother.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Thanks for stopping by www.potholesandpantyhose.com! I just loved looking around your site this morning-1:29 am to be exact. We're back on tour and doing the weirdo sleeping schedule once more. I have so many vintage finds via garage/estate sales and hubby's grandma. I love everything and anything vintage. So glad to have found your blog!

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  16. What a sweet gift and thought!

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  17. Eudora is lovely and isn't that amazing how perfectly her name fits her?! How sweet :)

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  18. Hi Carla, what a gorgeous gift, no wonder your mum loves it.

    Thanks for the welcome back :)

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  19. She's sweet! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!
    Mary

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  20. Lovely story - and the perfect name for her.

    Thanks for popping by the Fibro today.

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