Homesteaders Heart started a new meme for Saturdays called Show and Tell Saturdays. Sounds like fun to me! This week's theme is Antiques.
This is a special one for me and I am happy to have a reason to post about it.
I named her Elizabeth. I had a couple of reasons for that. The first was that I had just discovered a book at my Grandparents' house about a little girl with a pretty little doll named Elizabeth who came alive when other people weren't around. I thought it would be wonderful if my doll was just a bit magical. The second was that I really felt that my parents should have named me Elizabeth, a much more elegant sort of name than Lisa! I even asked my parents why they didn't give me a name like that. My Mother did let me know though that the name Lisa is actually a shortened form of the name Elizabeth. That led to me telling anyone who asked that my name was Lisa, short for Elizabeth! ( By the way, I am so glad they didn't name me that as I already had a long last name and I happen to love the name Lisa!)
I'm glad I was able to share her with you. She stays tucked away in a cedar chest for now. Maybe someday I'll be able to pass her on to a special little girl. And I think I might even have that book about a girl and a doll packed away in a box - I'll have to look.
Stop by Homesteaders Heart to see more antiques and link up if you have one to share!
Have a wonderful weekend!