Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Plastic Item.


Here’s my childhood doll Theresa. She has a hard plastic head, a soft plastic body and legs and rubbery plastic arms. I got her around 1961. She has a crack in her head which is why she wears a bonnet and has lost some of her plastic eyelashes but still has her little tongue.

Theresa has a tiny tongue that peeks out.

Here are some modern vinyl dolls. I used to get these from the Op Shop where I volunteered, bring them home, clean them up, dress them and take them back to be sold. Great fun!

Barbie and Bratz dolls being cleaned up.

These canisters which were popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s are made of hard plastic.

Nally Harlequin canisters

Storage drawers we use for doll accessories.

Storage drawers

This is Monster. He is a toy that Naomi picked up somewhere. He’s made of that squishy stuff that feels nice to squeeze. Monster may turn up anywhere around our house at any time, you never know where he may appear.

A squishy vinyl plastic monster.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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