Monday, 24 December 2018
24th December 2018
I thought I should end with a baby, well two babies. The right hand one was from eBay and the little one from a charity shop. They live together on top of a doll sized wooden trunk in the back room, so are happy to be let out for Christmas!
Here they are crawling.
Sunday, 23 December 2018
23rd December 2018
This wooden head is another of my favourites. He belonged to Andy's Dad, and used to stand on top of one of the bookshelves in his study. I wish I had asked him where the head is from, but I never did. He makes me think of a classical Greek character. I think he is for a puppet rather than a doll.
22nd December 2018
Friday, 21 December 2018
21st December 2018this interesting article, and this one for some theories. After reading about these dolls, I was lucky enough to find one on eBay for the very reasonable price of £4! She is a Perrotti doll from the 1950s or 60s, and is similar in style to Lenci dolls, probably because one of the Lenci designers moved to the Brazilian company at some point.
I love the felt flowers and trim on the dresses, and the faces are so sweet.
Thursday, 20 December 2018
20th December 2018
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018
17th December 2018
This doll is from a local mental health charity shop which always has the best stuff and is very cheap. It often has dolls and I have found some great ones there. I think that this one is the kind of doll which would give doll dislikers the creeps. She even gives me the creeps a little with her vacant stare!
Sunday, 16 December 2018
16th December 2018
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018
14th December 2018
This doll is not the sort I usually collect. She is a bit too Victorian china doll for me. However, I didn't buy her. I had just taken a load of stuff to the charity shop, and dropped it all off at their back door. As I was leaving I saw her in the big wheelie bin at the back of the shop, so I saved her! She had a quite horrible dress on, so I didn't keep that. She has a lovely face and came with a doll stand. One day I may get around to making her some clothes, but until then she is happy to be wrapped in this lovely piece of velvet.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
11th December 2018
Part of my collection of souvenir Scottish dolls. They are the closing eyes type of doll. Probably mostly from the 60's and 70's. I remember them in their little cellophane tubes. Although they are all similar, there are no two exactly the same, like snowflakes!
Monday, 10 December 2018
10th December 2018
This week at school, our story is Little Red Riding Hood, hence today's choice. I have had this lovely doll for quite a long time. She was made by Vanessa Valencia of 'A Fanciful Twist' and is another of my favourites. (But don't tell the others!)
Sunday, 9 December 2018
9th December 2018
Another doll with a function today. A pen who will stand on your desk to cheer you up, though she actually stays near to the other dolls, preferring their company to mine! She is a Pylones product. I love going into their shop to see the latest whimsical things their designers have come up with!
Some more Tavistock pictures too. It rained all weekend, but it was that soft, misty sort of rain that I really like, and it made the town look even more beautiful I think.
The Frog Prince was cosy in his knitting and sewing shop.
I just loved how the fish monger looked.
8th December 2018
Another wooden doll, this time in the form of a 1920's waitress, all ready to brush the cake crumbs from your table. I have only seen one of these-this one, and was happy to find her on eBay.
We went to Devon this weekend, to stay in an amazing hotel which is a Tudor manor house. On Saturday we visited Tavistock, which is a very pretty town. As well as a great market, it also has a lovely old hotel called The Bedford. As it is Christmas, there were two huge wooden toy soldiers guarding the door.
7th December 2018
A little late this weekend, as we were away.
This is one of my most precious dolls. She belonged to Andy's Mum Jean, and used to sit on the whatnot which we now have. She is quite frail in the knee area, and one of her lower legs falls off if I am not careful. She is a peg wooden doll and is probably 19th century. These type of dolls originated in the Netherlands and Germany. Children would be given them unclothed, and then make their clothes from scraps of fabric. Perhaps this little doll needs a dress!
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
4th December 2018
This little boy is a modern doll and lives in one of my dolls houses. He is a Djeco doll and his Mum and Dad are called Gaspard and Romy, but I am not sure what his name is. He has quite a traditional bedroom with old fashioned toys and no technology as yet. Most importantly, he has a big cuddly teddy bear.