Wednesday, August 21, 2013

THE DOLLIES THAT LIVE IN AND OUT OF MY HOUSE

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL EVERY HOME HAD A RAGGEDY ANNE AND TINY TEARS DOLL.  BY THE TIME BARBIE WAS DATING KEN  I WAS MORE INTERESTED IN THE BEATLES, ROLLING STONES AND BOYS, BOYS, BOYS.  WHICH GOT ME BACK TO DOLLS, A LIVING DOLL THAT IS. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND THE CABBAGE PATCH KIDS GOT TO LIVE WITH US AND AS THE CYCLES GO THE DOLLS WERE PACKED INTO THE ATTIC.  UNTIL A FEW YEARS BACK ON A COLD MORNING IN OCTOBER I VENTURED WITH FRIENDS TO ELEPHANTS TRUNK FLEA MARKET IN CONNECTICUT WERE I FELL IN LOVE? ADOPTED "CATARACT BABY".... WAS IT THE CREEPINESS OF THE EYES? THEY HAVE A GLASSY GLAZED LOOK OR WAS IT THE CRACKS OF HER AGING SKIN? POSSIBLY IT WAS THE WHOLE SHEBANG AS HALLOWEEN WAS NEARING.   ONLY THE CLOUDS ABOVE WILL KNOW FOR SURE WHAT ALINED AND START THE "COLLECTING" BUT MY, MY HOW MY DOLL FAMILY HAS GROWN


THE ORIGINALS THAT STARTED THE FAMILY, MISS TINY TEARS, I'M SORRY TO SAY HAS PARTED WAYS


CATARACT BABY THAT STARTED THE  THE BABY CRAZE AGAIN, IS SHE CREEP? DON'T YOU  JUST LOVE HER CRAZED SKIN?


SWEETIE PIE HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL RED LIPS AND 2 FRONT TEETH


THEY LIVES IN THE WONDERFUL "VICTORIAN RATTAN DOLLY CARRIAGE WITH THE "PELICAN/FLAMINGO"  AND A  BABY DOLLIE MADE BY LINDA WILLIS
SLEEP TIME DOLL HAS A BROKEN NECK THAT IS HELD TOGETHER WITH  A HAND KNIT WOOL SCARF, SHE  LOOKS SO PEACEFULLY CONTENTLY SLEEPING.  SHE SHARES THE RED  ROCKING CHAIR WITH TONI

TONI  IS A STRAWBERRY BLOND AND NAMED AFTER MY GREAT FRIEND OF MINE WHO HAD REAL RED HAIR.  I JUST LOVE HER WHITE SHOES ,  FORTIES PRINT GREEN DRESS AND HER SINATRA BLUE EYES


THEY LOVE TO ROCK THE DAY AWAY WITH BR'ER RABBIT


TWO SUMMERS AGO ELOISE WAS WAITING FOR ME AT A FLEA MARKET,  I FELL FOR HER LONG BLOND HAIR WITH THE JAGGED BANGS THAT MUST OF BEEN CUT BY HER FORMER MOMMY.

ELOISE LOVES TO PLAY ON HER WOODEN ROCKING HORSE, I WORRY THAT HER DRESS IS SO  SHEER SHE WILL TURN INTO A FROZEN CHARLOTT



MAMIE (A HANDMADE SOCK DOLLY) AND HER BIBLE SOON FOUND HER WAY INTO MY HEART, SHE LOVES TO SIT ON THE BACK OF THE ROCKING HORSE AND GET A FREE RIDE


WHILE ON VACATION, I DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO  VISIT THRIFT SHOPS OR FLEA MARKETS.
  TINY WAS FOUND IN A SHOP PEEKING OUT FROM BEHIND A DIRTY OLD STACK OF BOXES.   I LOVED HER FACE THE MOMENT I SPOTTED HER AND  MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT

TINY LOVES TO BE STROLLED IN THE BLUE CARRIAGE THAT  I SPOTTED AT ART IS YOU IN PETALUMA FROM TARYN AND SCOTT'S NAVEL JELLY ( THE Y WERE DEARS TO TRUCK IT BACK TO NEW YORK FOR ME ( I ALLOWED THEM TO USE IT FOR DISPLAY UNTIL IT FOUND IT'S NEW HOME IN VERMONT.  BTW TINY'S BLANK IS REALLY THE PILLOW CASE TO THE BABY PILLOW IN MY CARRIAGE WHEN I WAS A TINY BABY!  DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE PINK CHICK?


THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN A BANNER YEAR FOR ADOPTION OF BABIES.  BLUE FACE WAS  FOUND IN A WONDERFUL FLEA MARKET IN CHARLESTOWN, RI  SHE IS A LITLE CHERUB WITH TWO FRONT TEETH AND A DEVISH GRIN

 HER SISTER FRECKLES WAS FOUND AT THE SAME TIME!  I JUST ADORE HER CROWS FEET AROUND HER EYES... THEY ARE LONGER AND BIGGER THAN MINE! THE GIRLS LIVE  IN THE RED BABY CARRIAGE THAT WAS FOUND IN THE DUMPSTER BEHIND MY APARTMENT BUILDING IN NEW YORK.  YES I DUMPSTER DIVE!

TINY BABUSKAH WAS FOUND AT AN ANTIQUE STORE IN  CHESTER, VERMONT SURING A STROLL AFTER LUNCH,    LOVE,LOVE, LOVE THOSE ROSY CHEEKS
MY LATEST BABY WAS FOUND UNEXPECTEDLY IN A THRIFT SHOW IN WEST DOVER VERMONT.  I'VE YET TO NAME HER,  I'M THINKING CLAUDETTE

AND NOW TO THE OUTSIDE BABIES.... INSPIRED BY TRACY STILLWELLS SCARE BABIES.   I MADE A WATERING CAN GARDEN WITH BABIES

THEY ARE LIKE LITTLE ELFS PEEK FROM UNDER THE FERNS

SOME HAVE LOST THEIR HAIR YET HAVE A STILL BEAUTY TO THEM

OTHERS ARE SAYING OY VEY, GET ME OUT OF THE SUN AND HIDE UNDER A LEAF

SOME ARE PEACEFULLY SLEEPING

OTHERS ARE READY TO JUMP OUT AND PARTY

THIS LITTLE RED HEAD IS THE MILK MAID AS SHE LIVES IN AN OLE MILK CAN

SUN BATHING AND NOT GIVING A DAMN TO SUN DAMAGE OR HOW DIRTY SHE'S GETTING

VERY HAPPY TO BE NEAR THE KITCHEN DOOR,  WITH HER TEXAS HAIR


THESE NEXT THREE ARE NOT DOLLIES, BUT THE MOLDS THEY USED IN THE FIFTIES TO PAINT THEIR FACES!  THIS ONE WAS FOR EYEBROWS ONLY!

THIS MOLD WAS FOR EYEBROWS AND EYE LASHES THAT WERE HAND SRAYED ON A  VERY CHUBBY CHEEK DOLL


THIS ONE TOO WAS FOR LASHES AND BROWS A LIL BIT OF A GAL

WELL AS THEY SAY IN SHOW BUSINESS THAT'S IT FOLKS, HOPE YOUR LIKE MY SHARING OF THE DOLLIES WITH YOU.  TILL NEXT TIME PARTER.....

2 comments:

  1. Michael de Meng would love some of these for his Dollie's class!

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  2. Wow Bz what a growing collection!

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