Remember a couple of post back when I said I thought dolls were a little creepy. Well, I didn't mean dolls like these...hrm, hrm. So forgive me all you doll collectors. I now have 2 dolls of my own. Look at these! What a find.! Last week I stopped at an antique store that I don't stop at very often. It is generally too expensive and there's only about 4 booths I like out of the 100 or so they have. As I'm weaving in and out of the isles as quickly as I could and dragging my 5 year old in tote.....I SAW THEM. I glanced at them quickly at first and kept walking....took about 5 steps forward and thought, "what did thine eyes just see!"
Aren't they the sweetest handmade dolls you've ever seen! The tag read 1920's handmade dolls. They are made of old hankercheifs. Their face is made of muslin. Their actual body consist of an old piece of cardboard rolled in a point with the hankerchief serving as their dress. Aren't they lovely?
I love imaging about the person who made them. Did she feel a since of accomplishment after she made them? Was her last finishing touch? How did she know to draw such sweet faces?
You know, when I first saw them I thought maybe I would just purchase one. Oh My!!! Wouldn't that have been awful. They are sister dolls. Oh!!!! It makes me sad just thinking that I even had the thought of splitting them up! What will I do with them you ask? Well, I'm planning on going back to the same antique store to purchase a old, chippy gold shadow box frame I saw. Can't wait to get them all settled in their new "home" and hung up with a yummy gold velvet ribbon!
What do you think I should name my new dollies?