Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Few Old Dolls..Doll Show..

Most of my Dolls were 'Basket cases' I picked up over the years... as were affordable and enjoyed cleaning and repairing them... love them all ,no matter how dirty or broken... they had a home again...

This is my no. 1 Favorite Doll in my collection! Many years ago I use to do 'Doll Shows' and to past the time my daughter and me would play a game of 'What if '... you could have any doll here... well ,we both had picked this beauty! A.M. 1894 on a jointed compo and wood body... so had to buy her!! She was the most expensive doll I had bought at that time... but have never regretted!These are 2 of my very old papier mache dolls..



Tiny bisque Geman doll heads and a small German cutie ,had a bad haircut long ago.. no markings...



A all cloth mask face 1930's or early 40s dollie..



I love doll feet /shoes.. these are my papier mache lady..




These belong to a German bisque head ..



and here she is waiting to get some new clothes.. A.M. doll ..I have quite a few A.M. dolls..




A favorite German , Kestner 154..very pretty pale blue eyes.. and the most perfect complexion..


A really pretty German K*R ..the most lovely bisque coloring and brown eyes..


A A.M. with a slightly goofy eye but still pretty.. waiting to be restored..



Oh! gotta have my rabbits! This is a composition head I restored awhile back.. and he has a white composition sister.. see past postings as have lots of doll in them .. we won't even get started on the postcards I have of pretty girls and dolls!!


A cloth Rabbit maybe 'Oswald Rabbit' a old cartoon from 1920's-30's.. mask face, waiting for some buttons to go on his flannel trousers!




A lovely French Fashion with a replacement wig.. still waiting to get her dress.. I have actually 5 French Fashions in various sizes and conditions..packed away in hat boxes waiting and waiting to be beautiful again..


A tiny bisque head made into a bear..



A restored Kewpie chalkware doll with all her tiny bear buddies..



A shelf of half dolls,been thinking for ages they all should be 'Mermaids'!



A very old favorite German paperdoll Black baby...



I don't own this beauty.. but he's a 'real Doll' ...I would love to undress and play with!.. sorry about that.. but he's such a Doll!!


Sorry ..I just jumped in at the last minute and took some quickies pictures of a 'few' of my dolls. Here is the link to the home of this Challenge: http://www.faeriewindow.blogspot.com/ thank you dearie! Now go visit all the other blogs for some variety of real pretties!! I didn't have the time to do up all my dolls, abut all are a favorite for different reasons...




















39 comments:

Betzie said...

Oh my, such a TREAT for the eyes...all your beauties...including the boy toy! LOL
LOVED YOUR POST and not sure I could pick a favorite!!!
Gorgeous all of them, bunnies too..

Babsarella said...

You have some fabulous dolls. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite among all these beauties!! I really do love the one with the cloth face. Reminds me of a Madame Alexander Eloise doll I got for my daughter not too long ago. The Kewpie is a real cutie too. Thanks for sharing all these lovelies!

dubuhdudesigns said...

Hahaha! Sorry, that last doll caught me by surprise..you win the challenge:)
Your collection is quite beautiful. I have to say my favorites are the two you mentioned being from the 1920's. I would love to own ones like that. Thanks for sharing! I'm so happy to find all of the doll lovers~more blogs to visit now:)
~Christine

dubuhdudesigns said...

Hahaha! Sorry, that last doll caught me by surprise..you win the challenge:)
Your collection is quite beautiful. I have to say my favorites are the two you mentioned being from the 1920's. I would love to own ones like that. Thanks for sharing! I'm so happy to find all of the doll lovers~more blogs to visit now:)
~Christine

Lori said...

Debra, i think you have the mother lode of dollies and this is just a portion you say? everyone is so beautiful that i just love them all...i think the two papier mache cutie pies are my favorite:) oh, the last doll is pretty cute too...LOL...thanks so much for playing with me today and showing off your exquisite assortment of dolls!!!

bluemuf said...

Great collection, they are wonderful.

Karen

sheila said...

What great dolls! I have been a lurker on your site for some time. I really like your creations and enjoy reading your posts.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful dolls!! Thanks so much for sharing! I, too, love doll's shoes & feet, pantaloons, too. The tuckings & laces are just awesome!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

LiLi M. said...

Woweeh what a treat! Love your dolls! I have one Armand Marseille doll too, but its a more recent doll of a kind of composite I just don't like. With dolls it is as with houses or people...you like them or you don't! I love that lenci-like doll! Mmmm I wonder what you would have come up with if you were better prepared, to me this is already heaven! Thanks for showing!

michelle said...

I just knew you would have a gorgeous collection! Boy was I right! Amazing dolls! I had fun trying to photograph mine this morning, always fun to have an excuse to play with dolls!

michelle said...

I don't know if my comment worked! I just knew you would have a great collection and I was really right! Your dolls are amazing! It was fun trying to photograph mine this morning. I love any excuse to play with dolls!

Fete et Fleur said...

Your doll collection is wonderful!! Number one is so beautiful but your other French dolls are gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing these beauties.

Nancy

jillian said...

What a gorgeous collection!! I love them all. Thanks for sharing!
Jillian

Scrappy Jessi said...

i just knew you were going to have fabulous dolls! just beautiful. and that last life size doll. GOEGEOUS!!!now that would be a fun doll to play with. hahha
oxoxox,
jessi

vivian said...

HELLO dEBRA! Love all of your dolls.. especially the littler ones! My dolls are all so beat up! but I love them anyways! I just emailed you your partners other email address!
hugs
vivian

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh Debra your dolls are wonderful!
What would I give to have a French Fashion hmmmmm let me see....
So lovely thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise

Mica said...

you are so funny debra !!! I love your dolls thay are so beautiful !!!! All of your collections are breathtaking !!! Hugs. Mica

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful old doll collection they are just beautiful. Oh and thatnk for the extra eye candy too. LOL
Cheers Linda

zUzU said...

=^..^= Debra

What fun to see your babies!
Oooo aren't tiny feet on dollies just magical? One feels almost compelled to lift a dress, expose an ankle in which to see the tiny shoes ::sigh::

I collect the shoes.
... and tiny dolls.
And bunnies ... and bears.

Well, YOU know that!
I was so ::happy:: to see you today!

=^..^= love, zU

LW said...

I had to stop laughing before I could leave a comment..too funny.

I love your Kestner 154, she is wonderful.....

Louise

Miss Sandy said...

Your dolls are adorable! I especially love the cloth faced baby doll from the 40's, the German doll, and yes the mermaid dolls! Thank you for sharing your collection.

oldflowers4me said...

i want to come and play at your house- my dolls would come to, we could have a tea party- thanyou for showing your dolls there divine-

Dolly said...

WOW Deb,
thank you for shareing all of your beautiful dollys with us!

Hugz, Dolly

cherished*vintage said...

Your Kestner with the gorgeous pale blue eyes is so pretty! Some day I'd like to find a closed mouth Kestner like her. What a sweet face she has!
-Karoline

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful collection of dolls and bunnys. Love the big doll at the end. LOL:) Rachael

jillian said...

Hi Debra
I just found out that we are swap buddies, yay!!! Let me know if you receive my email. I'm going thru jillianhaupt@yahoo.com (my other email isn't working!!)
Your doll collection is amazing, I love them all!!!
I also adore your papier mache creations. You're very talented!
XOXO
Jillian

Valeriote Design said...

What a fun collection. My two favs would be the bunny and that hunky Butler doll. I need to get me one of those!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a lovely doll collection! I especially love the half doll and you are right-they would make perfect mermaids!!
Michelle

Lori said...

Such a beautiful collection. A feew I realy liked were the 1930's and kewpies. The bunny dolls are sweaome!! Will visit soon! Lori

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Such gorgeous antique beaties.
Love your collections.
Niki

Kai said...

LOOOOVE your dolls! I no longer have most of my collection - long story - but I used to collect dolls & loved them! Yours are marvelous! I especially love your bunnies! (And I have one of those fantasy dolls, too! LOL! I'm guessing we ALL do!)

Mary Isabella said...

I love, love the music and of course your dolls. Have a great tomorrow.....

Elly said...

Your collection is really stunning! They're all so lovely!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

A BEAUTIFUL doll collection....and all those other cuties in the background!!!
Boy Toy not bad either ;-o !!!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

GORGEOUS dolls! I especially love your papier mache dolls! And those bunnies!!!! =)

Painted Pink Pot said...

Your doll collection is awesome. I love them all. You have so many!!!!

Stacy

Ruby Begonia'S said...

Debra- I have visited your lil' corner of the world many times, just never stopped to chat! Love the dolls...the blk. doll, the Ozwald rbb., the papermache shoes- how sweet!!! I have my Mom's 1 & only doll, I am guessing 1922-24, she needs a trip to the doll hospital for hands. We sold a banana curl'ed doll wig just this wk to a gal who was thrilled her doll would no longer be bald!!!! Treasure finding is so much fun! Love your boy toy too, alas they are alot of work! Monica

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What gorgeous dolls.
Thanks for sharing.

Jennie said...

I adore your dolls, they are fabulous. I also adore Gerard Butler!

Love your blog.

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Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!