Black Joel Ellis Wooden Jointed Doll


A beautiful Joel Ellis with dark skin 
to be auctioned by Withington's in June.




Joel Ellis on the left,
Mason &a Taylor on the right





 
Wonderful joints!  Wonderful carving!

 
 
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Memoirs of a London Doll
written by Richard H. Horne in 1852


  
Memoirs of a London Doll 
was written in 1852. It is a story written 
from the perspective of a doll, 
somewhat Hitty-like in its' tale.  
 
Download a PDF of the book here.
 
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A Wonderful Folk Art Doll at Withington's


Yesterday I drove from Maine to New Hampshire to take pictures of some wonderful antique dolls at Withington's.  While I was there, Larry and Marcia showed me a charming cloth one of a kind folk doll.   Look at that face!  



This is quite a large doll.  
I didn't remember to ask for the height.  
She is 23" in height

Here are some detail pictures:


The gusset in the head construction 
brings to mind Presbyterian dolls. 









 

I love her smiling countenance!


The  hands are a wonderful folk art detail.


These mocassin type shoes are so beautiful.

Photos by Dixie Redmond courtesy of Withington's.

Tiny Alabama Baby Doll at 13"

 
 
How adorable.  A 13" Alabama Baby doll.
At Withington's for the April 8th auction.
 
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Wonderful Doll Socks



 
Visit Christine Lefever's Old & Good
 
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Self-Portrait as a Child Celebration


Some of you are seeing green in your neck of the woods.  There is greening happening where the snow has melted here in Maine. We are having a "Self-Portrait as a Child" challenge in the Maida Dolls Group.   I had set the target finish date as May 1st, and realized it was May Day.  So we'll make this a celebration of childhood AND May Day.

Why not join us in the fun?   Think back to one of your happy childhood days and try to capture that moment in a self-portrait doll.  

I remember dancing around a maypole when I was in 3rd or 4th grade.  It was fun.  And my Aunt Nita made May Baskets every year when we were kids.  We hung them on people's doors.  Did you do that?



In preparation of our celebration - here's a fun tote basket that would be a fun way to present a small doll.  Click here for more information in how to make it.


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