Sunday, July 19, 2020

Old-Fashioned Girls

This week I was inspired to set up a display of dolls dressed as old-fashioned girls. They are dressed in the fashions of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The beautiful Simon and Halbig doll I posted about previously was the inspiration. 

While she is dressed in the fashion of the time she was created, the dolls in my display are all modern dolls designed to recreate the look and feel of those bygone eras.

This first doll, dressed in red and lace, is Adelaide's Friends by Goldie Wilson from 2016. Like the Simon and Halbig doll, she is in a drop waist dress and hat.

This little doll in blue is Caroline by Rosemarie Snyder. She was the souvenir from Miss Carroll's Doll Study Club luncheon, "Stitches in Time" in 2014. She was made to resemble a lady doll of the 19th century. Underneath her blue dress, she has white undergarments and a blue corset.

This little cloth girl and her porcelain doll, both by Goldie Wilson from 2016, are dressed in white short dresses and matching long pantaloons and black shoes. 

This little Alice in Wonderland is a beautiful reproduction by UFDC member and doll artist (deceased) Phyllis Juhlin Park, 1981. I have been told she might have been a regional conference souvenir. 

While the other dolls were handmade artist dolls, this sweet 14", vinyl doll was mass produced. She is Four Seasons: Summer by Effanbee, from 1981. Her dress, like the Goldie Wilson doll in white, has the dress brought in at the natural waistline and a high hemline. The Alice doll also wears her dress like this.

Clothing fashion comes and goes, and it is interesting to see it reflected in one's dolls.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Mera, Queen of Atlantis

Today I decided to open Barbie DC Justice League Mera, 2017.

With her great colors, she looks amazing out in the sunlight.

Unfortunately, her arms are not jointed at the elbows. If they were, she could have been posed a bit more dynamically.

Her armor is sewn to her body suit, and that is OK with me. I do not plan on redressing her.

While I was out, I took a couple of photos of another red-haired hero.

Squirrel Girl!


She looks happy to be playing outside with Tippy Toe.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Butterfly Garden

It is hot, hot, hot outside - feels like 104 degrees. Ugh. On the plus side, our butterfly bushes are blooming and I saw my first butterfly of the season. In honor of that lone butterfly, I decided to do a butterfly themes display today.

All the fairies have gathered in their own little butterfly garden.

Back in 2010 or 2011, I bid on a silent auction: it consisted of the butterfly box, the small pad of paper in a butterfly case, butterfly swizzel sticks/picks, butterfly wine glass charms, a bouquet of flowers w/ a butterfly clip, a Madame Alexander doll, and a bunch of chocolate scented handmade soaps. 

It was fun to use the butterfly items in today's set-up, after so many years.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July, 2020

Happy 4th of July, 2020

And some photos from past years.





and 2015