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Saturday, 19 November 2016

WELSH DOLLS FROM WALES (United Kingdom)

Today I am listing three dolls from WALES (UNITED KINGDOM).  They are a Coracle Man, a Collier Man and a lady dressed in the 1850's-style costume of Radnorshire (Mid. Wales). 

At the bottom of the post is a little information about the Welsh coracle.

I am also listing another male hat from UZBEKISTAN on the page - "MY FOREIGN HATS AND HEAD-WEAR".  To see that page, just click onto that title at the top, right hand side of the HOME PAGE. 


As always, you can see more pictures, and more information about the dolls, on the website.  Thank you.
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WALES - (A man with a coracle)
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0039 and 0039A) 

WALES - (A collier man)
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0040 and 0040A)

WALES - (A lady dressed in the
1850's-style costume of Radnorshire (Mid. Wales).
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0042)

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THE WELSH CORACLE:
The coracle is a traditional flat bottom boat which was often used by men when fishing, and sometimes for transport. 
They were traditionally made with wicker, and covered with animal hides, but more recently with calico or canvas.  They were painted with pitch or tar to make them waterproof and are flat-bottomed to cope with the rapids and rough river conditions.
They were once also to be found in parts of Scotland, Ireland and England, but now they are only in use on the River Teifi and the River Tywi by fishermen in West Wales.  They are rowed with a single paddle.
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UZBEKISTAN
(A square-shaped hat)
Carole
ENJOY!
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

DOLLS FROM the CHANNEL ISLANDS (GUERNSEY) and PERU (and a few dolls for sale)


HAPPY HALLOWE'EN
TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS
THE WITCH'S BREW
(My 1/12th. scale roombox)

I hope you all enjoyed a very happy "HALLOWE'EN".  I have just realised that I am a bit late for that, but as usual, time has got the better of me!  Where DOES the time go?

Today I am listing a delightful doll from The Channel Islands (Guernsey), and also a delightful doll from Peru.  They are both hand made dolls, each with a charm of their own.  (I hope you will like them).
As always, you can see more photos of them, and more information about them on the website.  Thank you. 
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I have also added a few more dolls for sale, which you can see on the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page. They are from Haiti, Romania, Luxembourg and France.  For information about them, please click onto that page title, at the top right hand corner of this page.  Thank you.
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HATS from Albania have now been added onto the page:  "MY FOREIGN HATS AND HEAD-WEAR COLLECTION" and shoes from Albania and Macedonia have now been added onto the page:  "MY FOREIGN SHOES COLLECTION".
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Just two of my latest dolls:
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS (Guernsey)
(Flower Seller)
Website Id:  (Europe - Channel Islands (Guernsey) - 003, 003A, 003B, 003C and 003D)

PERU - (Lady weaving)
Website Id:  (America - Peru - 0017, 0017A and 0017B)

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 Carole
ENJOY!


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

MY VISIT TO MACEDONIA and DOLLS FROM MACEDONIA

I have recently returned from MACEDONIA where I purchased a few dolls.  They represent the regions of Galicnik, Ohrid and Mariovo.
They all have vinyl bodies.  Although the costumes on these dolls are nicely made, and colourful, I was unable to find any handmade dolls.
As always, for more pictures, and more information about these dolls, please see the website.  Thank you.

I have also added a few photos of Macedonia (as some of my followers like to see where I have been).

MACEDONIA - (Galicnik)
Website Id:  (Europe - Macedonia - 004, 004A, 004B, 004C and 004D)

 MACEDONIA - (Ohrid)
Website Id:  (Europe - Macedonia - 005 and 005A)

MACEDONIA - (Mariovo)
Website Id:  (Europe - Macedonia - 006 and 006A)

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A FEW PHOTOS OF MACEDONIA:

A LIFE-SIZE MODEL OF A
LADY IN MACEDONIAN COSTUME
(In a restaurant)

A VIEW FROM OUR ROOM

THE SEAFRONT
(with Albania in the distance)

AN IRISH PUB IN MACEDONIA!

CHURCH OF ST CLEMENT
(at Plaoshnik)

A BEAUTIFUL FLORAL DISPLAY
(outside a house)

 Carole.
ENJOY!
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Monday, 3 October 2016

MY VISIT TO ALBANIA (and DOLLS from ALBANIA)

I have just returned from a visit to ALBANIA and MACEDONIA.  I was able to find some dolls there and would have loved to have purchased more, but my suitcase was not big enough!  (I will have to go back again!).

I only saw vinyl dolls there, but the costumes are interesting and they are pretty and colourful.  (They don't seem to make handmade dolls the same these days).
Today I am listing the few ALBANIA dolls I purchased, and I will list the MACEDONIA dolls as soon as possible.
I also found just one doll in Albania, which is dressed in the costume of KOSOVO.

ALBANIA is a beautiful, mountainous country in South Eastern Europe.  It is bordered by Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Macedonia,
In 1991, Albania experienced political changes in the Communist era, and until then it was very isolated from international communities.
The Republic of Albania became established, and open to visitors  in 1991.

As usual, for more photos, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  Thank you.
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       ALBANIA 
(Traditional couple from the North of Albania)
Website Id:  (Europe - Albania - 006 and 006A)

ALBANIA
(Cameri, Albania)
Website Id:  (Europe - Albania - 007 and 007A)

ALBANIA
(Gjirokaster)
Website Id:  (Europe - Albania - 008 and 008A)

ALBANIA
(Shqiperi E Jugut)
Website Id:  (Europe - Albania - 009 and 009A)

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JUST A FEW PHOTOS FROM ALBANIA:

CHILD-SIZE MODELS
advertising dolls for sale,
outside a Gift Shop in Kruja.

VIEW FROM ONE OF THE MANY CASTLES

ME ON ONE OF OUR "COFFEE STOPS".

TIRANA CASTLE,
WHERE WEDDING PHOTOS ARE
OFTEN TAKEN.

Carole.
ENJOY!
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Friday, 2 September 2016

DOLLS FROM CHINA, ENGLAND, CYPRUS, FRANCE and CHILE

Today I am listing dolls from CYPRUS,CHINA,  ENGLAND, FRANCE and CHILE.
They include a lady working on some tatting, a "stick" doll, a peasant doll, a Mother and baby, and a lovely little vintage doll from England.

For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website.  Thank you.
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CYPRUS - (a lady, tatting)
Website Id:  (Europe - Cyprus - 004, 004A and 004B) 

CHINA - (A "stick" doll)
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 0024)

ENGLAND - (Austrian costume) 
(A Peggy Nisbet doll).
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0089)

ENGLAND - (Yugoslavian costume)
(A Peggy Nisbet doll).
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0076)

ENGLAND - (A little vintage doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0090)

FRANCE - (A peasant from Lorraine)
Website Id:  ((Europe - France - 0017)

CHILE - (Mother and baby)
Website Id:  (America - Chile - 006 and 006A)

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A POSTCARD
A pair of Austrian dolls
made by Elli Riehl

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ME WITH MY MOTHER
(approximately 1943)
(Where is that little doll now?)

Carole.
ENJOY!
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

DOLLS FROM PORTUGAL (Madeira), CHINA, FRANCE, WALES AND MEXICO

Today I am listing dolls from PORTUGAL (Madeira), CHINA, FRANCE, WALES and MEXICO.

The Portuguese doll (Madeira) is a beautiful vintage doll with a plastic body.  Many people do not like plastic dolls, but I think the old vintage ones certainly have a charm of their own and can be of very good quality.  This one is a 1960's doll and is a good quality doll, and very well dressed.  Her clothes are beautifully embroidered and her mule-type shoes are delightful, as they are embroidered, and they have real leather soles and heels.  
As always, you can see more pictures, and more information about the dolls, on my website.  Thank you.

I have also added a couple of Postcards of people in costume.
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PORTUGAL (Madeira)
Website Id:  (Europe - Portugal (Madeira) - 0016, 0016A, 0016B and 0016C)

CHINA (Opera Character doll)
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 0025 and 0025A)

FRANCE (Brittany)
Website Id:  Europe - France (Brittany) - 0045)

WALES (a hand made doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0041 and 0041A)

WALES - (a hand made doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0042)

MEXICO
Website Id:  (America - Mexico - 0022)

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PEOPLE IN COSTUME
POSTCARDS
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ALBANIA

ARMENIA

Carole
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

MORE WORLD COSTUME DOLLS LISTED FOR SALE

Today I have added more World Costume Dolls onto the page, "DOLLS FOR SALE".
There are five more dolls - from Macedonia, Turkey, Tunisia, France and Belgium.

To see the dolls, just click onto the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page at the top, right hand corner of the HOME page.  Thank you.
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More dolls to list onto my Website soon, from Armenia, Serbia, Cuba and Russia etc., etc., etc.!  I still have lots of dolls to catalogue and list.
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MACEDONIA
TURKEY
TUNISIA
FRANCE
 BELGIUM
Carole.
ENJOY!
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