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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

AN EXHIBITION OF WELSH COSTUMES AND BLANKETS

I recently visited an Exhibition of Welsh costumes and blankets, in the beautiful little town of Presteigne, in Mid Wales.

It was a magnificent display of old Welsh dresses, traditional Welsh shawls, skirts and workmen's shoes, and also baskets of Welsh wool, a Welsh spinning wheel and a couple of hand-made dolls, to name but a few.

A DRESS, WELSH SHAWLS
and a TRADITIONAL WELSH HAT

NIGHTSHIRT, SKIRTS, BLOUSE and BLANKET

BLOUSE and SKIRTS

SKIRT and WELSH WOOL BLANKETS

DRESS, APRON and CAPE

WELSH WOOL BLANKET

SKIRTS, PETTICOAT and BLANKET

WORKMEN'S SHOES

A SMOCKED DRESS

A LARGE SMOCK (male)

A SELECTION OF SKIRTS

TRADITIONAL WELSH WOOL BLANKETS

A SKIRT AND BLOUSE, and various
pieces of lingerie

MORE LOVELY WELSH BLANKETS

NIGHTSHIRT and various smaller items

AN OLD WOOL WINDER

A WELSH SPINNING WHEEL
and baskets of wool

TWO MODERN HAND MADE WELSH DOLLS
and an old, miniature wooden chest of drawers on the left 

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A VERY BEAUTIFUL, OLD AND ORNATE BUILDING IN 
PRESTEIGNE, POWYS, Mid. WALES
which is now used as a shop.

Carole
ENJOY!
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Monday, 28 August 2017

DOLLS FROM ITALY AND GREECE, and (POSTCARDS (from Latvia and Ukraine)

Today I am listing dolls from ITALY, and GREECE.
The little doll from Italy is an adorable little doll.  She just oozes character!
I have also added COSTUME POSTCARDS from UKRAINE and ESTONIA, but these are my own personal collection on my website, so they are NOT FOR SALE.

The postcards will show you the regions of the Estonia costumes.  The Ukraine postcard gives information about the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, U.K.

More information about the dolls and the postcards can be seen on the website.  Just put in the CODE NO. on the appropriate page, and it will bring them up.

Thank you.
ITALY - (Character doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - Italy - 0035, 0035A, 0035B and 0035C)

GREECE (Rhodes)
Website Id:  (Europe - Greece (Rhodes) - 005, 005A and 005B)

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POSTCARDS 
(NOT for sale).

These postcards are an excellent
source of information.
UKRAINE  
Code No.  (UKRAINE - PC001)

ESTONIA 
Code No.  (ESTONIA - PC001)

ESTONIA
Code No. (ESTONIA - PC002)

ESTONIA
Code No. (ESTONIA - PC003)

ESTONIA
Code No.  (ESTONIA - PC004)

Carole
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

DOLLS FROM MOLDOVA, SIERRA LEONE and MEXICO

Today I am listing new dolls from MOLDOVA,  SIERRA LEONE, and MEXICO.
For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website. Thank you.

I still have a lot more dolls to list, so keep watching.

MOLDOVA - (cotton spinner)
Website Id:  (Europe - Moldova - 004 and 004A)

SIERRA LEONE - (hand made pair of dolls)
Website Id:  (Africa - Sierra Leone - 002, 002A and 002B)

MEXICO - (Dancer)
Website Id:  (America - Mexico - 0026, 0026A and 0026B)

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MY ITALIAN CLOWN - (20" high).
(This doll is not on my website).


MY ITALIAN CLOWN
 (close-up)

MY ITALIAN CLOWN 
(over-sized hands and umbrella)
Carole
ENJOY!
  
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

MORE DOLLS FOR SALE

Dolls for sale from BULGARIA,  PORTUGAL,   BELARUS,   AUSTRIA,   MOROCCO and CROATIA.
For more information about the dolls, please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page at the top, right hand corner of the Home Page.  Thank you.

BULGARIA
Code No:  (Europe - Bulgaria - 0097)

PORTUGAL
Code No:  (Europe - Portugal - BG/0096)
(SOLD)

BELARUS
Code No:  (Europe - Belarus - BG/0095)

AUSTRIA
Code No:  (Europe - Austria -BG/0094)

MOROCCO
Code No:  (Africa - Morocco - BG/0093)
 CROATIA
Code No:  (Europe - Croatia - BG/0092)

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SUNSET AT OIA, 
SANTORINI (GREECE).


Carole
ENJOY!
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

DOLLS FROM PERU, GREECE (Macedonia) and INDONESIA (Bali)

Today I am listing dolls from PERUGREECE (Macedonia), and BALI (Indonesia), onto my website..

For more information about the dolls and more photos, please see the website.  
Just put the Code No. into the search box on the Itinerary page, and it will bring up the dolls.
Thank you.

I would also like to tell you about my little doll from Egypt (below).

A NOTE ABOUT "simply made" dolls:


EGYPT
Website Id:  (Africa - Egypt - 003)

To me, a doll doesn't necessarily have to be professionally made to be of value to a doll collector.
I have a little doll from Egypt (photo above) which I wouldn't part with for the world, as it means so much to me sentimentally.
These little dolls are hand made by young girls living on the West Bank in Egypt.  They make them and sell them to the tourists near the Pyramids to obtain some extra money.  I will never forget the look on the little girl's face, or her shy beaming smile, when I purchased this doll from her over twenty years ago.  That little girl will be a young lady now.  I wonder if she still makes dolls?  Perhaps she will see this post on my blog.  I hope she does, so that she will know how much I love the doll, and for a very special reason.

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New dolls on the website

PERU
Website Id:  (Peru - America - 0016)

PERU
Website Id:  (America - Peru - 0019 and 0019A)

GREECE (Macedonia)
Website Id:  (Europe - Greece (Macedonia) - 0011)

INDONESIA (Bali)
(Website Id:  (Asia - Indonesia (Bali) - 009,
009A and 009B)

Carole
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

WORLD COSTUME DOLLS FROM CUBA, CHILE and SCOTLAND

Today I am listing new dolls from CUBA,  CHILE, and SCOTLAND.
There is an interesting Festival doll, a Tourist and a weaver doll, and a Guardsman doll.
For more photos, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  (Just put the identification number into the search box on the "INVENTORY" page, and it will bring up the dolls).

I will be listing more costume postcards onto the website shortly.  They will not be for sale, but I have a few more for sale which I will list as soon as possible.

I will also be listing a few more dolls for sale, as soon as possible.
Thank you.

CUBA - (Festival doll)
Website Id:  (America - Cuba - 007, 007A and 007B)

CUBA - (Tourist doll)
Website Id:  (America - Cuba - 005)

CHILE - (A weaver doll)
Website Id:  (America - Chile - 005)

SCOTLAND - (Guardsman)
Website Id:  (Europe - Scotland - 0030 and 0030A)

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SOME OF MY OLDER DOLLS:
 I also have some older dolls which are not on my website.  I thought I would show you this one.  It is a china half-doll sitting up in "bed".  The bed is actually a nightdress case.  The doll and the nightdress case are C.1930's.

AN OLD DOLL SET INTO A NIGHTDRESS CASE.

A CLOSE-UP OF THE DOLL.

Carole
ENJOY!
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