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Saturday, 14 January 2017

DOLLS FROM ARMENIA and SLOVENIA (and DOLLS FOR SALE)

DOLLS FROM 
ARMENIA and SLOVENIA

I have added a pair of dolls from ARMENIA and a doll from SLOVENIA onto the website.  For more photos, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  Thank you. 


I have also added five dolls for sale (on the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page), - France (Santon doll), New Zealand (Maori), England (historical doll), Wales, and Saint Lucia (Topsy-turvy doll)
For information about the dolls, please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.  Thank you.
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ARMENIA - (pair of dolls)
Website Id:  (Asia - Armenia - 004, 004A, 004B and 004C)

SLOVENIA
(Website Id:  (Europe - Slovenia - 004 and 004A)

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DOLLS FOR SALE

FRANCE - (Santon doll)

NEW ZEALAND - (Maori)

ENGLAND - (Historical doll, Nell Gwyn)

WALES

SAINT LUCIA - (topsy-turvy doll - first side)

SAINT LUCIA - (topsy-turvy doll - second side)

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MY NEW FRIEND!
A horse who followed me on one of my walks.

  Hello!

I think he likes me.

Carole.
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

GUATEMALA HAT/HEADDRESS

GUATEMALA HAT/HEADDRESS
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GUATEMALA
(SANTIAGO ATITLAN DOLL)

On my last Post I showed you some lovely Guatemalan dolls.
What a stunning hat/headdress!  My first impression was that it was a colourful headband, but it is MORE than that, as you can see from the photos below.  It really is special!
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A friend of mine has sent me the following photos which she took in Guatemala, of a lady making up a hat with colourful ribbons, and with her kind  permission I have been able to show them to you here.
I am amazed at the work involved in making up the hat.  

The ladies in the photos are both Guatemalan.
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A lady making up her hat/headdress, using colourful ribbon.






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GUATEMALA
(SANTIAGO ATITLAN DOLL,
wearing a traditional hat/headdress).

Carole
ENJOY!
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Saturday, 31 December 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 
TO ALL MY
FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS
FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD




I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all my friends and followers, for all the support you have given me during the year.  It makes my website all worth while!  I love hearing from you!  My website has opened up a lot of interesting opportunities for me, and through it, I have "met" some very interesting people, some of them personally, and from different countries.

I have many "doll" friends around the world, including America to Indonesia, Russia to Africa, Asia to Australia, and even the remote Island of Pitcairn, which makes it all so interesting for me.  It is a truly wonderful thing for me to have "met" you on-line, and I hope you will continue to follow me.
Just in December alone, I have had over 4,000 visitors to my website.  What a wonderful thing!  I hope I will continue to hold your interest.

This time of the year is a special time, looking forward to the future, travelling to fresh places, and meeting more lovely people.  But it is not quite so happy for some people, who have lost loved ones, or are homeless, so let us spread happiness around the World, and let us help as many as we can.  The old saying is:  "Give a smile, get a smile", and make someone's day a lot happier for them.  
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BULGARIA - (A January 1st. doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - Bulgaria - 006)

Approximately 18" high (including tall mask).  A January 1st. Festival doll.  Men in Bulgaria (and other countries) are dressed like this to scare away the "dark forces".  The bells these dancers wear are sheep's bells and a real male dancer wears a total weight of 35 kilos of bells to dance with!  Everything about the dance is based on the bells.
His body is plastic which has been covered over with fabric, and his head has been replaced with a mask.
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HAPPY DOLL HUNTING FOR 2017, and THANK YOU ALL, once again.
Carole.
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Friday, 16 December 2016

DOLLS FROM GUATEMALA


MERRY CHRISTMAS
to all my friends and followers.
(A card from Father Christmas for you!)



Today I am listing a lovely dolls from GUATEMALA.

I am also adding a colourful hair-slide with handmade Guatemalan dolls, a flute, a set of pipes, and a small drum on it.  To see the hair-slide, (and the back of it), please see the page - "MY FOREIGN HATS AND HEAD-WEAR".

As always, you can see more photos and more information about the dolls on the website.  Thank you.

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GUATEMALA
Website Id:  (America - Guatemala - 006)

GUATEMALA - (Worry dolls)
Website Id:  (America - Guatemala - 008)

GUATEMALA - (Worry doll)
Website Id:  (America - Guatemala - 005)

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GUATEMALA - 
(a hand made hair-slide)
On the Page,
"MY FOREIGN HATS AND HEAD-WEAR COLLECTION"

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Carole.
ENJOY!
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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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