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Thursday, 15 December 2011

MOROCCAN AND PUERTO RICO DOLLS (and an outside toilet diorama!)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Welcome to my new followers.  I hope you will enjoy my site!
This is such a busy month for a lot of people.  I have been trying to keep up with my doll cataloguing but have only had time for a few.  The outside toilet is one which I made C.2000, so I have cheated a bit!  (Do you remember these?)  The old tin bath was quite often hanging up on the outside wall.  Some used to call this type of toilet "the lavvy" or "the privvy". 

On this Blog I am putting my Father Christmas from Vietnam, dolls from Morocco and Puerto Rico, and another of my Dioramas - an outside toilet.
For further information about the dolls and information about this type of outside toilet and how I made it, please see the website.

OOPS!  Poor Father Christmas has fallen down the chimney again this year!

(This doll is not catalogued.
He is for decoration only).
 Father Christmas from Vietnam.
(Not catalogued).
 MOROCCO
(Website Id:  Africa - Morocco - 0014)
 MOROCCO
(Website Id:  Africa - Morocco - 0015)
 PUERTO RICO
(Website Id:  America - Puerto Rico - 003)
 AN OUTSIDE TOILET
(Website Id:  (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0034)
 AN OUTSIDE TOILET
(Website Id: (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0034A)
 AN OUTSIDE TOILET
(Website Id:  (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0034B
ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS!
(Carole).


COMMENT RECEIVED BY EMAIL - 1st.. August.
QUOTE:
Hi Carole,  Whilst browsing your site I came across this item. You bought back 
such memories. As  a small  child I can remember running across the yard of the 
farm to the outside toilet. In the dark I was always terrified something was 
waiting to jump on me. I also recall hot water bottles in bed, no heating in the 
Winter . We just accepted it in those days - - - - - .

REPLY BY CAROLE:
Hi. thank you for taking the trouble to comment on my outside toilet.
I also remember using one across the yard at my grandparents house and taking a torch with me.  It was the spiders I didn't like in the dark!
I can remember having hot water bottles.  I still have my own original stone one from the 1940's.  I also remember having to scrape ice off the inside of the bedroom window some mornings, to see outside, and like you, we also used to wear a dressing gown in bed to keep warm!  Things have certainly changed!

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