Saturday, 10 March 2012

DOLLS FROM SERBIA, PORTUGAL AND JAPAN (and a little Pet Shop diorama)

In this Blog I am listing dolls frrom SERBIA, PORTUGAL and JAPAN.  I have also added a little Pet Shop diorama (for those of you who like to see my dioramas).  I made it in 1998.

My latest news is that I have just joined Facebook with the help of two of my grandchildren.  (What it is to be young!).  I am thinking that it will take some getting used to!  It is a challenge, which is always good!

For more pictures and information about the dolls, please see the website.  For the diorama, please see the website under "Dioramas".  Carole.
(Website Id:  Europe - Serbia - 003)
(Website Id:  Europe - Serbia - 004, 004A, 004B and 004C)
(Website Id:  Europe - Portugal - 0017)
 JAPAN - kabucki dancer
(Website Id:  Asia - Japan - 0022)
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PETS WORLD - Prop. A.Bird
(Website Id:  (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0013 and 0013A)
 I made this little diorama out of an old bird house which I bought in a jumble sale. It is approximately 1/12th. scale. The front of it was made by my late husband and I put thin cardboard "slates" on the roof. The "plaster" on the outer walls is Polyfilla mixed with seaside sand. I made all the wooden cages with mesh fronts. The "glass" cases on the walls are empty TicTac boxes (tiny peppermint sweets). I bought the tiny birds in the cages but made the rabbits and reptiles with Fimo clay. In the centre of the shop is a gondola shelf holding lots of packets of seeds and grain for bird food and dog food etc. They are all covered with cling film. The cockatoo is off a keyring and the bird cage on a stand on the left is a vintage dolls house item. I made all the dogs leads with coloured braid. The handles and collars are made from very thin leather. The boxes of dog food etc. in the window were made using cut-outs out of a magazine. I made the bird houses and shop counter with wood. The bird bath outside the shop is an up-turned brass candlestick (painted) and I made the bird table with wood.  I made the pet Shop in 1998.

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zinzovskis said...

Love the Serbian dolls! The tucked up style of skirt is known as the butterfly style. I think the 3 Serbian dolls are c1960s judging by the quality of the materials.Judd in European Costumed Dolls has some similar ones she dates as late 1950s.Best wishes.

World Costume Dolls said...

Thank you so much for this information. (I know how much you love your Serbian dolls!) I have now added the information to the website. Carole.