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Sunday, 15 November 2020

A DOLL FROM BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

Website Id:  (Africa - Burkina Faso - 002, 002A and 002B)


 This lovely hand made doll is from Burkina Faso, West Africa.  For more information, and more photos of the doll, please see my website:  www.worldcostumedolls.com
Just go to the website and click on the "INVENTORY" Tab, across the top of the page, and put the Code No: in the Search Box, (as shown here), and the doll will come up.

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CRETAN CRAFTS


This is my latest little Market Stall which I have made.  I have based it on the Greek Island of Crete. The doll is a ready made, ready dressed little doll, which is a perfect size.
For this Stall I have used old un-used handkerchiefs, which are of course, already embroidered, and some have dainty lace edging.  They have made ideal little tablecloths etc. 

Carole
ENJOY!

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Friday, 30 October 2020

DOLLS FROM MEXICO, ITALY and SENEGAL

Today I am listing dolls from  MEXICO, ITALY and SENEGAL.  For more information about the dolls, please see the website - www.worldcostumedolls.com  
Just click on the Inventory Tab along the top of the Home Page, and put in the Code Number for the doll (as given here), and the doll will come up.

MEXICO
Website Id:  (Africa - Mexico - 0029)

ITALY
Website Id:  (Europe - Italy - 000016)

SENEGAL
Website Id:  (Africa - Senegal - 001 and 001A)

SENEGAL
Website Id:  (Africa - Senegal - 005)

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Some beautiful horses I met on one of my recent walks (before Lockdown).


This one was particularly friendly, and wanted a cuddle.

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I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  In the meantime, please keep watching as I have more dolls to list here.  Thank you.
Carole.
ENJOY!
 
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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

CRETAN CRAFTS MAKET STALL

CRETAN CRAFTS

(A market stall)

Here is another little market stall which I have enjoyed working on.

I have been working on miniatures since we have all been under certain restrictions due to Coronavirus.
This is just a quick, simple one which I have worked on.  I had the idea for this one since seeing lots of beautiful market stalls some years ago, on the Greek Island of Crete (and other countries), selling lovely handmade tablecloths and doyleys etc.
For this "quick-to-make" stall, I have used ready-made tablecloths, by cutting them up out of unused handkerchiefs, and motifs which can be bought by the yard and cut off individually, to make little doyleys.
The lady "running the stall" is a "bought" doll, and I have left her dressed as she was, as I think she is quite suitable.

I still have some costume dolls to list here, and will hopefully find the time to do it soon!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well!

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Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 2 October 2020

ENGLAND. Meet Royston.

MEET ROYSTON

ENGLAND 

Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0092 and 0092A)

This delightful doll was possibly made in England, C. late 1940's.  I have dressed him in a vintage cardigan, vintage shoes and vintage socks.  I knitted his trousers, which looks like a complicated pattern to knit, but it was easy!  That is because the same ball of wool follows on with all these colours, so it was not complicated at all.  I was expecting the second leg to be awkward trying to get the pattern to line up with the first, but it wasn't!  I just had to run through the wool until all the colours lined up with the first leg, and start from there!  


For more information about the doll, and another photograph, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  
Just go to the website, click on the Inventory Box and put the Code No. in, and the doll will come up.
Thank you.

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I have been catching up with a lot of jobs, but now I am hoping to be able to list more dolls on my website.
Keep safe and well!
Carole
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

"SEAGULLS NEST"

"SEAGULLS NEST"

(A seaside market stall)






Here is another little market stall which I have just finished working on.  I purchased the stall in kit form, painted it, and filled it with the items you see here.

It is a seaside market stall.  On it I have put lots of little items which I have collected over time.  I just made the kites, sticks of rock in boxes, and a few other bits and pieces.

The lady was a ready-made dolls house doll, but I re-dressed her.  The little boy was also a dolls house doll, and I left him clothed as he was.

KEEP SAFE AND WELL.

Carole

ENJOY!

Thursday, 17 September 2020

BERTIE's BARGAINS!

BERTIE's BARGAINS

Website Id:  (Wales - 0043)

This is one of the little market stalls which I have put together since we have all been in our present Covid situation. 

This market stall was purchased in kit-form.  All the items I have put on it are items which I had in my "store".  I didn't make this doll.  It is a little dolls house doll which I had in my store, so I just gave him a cap!

I seem to have become involved in market stalls lately, and I have been enjoying working on them.

All the bits and pieces on Bertie's stall, I already had in my store.

Keep safe and well.

Carole

ENJOY!

Friday, 28 August 2020

RODDY DOLLS


 RODDY DOLLS

Today I am listing two lovely Roddy Dolls.  (These are part of my own private collection, so are NOT for sale).

"RODDY" is one of my favourite doll makers of the 1950's.

For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website.  Just click on the "Itinerary" Tab and put in the Code no. for the doll, as seen here.  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed in that country, will come up.  Thank you.

ENGLAND

Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0093 and 0093A)


ENGLAND
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0094 and 0094A)

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Keep safe and well! 

Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 7 August 2020

CATCHING UP WITH MINIATURES

MINIATURES LIFE DURING LOCKDOWN

(ONE OF MY NEW ROOM-BOXES)

MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

 As I have obviously been spending my time at home during Lockdown, I have been trying to catch up with cataloguing dolls and working on miniatures.  I have ended up with three more room-boxes and another little 
dolls-house.

It is difficult to decide whether to work on miniatures, do more writing (which I also really enjoy doing!), catch up with miniature knitting, up-date my website or read more of my books which are shouting out to be read!  Also, my walking group has just started up again with social distancing and no car sharing, so all in all, life is very hectic! 

RIGHT HAND SIDE:  I made the bookshelf a long time ago, and also the little books on the top shelf.  I also made the little "dolls house for a dolls house",the thatched cottage complete with very tiny wooden furniture inside, a long time ago.  I also knitted the little pram cover.  The cottage measures 2.5" wide x 1.25" deep x 2" high.  To give you an idea of the size of the "furniture", each chair is less than 0.5" high.


THE "FURNITURE" I MADE MYSELF
(for inside the cottage).


LEFT HAND SIDE:  The little pram was stuck on one side of the counter in a Charity Shop about twelve months ago.  It was absolutely filthy!  The white hood was black with dirt, and it was going to be thrown out.  The lady behind the counter said I could have it free, if I could "do anything with it".  I brought it home and soaked the whole thing in very hot soapy water for four days.  I think you will agree that it is now looking presentable!  I knitted the little pram cover with no.80 crochet cotton, and added on some little satin bows.  The pram is probably C.1970's.  The little cream chair, bath and washbasin are all Kleeware.

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STAY SAFE AND WELL!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Sunday, 26 July 2020

EMMA's PAGE: Instalment Three now Live.


EMMA's PAGE:

INSTALMENT THREE:

Traditional Dress from Guatemala and Mexico.
By:  (Emma Jackson)

Today I have up-dated "EMMA's PAGE with her latest write-up:  "INSTALMENT THREE -  Indigenous Dolls and their Traje" by Emma Jackson:


GUATEMALAN COSTUME
To see her latest write-up, just go to the top, right hand corner of the Home Page (here on my Blog) and click onto "Emma's Page".  It will then bring up her page.
It is full of very interesting Guatemalan costume detail and information, which I know you will enjoy!

Carole
ENJOY!

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Monday, 13 July 2020

A CHILD's TEA SET AND DOLL FROM TUNISIA

During Lockdown I have been sorting through some of my stored away items, and I came across this lovely dolls pottery tea set which I purchased from a stall on a large salt lake at Chott Djerid, Southern Tunisia, in 1994.
To give you an idea of the size, the cups are approximately 1" high, the plates, approximately 2" in diameter, and the teapot is 3" high.


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I also purchased this lovely hand made mother and child doll from the same stall.
The mother is 10" high.  The body of the lady is a piece of wood padded round with rag.  The arms are made in the same way.  The features are embroidered.  The child doll is made in the same way.

TUNISIA - (Mother and child)
Website Id:  (Africa - Tunisia - 001)

Carole

ENJOY!

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Monday, 6 July 2020

GWYNETH from WALES

GWYNETH from WALES.

I was recently given this beautiful doll by a very kind person.  What a little treasure!
For more pictures, and more information about the doll, please see the website, then 
just click on the INVENTORY Tab, and put in the ID. No., as shown above the photo of the doll below, and it will bring up the doll.
If you just put in the name of the country, it will bring up all the dolls I have listed in that country.
Thank you.

WALES 
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0044, 0044A, 0044B and 0044C)

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AN OLD WELSH POSTCARD

I hope you are all keeping safe and well!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

DOLLS FROM RUSSIA and the CARIBBEAN

DOLLS FROM RUSSIA and the CARIBBEAN

Today I am listing a little set of Russian dolls, and a topsy-turvy Caribbean doll onto the website
As always, you can see more information about these dolls on the website:  www.worldcostumedolls.com
Just click on the "Inventory" Tab (across the top of the Home Page) and put in the Code No. for the dolls, and the dolls will come up.  (If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls in that country will come up).

(I am also giving an up-date about the CORONAVIRUS situation in the U.K.)

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RUSSIA
Website Id:  (Asia - Russia - 0012)

CARIBBEAN 
Website Id:  (America - Caribbean - 003 and 003A)

CARIBBEAN
Website Id:  (America - Caribbean - 003 and 003A)

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

The U.K. is still at the moment in Lockdown.  We are now in our eleventh week.  We have been advised to go out only for essentials, but I am hoping to be able to Post "Sold dolls" soon.
If anyone wishes to buy any of the dolls on the "Dolls for Sale" page, I can mark them as "SALE PENDING" for you, and post them to you as soon as the situation improves.
Thank you all for your patience.

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A beautiful double rainbow near my home recently.




Carole

ENJOY!
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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

NEW DOLLS ON WEBSITE FROM CONGO, HUNGARY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA and TRINIDAD

Today I am adding new dolls from CONGO, HUNGARY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA and TRINIDAD,
For more information, and more photos, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com)  Just click onto the ITINERARY Tab, and put in the Code No., as you see here on the Blog.  The dolls will then come up.  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls listed for that country will come up.
Thank you.

CONGO
Website Id:  (Africa - Congo - 005)

HUNGARY
Website Id:  (Europe - Hungary - 006)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Website Id:  (Europe - Czechoslovakia - 0013)

TRINIDAD
Website Id:  (America - Trinidad - 005)

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A CORONAVIRUS UPDATE for the U.K. 

The United Kingdom is still in "Lockdown" but it is due to be reviewed on Thursday, 28th. May.  We have been in "Lockdown" for nine weeks.  Although England has relaxed their rules, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have not, so we still have to "stay at home", and only go out for essentials, such as groceries, and Doctors appointments etc.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well!  Hopefully life will be back to normal, with no signs of the virus, very soon.

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Carole
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

DOLLS FROM LEBANON, CHINA, PERU, JAPAN, GREECE and SOUTH AFRICA

Today I have listed dolls from LEBANON, CHINA, PERU, JAPAN, GREECE and SOUTH AFRICA.
For more pictures, and more information about the dolls, please see the website. (www.worldcostumedolls.com)  

Just go to the HOME PAGE, click on the "ITINERARY" TAB, and put in the Website Id. No: for the doll.  If you just put in the name of the country, it will bring up all the dolls I have listed in that country.  Thank you.

I hope you are all keeping well.  I am catching up with lots of things which I am not always able to find the time to do, but I am getting there!

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LEBANON
Website Id:  (Asia - Lebanon - 0011 and 0011A)

CHINA
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 001)

Website Id:  (America - Peru - 0015 and 0015A)

Website Id: (Asia - Japan - 0041)

Website Id:  (Europe - Greece - 0012)

Website Id:  (Africa - South Africa - 0050, 0050A and 0050B)

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Carole

ENJOY!

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Thursday, 30 April 2020

COSTUME POSTCARDS - For Reference

COSTUME POSTCARDS 
For Reference.

NOT FOR SALE.
Today I would like to show you a selection of Costume Postcards (including some everyday clothes).
As always, I would like to say that costume postcards are an excellent source of information, when you need to find out from which country your doll comes from.  These postcards are from ten different countries, which I hope proves to be useful to you.

For more information about the postcards, please see the website, (www.worldcostumedolls.com) and click on the TAB - "POSTCARDS", and put in the Code Number for the postcard as given below, and they will come up.
Thank you.

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 CANADA - PC001

IRELAND - PC003

IRELAND - PC004

CURACAO - PC001

NAMIBIA - PC002

BELGIUM - PC004

KIRIBATI - PC001

FRANCE - PC001

TIBET - PC003

TIBET - PC005

SIERRA LEONE - PC001

GREECE (Rhodes) - PC001

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Carole

ENJOY!

(Keep safe and well!)

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