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Thursday, 17 September 2020

BERTIE's BARGAINS!

BERTIE's BARGAINS

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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Saturday, 25 April 2020

A PERUVIAN ARPILLERA


A PERUVIAN ARPILLERA.


       Today I would like to show you this beautiful hand made ARPILLERA from PERU.  It is a textile picture which has been made from hundreds of pieces of re-cycled scraps of colourful pieces of fabric.  It is all hand sewn with individual pieces of fabric sewn on, and hand-stitched around.  Little shapes of Peruvian dolls have been cut out and hand sewn on,  making them three-dimentional, and also llamas and flowers have been made in the same way, truly making it a wonderful work of art!
       
        The word "Arpillera" means "burlap" in Spanish.  It measures approximately 38.5 inches deep by 37.5" wide.

       The making of Arpilleras (in Chile) became popular during the military dictatorship, (1973-1990), of Augusta Pinochet.  Today these Arpilleras are also made in Peru.




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Here in the U.K. we are now in our fifth week of Lockdown (Isolation), re: Coronavirus (Covid 19).  Hopefully the world will be back to normal, and clear of the dreadful virus, soon.

Obviously I cannot go out to post packages now, but anyone wishing to purchase any of the dolls (except the ones which are marked as: "Sale Pending"), can be reserved for you until the time when we are all able to be out and about again.  THANK YOU for all your patience!

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KEEP SAFE AND WELL!
Carole.
ENJOY!

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Thursday, 16 April 2020

A FEW MORE DOLLS FOR SALE

A FEW MORE DOLLS FOR SALE

Today I am listing just a few more dolls for sale.  The dolls are from ROMANIA, BALI, MADEIRA, SCOTLAND, CHINA and GERMANY.

PLEASE NOTE:  I will not be able to post any dolls until our Isolation Period (Coronavirus) has ended.  But I can mark any dolls as SALE PENDING  for you until things get back to normal.

For more information about the dolls for sale, please go to the "DOLLS FOR SALE" PAGE at the top, right hand corner of the HOME PAGE. 
Thank you.

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DOLLS FOR SALE

ROMANIA (Sibui) 
Code No:  (Europe - Romania - BG/00166)

BALI
Code No:  (Asia - Indonesia (Bali) - BG/00165)

MADEIRA
Code No:  (Europe - Madeira - BG/00164)

SCOTLAND
Code No:  (Europe - Scotland - BG/00163)

CHINA
Code No:  (Europe - China - BG/00162)

GERMANY (Hess)
Code No:  (Europe - Germany - BG/00161)


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KEEP SAFE AND WELL!


Carole

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Monday, 30 March 2020

MORE DOLLS FOR SALE FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES

Today I am listing more "DOLLS FOR SALE."

I will NOT be able to post any dolls until our "LOCK DOWN" has ended, but for anyone wishing to buy any, I can reserve them, and mark them as "Sale Pending", to keep them safe for you until later.  There is no need to pay until I am able to post them.

The dolls I am adding here today are from:

ARGENTINA, IRELAND, ITALY, MALAYSIA, GREECE, NORTH AMERICA, GERMANY and CANARY ISLANDS.

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.

Keep safe and well! 

ARGENTINA
Code No:  (America - Argentina - BG/00160)

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IRELAND
Code No:  (Europe - Ireland - BG/00159)

ITALY
Code No:  (Europe - Italy - BG/00158)


MALAYSIA 
Code No:  (Asia - Malaysia - BG/00157)

GREECE
(Europe - Greece - BG/  00156)

NORTH AMERICA
Code No:  (America - North America - BG/00155)

GERMANY (Schwarzwald)
Code No:  (BG/00154) 

CANARY ISLANDS
(Canary Islands - BG/00153)

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KEEP SAFE AND WELL!

Carole
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