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Friday, 19 February 2021

MY BEGIAN LIBERATION DOLL

 MY BELGIAN LIBERATION DOLL

Website Id:  (Europe - Belgium - 004)  


     I thought I would give you all a "nice smile" today, to cheer you up on this dull and dreary Lockdown Day.

     This cheerful young girl is a Liberated Belgian doll, and is 13" high.  She has a bisque (?) head with painted features, and is jointed at the neck and shoulders.  She is stitched at the top of her legs, to enable her to sit.  She was made by "UNICA" just after the Second World War in honour of the Liberation of the German Occupation.  She is C.1945.  There is a similar doll featured in the book:  "European Costumed Dolls" by Polly and Pam Judd, pages  11 and 12.

MARKS: None.  There would have originally been a cloth tag on the bottom of her dress.

 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:   

 Today it was announced that WALES will still be in Lockdown for another three weeks.  But things are improving slightly.

      I still have dolls waiting to be catalogued, and listed on my website, which I am hoping to do soon, including some very pretty Japanese dolls..

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One of my latest dolls waiting to be catalogued.

JAPAN



Carole
(Keep safe and well!)
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Market Stall - "WORLD COSTUME DOLLS" - Prop. "Dot Comm"

MARKET STALL

 "WORLD COSTUME DOLLS" - Prop. "Dot Comm"  


I love working on these Market Stalls, but I am beginning to run out of space!  Here is my latest Market Stall - "World Costume Dolls - Prop. Dot Comm"

I have just "finished" this one, but I need to look for more "tiny" dolls. They are not easy to find!
The Jordanian lady on the left, who is handing a little Guatemalan doll over to the young girl, is looking after the stall for her friend Dot Comm, (the proprietor), who has gone to the warehouse to buy more dolls.



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Carole
Keep safe and well!
ENJOY!

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Thursday, 28 January 2021

DOLLS FROM SPAIN, WALES and PORTUGAL

DOLLS FROM SPAIN, WALES and PORTUGAL

Today I am listing dolls from SPAIN, WALES, and PORTUGAL.  For more photos, and information about the dolls, please see the website,  (www.worldcostumedolls.com)  Thank you. Just click on the "INVENTORY" Tab along the top of the page, and put in the Code Number for the doll, as shown here with each doll.  If you just put in "SPAIN", all the dolls I have listed in Spain, will come up.

SPAIN Website Id: 

(Europe - Spain - 007 and 007A)

SPAIN
Website Id:
  (Europe - Spain - 0038 and 0038A)

PORTUGAL 
Website Id:
Europe - Portugal - (0015, 0015A and 0015B)

WALES
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0047 and 0047A)

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GERMANY
(One of my older dolls)
Made by Armand Marseille
(NOT ON THE WEBSITE)

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I hope you are all keeping well, and coping with the current situation.  It cannot last forever, so hopefully we can be back to normal soon!

Keep safe and well.

Carole.

ENJOY!

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Thursday, 14 January 2021

"WORLD COSTUMES" - MY LATEST MARKET STALL

A WORLD COSTUMES MARKET STALL

(Full view)


I had the idea to make a Market Stall for "World Costumes", so named, after my website: www.worldcostumedolls.com
I purchased this market stall in kit form, and painted it with Annie Sloan paint in Louis Blue.  I added a base, which I painted with "French Linen". 
The costumes were all taken off damaged dolls, and dolls I no longer needed to keep, with the exception of the Scottish kilt, blouse and sleeveless jacket (on the extreme left, front), which I purchased off eBay  It is an exceptionally well made outfit, and is 1/12th. scale.

LEFT SIDE (Front)

The full-length mirror on the wall
at the back, was a gift off my daughter.
                                                                     
RIGHT SIDE (Front)

The lady behind the counter is a "Jay's of Ireland" doll,
dressed as a lady from County Cork.

LEFT END

The green painted box on the left, was  made by my friend.  I filled it with "bargains".

 RIGHT END

A lovely beaded Indian dress on the right, and
a plaited wig to go with it.

LEFT END

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Carole

Keep safe and well.

ENJOY!