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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

Good Morning Everyone! I am up out of bed for the 2nd day in a row and very pleased about it too. Thank you everyone for your kind get well wishes. I love Tuesdays because I get to visit the lovely MELODY for "Tuesdays Treasure" where we can share experiences, places, people and things we 'treasure' or read about other peoples treasures. Come join in.
My Treasure today is 2 dollies. One is very old and one was made to look very old.
The first was given to my husband as a baby by his Grandmother and was bought on a trip to Melbourne. It was a 'boy' doll and had a blue suit on it. When my MIL gave it to me it was in terrible condition and the clothes were not able to be salvaged. I cleaned him up and my friend Ann's Mum June crocheted a beautiful outfit in silk thread for him....only she didn't know it was a him as I omitted to tell her and she had embroidered the sweetest pink bullion roses on the dress, bonnett and bootees. So I had a word to him and as I had rescued him he told me he was quite prepared to wear a 'girls' dress.This doll is only small about 9 inches and has blinking eyes which still work. I have had to take ownership of this little doll as my husband can't get his head around the fact they bought him a 'doll' at all! Which makes me laugh as this is a man who loves ' football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden racing cars' as the song says. I love the connection to my husband and my friends Mum who did such a beautiful job of the new clothes.
The second doll is called an "Attic Doll" and was given to me by my friend when she moved house.
She has the most beautiful painted face and her clothes are made from all manner of 'vintage items'. I love her bonnet with the felt flowers and netting upon it and the pearls emboidered on her clothing in a random manner. I could honestly say I had long coveted this doll and would always sneak a look and a pick her up when visiting my friend and  so could not believe it when she made a gift of her to me when she moved.
I'm sorry but I don't know who the artist is or much about her as she doesn't have any labels on her.
She has a cloth body but her hands and feet and face are ceramic. She's very "picnic at hanging rock" looking and I just love her.
So these are my 2 dolly treasures today.
Lastly I Know that many others have posted about "Homespun" magazine being available by digital subscription. I have only just got to Catherine's email so I am late with the news. This will be wonderful news for all of you stitchers overseas and in rural areas or for those of you dedicated onliners  To do so you can go to http://www.zinio.com/ Sorry I am behind in letting you know.
Blessings Michelle xx

17 comments:

  1. Great dolls, Michelle. Glad you are feeling better. *grin*

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  2. Love the dolls and also glad you are feeling better.

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  3. The dolls are just lovely.... my Homespun always get to me late... thats the downside of living out of town... grrrr
    Hugz

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  4. Love the dolls! I had a similar looking boy doll as a little girl, but it was bigger I think, with a very similar face and blinking eyes. One of his arms used to pop off. So glad you're feeling better. :) Thanks for sharing your treasures!

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  5. I am also happy you are feeling better Michelle.I had a little doll just like the one given to your Husband, her name was Christine, my Mother made lots of clothes for her, I think they were among the first plastic dolls on the market,(yes I am showing my age). Your other Doll is gorgeous too. Thank you for your lovely comment about my Tuesday Treasures. Cheers R.

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  6. I've fallen behind in my post reading so it's good to catch up and hear you are feeling better. You dolls this week really are treasures. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. beautiful dolls. Definitely two to treasure.

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  8. Your dolls are delightful! I did enjoy the story about your husband's doll.

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  9. Your dolls are beautiful and I love their clothes. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope your recovery speeds up now. I know what you mean about being smug, I felt the same but have since had three colds! Take care.

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  10. I think your "boy" doll is a very sensitive new-age doll, as he wears his beautiful clothes very well. Both your dolls are special Treasures. Glad you are feeling better again.

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  11. Hi Michelle, I'm glad you are feeling better. Your dolls are just beautiful and I really love the stories behind both of them. Your hubby sounds just like mine and I can't imagine him owning up to being given a doll when he was little ha ha! Just beautiful post today.. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. What treasures Michelle, both dolls are just beautiful , love the new outfit your hubby's doll is now wearing , better call it your doll huh . Your friend was so kind to gift you with this other very stately lady , just gorgeous !Glad you are feeling a tad better . hugs Sheila

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  13. Hey Michelle! Glad to hear you're feeling better and up and about again ... hope the final germs run away quickly so you feel your usual self again soon. Love your hubby's/your dolly. I have an old celluloid dolly that was my Grandma's, then my Mum's, making him between 80-85 years old. Mum made him a cute little periond outfit and he has pride of place in our guest room, sitting on the restored brass bed that is dressed with a knitted bedspread made by my great-granny. He's right at home amongst the spare room's vintage treasures! :0) Enjoy the rest of your week - Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  14. Hi Michelle what beautiful treasures especially your hubby's doll,so cute.
    I too was skiteing a couple of days ago about not getting sick this winter,guess what yesterday morning woke up with the sorest throat,oh and feeling very ordinary today,wish it was gone,lol.
    Hope you get better soon Michelle

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  15. I love both dolls but my favorite is the really old one, the story behind it is adorable. It doesn't matter if it's a he or a she.
    Hope you're feeling better.

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  16. Gorgeous dolls Michelle. They both look very old and antique-y. You have the best treasures!

    In the olden days boys wore dresses didnt they?

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  17. Just love the old doll Michelle, and the story behind him/her!! I have a little box of old doll parts which I must get out and see if any one can put them together..
    I noticed a cow in the cabinet behing your newer doll, reminds me of one I have in my beautiful new kitchen display cupboard..

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