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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: My Doll Collection

For Show & Tell this Friday I'm posting a few of my favorites in my doll collection.
As some of my readers may know, I have been designing and making collectible mohair teddy bears for over 20 years under my company name of "Just Wee Bears".
Well, while selling at bear shows all over the U.S., I became enamoured of dolls from a doll maker from Australia. Lucky for me, she also fell in love with my bears and so we decided to trade at almost every show we met.....and voila', I had a doll collection that I love.
The larger of the two dolls pictured in this first photo was my first trade and I still love her face the absolute best!
Please take a look at the other wonderful participants at Cindy's My Romantic Home.



As always, I LOVE your comments!
Have an enjoyable weekend.

29 comments:

Leann said...

Too funny, great minds think alike. Although yours are perfect, where mine, well you'll see. BTW - great teddies!

Enjoy!
Leann

Diann said...

Hi!

What a nice collection of dolls you have! Very unique and pretty.

Have a wonderful day!

S and O said...

Oooh those dolls are so adorable! I wish I had an awesome collection like that heehee:D
I like the little-est one with the white-ish blond hair in pic #2 so cute!
Olivia

Jeanne Selep said...

What a great idea - to trade at each show...

ramsam said...

Love your tags on the sidebar, too. You are so talented!

Really Rainey said...

Pretty doll collection.. Pretty blog too...
Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

Gracie said...

How adorable they are! Thanks for sharing your passion with us.
Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

IRENE said...

Hello Lenore,
What a beautiful collection this is!
Last Spring we travelled by car to Munich. There is a toy museum there and I saw for the first time from so close this kind of doll. They were antique, mostly 19th century dolls, so quite old, but still so much alive, and none of them was identical.

Don't you just love the expression on their faces? Can you imagine the labor, love and care that went into each one of them? I must post a couple of pictures I took of those ever young ladies. I shall let you know when I do.

i loved braowsing through your Etsy store this morning.

Wishing you a joyful, creative weekend.

Sheila said...

Very sweet dolls.. She sure captures the expressions on their faces wonderfuly.

Sue said...

The expressive faces of these dolls are like none I've ever seen before. They are lovely.

Hootin' Anni said...

Sweet dolls!!!

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Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Such pretty dolls!! Thanks for sharing your collection with your readers!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What gorgeous dolls these are. I also collect dolls, but none as gorgeous as these.

Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful dolls - she is very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Well, you can't beat that deal of trading. It's a win,win stituation for the both of you. I still have some of my favorite dolls from childhood that I wouldn't even allow my daughter or neice to play with. I'm saving them for grandkids to hold on to. They're in mint condition. I've got to go see these teddys next. I love bears!

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Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

OK now those are not just ordinary bears; those are extraordinary bears!!!! I LOVE THEM. You are a very talented woman. Love your style.

Jean said...

Beautiful faces on these dolls. No wonder you fell in love with them. Jean

Ana said...

Hi Lenore,
I just found your blog while visiting Cindy @ My Romantic Home and just had to let you know that your doll collection is amazing. I love dolls especially hand-made ones and these cuties are breathtaking. How very talented your friend is. Can't wait to sneak a peak around your blog...hopefully I can see your teddy bears. Anyway, it was very lovely to meet you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles,
♥Ana

LDH said...

Hi Lenore,

I can see why you have collected these beautiful dolls. They are so pretty! So nice you are able to trade. Sweet Show & Tell!

TinyBear said...

What a lovely collection of dolls you have Lenore. They are just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
~ Tina

MyJourneyBack said...

How pretty they are. Thanks for sharing these. My show and tell post is at myhomesanctuary.blogspot.com. I am logged in on my other blog right now.
Blessings,
Sherry

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Your dolls are so beautiful! I haven't seen any this beautiful and well made before. Where do you keep them?

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I'm so glad that you decided to show us some of your fabulous doll collection for Show & Tell Friday! I'm still just a girl at heart and do love dolls! These beautiful dolls are really so unique looking...they're gorgeous!!! What a blessing that you can trade some of your precious bears...that's awesome! I love each and every one of them...but I think my favorite is in the 3rd photo...the doll in the pink dress with the white crocheted bonnet! Soooo sweet!

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous doll collection with us...what a lovely treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

daylily777 said...

I love your beautiful dolls ! ;~)
~Myrna

ceekay said...

Oh those dolls are precious. I am going to check out your teddy bears...I so love bears...as OLD as I am, they are still a favorite!

nannykim said...

Swapping must be wonderful. Love the first pic.

Linda said...

Awesome doll collection...thanks soooo much for sharing it with us!

Blessings,
Linda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those dolls are so beautiful! My favorite is the one in the pink dress in the second photo! I LOVE her! What an adorable face!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

oops, I meant the 3rd photo!!!