Monday, November 5, 2012
I missed posting on Halloween/Samhain. Life has become out of control around the museum, though we did put in a proposal for a brick and mortar building, which is pretty good if we do say so ourselves. Emma cat is lying next to me, all cozy and curled up with her dolls, and catnip mousies. We have our favorites, especially "the doll on a stick" and "marionette mouse." She sleeps with about ten little stuffed dolls for kitties and stuffed mousie toys. My late, great Opie loved sleeping on the legs of a large muppet Animal doll, and also was fond of a stuffed cow. I couldn't do move them without upsetting him. He also loved to sleep in a Victorian doll bed, with a couple of dolls. Daxie, our outher late, lovely cat, enjoyed stuffed mousies and sleeping with Beanie Babies. He also loved curlingup under the Christmas Tree. My labradoodle brother in law Dean Martin, loves his dog dolls, and carries them around to show me, especially the one's I've given them. My late puppy dog Killer, a scotty/poodle mix, hated dolls, and more than once, I found him with a death grip on Raggedy Ann, but he had his own squeaky dolls, lambs, and a plush dog. Like FDR, I kept some of his toys. He once retrieved a squeaky monkey and jumped on the bed where my Mom and I were viewing at the day's catch from a doll show. Smokey loved his white teddy bears, and he had his own. He liked sleeping on some of the old compo dolls, and loved scented stuffed animals to curl up with. He slept on Dinosaur, a flat, T-Rex pillow. When he died of natural causes, I buried him with Dinosaur. Animals have their toys, too. I remember and episode where Lassie got a doll that she loved very much. I have to wonder what they are thinking. Many new dolls on the collecting front, and many great auctions. I hope to post more photos soon, and to include more stories and information about dolls. What are your favorite Christmas dolls and ornaments? Do you make them? Do you make paper angels or cotton ball snowmen? I would love to know what holiday traditions exist with regard to doll making and doll collecting.