Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

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Tuxedo and Bangles

Tuxedo and Bangles

A History of Metal Dolls

A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind

Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
Courtesy, R. John Wright

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
Her Grace wishes us all a Merry Christmas!

Annabelle

Annabelle

Emma Emmeline

Emma Emmeline
Our New Addition/fond of stuffed toys

Cloth Clown

Cloth Clown

Native American Art

Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
Bought Athens on the street

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
Also, a link to her site

Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
By Glenda Rolle, Courtesy the Artist

A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

Mickey
From our friends at The Fennimore Museum

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
Among first "Toys?"

ushabti

ushabti
Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
Courtesy, Antique Daughter

Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
From the Museum Collection

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Japanese Costume Barbies

Japanese Costume Barbies
Samurai Ken

Etienne

Etienne
A Little Girl

Happy Heart Day

Happy Heart Day

From "Dolls"

From "Dolls"
A Favorite Doll Book

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Jenny Wren

Jenny Wren
Ultimate Doll Restorer

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Baby Boo 1960s

Baby Boo 1960s
Reclaimed and Restored as a childhood Sabrina the Witch with Meow Meow

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.

Two More Rescued Dolls

Two More Rescued Dolls
Late Sixties Vinyl: L to R: Probably Horseman, all vinyl, jointed. New wig. R: Effanbee, probably Muffy, mid sixties. New wig and new clothing on both. About 12 inches high.

Restored Italian Baby Doll

Restored Italian Baby Doll
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

Dolls on Display

Dolls on Display
L to R: Nutcrackers, Danish Troll, HItty and her book, Patent Washable, Mechanical Minstrel, Creche figure, M. Alexander Swiss. Center is a German mechanical bear on the piano. Background is a bisque German costume doll.

A Few Friends

A Few Friends
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.

Vintage Collage

Vintage Collage
Public Domain Art

The Merry Wanderer

The Merry Wanderer
Courtesy R. John Wright, The Hummel Collection

The Fennimore Doll Museum

The Fennimore Doll Museum

Robert

Robert
A Haunted Doll with a Story

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

The Cody Jumeau

The Cody Jumeau
Long-faced or Jumeau Triste

German Princesses

German Princesses
GAHC 2005

A Little PowerRanger

A Little PowerRanger
Halloween 2004

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The Island of the Dolls
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Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, WI
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Little PM sisters

Little PM sisters
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Dressed Mexican Fleas

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Really old Dolls!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recycle, Repurpose, and Renew, and you can also Read Dr. E's Greening Tips . . . Here

We doll collectors know how to do all three of these.  Collecting antique dolls and use dolls is indeed recycling.  Repurposing what was once a children's toy or collector's item enhances it's use, and restoring dolls and rescuing them is definitely renewing.  We also do these three when we creat doll inspired art, use everyday objects, or old lace and fabric to make accessories and clothing for our dolls.   We use what others might toss to make something beautiful.

This Memorial Day weekend, I found myself continuing to repair and wash doll clothes, and also refurbishing dolls from a collection I had just bought.  I spent a good deal of time outdoors, or in an open garage, using Febrese, and removing shelf dust from a variety of lovely dolls.

Some of the dolls were two hard plastic Ginnies dressed as a Dutch couple, several Seymour Mann dolls [anyone read Erica Jong?  They were here parents], 4 antique china heads, one automaton, many small unusual international dolls, a few mechanicals, a 90s Shirley Temple, and a set of mini Yolanda Bello picture perfect babies.

All are safely cleaned up and stored/displayed right now.

For those who read my blog Dr. E's Greening Tips for  the Common Person, and I'm posting here and sharing to the blog.  Malware has infected only that blog.  I can add new posts, but no one can see the blog; a "monetize' message pops up, and takes you on a grand tour of some odd sites for ads.  Sorry for the inconvenience; I have reported it twice ot Google and Blogspot.

I've been a blogger for 5 years and love it.  We are nearly 100,000 on this blog alone, and have over 3 million viewers on Google Plus.  Thank you!

I also spent time gluing dolls and other small items that needed repair, and planting annuals.  I used impatiens in the fairy gardens,  and fed my holly bushes. 

Here and there are dandelions, which I con't really think of as weeds and don't mind.  Clover flowers are doing very well, and my rabbits love it. 

I cleaned out part of garage, too, and was meat by loud derision by my family of wrens and chickadees.  They swept out their old nexts, and began building anew.  They chattered at me, and teach other, from tiny ledges under the carport, and perpendicular to that, against the garage.

Our wildlife is doing well. I saw three deer today, and our cats and my dog brother in law were blessed Saturday at a special service for pets.    I will share photos after they are uploaded.

I haven't much time for crafts or special outdoors projects this year; elder care, illness, including mine, work, and lots of writing have kept me from it.   Also, allergy season is horrendous, but I do have some articles to share.

I find lots of fresh fruit, RAW drinks, and yogurt help consdierably.  I also swear by trubiotics.

More later, and bless all of you as we approach June 1 World Doll Day and also, the Summer Solstice. Blessed Be.

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