Jim and I went to the doll show here in Portland OR last Saturday. It's put on by a group called Crossroads and they come twice a year. Oh, temptation and fun! Have you ever read the book
about the little doll called Hitty? It's a great story. Here is my Hitty doll in her new outfit! She is also sitting on the new chair I wrote about on my Tasha Tudor Day blog. It fits her perfectly. I have had her for a few years but I found her some outfits at the show...pretty exciting.
My Hitty doll is a Robert Raikes doll so it was really great to find some outfits made for her by the same company. They had never been opened. I love the blue on she's wearing as it came with a dress, bonnet, slip, pantaloons and an apron!
This is a cloth faced doll from Russia. I don't know why, but I fell in love with her. Her dress has great fabrics and her little shoes are amazing. I have been collecting tea cozy dolls from Russia and this doll is similar. I really need to find out more about them.
Then I found this sweet little lady, who is also a tea cozy doll. She isn't in the best condition, but don't you love her sweet face? How could I leave her behind?
Here's a picture of the Russian doll and Russian tea cozy doll family.
I collect nuthead dolls...you don't find a lot of them. One of the vendors was selling off her grandmother's doll collection and she had some really interesting dolls. She did have one nuthead...a little guy, so I had to get him for my collection. He's from the Blue Ridge Mountain region and had a little tag.
She also had a seed pod doll from South America 1951. I love her dress and thought she was a great addition to my folk art collectible dolls. My friend LaVonne collects wishbone dolls, but I have never seen one at any of the shows I have attended.
It was such a good show. More vendors have been coming that antique and collectibles so that warms my heart. The last purchase was a little tin bread box. It just called to me and goes well in brownsville.
Can't wait for the next show in February!
Today is my baby sister's birthday! Happy Birthday Alisa!