Among my collection are some Norah Wellings fabric dolls. Norah Wellings was a doll designer from England back in the early 1920's. Norah stated her own doll company in 1925. Many of her dolls were sold on cruise ships over the Atlantic as souvenirs and at different international locations as souvenirs for tourist trade. My little corseted pixie is made of felt and velveteen. My dolls have spent the last 40 years in a box in my basement and it seems that was the perfect place. Seems sunlight would have faded the velveteen badly....who knew!
This is my little Beafeater..isn't he cute? I love his impish grin..not at all like the real thing. The tag hanging from his hand says Norah Wellings, Tower of London. My aunt must have purchased him while visiting the Tower.
Here is that impish grin again...on a london Bobbie . You can click on all these photos to get a closer look. All the clothes are velveteen and so soft.
My little Peter Pan is one of my favorites. You can see how Norah marked her dolls on their feet with her personal tag.
This doll was purchased in Spain and I just adore her. What's not to love...I mean look at that waist! She fascinated me..her exquisite hour glass body, her eyelashes..beautiful. I used to look under her dress and check out her underwear...hey I was 5 years old! I can also admit to you now that I was mystified by her bosom...they were so ..so.......pointy.
She originally wore a mantilla headdress and I don't recall what happened to it. Maybe I tried to wear it myself and destroyed it in the process. Sounds like something I would have done.
Ok......this little Brazilian beauty captured my attention for one reason only.....she had the biggest, roundest boobs I had ever seen.....oh yeah, I touched her boobs too. Do you see a pattern here?
Just look at that face and the wonderful felt fruit...isn't she the most wonderful thing?
This is my Canary Island beauty. I love her ribbon skirt and she too had large pointy boobs. I know you are wondering....yes I touched them...so what!
Love the hat and veil...adorable.
I believe this brunette came from Florence, Italy. The tag says Eros as the maker and the word Abruzzi. I had to peek under her skirt too.
My aunt brought this bagpiper back from Edinburgh, Scotland. His head has eyes that open and close. You know I looked under his kilt and I'm not telling!
When my sons take these dolls to Antiques Roadshow, many years from now, this will be the photo that will place me with the dolls and make a good story. That's what I think anyway. I hope they don't say anything about me fondling them...that could get uncomfortable.
So what about you...what do you have a cool collection of? Let me know in a comment and we can all enjoy each others collections.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Don't forget...Friday is Pieday and it is cool and creamy..hint..hint.