Monday, May 19, 2014

Porcelain Half Dolls

Hello dear ones,

Today I'm sharing our little collection of porcelain half dolls, and here is a little bit of history about them which reached the height of their popularity between 1900 and 1930. The majority of these dolls were made in Germany, with some being produced in Italy, England, France, America and Japan. These early half dolls were expensive and considered an extravagant possession. In the 1920s, the dolls became more modern in appearance, displaying bobs and flapper attire. Later models did not possess the same quality of design, being mass produced and poorly glazed.

Half dolls were employed in a wide variety of uses in early 20th-century households.  Most commonly, the dolls functioned as pincushions, whisk brooms, bottle stoppers, lamp shades and powder puffs.  Other half dolls sported wide, flowing skirts that could cover teapots, toiletries or other objects.

Because half dolls were often sculpted without clothing, they also served as useful models for young ladies learning to sew.

Have a lovely week!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Life Under the Sun!

 Hello dear ones,

 We are so thankful to our Creator for all of His blessings!  O Lord, how great are Your works!  Your thoughts are very deep.  For You, Lord,  have made me glad through Your work; we will triumph in the work of Your hands.  Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms! The book of psalms

                                               Here is a glimpse of His works . . .

"Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade."
~ Charles Dickens   

I Love Birds, Flowers and, of course, Primavera!!!

 She enjoys rain for its wetness, winter for its cold, summer for its heat.  She love rainbows as much for fading as for their brilliance.  It is easy for her, she opens her heart and accepts everything."
                                                                                             ~ Morgan Llywelyn 

Hummingbird carved by my hubby

~ Summer ~

Barn Swallows are always so much fun to watch them grow and learn how to fly!

Second year of Tree Swallows nesting in our backyard.  What a delight it has been!

Tree Swallows and an American Gold Finch carved by my dear husband and a real baby bird.  Did you find the real birdie in this collage? 

 Here's a close-up!

~ Autumn ~

~ Winter ~


May you triumph in the work of His hands!

Lots of love,

I'm joining . . . 

Susan for Outdoor Wednesday !

Kim for Wow Us Wednesdays !


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