Monday, August 18, 2008

Look at what I found!

About two weeks I was home visiting my parents in New York. I lucked out big time because it happened to be the weekend of the Washington County Fairgrounds Antique Fair, which I've missed every year since moving to Boston. I actually showed cows there at the fairgrounds during the holstein show every year when I was a kid (so many memories)!

Anywho! I completely forgot what a great show it is! I found lots of goodies, but my favorite were these dolls I picked up for a song. They're fabulous! I've never really been a doll person. When I was a kid I stuck with the stuffed animals. But these dolls are irresistible! The seller had lots of them and I almost wished I had bought the whole lot, but instead I picked out the brides and those decked out in holiday dresses and hats.

Two of them were bride dolls, including a gorgeous large one with a long veil. I also found two Valentine's Day dolls, two St. Patrick's Day dolls, a July 4th doll and a doll dressed in black that I figured could pass for Halloween once I make her an orange party hat and witch broom!

Most of them need a little fixing with their arms and heads coming apart, but all the pieces are there. I just need to figure out how to restring them. (That'll be for a rainy day.)

Do you have any fabulous holiday dolls? I'd love to see them if you do!! :)


Sweet Treasures of Home said...

I love and collect dolls and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cuties you found. You did sooo well didn't you? I am so glad I happened on your blog. Blessings, Deanna

sMacThoughts said...

I too am a doll and antique toy collector. My choices are usually what most others would call creepy or ugly or too 'broken'. The unwanted are usually my favorites!

jenny holiday said...

oooooh I am squealing!! Fantastic!!! Lucky lucky girl!! I LOVE them all!!

I collect brides...with the crackled compo faces and bodies. I'll have to take some pics!!!

I am grinning ear to ear from your pics!!

xoxo Jenny

oldflowers4me said...

oh the dolly are so over the top divine. singing and skipping-jo