Saturday, 8 January 2011
Vintage dolls, new bear, Lead fox and hounds
What else is there to do in the Winter, except make the most of a warm fire and play around with mohair.
Instead of waiting for a supply of plain white mohair to dye, I thought I would have a whirl with what I had. This is pale blond, painted with Kool Aid. Now I have had a chance to play with Kool Aid I'll dye the next batch of mohair properly. Thank you LAURIE for taking the time and effort to send me packets of Kool Aid. Before you ask... NO SUGAR was added here .........
There have been a few things happening, apart from Amie's (Amie Soto Blossom Blossom) facebook entries about her diet. Her never ending stories about her tea.
Amie's point of view obviously.
We came across another little dog this week.
This one has been made in Germany,I know as he has a label. I haven't a clue how old. Definitely older than Amie, although he is only two inches high, Amie's a little larger.
Lead fox and hounds and hunters.
I made sure the fox was chasing the hounds.
Too good to keep in a cupboard in a box.
This displays fox hunting not quite our kind of thing down here in the cottage.
We would be trying to save the fox.
Go fox get the hounds. See how easily we all slip back to childhood when there are toys around.
Dolls, loads of them. My kids are great they come across something and think that because it's vintage it should live at Soggibottom. I often think they are trying to tell us something.
Apart from anything that looks old lives with us.
I did say loads of dolls.. here are only a few.
Most of them in mint condition and in original boxes.
This has got to be my favorite doll, although not the prettiest. I'm not that good knowing about dolls. Much more bear knowledgeable. If you know how old she is or anything about her or any of the other dolls here please share your knowledge and I will blog the dolls again. With all their facts and figures.
The young lady above has moving eye's, a cloth body and she is fairly heavy. I think she has real hair which is a bit spooky.
This one is slightly damaged, filled with straw, it looks as if she has her original clothes (nothing I can do about these ref soap powder and hot water). No box.... Again, I haven't a clue about her.
Unlike this Chad Valley doll, who has her original box.
If your collecting anything it pays to keep the box.
Chad Valley labelled their toys and boxes. "Hygienic Toys Made in England by Chad Valley Toy Company Ltd".
After 1938 they were labelled "Toy Makers to H.M. The Queen".
Which changed to "the Queen Mother" after Queen Elisabeth's coronation in 1953....
This doll's box has "Hygienic Toys Made in England by Chad Valley Toy Company Ltd".
Her box helps to date her to the 1930's. If you know different I will be quite happy to know.
She also has a Chad Valley label inside of her dress.
I haven't a clue how old this doll is, maybe 1950's.
Who made her?
I thought she had a pretty face.
Which brings me back to bears, or at least to this one.
She has a Soggibottom label. The first bear of 2011.
Around her neck she has one of Polina's Russian creations.
I have lent it to the bear for her first photo shoot.
It compliments this bears mohair perfectly.
Even the Soggibottom bear had Christmas present from Polina this year.
Thank you POLINA It's nearly time for me to change the bear into his very bespoke Russian costume you made him last year.
Blessed with good friends, and far too many dolls.