Sunday, June 24, 2012

FOLK ART DOLL

Adorable dress with a banner of flags.
I've started another new collection. Usually I'm not one to make impulse buys. But I did last week. And I don't even have buyers regret. In fact, I was so happy with this purchase I've decided to turn it into a collection of sorts. As I said in my last post I don't like clutter. That doesn't always fit into collecting vintage treasures but I'm working on that. I'll be sharing how that's going in future posts. So my new collection is... handmade folk art dolls! Look at all the detail in this cutie!

Banner has tea stained flags with tinsel and a bell hanging from each end.
Yes, this little lady caught my eye and I HAD TO HAVE HER! I have always enjoyed folk art  and dolls and was looking for some things to decorate for the 4th of July and she popped up fitting the bill for all three. Isn't she adorable?

Loved the details of the little flower and the tinsel "halo" crowning her hair.
Cute little "shoes" with red, white, and blue ribbon.


I purchased her on Etsy from Leigh at Leighsstonehouse. Leigh also included a cute little card and a tea stained flag which the doll ( gottta give her a name ) is holding. Go see Leigh's other folk art pieces here. She's an amazing artist! And I simply LOVE all the detail she puts into her work.

 I also found a darling rocking chair at a garage sale for $2. She is sitting on it but it's not visible in the photo.

Folk art is really popular these days and there is plenty of it to be found at reasonable prices. We'll have some vintage folk art for sale at our next event. Sorry, my little bottle cap man  in the last post won't be one of them.

7 comments:

  1. She really is beautiful! I can't wait to visit this shop and look around at her dolls. I am like you...I HATE clutter but I love vintage and handmade things. I have to really be careful with having things on shelves and in order to really enjoy them. I have a doll room...did you know that? Hugs!

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    1. I didn't know you had a doll room! You must have LOTS of dolls.I've seen SOME on your blog though. They're hard to resist I know!
      Have a great week!

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  2. She's a doll....ha ha! and she's wonderful as well ~ love that she came with her own card, we will have to go check out Leigh's site on Etsy...we LOVE Etsy!! Thanks so much for stopping in and introducing yourself!! Looking forward to knowing you!
    Karla & Karrie
    The Summer Kitchen Girls

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  3. Hah! That was cute! I love Etsy also! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

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  4. Hi Sandy~
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am not your newest follower. I have enjoyed my visit. I love dollies too, so I think a new collection of dolls is great!
    xo
    Holly

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  5. I think you might have meant "now" instead of "not" my newest follower. hee hee
    Thanks for the follow!

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