Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Show & Tell!

Kelli at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com hosts show and tell on Fridays. Head on over there and join the fun.

For Show and Tell today I thought I would show you some of my little bisque dolls. I bought my first one of these dolls when I was a teenager.
I was a majorette when I was young, so I really love the majorette dolls. They are not too old, The red one is from the 1950's and the green one from the 1960's.
These little ladies are all alike except fot the color of the band around their middle. Not sure why they have a colored band around their middle! These dolls are from the 1920's/1930's. See their bobbed hair. I found this little doll at an old house that belonged to one of our friends. I was standing in the yard, kinda kicking my feet in the dirt and unearthed her! My friend didn't want it and told me to take her home. Wonder how long she had been buried? And why?
The little dolls are very tiny and are called Frozen Charlottes.
This is the story of Frozen Charlotte:
It was New Years Eve and it was very cold outside. Charlotte was waiting in her new dress for her boyfriend, Charles, to take her to the village inn for a New Year’s Eve party. Finally, Charles’ sleigh came. Her mother asked her to put a blanket around her so she wouldn’t be too cold. But Charlotte did not want to crinkle her dress, so she did not take the blanket. The village inn was 15 miles away. They had gone five miles when Charlotte said she was cold. Charles made the horses run faster. Five more miles they rode when Charlotte said she was getting warmer. Finally, the village inn was in sight. Charles jumped out and called her many times. Charlotte did not move or say a word because she was frozen. Then he came over to her and felt her hands. They were very cold. He now knew that Charlotte had frozen to death. He rode Charlotte back to her cottage. Her parents were very sad. Charles was very upset, too. He died of a broken heart.

A somewhat morbid story, but I think the dolls are so cute.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend!
Linda

29 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

A nice collection of different style dolls. I especially love that you recued the buried one!!!
Susan

ellen b. said...

That's a great collection. Thanks for sharing the story also...
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Connie said...

I have always had some collection going on in my life. It gives you depth and excitement. If I go to someone's house with nothing displayed it makes me feel cold.

Take care,
Connie

Paula said...

Lovely little ladies! Thanks for sharing (even the story!).
Paula

Lallee said...

You have a wonderful collection. I think the patina of bisque is so charming.

Sarah said...

That is a charming collection - it's amazing how dolls have changed over the years (like Barbie?) Poor Charlotte... her little dolls are very cute, though. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

How adorable! I'm glad you were the one to rescue the buried doll.

Marci said...

Wow, that is quite a collection. The story is very morbid, but I guess you sometimes use extremes in a story to teach a lesson. =)

Susie said...

Great collection of dolls! I wonder if some little girl's brother buried her dolly in the garden? My brother did that once!!
Sad story about frozen Charlotte...

Kelli said...

What a wonderful collection...your dolls are beautiful I especially like the majorette dolls and the story is so sad....poor Charlotte! Thank you for sharing your show and tell!

Kelli

Lori said...

What a neat collection of dolls. You have quiet a few. Thanks for sharing.

Susanna Rose said...

I love glass dolls and these are so fun! What a fun way to add character to a room!

Barbara H. said...

What a neat collection of vintage dolls! Amazing that you found one buried at a friends' house.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Beach Girl said...

Friday already! Neat collection. :-)

Popping in to say HI!

Vanessa

diana said...

how interesting. i like anything old, so these intrigue me. espcially the one that you found burried. imagagine who's it was and how much she must have played with it. and how did it become burried? thanks for sharing.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

I love your little cutties. You have a very nice collection. Thanks for visiting me

mockingbird hill said...

Amazing...as I am reading about your little doll collection I started to wonder if you had any Frozen Charlotte dolls...and at the end of the Show and Tell, there they were! Thanks for stopping in to visit with me...and, I did a Google Search for Elizabeth Kopp too, and you are right! There may be some possibilities there. Enjoy your weekend...great Show and Tell ;) Cassie

Patty said...

how sweet, and what a good find in the dirt that one doll was. Bet you kick the dirt more often after finding her !

Lynne said...

Cute collection and interesting stories about frozen Charlotte and the buried doll. I wonder what her story is.

Trudi M said...

Nice show and tell. Good info.

Myrna said...

What a unique collection! I enjoy seeing all the unusual collections that people have. The stories behind the collections are fascinating.

PEA said...

What a delightful collection!! All the dolls have so much character and it's wonderful that they are all in such great shape. Loved hearing the story behind frozen Charlotte although it is very sad!! xox

Anita said...

A very nice collection indeed! I've never such such bisque dolls before so thanks to Kelli's Show & Tell Fridays, I really learn a lot - and I LOVE it!

Thanks for staring the pictures as well as the story!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

P.S.: Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my old ladder! By the way, should I add your name to my lupine seeds drawing?

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

You have a very nice doll collection.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a nice comment about my Show and Tell!

Jodi said...

What a varied and interesting collection. Poor Charlotte ~ I've never heard of this type of doll before.

Jenn4Him said...

The story is so sad, but familiar from the old days. It seems a lot of their stories and songs were morbid! (I am thinking especially of My Bonnie Lies Over the River, Clementine, among others!)Nice dolls!

Rose Mary said...

What a nice collection. I love how you display them!

Stephanie said...

So, did you take a shovel to the rest of the friend's yard just in case? lol

Cute collection!

Tina Leigh said...

I have never heard that name but have seen some of those dolls before. What a wonderful collection!