Sunday, 6 February 2011

Box Full Of Dollies

Yesterday I was lucky enough to find this whole box of assorted dolls for just a couple of pounds. I had spied a few interesting looking dollies amongst the bags of mainly 50s and 60s costume dolls.

The felt faced costume dolls are quite sweet with lovely painted faces.

This has to be the best find in the bottom of the box, an original Norah Wellings sailor doll with label stitched to his foot. His face is a little damaged but generally he is in excellent condition.


These are a cute pair of vintage pipe cleaner dolls.

This little lady I am guessing was perhaps to be used to stitch to a skirt for a nightdress case or similar. I really don't know though so any suggestions would be welcome.

This is a rather elegant moulded head I guess from the 1920s. Inside it is stamped 'Made In France' so I am guessing it was perhaps intended for a French boudoir doll.


My lovely girl took a few arty close ups for me.


Mr C and I also found this old wooden and brass till. Inside there is writing in the lid from various shop staff including a heart dated Valentines Day 1947 and some names. It has the loveliest 'ding' when you pull the drawer open. This is destined for the door at the Northampton Vintage Fair.




Finally as requested following my previous post here is another picture of my newly painted cupboard , full once again of my vintage books.


23 comments:

Jem said...

The dolls have such lovely faces!! I especially love the rather glamorous looking pair with the flamboyant hats! :-)

Jem xXx

June said...

Wow! What a super find. Love the felt dolls and the cash register looks so much nicer than the modern day equivalents.
Hope you have a good week!
June.

sharie said...

Love the bookcase filled with gorgeous vintage books! Thanks for putting up a picture.

The till reminds me of the one we used at my old dentists in the early 90's (thats 1990s and not 1890's!). They'd inherited it along with a bunch of old fashioned chairs when the present dentist took over the surgery. I used it every day of the working week for about two years.

Susan said...

Your dolls are so unique! What a nice find!

A Blessed Life said...

Some days are diamonds!!!

Alix said...

What great finds! Lucky, lucky you! And your bookcase looks great!

Alix x

Hesta Nesta said...

What a fantastic find. I love the Norah Wellings sailor doll he is lovely. Looking forward to Northampton.
Jo xx

delia hornbook said...

I don't know what it is about some old dolls but they really scare me...how stupid i know. But i do like the pipe cleaner ones those are really lovely, enjoy your week, dee x

ted and bunny said...

hiya- well that boxful HAS to be the fabbest find doesn't it!

Looks like it was a dollie weekend- I'd really appreciate if you know anything about the little bod that I found?

Isn't it funny, I just adore the ding that those old tills make- we had one once when I had a shop but it had to go cos I just kept opening it to hear the ding!

Have a lovely week
xx

A Treasured Past said...

Love love love the sailor doll and the french boudoir doll head is beautiful. Fantastic!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Super dolly treasures! I love those old tills.

Jayne

melanie said...

Those dolls are gorgeous :) xxx

sylviesgarden said...

Wow, such a great find! I love the pipe cleaner ones, their faces are lovely.
Maybe you could make the legless one into one of those toilet roll covers. Kitsch but fun.
x

Tabbyroo said...

Love the 1920's dolls head, and the till will look great at the fair- a beautiful object Linda xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Jealous? I'm not jealous.
Actually, yes I am. A whole box of dolls? How wonderful is that. Enjoy. xx

Ivy Black said...

What a lovely doll find...my idea of a bargain!
Beautiful blog...I'm very happy I stopped by.xx

Debs said...

What an amazing find - all those lovely dolls. Why is it everyone but me finds such fantasic treasures?

vintage mum said...

I love the till. I don't remember ever seeing dolls like those before so different.
Books lovely books :)
Cate x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

What a find, love the French boudoir doll head now you just have to find the rest of her body....

Sarah said...

That's my idea of a bargain - I am so jealous of those beautiful dolls!

Jem said...

Hi lovely, I recently received a blog award and have chosen you as one of my picks, pop along and see if you fancy taking part :-)

Jem xXx

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi, have just come across your fabulous blog! My mum collects dolls as has the Norah Wellings sailor doll in her collection she got from a charity shop - she had no idea it was collectable! Love the bookcase too. Scarlett x

oldflowers4me said...

oh the dollys are divine.....