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Saturday, 7 April 2018

A FEW MORE DOLLS FOR SALE

Today I have listed dolls from GERMANY,  SENEGAL,  MOROCCO and SPAIN (Ibiza) on the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.
To see the dolls, please click on the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page, at the top of the "HOME" page, and you will see them there with the information about the dolls.
Thank you.

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SPAIN (IBIZA) 
Code No: - (Europe - Spain (Ibiza) - BG/00112) 

MOROCCO
Code No: - (Africa - Senegal - BG/00111)

SENEGAL
Code No: - (Africa - Senegal - BG/00110)
  
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GERMANY - (Hess)
Code No: - (Europe - German (Hess) - BG/00109)

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PEOPLE POSTCARDS (not for sale)

INDIA

MAURITANIA

You can see my large collection of 
PEOPLE POSTCARDS
on my website.
(Just click on the TAB "POSTCARDS" across the
top of the HOME PAGE on my website (www.worldcostumedolls.com)
Thank you.

Carole

ENJOY!

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Monday, 2 April 2018

COSTUME POSTCARDS LISTED ONTO MY WEBSITE (including Kosovo and Zeeland)

Today I am listing more COSTUME POSTCARDS onto my website.

They show some very interesting costumes from NETHERLANDS (ZEELAND), KOSOVO, ISRAEL, TURKMENISTAN, MOROCCO, VENEZUELA, KYRGYZSTAN, KOREA, GAMBIA and JAPAN!  
Costume postcards are an excellent source of information!

You can see the postcards with information, on my website - (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  Just click onto the "POSTCARDS" tab at the top of the HOME page, and you will see all of my postcard collection on there.  So, well over 500 COSTUME POSTCARDS.

Just click on the "POSTCARDS" tab, and put the CODE NO: into the search box.  (Or you can just put in the name of the country, and it will bring up ALL the postcards I have for that particular county).  

PLEASE NOTE:  These postcards are NOT for sale. They are my own private collection.   (You will find postcards for sale on my Blog).
 Thank you.

(Code No:)
HOLLAND (Netherlands - Zeeland) - PC0020
 

(Code No:)
HOLLAND (Netherlands - Zeeland) - PC0021

 (Code No:)
KOSOVO - PC001

(Code No:)
ISRAEL - PC001

(Code No:) 
TURKMENISTAN - PC002

(Code No:) 
MOROCCO - PC0010

(Code No:) 
VENEZUELA - PC001

(Code No:) 
KYRGYZSTAN - PC001

(Code No:) 
KOREA - PC001

(Code No:) 
GAMBIA - PC006

(Code No:) 
JAPAN - PC001

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 Carole
ENJOY!

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

DOLLS FROM CONGO

Today I am adding some dolls from CONGO.  I am fascinated by their unusual hair-style!  Such beautiful dolls!
Every time I see dolls such as these lovely hand-made ones, I imagine a little group of local women lovingly working on them, and making them to sell.  (Aren't we lucky?)

As always, you can see more information, and photos of these dolls, on my website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  Just put the Code Number into the search box on the Inventory page (on the HOME page, and they will come up).

 I am also showing A COUPLE OF PHOTOS  (from one of my recent walks).
I am showing these, as I often get requests to see more of our beautiful views, here in Wales. 
Thank you.

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Although I am at last having just a little more time to work on my website and my blog, I still have LOADS of beautiful dolls to list, (but I need to live to the age of at least 110 years, to finish listing them!)

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CONGO
Website Id:  (Africa - Congo - 002 and 002A)

CONGO
Website Id:  (Africa - Congo - 003, 003A and 003B)

CONGO
Website Id:  (Africa - Congo - 004 and 004A)

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A COUPLE OF PHOTOS  (from one of my recent walks).

BRECON CANAL - (Mid. Wales)

 BRECON CANAL - (another view).


THE RIVER USK - (mid Wales).

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Carole

ENJOY!

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

DOLLS ADDED TO "DOLLS FOR SALE" PAGE - (Wales, Croatia and Russia)

DOLLS ADDED TO THE "DOLLS FOR SALE" PAGE.

From WALES, CROATIA and RUSSIA.

For more information about the dolls for sale, please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.  Thank you.

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RUSSIA
Code No:  (Europe - Russia - BG/00108)

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 CROATIA
Code No:  (Europe - Croatia - BG/00107)

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WALES
Code No:  (Europe - Wales - BG/00106)

Carole
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

A DOLL FROM AZERBAIJAN

Today I am listing this hand made doll from AZERBAIJAN.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
I originally listed this post as a doll having been made by Elmira Abbasley, but even though the label states it is, this is NOT so! I have been in touch with the daughter of Elmira, who says the doll is a COPY made by a previous worker for Elmira, WHO HAS USED Elmira Abbasley's name. I have since removed the label, and stated that the doll is an Azerbaijan folklore doll. It just goes to show that even when there is a name tag on a doll, it is NOT always correct. I will photograph the doll again, without the label. 

I have recently had a new computer and it has taken a little while to get used to it, but I have now found where everything is!  So now I will be able to add on more of my dolls.  So once again, thank you all for your patience.  I really appreciate it!

As always, more pictures, and more information about this doll can be seen on my website.  www.worldcostumedolls.com   Just put the Code No. in the search box on the Itinerary page on the website.  Code No:  (Asia - Azerbaijan - 002, 002A, 002B and 002C.

AZERBAIJAN - (hand made doll)
Website Id:  (Asia - Azerbaijan - 002, 002A, 002B and 002C)


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One of my Walks (Summer 2017).
(The Cats Back, Mid Wales).

Carole
ENJOY!

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Saturday, 3 March 2018

DOLLS FROM KYRGYZSTAN and SOUTH AFRICA, and a Diorama

Today I am listing dolls from KYRGYZSTAN and SOUTH AFRICA.  

A am also listing a little diorama which I made quite a while ago for "World Books Day".

For more pictures, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  Just click on the "Itinerary Tab" on the Home Page, and put the Code No. in the Search Box, and it will bring up the doll  Thank you.


KYRGYZSTAN - (mother and child).
Website Id:  (Asia - Kyrgyzstan - 006 and 006A)

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SOUTH AFRICA - (Ndebele Tribe)
Website Id:  (Africa - South Africa - 0039 and 0039A)

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A DIORAMA

"MR I. REED - ("SECOND HAND BOOKS")"


I made this little Diorama a few years ago for "WORLD BOOKS DAY. "

I made the doll with Fimo modelling clay, and cut up lots of pieces of wood in various sizes, to make the books.  Next I painted three sides of the wood, either with gold, or white paint.  Some I covered with scrap pieces of thin leather, some with different coloured pieces of paper, and some with ready printed book covers, which were free with a Dolls House magazine.  A couple of the boxes I made with very thin wood and added strips of silver foil down each side.  The smaller ones I made with cardboard.  The open book which Mr Reed is holding is just two pieces of wood for which I bevelled one edge on the two pieces, and covered them in the usual way.

The chair was in my "spare furniture" box, and the low table was a kit which just presses together.  I made the market stall myself.

Prop. I. REED - ("SECOND_HAND BOOKS")



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(HORSES ON ONE OF MY WALKS)


Carole
ENJOY!

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

HAPPY ST. DAVID's DAY!

To all my friend's and followers.

For St. David's Day this year, I would like to show you my writer's cottage "Laugharne Cottage" and also my little room-box which I have called "Noswaith Practws" ("Evening Practice").  I made them a few years ago.  I hope you will enjoy them.

INFORMATION:

"LAUGHARNE COTTAGE"
I have called the doll "Thomas Dylan" (after the famous Welsh writer - "Dylan Thomas".  "Laugharne Cottage" is named after a little place in Wales (U.K), called Laugharne, which is where Dylan Thomas lived for some time, during the 1930's, and where he did a lot of his writing in the "old boathouse", which still stands today.  It has been kept just as he left it, with screwed-up bits of paper on the floor, etc.  (He was not a tidy person!).  I made the cottage out of a wooden wine box which was given to me by a grocer.

I used Fimo modelling clay to make the doll, and I made the table, tea-chests for the books, and all the books and tied-up sheets of paper with "his writing" on.  (I didn't make his chair).  I made all the books out of cut-up pieces of wood, and covered them all with soft leather and various pieces of patterned paper, and made lots of cardboard boxes to store some of the books and piles of papers in.  Because the box is obviously not very deep, I added false doors to give the illusion of "rooms behind". 
The cottage has a bedroom upstairs, but I have not photographed it.

"LAUGHARNE COTTAGE"

"THOMAS DYLAN"

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"NOSWAITH PRACTWS".  ("EVENING PRACTICE").
("Noswaith" should have an accent on one of the letters (or two?), but I am not able to add them using my computer).

I made the wooden room-box for this one also, and I made both dolls with Fimo modelling clay.  I made the piano, stool, mirror and small crystal lampshade, and also all the pictures and photos on the walls.  I made the music case by the side of the piano, the rounded steps in the right hand corner (underneath the gold vase of flowers), and also the ornaments on the mantle-piece.  I made the little piano stool which the teacher is sitting on, by using a little chess piece from a Charity Shop, and covering the top with fabric.
I bought the fireplace, but made the chrome "bar" which fits in-front of the fire, out of a cheap, old silver-coloured bangle from a Charity Shop.
The carpet and the harp were both bought.
 I made both dolls and dressed them.  The young girl is wearing a traditional Welsh costume, for which I used genuine Welsh flannel.

"NOSWAITH PRACTWS"  
(EVENING PRACTICE")

SINGING THE WELSH
NATIONAL ANTHUM

THE MUSIC TEACHER

Carole
ENJOY!

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