Sunday, October 24, 2010

My dolls from Germany

 I told you one time, on my other blog, about these dolls that my grandmother's brother in Germany sent to me when I was a child.  His name was Oswald and I have included him in several of my art pieces lately.  I love these two little "twin" dolls and I guess they remind me of Heidi.

 But I think my favorite was always this larger doll in the middle.  She always brought Heidi to mind too.  She is 6 inches long, so you see they are all small dolls, but beautiful.

 I never met "Uncle Oswald", but he must have been a very very kind person to think of me.  He wrote to my grandmother, who we lived with, and I still have some of his letters to her.

I knew they were something special, so I never really played with them.  They look just as they did when I got them. 

Monday, July 26, 2010


When we moved into this house, my mother lived with us and moved along with us. Her health was failing and she was with us for about two more years. When she died, I wanted so much to keep her memory alive in whatever way I could. I wanted her around me. She loved pink.

We bought those flowered pink couches and then my art teacher had this watercolor that matched perfectly!

Pink flowers from Bella Fiori!

My mother's crocheted afgan in pinks.

My grandmother's cups and saucers that she brought over from Germany. Pinks and purples.

A rosey plate from a garage sale.

A framed mirror that I made at one of Rosie's workshops with paste paper.

I assembled lots of other pinks...

to go with my mother's pink dishes...

and started looking for these pink statues that I would find in antique shops. This charming couple...

this bashful girl...

her suitor...

another cute couple...

and this telephone. My mother loved the old time telephones!

Love birds.

And then there was pink girl and...

boy blue...

and these lovelies that she had for years, all the while I was growing up.

Treasures. All of them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Before putting Easter away, I thought I'd show you some of my favorites. I love bunnies!

The little orchestra serenades the others.

Here are some old ones that were my mother's and some from when I was a child. Treasures.

And some I have found in antique shops.

One year, I made these little hanging gingham baskets. Directions were in a Family Circle or Woman's Day magazine.
And then there's the ones my Mom crocheted.

More treasures of the heart.
Many years ago, I took ceramic classes and produced another kind of egg. Now it holds M&Ms for Danielle.

Can't forget this duck. My Mom's.

Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thinking of February

Packed all my Valentine stuff away and forgot to post some of my February treasures here. This gal is still hanging around. I made her one year, before my valentine party, to sit at the little dolls' tea party. Her tea companion changes from year to year, according to who Danielle chooses to be at the party. She's just a funny rag doll, but I had fun making her and I love her jewelry and her button mouth.

She's dressed for the occasion with her heart fabric dress and look at those beautiful red shiny buttons!