Tuesday, June 8, 2010

folk art dolls

I don't know what came over me. I noticed this dollin what appeared to be a bag of folk art, mostly cloth, dolls.

I'm not a doll collector although sometimes I am drawn to cloth or folk art dolls. I bought them without examining all of the contents. It turns out there are 23 of them and my favorite, at the moment, is the one at the top which is one of the ones I found at the bottom of the bag.
Now the question is, what am I going to do with them?

13 comments:

Kris Henderson said...

OH my! What a great find. Just think of all the hands that fashioned these beauties! I am sure the reason for you having these will reveal itself sooner or later. In the mean time, I say display and enjoy them!
I'd love to see the rest of them.

dosfishes said...

Fabulous find, who know when your intuition takes over and says, gotta have this. I am sure that you will come up with something wonderful to display them.
xox Corrine

Mary said...

I love cloth folk art dolls. The porcelain dolls - eeeek, not so much - they always look possessed.

Kaye Turner said...

An interesting find! It sounds as if they wanted to come home with you and made sure you chose them.

Mrs Moen said...

How exciting; it makes me wonder where they are from. Are they marked in any way?

Barbara said...

These dolls are absolute treasures! I would have done the same, bought them without examining everything. If you still don't know what to do with them, I'll provide my mailing address -- problem solved! LOL

Bea said...

OH WOWOWOWSER, what a great find!
I love all of them that I can see.
Just set them up somewhere where they can get used to the place and listen. Art ears! I think that's something like deer ears but art related. lololsnort :)Bea

Susan Erickson said...

line them up and have a tea party.....

Healing Woman said...

You are definitely a scavenger just like me! I have been known to do exactly the same thing. Buy the whole bag because if you don't, you know you will come up with a fabulous idea for them and be sorry! Some wonderful idea will emerge for them, in time.

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous find and an instant collection!!!! Cloth folk art dolls are wonderful!!

Clare Wassermann said...

I've never seen anything like these. They need to be preserved well.

Sandra said...

What a great find! Just enjoy them, they look very special.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

PLAY! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
You can talk things over with them in your studio :O)!