Thursday, September 04, 2008
The Vintage Bear "Smiley" Joins A Civil War Era China Head Doll.
A Pretty Pair...See the post from a few days ago on August 30th, to learn more about the Vintage Bear "Smiley". Here he's shown with one of his good friends, a Civil War Era China Head Doll that was purchased at the same Toy Show as the bear, in Maquoketa, Iowa a few years ago. The hairstyle (Called a Flattop Hairstyle) of the Doll tells us that she is from around the 1860's. Her body crumbled away many years ago and has been replaced with a new one. This doesn't effect the value of the doll significantly, because a doll who's leaking sawdust is not very desirable. I made the Miniature Doll Quilt using 1 inch squares of reproduction fabrics and Homespun Plaids. ~Lovethemsteiff~