Well, health after me reminding you not to forget to set your clocks ahead, viagra guess who forgot? Me. This weekend I was in Rehoboth. It was great to throw open the door to my little condo, I was ready. It was so warm this weekend, and the town was packed with people as though it was already summer.

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While I was there I helped a friend redo her shop. Janet owns Early Attic, a wonderful little shop at the beach, where you will find lots of cottegy furniture and everything you need to go with it. She wanted to give her shop a new look for her opening this May, and asked me if I could help her with some ideas. Anything to do with decorating idea, I’m ready!! I thought trying some new paint colors, was a good start, and she agreed. Rich cocoa brown on the walls, white woodwork with a large display piece painted in two shades of robin’s egg blue. I think it’s going to look really nice and give the shop a fresh new look, and all of the vintage white wicker will really pop. After a few hours of painting we were ready to hang up our brushes and go antiquing, so we drove to Georgetown, DE. I found a few things for my store, and I wanted to show you this doll. She is an Amish doll, possibly made by a mother for her daughter. It’s hard to say how old she is, maybe 40′s or 50′s, maybe earlier.

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As I was photographing her for my store this morning, I noticed a face. How could I have missed it?

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It looks as though it was drawn on and then washed off. It looks as though a child drew it. The Amish do not like faces on dolls, and they do not like to be photographed either, most anyway, some do not mind. It has to do with the second commandment, and no graven images. It’s ironic that they are the most photographed people in America.

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Her bonnet is sweet, made just like the bonnets the children wear, with the black ribbon handsewn on the back. She wears little knitted socks, typically Amish, as are her clothes.

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Her joints are attached with buttons, so typical of Amish dolls, and she is signed on the back with ink, real ink, not a ballpoint pen. I will have her for sale in my store soon, so if you have any interest just let me know. Time for me to get back to work.
Happy day
Carole

4 Responses to “”

  1. valerie Says:

    I love the doll. This is my first vist with you. I love your blog.

  2. Carole Says:

    Welcome Valerie. I am so glad you enjoyed visiting my blog. Come again, soon.
    Carole

  3. Martha Says:

    Hi, I love old dolls! When I make and sell my style Raggedy Ann I try to make them look old and worn.
    The room in the photo looks so restful!
    Martha

  4. Jason Angelo Says:

    I seldom leave a response, however i did a few searching and wound up here Carole?s Country Store Blog ? Blog Archive.
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it seem like a few of these responses look as if they are written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting at other online sites, I would like to keep up with everything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of your community pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

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