Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Show and Tell...the Little Girl in Me
Who could resist the beauty of a Jumeau Bru Reproduction Doll ? Although I'm not a doll collector, I can appreciate the fine details of her face, all hand-painted.
She was a gift, many years ago, through my family. And now, that I am sorting and boxing for the move from the farm, it appears she will be making the move with me.
Because she is so tall, 24", I kept her boxed away. Now that I will be moving to a Folk Victorian Home, with high ceilings, I think I can find a spot to display her.
Every detail is remembered, even her earrings.
Her clothes are exquisite in design...sewn by an expert seamstress.
The dress fabrics are velvet and satin, trimmed in fine lace. The sleeves of velvet have a satin inset.
Even the inside of the bonnet is lined with lace. Everything about the reproduction reminds you she is not an assembly line doll.
Of course, she would not be complete without stockings and beautiful leather shoes.
Moving is never easy.....only to be compounded with down-sizing. As I've said from the beginning of this new adventure, it is the right move for me.
I hope you continue to watch and read, as the Das Kleine Haus becomes my new home.