Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I just got a heads up about these dolls and thought I should share them.
Meet Eliza Doolittle From My Fair Lady.  Isn't she beautiful?
If you haven't seen the movie see it!  In the scene where she's wearing this dress she's watching a horse race; Professor Higgins anxiously looking on to see how his Cockney flower girl fares in high society.  She gets excited seeing the horses run, picks a favorite and yells "Move your bloody 'arse!"

I did not take this picture (any of them--thank you David!) or I probably could identify this Barbie.  She is lovely with  a bathing suit from the past.  What age are we seeing here--how about the 50's?  Can't you feel the hot sun?  The only thing missing is the sand.  Can't you feel the hot sun?

A Barbie Doll right out of Peter Rabbit.  See Peter sprouting from her dress?
Brings me back to my childhood.  There was a big house with a huge garden right across from us in Minneapolis and I was convinced the garden belonged to Mr. McGregor and Peter Rabbit was there, enjoying a carrot.  Run Peter! 

What do we have here?  A Barbie with long hair from the Swiss Alps?
Perhaps Heidi the Swiss heroine but where's her  smelly cheese?  

This doll has to come from Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina?
I love the lushness of the red gown and the muffs and oversize collar.

This doll comes from only one place--Scotland!  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Everything Beautiful and Unusual!

I don't think I can claim this as a real fur but it is good looking and in grand shape and look at that wonderful party dress! Well, what can I say?  Graduation is coming up in a few months and it looks like exactly what's needed to fill out an evening to perfection.

This bird cage is huge.  Maybe you have a parrot that needs a new home?  Or maybe parrots don't live in cages and  all they need is their own corner of the living room.? I don't know, although one of my favorite movies "The Lady Killers", (the early one with Alec Guinness) boasts one of the funniest parrots in movie history and he wouldn't have been seen dead in a cage.
Whatever bird you have it (other than a parrot) would love this cage.
Besides being beautiful this platter is light, which means you can load a bunch of things on it and not have to have a dolly to get it to the dining room.
Another beautiful piece of glass and what a wonderful color!
Our usual astonishing dollar rack.