Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 334                                                                                                                                                  Doll as jewelry? I'm in. Don't remember were I found this, if you know please add it to the comments.                                        

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 333                                                                                                                                                  The season 8 Game of Thrones trailer premiered yesterday (yeah, I watched it 4 times). 40 days, just like Lent, until the premier.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Here's one of the most mysterious characters from the books/show. This is Leaf. Leaf is one of the Children of the Forest. They are one of the original people of Westros. Although calling them "people" isn't right, as they are more like Elves or Fairies.  They have magic. I won't go into the whole history, I'll just say that they are very important to the whole story line.                                                                                                                    
 This is a show photo of the actor that plays Leaf on the show. The costumes are amazing.                                                                                                                                                  
The costumes were designed by Michele Chapman and the embroidery/embellishment was done by Michele Carragher.              



If you want to see more, go to michelecarragherembriodery.com


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 332                                                                                                                                                  The last of my new Native American dolls.  These little ones, only 3-4 inches tall, are wooden, with a cellulose head. The poor dear on the right looks like their face got stepped on and I'm not sure what the dot is on the other one. They were also made for the tourist trade.                                                                                                                                                                                       

See? Their feet are stamped "Japan". My guess is they are from the 50's or 60's.                                                                                                                                                                                      Next time we'll be going back to Westros.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 331

Here's another  of the Native American dolls I got the other week. This one screams "tourist souvenir". Although her dress is real leather and the beadwork, skimpy as it is, is nice. She has "sleepy eyes" and odd looking shoes. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 330                                                                                                                                                Let the countdown begin. 2 months until the season 8 premier of Game of Thrones. I got lots on new Funko dolls to share. Up first:


Gendry (Baratheon) bastard son of King Robert. Not Cersi's son(check out GrayArea on you tube for a video about that nonsense theory) We first met Gendry while his working as a blacksmith in Flea Bottom. To save him, he's shipped off to join the Night's Watch were he meets Arya. In a long involved storyline, he's put in a boat by Ser Davos and not seen again for 4(?) seasons. He came back in season 7, went beyond the wall with that group and who knows (George R. R. Martin?) what's going to become of him. 




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 329                                                                                                                                                The other day I won 4 Native American dolls on an auction site. Here's the first one.                                                                            
 By the state on her clothes, I say she's pretty old. Her legs are wood and her head is clay.                                                                                                                                                                          

Here's a close up of her face and her little baby. There's no markings on her and I have no idea what tribe she is from. Any ideas?                                                                                                         

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 328                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Finally, after being on the show since episode 1, season 1.                                                                                                                                           

Lord Varys gets his own doll. AKA The Spider, he has a hidden agenda and has been playing the long, really long Game of Thrones. What's he really up too? Guess we'll find out soon.


April 14th, 2019!


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 327                                                                                                                                                 
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Hard to tell what's going on with these 2. I'm going to guess that they are supposed to be from an unknown Middle Eastern country or someone's idea of "Middle Eastern people". Whatever they are, they're a hot mess. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 326                                                                                                                                                      
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Possibly a Russian peasant doll. Like last week's Aztec woman, the detail on her is amazing.                                                                          












Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 325                                                                                                                       
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Sweet Native Mexican doll. Probably Aztec. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

WINTER BREAK 2018

One of the best things about working at a university is getting almost 3 weeks off for Winter Break ( AKA Christmas) We went to visit family in California.
 We flew out of Jacksonville, Fla. Santa and his  dolphins.

 I've never seen a beauty vending machine before. I didn't need a hairdryer.


 Early Christmas with The Doctor, my Niece and her family. Her son turned 3 at the start of December.


 My sister-in-law and I both love doing jigsaw puzzles. We did 2.  


 Christmas tree full of elves and birds.


Because the vacation was the gift,  the Christmas gifts were few. Who doesn't need a new to me vintage suitcase? Made a great  carry on. And it was $7.99. The Doctor is getting a new car!




 The green mohair knit is a huge shawl/wrap original from H & M, thrifted price: $2. We went on an afternoon walk around the Rosie the Riveter/ Kaiser Shipyards sight in Richmond.


 The Golden Gate Bridge.


 Oakland. The last two photos are from my brother-in-law.

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 Here's what the shipyards look like now. Condos and parks. It's hard to believe this whole area was where the Liberty ships that won WW2 where built.

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 The Rosie The Riveter memorial. It's the #12 in the above photo. It's interesting to read the statements from the real woman who where the riveters. They had 24 hour daycare, full health care and everyone, regardless of race or gender, got hired. Too bad things aren't the same now. But I guess during a war, all hands on deck.



This is the old Ford plant, #14 in the photo. During the war it turned out 49,000 jeeps and 100,000 of vehicles ; tanks, halftracks ect. It's a beautiful building that is now used for events.  The afternoon we where there a huge New Year's Eve party was being set up.



Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 324

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!


We've been on vacation for the past couple of weeks and this isn't really a "doll", but it was of the season.

Santa with dolphins at the Jacksonville, Florida airport.