Wednesday, August 20, 2008

German Frozen Charlotte dolls

I am so excited!

I recently bought an entire lot of German dolls and doll parts. They have arrived and my mind has been spinning with ideas and images! I stayed up until past 1 am last night working on my first assemblage doll using one of the beautiful heads.

Since I bought more than I can use (my husband had that deer-in-the-headlight-look when I told him just how many I bought!), I will be selling them in my etsy shop.

I bought these directly from Germany. The old abandoned doll factories have hundreds of dolls buried on the grounds from 1860's - 1910. Today there are people who are now digging them up, as they have become very collectible and are getting harder and harder to find. The man I bought these from in Germany said the Frozen Charlotte's come from the Limbach doll factory.

Frozen Charlottes are named after a girl who lived in Maine who froze to death on New Years Eve night because she would not wear a coat outside. Sad story!



can't wait to see what you do with the Charlottes !!

how did the drawing workshop go ???

Connie said...

I've loved travelling around your site. The collage work is wondeful and the colour on the site ravishing.