Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dolly Pin or Brooch if you Prefer




This wee Queen Anne dolly was created in 1972 by an artist of whom I cannot read the signature, but it looks like Betty Arndt. I have to say that the dress is actually a very deep, hot pink, and that my photographic skills go a begging. I just wanted to share this exquisite tiny, hand carved, wooden dolly. She is all of one inch tall there under glass in her mob cap.

18 comments:

dubuhdudesigns said...

There's a doll in there?! I thought that was a photo in the broach/pendant. That's amazing~thanks for sharing that!
~Christine

Nancy said...

Oh Christine...what a charming little piece...so unique...love it!

Hugs,
Nancy

Heather said...

How sweet! Ive never seen anything like that!~

Suzanne said...

Oh my...she is so tiny! What an amazing little piece of artwork.

Miss.Maddie's said...

Such a darling little beauty tucked beneath the glass sheltered from harm and locked in time.
You do share the loveliest of objects for our perusal.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Susan

Doreen said...

Good morning Zwee. I can not imagine making something so small....sometimes I struggle with my things and they are generally 10 inches or so...lol.

Stop by my blog and sign up for my 100th post giveaway if you get time.

Hugs,
D

Aleta said...

Hi Zwee!!
Bill and I were at the Oregon City Antique Mall yesterday. We drove right by your lovely Victorian mansion too. I almost stuck my head out the window and yelled "Hey there girlie!!" as we passed by, but then thought better of the whole idea and just sat in my seat and waved a happy little wave. Did you see me? ;o)

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Christine LeFever said...

Aleta, of course I saw you drive by; I was sitting in my old wicker chair, sipping mint julep and I waved right back at you. The weather was so warm and beautiful. NOT! Maybe next month. Thank you for calling my lovely old home a mansion when it really is not.A Victorian cottage that looks bigger than it is.

Zwee!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachael Kinnison said...

Ohh Christine she is SOOOO wee teensie weensie! What a little treasure~ I hope you wear her often on your bodice, so she may see the world head on~ Im quite sure she gets a stiff neck & headache from having to look so far up all the time!

Donna O. said...

The best treasures are wee!
D.

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, Christine, what a tiny jewel you have there! She is Darling! And I have to tell you, I absolutely laughed until I was in tears about the Drunken Monkey! I've never heard it described better! And funny enough I actually use both my hands, weird,huh?!
Sandra Evertson

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Dreamy little Dollies. I found you at Miss Maddies. So glad I did.

Karen Eileen

nicol sayre said...

Hello dear...
Thanks so much for keeping in touch!
Life and it's surprises are keeping me busy but I so enjoy hearing from you...my best to you always xo N

a painter said...

What a wonderful treasure! I love Queen Anne dolls and adore miniatures, too. You have the best of both worlds there. Thanks for sharing your treasure!

Doreen said...

Zweeee..where's your music??? Did you have trouble with it...or just not had the time?

:)D

Christine LeFever said...

Hi, Doreen, I didn't want the song for my blog. I don't want music on my blog. It actually jars me to hear music on anyone's blog, but that one song on yours is one I wanted to know about. Alas, I never even read your post. I was too interested in the song. You see, that is one reason why I don't want music on my blog. HaHaHa, I get distracted very easily, yes?
Christine

softinthehead said...

It amazes me that anyone can do anything on that scale. I am such a fumble monger when it comes to tiny detail "ANYTHING", and then of course the older I get the harder it is for me to see something smaller than 4 inches without a magnifying glass. I am such a sad case indeed....I just love the locket idea, so delicate and feminine. Pam

Lana said...

Oh how teeny tiny! That is such a petite treasure!