These are some of the tallest dolls in my curio nook. They just barely fit on the shelf. I do have larger dolls in other locations, but I focus on small ones.
This doll belonged to my mother-in-law.
This doll was purchased in South Dakota at a gift shop. I believe it's Lakota. I fell in love with her and her white hair at first sight. I am a naturally thrifty person but I willingly paid more for her than any other doll in my possession.
This lady is in Welsh traditional garb and was purchased from a vendor specializing in Welsh merchandise.
This Scottish couple was made by me, two of many clothes peg dolls I've made over the years.
This flower fairy was purchased at a Lake Nokomis Craft Sale (Minneapolis). I have neglected to keep track of the artist.
Some of my flower fairies, seen in another album in this gallery. There's a ratty Steiff Hedgehog, a doll tea set I've had since childhood, and a few mugs with characters on them. The poem on birchbark is a fairy poem and was used as display decoration when I sold my fairies.
This display stand is an old wood spice 'shelf' I covered with birch bark, twigs and silk leaves. I used it for craft shows when I was selling my flower fairies. The line of small trouble dolls is actually a barette.
The acorn decorated pot is part of a hot chocolate set that was hand painted by my husband's great aunt. Sadly, I broke one of the cups.
Finding a way to stand the dolls up gets creative.
The blue lady was from the estate of a friend of my mother-in-law. I believe it was done by a student at Michigan State University and gifted to her. I thought she went well with the blue patterned dishes in my cupboard.
They look lonely when photographed alone, but they all live together in an informal gathering.
The dolls share their nook with various glassware, blue patterned dishes, and other odd items that find their way there.