Monday, April 16, 2018

Dolls Gotta Have Heart; Raggedy Ann, Legends, and History for Over 100 Years - Ruby Lane Blog

Dolls Gotta Have Heart; Raggedy Ann, Legends, and History for Over 100 Years - Ruby Lane Blog: Raggedy Ann has been a beloved doll and literary character for over 100 years.  Her face has graced countless story books, coloring books, paper dolls, toys, radios, canned goods, and posters about Diphtheria and Smallpox vaccinations.  Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy, have starred in their own animated films, and Raggedy Ann has flown... Read more »

Monday, March 26, 2018

Why We Love Dollhouses (And You Should Too!) - Ruby Lane Blog

Why We Love Dollhouses (And You Should Too!) - Ruby Lane Blog: The first dollhouses on record are probably the Dutch cabinet houses and Nuremburg doll houses, meant more for adults as cabinets of curiosities than for children.  The novel The Miniaturist is based on these. One great example that still survives is Mon Plaisir, from the 18th century. The Nuremberg House open, 1673 via Victoria and... Read more »

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pascua de Resurrección

Semana Santa lleva el nombre de una diosa de la fertilidad alemán. Ella es una figura pagana y las fiestas religiosas, al menos en mi iglesia, toman su nombre de una versión de Pascua. En mi iglesia, los nombres para la semana Santa es Pascua, que significa la Pascua. Pascua ortodoxa debe venir un cierto tiempo después de Pascua, nunca antes.
 
Los huevos, conejos y muchos otros símbolos que asocian son simbólicos de ritos de la primavera también. También es el momento cuando Perséfone regresa del Hades para estar con su madre Deméter. La tierra celebra con ella. Primavera para nosotros es un tiempo para reagruparse, para renacer, para las flores y para plantar. Es un tiempo que ponemos nuestro mejor pie adelante, y cuando las muñecas y los seres humanos saca sus capos de Pascua y del finery de la Pascua. Aquí hay algunas fotos que le ayudarán a celebrar.
 

Courtesy, Emily Jackson, Jackson Pottery

Celluloid Brittany, Lace head cover

Lenci Type, Traditional head cover

Dean's Rag Book with Bonnet


German Bisque, original hat

Original
Easter is named for a German fertility goddess.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dolls of Good Character; The Children Of The American Character Doll Company - Ruby Lane Blog

Dolls of Good Character; The Children Of The American Character Doll Company - Ruby Lane Blog: If you love baby dolls, Betsy McCall, Sweet Sue, or Tiny Tears, then you love dolls by the American Character Doll Company.  American Character was in business from 1919 to 1968, and trademarked the name “Petite” found embossed on many of the early composition dolls from the 20s.  They were known for mama dolls and... Read more »

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Siobhan (Joan)

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Siobhan (Joan): Our cat Bangles is inspecting one of our latest additions to the museum, the little girl in the pink frothy dress is named Siobhan, or ...