Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Frozen Charlotte

Ever since I was little, I loved dolls, especially small dolls. My mom even let me play with her bisque dollhouse dolls. Anytime I was given a new doll, it found a home in my dollhouse. Of course I liked the dolls that were jointed best, but….the frozen Charlottes were just too good to pass up.
They came in such tiny sizes. The smaller the better as far as I was concerned.
This link gives the history of frozen Charlotte;

There are hundreds of these tiny dolls still around, many of them have been damaged over the years. I have found that there are many artists that use these broken dolls and doll parts in their art.

Some use them in their steampunk jewelry;


Others use them in their mixed media/altered art.

I think this is just wonderful…these poor little dolls with such a sad story have been given new and wonderful lives.




goodgosh said...

I'll admit, when I saw the title "dolls" I got the eebie jeebies, but these little ones aren't so bad! You do like the little things! Have you ever had therapy about that? Ha!

Only dolls I got my hands on I drew pen marks down the cracks of their butts.

I love the steampunk usage!

robin dudley-howes said...

Thanks for the inclusion Jane. It was fun checking out the other sites too.
Robin (shadesofakasha)

Peppercorns said...

I've seen these little dolls around for years and never really paid much attention to them. Thanks for this post Jane. Now I'm fascinated and will be watching.

And yet another item to collect. LOL

Linnet said...

Fascinating! Now I know why this doll has the name that it does ~ kind of an eerie back story to it, but thanks for the history lesson!


Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for including me in your collection. Love Froven Charlotte's.

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