Monday, May 11, 2009

Valley of the Dolls . . .

These images are dedicated to Bobzilla, the barbarian barbie bounty hunter. At the jumble sale today there were in fact quite a few dolls in attendance. . . I think they had seen the post I did yesterday, and they came out of the woodwork to see me . . . this first one whispered to me that the Marquis sent them. . .
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15 comments:

The Sagittarian said...

Those dolls look rather old! I love second hand stores, jumble sales etc...my dad could never drive past one either (sales etc that is not dolls) so I think I have inherited my love pre-owned stuff from him. One of my favourite things is a doll that my grandparents bought in Port Said in 1955, for their first born grand daughter - which was me, even tho' I wasn't even born of thought of then!! I still have her, she went to doll hospital a few years ago and looks fab now.

Lily Fields said...

Zoom you are a trip...Is that a doll size filing cabinet behind the Sharon Stone Doll in Red? LOL !

joo said...

Wow, Those dools look rather terrifing for me - I don't know why but I've always found old dolls strange and a bit frightening. Maybe too many horror films?
But I love jumble sales! Nice post, interesting.
have a nice week:)

jeff34 said...

Salut cher Owen ! Aujourd'hui congès et je viens vite te dire un petit bonjour suite à ton message de hier ou ce matin...!
Je regardais tes photos et c'est surprenant comme les sujets ont certaines similitudes !
Je trouve ces poupée, à la fois effrayantes parce que sans vie, à la fois vivantes, parce que moi je leur donne de la vie,...! La où il y a du regard, il y a de la vie...! Les yeux e l'autre sont-ils des miroirs ? That is ze question ?

Ouaih !...tu posais la question de l'univers de "Blogger"..! Je ne sais où peuvent bien passer les dits bloggers ( lady of course ! ) quand ils ne sont pas derrière leur clavier !... D'ailleurs à ce sujet, je comptais louer une petite caravane et me fendre d'une boule de cristal afin de parcourir la région cet été ! Je deviendrais certainement richissime ! Va savoir !...

P....n ! Je suis entrain de réaliser d'un coup là, t'es pas entrain de nous dire que dans ton jardin tu as caché pleins de poupées... you see what I meen...!
Certains esprits, comme le mien d'ailleurs, peuvent être mal tournés et ne pas saisir ta poésie !...
Non, mais ça ce sont les restes de vapeurs de nombreuses verveines, tisanes ingurgitées pendant ces trois jours !...
Quand je revois des ami(e)s It's "terrible" !...

Je repasserais te "voir" d'ici ce soir ! Bonne journée ou bonne soirée... tout dépend de l'heure où tu vas trouver mon "court" message !...

A bientôt Owen 2 L !... Amitiés Owen !

Jessie Lilac said...

What an amazing jumble sale you went to! We don't seem to have them here any more, it's been replaced by car boot sales sadly. I've always been fascinated by dolls, especially those spooky old ones that are probably still alive.Ha!

Steve said...

The first few are oddly Hollywood - Elizabeth Taylor-ish.

Bill Evertson said...

I have to agree that Hollywood might have a bit of creepy influence on our doll consciousness. You seem to have hit the jackpot for inspiration at the jumble sale. The shot with little? heads on sticks is my favorite.

Margaret Pangert said...

Je peux bien croire que la premiere poupee vous en a parlees--ses yeux paraissent vachement vrais et sa bouche veut me dire quelque chose. N.B. Quelle maquillage! N.N.B. Merci d'avoir passe par mon blog! Bien a vous, Margaret

Buskitten said...

Oooooh, well Owen, if you have jumble Sales like this in France, I will have to move there! These photos are FAB! I just love the creepy old dolls - they are weirs, aren't they? I really want the papier mache ones, like puppets heads, brilliant! The decaying buildings are fantastic too, in fact all your photos.....
Thanks for stopping by and seeing Tiddles, I let you know how it all went subito!! xxx

Laurie said...

These photos are seriously spooky, Owen. Flipping heck! Especially the last one where the heads have been jammed on sticks. Thanks for the Jack Russells. Laurie

Butler and Bagman said...

Exquisitely grotesque! A wonderful post. I will need to follow this blog for sure!

Owen said...

Well, I can see this dollop of dolls in the blog cake mix today caught people's attention and imagination. I understand the spooky, haunted feeling they may transmit, something vaguely voodoo about all that, especially the heads on sticks... but they seduce me nevertheless...

Butler & Bagman, welcome, welcome, the more the merrier !

Et Margaret, bienvenue to you too !

Bill, Steve, yeah, Hollywood, especially the grimmer side of bad Hollywood films like the "Chucky" series probably does not help old dolls to ... come out of the closet easily...

Busk, my greetings to Tiddles, please let him know he has nothing to fear from these scary old dolls... I won't let them out of the Lantern

Sag, hope we'll see your Port Said doll soon ? Nice story...

Joo, thanks for dropping by from so far away, do they have any old doll places in Poland ? Or maybe in your attic ???

Lily, great to see you around here !!! watcht out, blogging is habit forming !

J34, effectivement, il y a pleines de poupées dans mon jardin... ce n'est pas le cas pour tout le monde ???

Jessie, they are what one believes they are... they may still be alive...

mander! said...

Super creepy doll pics!

jeff34 said...

Et voilà ! Owen, tu me la joue mondain ! Les temps ne sont plus ce qu'ils étaient... !
Bien sûr que j'ai des poupées dans le jardin... on a tous une poupée dans son jardin !...

Buena noche !

Catherine said...

They really are just too freaky for words!!