Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Antique Frozen Charlotte Dolls

I must admit that I'm not really a doll person.
But, I do like history.
And, these have a great story.

These have recently been dug up from abandoned/ruined doll factories in Germany that closed decades ago.
These littles are about 100 years old!
How cool is that?!?!?
I soooo wanted to be an archaeologist when I was young.
The whole thought of digging up artifacts from long ago completely intrigues me.
(Digging up treasures at flea markets is pretty fun too!)

I really know nothing about dolls, so I did a little research on good old Wikipedia for some insight into them. You can find a little bit about these dolls here. And the sad (real or fabled) poem about the girl whom these were named for is here.

I've listed the smaller dolls on my website. (Edit: They have sold out, but I will be on the lookout for more!)
These are all under 2" and are a perfect size to use in jewelry or in small projects.
They are all damaged with missing limbs and have some discoloration.
I think this adds to their charm.
(I guess they have grown on me!)

I was planning to save the larger dolls for the Vendor Night at Silver Bella and another show that I will be at in the Fall. These are harder to list on the website because they vary greatly in design and damage. However, if you would like to purchase one, let me know! (Most of them are between 3"-4" tall)


Mad Red Hare said...

Wow, what a find! I have always been intrigued by archaeology myself!

Shell said...


Because my mother was German and because I love to do the mixed media boxes/etc. I would love to purchase about 5 from you. When you have a few, drop me a email or blog comment, with some that you are willing to part with!!


Chiki Cottage said...

Oh,I would really want at least one. The story is so amazing. I am a history major so I just love that you found these. Please let me know if you are going to sell some of them. Email me or contact me on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Vintage by Crystal said...

These are just amazing! You didn't go to Germany and dig them up yourself did you? ;) I'm looking forward to seeing them and all of your other goodies at Silver Bella!

Jennifer said...

Boy am I mad! So sorry I missed out on these little cuties....hopefully next time! ;)

Angela Harris said...

Bummer!! I always miss out on these! They go so fast. They are amazing. I didn't think I was a doll person either but I'd like to try so many projects with these:)

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Thank you for the links I think they are so cute but I too am not sure what to make of them. Kinda cute kinda creepy.
I think those Indiana Jones movies made us all want to be archeologists LOL!



Lorri said...

I love these dolls, but I haven't played with any yet. I only just managed to find some last weekend at an antique fair.
Would you mind if I linked to your blog via mine to this post?
Thanks so much for sharing :)