Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Monday, January 27, 2014

New arrivals: Armand Marseille and Ernst Heubach dolls

I have six new girls ready to make their debut as they hide in a cabinet in the back room. 
Here they are, with new dresses and clean faces.   All of the old clothes are stored away, none of which were original.  None of the wigs were original either; in fact, some of the girls had no hair at all upon arrival. 

I use a product called Renaissance micro-crystalline wax polish on all the faces to clean and protect them. It does absolutely no harm now or in the future and is made in England and used by the British Museum. All you need is a small jar.  
She's looking good for 100+ years old. 

Dressed for winter.  This Heubach doll has a rosy face as compared to the Armand Marseille girls. 

Another red-haired beauty.
OK maybe the blonde wig needs a trim. 

1 comment:

  1. Do you collect dolls or do you just sell them?
    I bought a sweet little Heubach Doll last fall as a cousin to my Bleuettes. The German dolls have more realistic features.