History Meets the Arts Weekend 2018

img_6539On the weekend of June 8,9 and 10th, Lord Nelsons Gallery hosted ” History Meets the Arts weekend” at Gettysburg College. In attendance were artists ranging from painters to sculpture’s to artisans making trunks and pottery!

Its so much easier to show you than to try and describe the beautiful artwork we saw……so here you go!

 

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We bought a bandbox for one of my bonnets and the cutest “Ugly” jug!

 

Until next time!

Bathing Beauty Dolls

07It seems whenever the monster known as depression hits hard in my life (which it has been a lot lately) dolls and there fantasy world come galloping in to help me through it. So I thought today I would share another love of mine, bathing beauty dolls. These dolls are beautiful and risqué; what could be a better combination?

These dolls started to be produced around the early 1900s into the 1920s. Some had clothes painted/molded on, some had fabric or lace glued to them as clothing. I have seen some with mohair and some with painted/molded on hair. Basically, there is something for everyone! I tend to like the ones in undergarments since that is something I collect in full size vintage clothing. Here are some great examples of bathing beauty dolls:

And to end this little post, I present to you a bathing beauty doing what I can only figure is interpretive dance? Whatever she is doing, she is looking good while doing it!