Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Polish Dolls Are Colorful and Detailed


Meet Marisha and Stanislaus, two attractive dolls straight from Krakow, Poland.

Actually, those names are made up.  Since the dolls are Polish from head to toe, I thought the names sounded suitable.  They are dressed in full, colorful regalia.

Found in a thrift store, they were utterly irresistible, since my maternal grandparents came from Poland.  Whenever my grandfather heard the Polish National anthem, tears spilled from his eyes.

The dolls, both blonde-haired, blue-eyed sweethearts, are wearing black leather books.












The little girl doll has red pearls, blue, gold, and red-beaded vest, white shirt, and red printed skirt.  She also has a white, lacy collar and matching skirt cover with heart shapes on it. 




























Even the slip beneath her skirt has lacy edging.


There are colored flowers in her hair which is neatly braided into pigtails, tied with red ribbons.  A red ribbon wraps around her waist.

The little boy doll wears red and white pin-striped pants and a white shirt.  His tunic sports gold sequins and red adornments.  He also wears a white belt.

Blue, green, pink, and yellow streamers fall from his hat.

The dolls are attached to a simple piece of wood. they've made a long trip to the USA from their native country.

When I look at the Polish dolls, my heart swells with love and pride. I wish I could show them to my Grandma who has gone to the other side of life.


DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL ITEMS REPRESENTING YOUR ETHNIC BACKGROUND? 

7 comments:

Van said...

I love the patterns, bright colors, and details. Lovely!

Karen Lange said...

They are sweet. I used to have a doll collection when I was growing up. Not sure what happened to it; it's probably in my parents' attic. I need to check on that:) Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Oh that is so sweet that the dolls mean a lot to you! Beautiful colors on their clothes!

Claus said...

Guatemala is all about wood, clay, masks, fabrics, scenic painting, and handicrafts all in the most vibrant colors and textures. There is plenty of that around my home, making it very "Guatemalan" :-) - if that makes any sense - and it's very pretty to look at. I'm actually in the works of making a little living room right at the entrace, more colorful and more my country. The decor is good, but the walls are a bit "blah", and they need a splash of color. I plan to do that sometime between July and August :-)
Lovely dolls!! I love the girl's hair.
have a great day!

diane stetson said...

I have a girl doll I brought back with me from Poland when I went there ten years ago. She is on the bed in the guest bedroom smiling at everyone who enters.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

What fun! I think Madame Alexander made dolls representing different countries, but don't know if they're still available. I don't have any representing my background.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kathy said...

How sweet are they!!!
and I'm lovin your blog which I just found!!!!
I have many items from my Swedish background.
Grandmothers dishes and a fishing net from my Grandfather...Some clothing too,
Nice to meet you,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Stop in when time allows...
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