Monday, March 12, 2012

Martha's Dolls

 The reception desk at my favorite rehab home, is owned and run by Martha. The residents love what she does for every holiday/season. This week it was decorated for Saint Patrick's day and she brought her tiny, 4 inch doll collection to sit on small benches.
 the detail is amazing in such a small doll

 This one has real tears running down its face.

 Above, I was to close with the flash and it blue it out, but Martha said it made it look like a real baby. Below I worked on it a little in PhotoShop.  Do you think it looks like a real baby?

27 comments:

Ginny said...

I have never seen little dolls like this before. If you hadn't said, I would have thought they were regular size! They are amazing and each is so unique, with it's own special and different face! Does this kind of doll have a name?

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

That one with tears instantly made me want to cry right along with it. Very cool dolls!

SquirrelQueen said...

The detail is amazing for such a small doll. That last one does look like a real baby. Maybe it's just me but a couple of them are just a touch on the creepy side.

Snapper II said...

They look like doll babys. no real baby's here. LOL

TexWisGirl said...

no, not to me. but they are cute.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Well, technically, no. It still looks like a doll. But a magically-made doll!!! One of many magically-made dolls. :-)

"I cannot conceivably influence the world's destiny, but I can make my own life more worthwhile."
~Gladys Taber

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

They do look real...I like the one with its tongue sticking out.
ps I like your blog look

RoeH said...

What an adorable collection!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm surprised they are only 4 inches tall! Martha must be a lovely person to want to cheer everyone up in this way.

Remington said...

What cute dolls! They are really cool! Thank you so much for the positive thoughts while I was ill this past weekend! I appreciated it! I am doing much better today!

Janie said...

Very unique dolls each with their own personality.
No they don't look real to me, but I have seen some of those faces on kids. I personally love dolls, but I would not ever have a collection. Thanks for sharing your find.

George said...

The expressions on the faces of these dolls are incredible. You've done a great job with these photos.

Snapper II said...

Great post, scarey dolls. You forgot to put "Chuckie" in there.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm with Ginny. I thought the dolls were life-size!! I like the little frowner with the tears!!

Best,
Bonnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, What cute little doll faces... Love the detail in those faces... Awesome!!!!

We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

Hope you are feeling better now.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

Just read Snapper 2's comment. I couldn't stand Chuckie movies! Some of the dolls are a bit scary looking. And I think the last one does look real.
I think it's so nice of Martha to do what she does since the residents enjoy it so much.

LC said...

So real one of the an "eyes" closeup reminded me of one of my granddaughters. Loved these dolls and images!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

those dolls are all awesome!

great post, sandra, great series of photos, too.

xo

Chatty Crone said...

Did you just change your blog with all those titles across the top or have I missed it.

I like knowing someone cares enough to decorate for the people in the home.

I could never work there personally. I am a wimp.

The babies were cute.

sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They certainly are detailed,and so small. I love the added tears.

Eva Ason said...

Very cool small dolls, amazing detail work.
The one with real tears is really cute.
Thank you for sharing those.
Have a lovely day my friend!
Big hugs

Eva

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... but I have always found dolls quite scary...

Ann said...

This made me think of little dolls I used to collect when I was a kid. They were called pee wee dolls but I don't think they were that detailed. I love the one with the little tears. So cute

Rose said...

I bet Lorelei would love one of these dolls...

Deb said...

really cool ways to display them Sandra...you are very clever...

Debra Dickinson said...

Wow, people's talents never cease to amaze me. Yours, the doll makers and the display. Good stuff.

Tipper said...

So cute-and how nice of her to do that!