Sunday, May 26, 2013

D is for Collecting Dolls

I found an interesting couple of paragraphs online about the history of dolls to share with you:  

The origins of the doll have been traced back by historians to religious rites of primitive societies.  Historians further speculate that as beliefs faded, the importance of the doll waned.  As a result, the dolls were handed down to children as toys.  Evidence of the link between the doll and religious rites is supported by ancient Greek literature, in which girls were observed making clothing for their dolls and offering these valued playthings to the nymphs or to Artemis at the time of their engagement for marriage.  Further evidence was noted by Boehn, a historian, on the practice of the Hopi Indians who, at the conclusion of ceremonial rites, gave the dolls to the children to play with.
    The earliest samples of European dolls dated from the fourteenth century in Nuremberg, Germany.  These dolls were modeled after children, monks, and women, dressed in the fashion of the time.  One notable characteristic of these dolls was a circular hollow in the breast.  It has been speculated that these cavities may have been designed to hold a christening gift, such as a florin.  Archaeologists noted the existence of similar dolls in diggings, which indicated that these dolls were made in multiple numbers.  These discoveries indicated that the doll industry was a thriving enterprise at this time. (Gadia-Smitley, 1987) 

There are hundreds of listings under the keyword dolls on OLA.  Here are some that I really like.

Until next time, happy shopping!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pray for those in Oklahoma

I know that most of you have been doing just that . . . . praying for those in Oklahoma.

Sometimes, though, we get busy with our day to day lives and our own problems; too busy to see what has happened to our fellow Americans.

Oklahoma was hit hard . . . and the number of deaths surprised me, considering the devastation. I thought for sure it would be much higher. But those that have to pick up the pieces and rebuild, both their homes and sometimes reshape their families due to a death, those are the people really in need of every prayer that we can send. And the rest of the community also needs our prayers. Even though their homes are still standing, the entire community is going to be affected.

If you can, please donate to the Red Cross. They are going out of their way, doing what they do best, helping people. Volunteers, yes, but funds are needed to supply them with the items necessary to help these people. After all, they are also still helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please go to to make your donation. I just did!! It's easy to do!! I know that some organizations are gathering clothing and staples but money is what is really needed. The Red Cross are right there, on the scene and can determine best what is needed.

Keep these people in your prayers, please. They are going to need all the prayers and help that we can send them.

Thank you for your support.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

C is for Collecting...

C is for Collecting...

Thanks for shopping on OLA, where some of the best online deals are made.  Here are a few Current offerings, all of which fit into the C-Category of my ongoing blog list.  Here goes!




The wonderful sellers on OLA offer many cameras and lots of camera accessories...use the advanced search function to specify your wants.



Old Pair of Santa's Boots:  Crystal Candy Containers

More next time with the letter D!  
Until then, Happy Shopping,