Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Welcome the Boudoir Doll Jester!

Well looked what arrived in the post this morning!!! I purchased this gorgeous 1930's Jester "Boudoir Doll" through a wonderful lady who runs a lovely shop in Somerset. Niki of Nostalgia at the Stone House recently blogged about this little man and showed beautiful photo's of him in her shop window and as soon as I saw him I knew I had to have him.
Now I know these kind of dolls are not to everyone's taste, I am sure when my husband arrives home this evening and walks in on this little man in our lounge he is certainly not going to be ohhhing and ahhhing over him like I did, and my kids definitely didn't "get it" this morning when I was fluffing around him arranging him in one of their chairs, they looked at me like Mum had lost the plot! And to top it all, quite a few of my friends think I'm pretty crazy with some of my taste in these old dolls, but I just adore the quirkiness of this gent, yes, he's not the prettiest toy on the block by far, but I love the fact that he is old, from the thirties and has that flapperesque look about him.
One member of our household who seemed impressed was Oscar our dog!! Although I'm not entirely convinced of his intentions, I secretly think he's on the side of my friends who don't approve of my dolls and if my back is turned he may just seek revenge for them and sneek up and chew poor ol' Jester, so the lounge door remains shut at all times when we are not in the room! Earlier this year I made a wonderful find, a beautiful Boudoir Flapper Doll, she is my absolute treasure and she has pride of place in my bedroom, I realised I hadn't blogged about her yet, so I've popped some photo's below, she's a real beaute.....
I adore her painted face and marcel waved hair. She wears her original silk pyjama's with a large black sash around her middle.
I agree, she's much prettier than the Jester, but they are both adorable all the same. Jester does need some attention, he has some bare patches at the back of his knees which need repair and a few faint stains on his costume, but this all adds to his charm. He'll be a long term fixture in our household now, coming out every Christmas, so be sure to look out for him in my decoration photos for next year!

9 comments:

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Amanda - What a lovely post. I really think the Jester doll has found the perfect home with you - Especially when I scrolled down and saw your other jester amongst your festive decorations.
How lovely he looks sat on the little chair with the gifts around him. I'm thrilled that you 'get him' and that you share my love of the flapper era and the gorgeous dolls that they produced at that time. (I too have a boudoir doll, which I absolutely love.)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
Niki x

Cottage Panache said...

Wonderful post Amanda - love the boudoir doll to. So glad you stopped by my blog. I can hardly wait for my three days off so that I can peruse yours and others blogs better. So little time - so much to do! :)Maureen

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Merry Christmas to you!!!
Hugs
Julie :)

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°Maria° said...

Lovely!!!!! A dear greeting, Maria.

Country Cottage Chic said...

He looks very much at home! I am so pleased to have found your lovely blog!

Jayne

BusyLizzie said...

I am so pleased that Mr Jester has found a home.. I would have been VERY tempted to add him to my collection of old toys if he stayed in the shop for long! Have a good Christmas. Lizzie x

whymsicalmusings said...

Mandy this is so beautiful Lucky you! I hope your Christmas was simply wonderful and I wish you and your family a bright and wonderful New Year!
XXXOOO
Becky

Auntie Bliss said...

The big thrill too I'll bet was getting to meet Niki and go in her shop!
The two of us are customers of each other :)