Thursday, January 19, 2012

LOVE Pink Saturdays but

they get here so quickly !    Sharing some beautiful hand painted porcelain half dolls that I just put in the shop this morning... this is what I used to make my pin for the Asheville Once Upon a Dream event.                  
Made from antique molds, these tiny treasures were created and hand painted by Carla Khouri.  Imagine the hours and hours it took to clean, fire and paint !    The colors show much brighter than they are, they are really very delicate and pale shades of green, lavender, yellow, blue and PINK.   Two fabulous Marie style and a beautiful Southern Belle.

Southern Belle
Pin created for Once Upon a Dream swap using porcelain half doll
Please join us at   Beverlys     ... we start listing Friday around five.  You will looove all the pretties in pink. Take a minute and go wish Sue that Collectin' Texas Gal a happyPink Birthday . (())    Wishing you all a wonderful Pink Saturday and a fabulous week until next time..... (())


C'est moi Claudette said...

Hello from Sister and Claudie
She received your beautiful card on Tuesday. It's been 2 weeks since Pierette left us.
Your prayer was heard and much appreciated. sister was comforted by your message. Xo
I'm wearing Audrey around my neck. I love her and you.
Those porcelain dolls are lovely. I do remember your pins.
Sending you love from Sister's home.
Thank you again my dear friend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh those pins are gorgeous!! I know, I could not do the Fancy Flea by myself! It would be great to meet you!


Lorraine said...

Oooh, your pins are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Debbie said...

They are so miniature that they can be pins? I'm amazed at the details.
They are perfectly pink and lovely.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how pretty, Francie! Lovely little ladies. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pinks!


Pat said...

A half doll is better than none, I always say! Did you make these?

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, the details in such a tiny piece. Amazing.
Thank you for stopping by. Don't you just love Pink Saturday? I look forward to visiting next week.
Much love!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday, The dolls are beautiful! Have a wonderful week, Joyous Wishes, Linda

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty. So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane

Nancy said...

PS is never a whole seven days away, is it? :-)

I just love the rose pin you created.

Happy Pink Saturday!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How beautiful and delicate they are, and what a stunning pin they must make. Are these the same that were used in the making of victorian pin cushions? I've always wanted to make one...or better yet find one!

You are my ShoutOut for todays Pink Saturday. Hope yours a Happy One and the weekend perfect. We are having cold mornings and pleasant afternoons here in Texas.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

I''ve always been in love with half doll pincushons and these miniatures are just precious.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Francie,
I love half-dolls and have two. I have been wanting to make them into pin cushions and one day I will. Getting the bottom flat and firm with cardboard has been my problem.

I saw one in Prescott at an antique store for over $1,000. This particular antique store had a cabinet full of them. They were amazing to look at!
Jil ♥

LV said...

Love these little figurines. No doubt endless hours were spent on each piece.

Gabriela Delworth said...


They are beautiful!


Daniella said...

My word that is GORGEOUS!! I think the pin is amazing and that box is wonderful!!!

Kay Ellen said...

How pretty!
Happy PS~~thank you for stopping by:)

Kay Ellen

bohemiannie! art said...

They're wonderful!

Marti McClure said...

These half dolls are simply wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy Pink Saturday, ~Marti

jeanne said...

Good morning Francie, A day late but life has been busy here with company for the past two weeks.

I love the beautiful half dolls. I used to look for the vintage ones to sell when I was an antique dealer. I have always loved them and these are so well done by Carla. Thank you for sharing them.
Hugs, Jeanne

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your half dolls! I have a few full sized antiques that are so fun. Thanks for visiting.

Elaine said...

Lovely half dolls.. They reming me of the old Avon thimble head girls.

Thanks for stopping by my blog

C'est moi Claudette said...

Happy Sunday sweet Francie
You didn't send me your address???
Thank you : )

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

How lovely and elegant! I'm late visiting for Pink Saturday, but hope you had a great one!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow Francie, whoever got that pin was one lucky lady! It's gorgeous!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!

Was just thinking of you and had to come over and say hello. How are you? I hope you are doing great. Can you believe it's Feb 1st?? Where does the time go?? Love the pins! You always have the prettiest things.
Come on over an visit me when you can. I always love hearing from you.

Have a wonderful week!
Janets Creative Pillows

Angelica said...

OMG! your pins are so gorgeous.