Friday

Good Luck Doll


I want to try to get back to normal here and participate in Kellie's "Friday's Show and Tell." http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/ I'm sharing this "Good Luck Doll" that we bought at the French Market in New Orleans last month. I don't know why it is called a good luck doll, it only cost two dollars, maybe that's why! I was looking for a doll representing New Orleans to add to my doll collection. I had found so many undesirable things denoting Mardi Gras, or voodoo, so when I saw this I hoped it would be safe to own. It wears a costume made from what I think must be the official Mardi Gras colors - purple, green, and gold. There were many dolls wearing different colors. Since discovering the meaning of Fleur de lis in N.O., I'm wondering if the headdress represents Fleur de lis since it is in that shape. I'm thinking maybe I should have do some research on this doll before I publish it on my blog!
P.S. - I just did research on this doll. It is a Mardi Gras Jester Doll, explaining the shape of the hat. I don't know why it is called the Good Luck Doll at the French Market, maybe to get you to buy it. The Good Luck Doll I found on the net was a voodoo doll, with needles, etc., supposedly the opposite of the bad voodoo doll. Yuk! I'm going to pray a good spirit on my doll!

8 comments:

Kelli said...

Your doll looks the very opposite of a voodoo doll! She has a sweet face and is a wonderful souvenir of your trip!

Kelli

Sara said...

I love those colors. Very happy and cheerful.

Pam said...

YIKES! I'm glad you didn't post a voodoo doll. Yours is much more attractive I'm sure! When I first saw it, I immediately thought "Mardi Gras".

jar said...

So glad that you found something so sweet looking to bring home.

Anita said...

Oh, a good luck doll from a French market in New Orleans! May it always bring luck to your family & home! I envy you, I'd love to go shopping at the French quarter of New Orleans, too! I love eveything French: the country (I've been to France many many time), the French capital Paris (I call it my second home town), the language.... I even work at a French company...

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

ellen b said...

The colors are fun and festive. Enjoy your doll. Your sensitivity to what you want to post on your blog is admirable. :) blessings...

charish said...

a doll is what you make it to be. I think it is a lovely doll. thank you for sharing.

Lallee said...

I like his colors and cheerfulness.