Show and Tell

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go here for lots more fun!

Today I am sharing a little wooden doll ornament a friend of mine painted back in the 70s. It is a wooden spindle, I think. The sleeves are pieces of old crocheted lace. Each year on the first Friday in December my friend, Kim, would have a home bazaar and sell lots of her unique painted items. Everyone stood in line waiting for the doors to open so they could shop for her one-of-a-kind items! She worked most of the year preparing for the bazaar. I have four or five of her things, but this is the only one I have on my computer now. When I get my new computer (hopefully Monday!) I'll take pictures of the other things she made, that I purchased. I think this is supposed to be a tree ornament, but I've always left it out year around. It is displayed in our guest room. You can click on it to see detail.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Kim's little lady. Kim moved away and doesn't do the bazaars anymore. I think she has a website, I'll have to find it and share it when I show her other things. She has changed her style though, she does mostly nautical and sea life things now - things like wooden screens, doors, etc.



Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! You have a real treasure there. That doll is precious. Wow. So unique and now...I covet! LOL

My show n tell is about my favorite author today. Hope you can find time to stop by! And there is a link left at the bottom -- for a gift for you.

Happy Friday.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

How cute is that! Kim must make things her heart loves, what a beautiful keepsake, I bet you wish you would have bought more back then :). Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasure.

Have a wonderful Friday!
Kathi :)

Alice said...

How sweet and really clever. I love to see how throw-away things can be turned into works of art. I'd certainly leave it out all year too.

A Hint of Home said...

She is a sweet looking doll. Would love to see your friend's site sometime.
I hope you get your computer and camera soon. I know you will love it.
Are you going to do a waltz or jig when it arrives? (smile)

Wanita said...

What a sweet little doll. Having something that a friend made is always special.

Have a lovely weekend!

Barbara H. said...

What a cute doll! Too bad she doesn't do the bazaars any more.

You were right that the cross stitch project I showed last week had yellow roses. I am almost done with it and showed the rest of it at the end of my S&T post today.

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I found your blog through a series of links ending with Oak Ridge Cottage! I love this little doll, it's so detailed, your friend is very talented. I'll be back to see if you post more of her things or find her web site!

Kelli said...

What a sweet lady, Katherine! A wonderful treasure to remind you of your friend, Kim.

Kathy said...

What a sweet litle thing and a wonderful gift from your friend!
Kathy (

Adrienne said...

What a cutie! And such a treasure. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I love to write letters but it's sure easier to do them on the computer than by hand. These old hands and wrists just aren't the same as they used to be!

Betty said...

What a nice treasure to remember Kim by. I would like to see her website when you find time to share it with us.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a cute and special ornie!