Sunday 28 November 2010

Frozen Charlotte Jewellery Treasures

In a spontaneous shopping browse I discovered a gorgeous Frozen Charlotte necklace that had to come home with me! And I love the story.

Danni Townsend O’Neil creates these quirky hand crafted pendants from antique ”Frozen Charlotte” dolls that she rescued from a demolition site in Russia. Their hats are made from a combination of antique sterling silver salt & pepper shakers, thimbles, vintage ceramic lids etc.

Danni lives in Melbourne and buy prescription deltasone you can see more of her work here.  My keepsake has black hair and a sugar shaker hat. She’s gorgeous and always draws a comment.

Frozen Charlottes are a type of viagra wholesale unjointed china doll popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The name came from Fair Charlotte, a well-known American folk ballad

attributed to William Lorenzo Carter.

This is the story of Frozen Charlotte:

The ballad tells the tale of a beautiful young woman who set out in a sleigh with her lover, Charles, on a bitterly cold night to attend a ball fifteen miles away. Her mother warned her to wrap herself in a blanket to levitra with no prescription keep warm, but:

“No, no, no,” fair Charlotte said

And she laughed like a gypsy queen

“To ride in blankets muffled up,

I never can be seen.”

Charlotte froze to death. Her parents were very sad.  Charles was very upset, and died of a broken heart.

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While I was online discovering the buy lexapro in canada story of Frozen Charlottes I found this beautiful assemblage from Altered Bits on Etsy. And yes, I wanted more Charolottes and was delighted when my little package arrived from America.

Four small Charlottes are nestled cozily in an old tin on a bed of aged fabric, sweetly next to them are an arrangement of vintage mother of pearl buttons from the ’40s.

These antique Frozen Charlotte Dolls were dug up from abandoned/ruined doll factories in Germany.

Over one hundred years ago in a doll factory located in Thuringia, Germany, Frozen Charlotte dolls were manufactured. These hard to find treasured bisque dolls, broken and not, become trophies when found and are coveted by mixed media and bactrim cheap jewelry artists making them highly collectable.

A frozen Charlotte doll was found in one of buy viagra where the carpenter’s toolboxes, wrapped in a woollen sock.

The doll had no clothes on, except for a bonnet and mittens,

because the children would make the clothes for the doll.

Buried Alive – Gothic Lolita Necklace

The coffin hangs from a lush black velvet cord with a chain and lobster clasp closure.

Sterling Silver Coffin Pendant opens to reveal an Antique Mini Frozen Charlotte Doll inside.

There is also a small skull and crossbones charm hanging at the end of the extender chain.

Natalie Merchant – Frozen Charlotte

Blue like the guaranteed cheapest viagra winter snow in the full moon

Black like the silhouettes of the trees

Late blooming flowers lie frozen underneath the stars

I want you to remember me that way

Far away… I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long… I don’t know, will you wait for me here

Still as the river grows in December

Silent and perfect blinding ice

Spring keeps her promisesNo cold can keep her back

I want you to remember me that way

Far away… I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long… I don’t know, but wait for me here

Follow… don’t follow me
To where
To where I go

Far away… I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long… I don’t know, will you wait for me here
Follow… don’t follow me, to where I have gone
Follow… don’t follow me, to where I have gone

Someday you’ll take my place
And I’ll wait
For you there

 

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