Friday, August 23, 2013

Civil War Topsy-Turvy Doll

When our little quilt group met at my house, One of the gals brought this doll made by Barbara Vickers from Charleston S.C.  Barbara makes these dolls to sell.  If anyone would be interested, she placed her business number on the label, it is 843-795-5883.  This doll's skirt was made from an antique quilt and vintage lace.  The apron is from a tea towel.  Underneath that skirt is a white doll.  The label on the doll reads....Civil War Topsy-Turvy Doll.  Black and white topsy-turvy dolls originated in the antebellum South before and during the Civil War times.  They were made by black women who cared for white children and black children who sometimes played with white dolls.  Slave children would flip their dolls to the black side when an overseer or plantation owner appeared.  I found this to be an interesting bit of  history.  This doll was very well made.
Last eve. Katrina and Jess took Bruce and I out to dinner for my bithday at the restaurant where their wedding party will take place.  It was my request as this time of year they have scallops served on a bed of sweet corn and is it ever dekicious.  We had a lovely dinner, sat out on the patio and invisioned the wedding dinner which will be served there.  We're all getting excited because the time is drawing closer!!
Todays quote..."Sometimes it's better to be kind than to be right".  -Quote Diary
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  1. I really like this doll; I have heard of them but not seen one before. Interesting history.
    Glad you enjoyed a nice family dinner, memories are made.