I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.
The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. Today we’re visiting Jean and her dolls.
You don’t need to be young to appreciate the collection at Jean’s place. She’s been collecting and restoring old dolls for more than 40 years. The most precious doll, made of celluloid and dressed in its original green layette, belonged to Jean’s mother and is more than 100 years old.
This 1920s kitchen dresser, with its original hinges, handles and leadlight, is the perfect storage unit for Jean’s pretty collection.