Monday, November 06, 2006
Look what I found!!
Today I took a walk down to the town centre. It is a beautiful autumns day and so it was lovely just walking amongst the fallen leaves. I got myself something to eat and then I went to give some cloths for drycleaning. Near the drycleaners there is a charity shop and every time I pass by I think to myself I must visit this shop as it seems to have some interesting things. Today I decided to go in have a look around. I was actually thinking to myself if I could find a prop of some sort for a doll. Anyway I went to one of the shelves where they had some little chairs on display and immediately my eye was caught by this quaint little figure. I fell in love with her immediately. I thought she was seated on a chair but when I turned her around I found she was actually seated on a musical box I didn't think the box was working but when I turned the key it played Lara's Theme beautifully. So I immediately decided to buy her. I only paid 5 quid for her. The doll itself is I think made out of celluloid probably and perhaps was quite a popular souvernir sort of thing. I think the cloths have been replaced and I don't even know if originally she was supposed to be seated on that box. Perhaps there was another doll in her place who knows. There might have been a similar doll in place with original lace etc. but this is redone by someone. Anyway I love her I think she is very sweet. She is a bit dirty. Her eyes open and close and she has blue eyes. But most of all what I like is her hands they look so graceful as she makes her lace. And the music is delightful.