The wire wrapped blue glass bird is the only ornament I added this year.
Republican Bears with their Elephant Friend, supporting the Second Amendment. The boy doll is a Voit of about 1845, wearing a red wool suit dating to civil war years.
Helen and I played dolls a bit, discussing Tansy/Tabby she made years back, and little Phoebe, a doll of Helen's making which I showed in a recent post. Helen had several outstanding dolls with her, among them a huge Queen Ann bust. Some will call this one a Georgian. She is a rare early doll to see and enjoy. She told me many things as I photographed her on my sun porch. I wish I could hear and understand all of her stories! This doll has seen history happen! e