And the final intro- for now -of the latest addition to the family. This is Céline. Well, her face. The rest of her is securely wrapped up for the flight back to Nashville from New York City, and I don’t want to unwrap her just to wrap her back up again.
I found her at Obscura Antiques and Oddities in the East Village. They have several dolls there, mostly in states of disrepair (because of the strange/macabre/creepy theme of the shop). She’d been there a grand total of two days when I wandered into the shop on Sunday and fell in love.
Her head and lower limbs are wax over papier-mache, and in pretty good condition- except her face. Most of her nose and mouth are missing, as well as her eyebrows and eyelashes. My significant other says she looks like a burn victim. To which I reply, “But a very cute burn victim. Make all the boy [or girl, if that was her fancy] burn victims go ‘WHAAAAA’.”
That’s a Princess Diaries reference. I’m hilarious.
She has pierced ears and, as you can see, gorgeous fixed brown paperweight glass eyes. Little threads in the irises and everything. She also has pierced ears, her original linen petticoat, and a defunct squeaker mechanism in her stomach. Her pate and wig are missing, but I plan to buy her a new wig in the near future.