Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Heritage Dolls

I saw these heritage dolls
many years ago,
and bought four of them
to represent my
The Greek doll

The Spanish doll
The Polish doll
(she reminds me of Jess)
The French doll
(I'm French Canadian)
I'm very interested
in my heritage,
and want to become
familiar with its customs,
traditions, and
 way of life.
This is a one of my
favorite pictures of Nel
displaying her heritage.
What is your heritage?
I'd really love to know.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these sweet little dolls. Don't they have the prettiest outfits. I'm not sure of my heritage, probably quite a mix. I am very blond with bright blue eyes so that's probably a clue but I've never researched it. (my mother and dad are also blond with blue eyes) You know I love dolls, thanks for showing me some of yours! Hugs, Diane

Cranberry Morning said...

Such a nice collection of heritage dolls! Do you have the Dover book of paper dolls with heritage costumes? I don't remember the title, but you might like it. Dover's stuff is nice. Anyway, my heritage is Scandinavian - Danish and Swedish.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Lovely post and you have some sweet dolls. I have a few little dolls collected from around the world, that my parents bought back for me.
Nel looks so beautiful in her gorgeous outfit.
My heritage is, my Mothers side is from Scotland and my Fathers, Welsh.
Hope you are having a wonderful week

Noelle the dreamer said...

I seem to recall a few ethnic dolls in my childhood as well.
Nell looks so lovely, you must be very proud Mum!
Heritage? Flemish through and through on both maternal and paternal side. That said, our little country has been invaded time and time again and I seem to recall some Basque on the maternal side (including the fiery temper and the never ending pride in one's ancestors!)
All the best Dear,

Merlesworld said...

I think mainly English but there are things that had happened in my family that throw the whole thing in doubt so none of us are sure where we come from so we just stick to Australian thats where we are now.
Lovely picture of your daughter.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Sheri, your Nel is a beauty! Love your collection of heritage dolls, too. I am Scots-Irish-English with a little bit of Native American thrown in! A true Mutt! :) xo Karen

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Sheri,
First, thank you so much for your visit and such kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing Dexter.

Nel looks absolutely beautiful displaying her heritage costume.
I am French Irish on my mother's side. Danish Swedish on my fathers side.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful picture of Nel! The photo reminded me of when we've been on holiday in Spain and I've been amazed at how well the Spanish ladies dance in their costumes. I wish I could dance with that much grace.


What lovely dolls and what a wonderful meaning they have to you. So important to know from where you came. I recently did a DNA test with ancestory.com and found out things we didn't know about our heritage. Not who we thought we were.

Teresa said...

This is sweet. And so you!

I don't have dolls but I have Art from Africa... stored because I couldn't mix it in my decor. Curiously, I was seeing them the other day and started babying ideas of how to incorporate them in our home. There are some pieces that are so beautiful but they scream ethnic. Nothing wrong but you know my home... I'm thinking a vitrine and the pieces displayed. And I've told you already part of my origins. They are from Africa. I had a greatgreatgrandmother traveling from Portugal to Africa with her Missionary Father. She became a Teacher and some local became infatuated with her. They married and started my mother's side of my family.
My father's side also has teachers - it's funny when I write this because the bugs hasn't hit for generations ahahah - but they're European until where we can keep up with them... I still think there's some Mourish blood in some branches but let's not bring this up loudly ahahah. Then when my father was very young - 13 - he decided to travel to visit an Uncle that was in Africa and there he met my mother and I happened. I came to Portugal very young and I'm European through and through... in fact, when I meet my African family I wonder if upbringing is what molds you or if they ended up with the "wrong genes" or I did - it depends who you ask, me or them ahahah. But I do feel it in my, it's just not the predominant gene, I guess.

I'm back from vacations and missed you so much. I bet after my long comment you're not saying the same ahahah


"You have to stay true to your heritage; that's what your brand is about.
Alice Temperley"

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! The most gorgeous doll of them all, NEL! What a beauty my friend! You have a wonderful mix of cultures within you! All I know of my heritage is that my mother's side was completely Mexican, and my father, though born in Mexico, has a history of SPAIN, about 8 generations back. It was evident in his appearance and his family. I believe that's it: MEXICAN/SPANIARD!

Research more on your background. I'd love to hear more!!!

Deserae said...

The little dolls are so beautiful...what a great way to learn about your heritage. I have no idea what mine is since I was adopted.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, your doll collection is darling. What special treasures to own and learn about.
Nel is a beauty displaying her heritage dress. Lovely post.
I am half Irish and half Italian.
My family go back to Naples, Italy and Dublin, Ireland.

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment.
Wishing you a Happy September my friend.

Susie said...

Sheri, Love your dolls and Nel is a true beauty. I know when have American Indian and Irish blood in our family. So I call us the O' paches. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

miss b said...

Firstly what a lovely photo of Nel. You have such an interesting heritage. I'm English although I believe way back on my Mum's side there is some Scottish. I still have quite a few dolls (including a Spanish one!) which I used to bring back from our travels when I was a little girl.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

The dolls are so cute Sheri and Nel is gorgeous! I think it is great to know about ones heritage! I am Italian through and through...
xoxo Mary

Ivy and Elephants said...

The dolls are so precious, I love that they represent your heritage.
Mine is African American, Native American, and Irish.
That Nel is a real beauty!

It's me said...

Wowww sheri nel look great ...!!!.....love from me xxx...!

abrianna said...

That picture of Nel is gorgeous!

What's my heritage? No one knows. I am an adopted child and due to the rules of the state I was adopted from I have no way of finding out unless I hire an attorney or have a compelling medical reason with a note from a doctor stating why I need to know my heritage.

Petite Yeoja said...

Lovely dolls! As they said, Nel is surely gorgeous!
I am Indonesian but I don't have any kind of this heritage dolls, too bad, huh?
Anyway thanks for trying to follow me back, but it seems like I can't see you on my follower list. I don't know what went wrong :(

Have a nice day!


Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ Hello, my dear friend! Your dolls are so lovely and Nel is so beautiful! Hugs xxx Riitta

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From The Heart said...

The dolls are pretty..Nel is gorgeous!
Someday I am going to research my family tree.

Spanish Muse said...

Thank you Sheri for you comment on my blog and directing me to this post. The dolls are so cute, I do love the Spanish one of course.

I'm now following on GFC :).

Wishing you a lovely day.