Thursday, December 22, 2016

Phebe Rush And A Visit To The Concord Museum


.....a pair of old wooden shoes were left out 
near the hearth in hopes for a visit
from St. Nicholas on his birthday... 


Phebe Rush
has been around for a long time !!


She has spent the greater part of the last one hundred years
waiting in a box all alone and for the most part forgotten!

But one day that all changed when she arrived 
at her new household in an old home that was 
somehow very familiar

Phebe Rush was born during the 1830s, and 
after her first "little girl"  grew up she was set 
into a box to keep her safe!
After many years when her first "little girl" 
had eldered and aged it seemed appropriate 
 to mail her to  a niece in hopes that she 
would be loved a cherished again!

She was indeed "cherished" but was kept 
in that box because of her age for safe keeping!
But soon dust gathered and other boxes were 
laid on top and time marched on
until the niece's daughter in law  found 
her again after her passing!

Alas Phebe was free again and found her
 new home with and new Mistress 
Now she has much catching up to do! 

Phebe Rush examines her first piece of furniture ! 

A desk made by Seth Tudor!





Phebe Rush started to travel and 
visited Tasha Tudor Museum
and many places through out 
Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York 
She loves history !


But she is always happy to be back home 
where she is loved and welcomed by the
 other dolls and pets that live there too!





Being out of the stuffy old box had it's advantages 
for there were many gifts and
things for Phebe to try on and wear!
And even furnishings that gave new hope
 for a lovely and joyful future !! 


An old wardrobe arrived one day to hold all the "new" antique clothes





 She was thrilled that she even owned her own
 Yellowware!!!



She always enjoys visiting and 
sharing joyous chatter with the 
other dolls of  the old House where she now lives!


She found some paintings of her ancestors
at an antique store



And proudly shows off her new broach
that set off a beautiful shawl that was a
dearest gift from some very special dolls,
made especially for her
by Marjorie Tudor!


She just loves the beautiful color!!


One day Phebe found some beautiful old wooden shoes
and decided to lay them out the night before 
St. Nicholas's Birthday, and to her delight
she found them filled with wonderful
 gifts in the morning!!!



A sweet hope~chest holds many 
cherished collections 


















She received gifts like this chatelaine 
from her friend "Bell" in Florida 





And she made a Pen~Pal Friend 
all the way from Washington State !!
Another Papier Mache doll around the 
same age named "Sadie"!







 Phebe has her own Corgi 
that she named "Maggie May"!!


And lovely old books to read that are just he size!!






She even has her own Nubian "Molly " Goat 
Made by Sweet Michie !!


Phebe was indeed a HAPPY HAPPY Doll!! 

And now has many stories to share !!!!

In December she and the other resident dolls 
packed up and traveled to Concord Massachusetts
to visit other olden Dolls and one special Doll 
that once belonged to Tasha Tudor !!
“Melissa Shakespeare.”  
(also known as "Annabelle" 
from the book "A is for Annabelle"
by Tasha Tudor)


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Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
the BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY: High Tea for 2 Birthdays:
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Need Church?
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Listen to Sunday CHURCH
with Pastor CHARLES PRICE
of the Living Truth Ministries
click here:
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“Melissa Shakespeare.” 

On loan from  Marjorie Tudor 










Tiny letters written by  Tasha Tudor's "Dolls" 


 Her dress reminded Phebe of the walls at
Orchard House in Abigail's  (the artist) room




“Melissa Shakespeare.” 

READ an article about the exhibit
by John Fiske:

http://www.concordmuseum.org/assets/neaj%20Dollhouses%20Nov%2016.pdf
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http://www.concordmuseum.org/art-and-mystery-of-the-dollhouse.php









Queen Anne doll and furniture. Doll, England, c. 1740

























                                           “Lady Elizabeth”  lived with the same 
                                            Amsterdam family for generations,
                                                   from the late 17th century 






~Doll's gown England 1838   .~.~.  Doll's robe India 1770~































William and Mary House, England, 1680-1700. 































Learn about 
"Paper Lithograph"

 On Jeri Lander's Post ;
http://hopalonghollowgazette.blogspot.com/2016/12/under-christmas-treein-1903.html



















Do you see the tiny highboy replica?






You can Visit :
http://www.concordmuseum.org/





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After visiting the Concord Museum
Phebe and her best Doll sisters
gathered at a special Christmas Tea
 given by Kristen Strand,
  a wonderful doll maker,
along with her beautiful Dolls!!
Dolls from all over the country attended
and they had such great fun!! 


















Phebe and her "sisters"
Betany Bountiful, and Merry Noel 
along with 
Hitty Lin, Hitty Yin, and 
Hitty Jean and Penny Polly
had the most fun meeting so many
and exchanging Christmas gifts
and enjoying tea!!







Betany Bountiful was thrilled to meet
Gail Wilson Izannah made by Kristen!





Mildred and Missie Mousiekin also love to 
play dolls and enjoy many happy visits too!! 




Merry Merry Christmas !!





Hope you enjoyed!
Many Blessings
Linnie and Phebe Rush







Books to READ!!
A Is for Annabelle

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