Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Curious Friend - Kylie's Apple Doll

 Today's Curious Object comes from Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage
I'm thinking this blog post should have some sort of warning. 'Contains an object of a disturbing nature', perhaps. Or 'Not suitable for those of a squeamish disposition'.

You see, an Apple Doll sounds rather sweet and lovely, doesn't it?

But the reality is somewhat different...

Good grief, maybe the close-up was a mistake.

Hmm..Not really much better.

You have to wonder at it. Imagine, there you are in Tasmania, with all those Tasmanian apples and timbers. What do you make? A wooden crate of apples? No, a scary doll, with no face, just a blackened and withered apple for a head. But you still put her in a pretty dress and bonnet.

And did the 'Early Settler' children play with these frightening objects? Heavens, Australia must have been a tough place back then!
'There is none other quite like it'. No indeedy. As Kylie wonders in her original post about this doll, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Many thanks to Kylie for sending me her curious doll photo. Please do contact me by comment or email, if you have any curious objects you think might fit in here!


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I remember this from Kylie's post - the mind truly boggles, it's like something dreamt up by the creators of a Nightmare on Elm St!

Murgatroyd said...

I love these dolls - so downright odd! I gaffawed at, 'There is none other quite like it'!