Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Santos dolls and cottage floors.............

The Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, North Carolina has a great number of fabulous Santos dolls each waiting to find a home. They are reproductions, but usually hand carved and hand painted, and ranging in price from around $95 - $250. Original antique Santos figures can top several thousands of dollars and are hard to find. Go HERE to learn more of the history and to find dolls to purchase.

I've had the Santos cage doll (left) for a few years. For the holidays later in the year she displays a beautiful pair of golden wings. The articulated Santos mannequin, also with removable wings, was the one I brought home from Asheville recently. They make a great pair.

I've never been a doll collector, though I loved sewing clothing for my childhood dolls. Since seeing and learning more about Santos after several visits to the historic missions near San Antonio, Texas, these speak to me in a special way and I enjoy having them as part of my decor.

Speaking of decor............

Right now I'm in the midst of packing up everything in my 
dining room, living room and entry/hallway.
The cottage is going to have a big makeover in
these areas next week.........think country, farmhouse, 
wide plank floors. Life is a bit crazy and I may be
missing for a while. Look forward to showing you
how it all turns's going to be different!


  1. I have never seen santos dolls before, but they are very attractive and I can understand their appeal to you.
    Good luck with your new floors. It is a big upheaval but will be great when it is all done.

  2. They are interesting dolls and great for decor. Don't for get to take the before picture of your remodel.

  3. Mary, your new header is gorgeous! I love the colours in it. Your santos dolls are beautiful. New flooring? I can't wait to see it! Such a big undertaking and we did it several years ago so I know where you're at this week with all the work. Take care.

  4. Wonderful dolls, I really enjoyed the story link. Oh, new flooring - we had new carpets put in the whole house just after we bought it - was not that much fun - but the results are fabulous. Take care, don't fall down a hole in the floor.

  5. I know you've wanted wide plank floors for a while now! Yippee! Can't wait to see them.


  6. Oh, the house project intrigues me. I know it will be gorgeous. Love your ladies.......Sarah

  7. Those are beautiful.
    I have a lovely one that stands guard over my sitting room.

  8. I once missed buying a santos doll, under $100. Someone snatched it up right in front of me.
    Oh, I was so disappointed.


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