Sunday, August 24, 2008
A couple of years ago we stumbled upon a vendor at the flea market selling these Polish dolls. I was immediately drawn to these dolls because of their different folksy costumes and patina. I started making a little pile of dolls that filled my normal criteria for collecting, color and cuteness. The vendor told me that she had found the collection of dolls at an estate sale for a Polish woman, she said when the woman returned to Poland or relatives visited her in the U.S. she would get a doll. I suddenly felt uncomfortable breaking up this collection, taking only dolls dressed in green or blue. I asked for a price for the entire group and after a little back and forth negotiation we came to a fair amount. I am so glad I got them all and didn't split up the family.