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WELCOME ~ I am so pleased you've stopped by. Please, do come in & make yourself at home.

~Olde Salem Sturbridge~

Vermont Harvest Folk Art by Doreen Frost

Regular price $95.00 Sale

~Olde Sturbridge Salem~
~Pumpkin Doll~ 

An adorable 11” folkart punch needle & fabric doll.

A blustery and cold late September wind swirled chimney smoke past the thick glass windows as heavy clouds rolled in & the sun disappeared over the mountains. Inside Salem Tavern, hot buttered rum simmered & mulled cider brewed as Olde Sturbridge, the tavern-keeper, busied himself preparing for the evening ahead. He moved a few tables & benches closer to the fire, swept the weathered olde floor, lit the brass lanterns and raked the coals under the pot of chicken & dumplings cooking over the open fire. He unlocked the door, tossed his tavern cloth over his left shoulder and stepped behind the massive counter ready to greet his patrons and friends. ~ doreen frost

I love this sweet fellow  ~ His head has been punched using Valdani Perle cotton in a rich pumpkin and deep black nut.  He has a vintage black glass eye and the back of his head is made of aged muslin.   His body is made of reproduction quilt shop cotton and is stuffed with a combination of sawdust and wool roving.  His clothing is made of muslin and flannel.  He is adorned with a vintage black ribbon, olde skeleton key and a wooly worm pumpkin pin.  You'll find a thread "hook" on his back for hanging him.  

Made entirely by yours truly ~ will come to you signed and dated. :).