Tuesday, June 21, 2011

International Paper Doll Bonanza

Hello to all!
vintage magazine art

Today I have a splitting migraine, day 3.
I thought you might enjoy some international paper dolls
whilst I try to either bang my head into unconsciousness,
or take enough drugs to pass out.

I have been gone for a week however, and really wanted to get back into the swing of things with my blog.

No fancy colors today - sorry. Not up to reading for quotes either, so let's get ON WITH THE PAPER DOLLS!!!

These colorful paper dolls are from the Ukraine:
(thanks to a reader for correcting me on where these are from!!)


I love all the texture, layering and colors in them!

Now let's have three vintage paper dolls from Finland...


Next up:
National Dresses vintage paper doll from Denmark:

Here are is a lovely doll with costumes from Japan, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Korea:

Here is a doll with 2 costumes based on pioneer New Zealand days:

Next is a doll with costumes for a Liberty! party in the USA:

Sorry friends, that's about all I can do today.
Tomorrow will be a better day!

"Future" paperdolls Isobel and Chloe!



  1. Hello!
    Sorry to correct You misunderstanding but the dolls You believe from Turkey are actually from Ukraine. Costumes from several of the biggest regions are represented: Kyiv, Poltava, Zaporizhzhya, Katerynoslav, Podillya, Hutsul and Boyko(both from Carpatian mountains), Bukovyna.
    I was searching for those for several years. So happy and surprised that found them in USA blog :) Thanks a lot!!!

  2. Hi! You've got a wonderful blog & a beautiful Ukrainian paper doll here ;)
    What surprised me, though, is the use of "the" before the name of my country in the description. As we are no longer a part of the USSR, not the Ukrainian Soviet Republic (thank God for that!), the definite article shouldn't be used :) It's a common misunderstanding, but it does make a significant difference for us, Ukrainians, especially now.
    Once again, thanks for an excellent blog. Good luck!