Thursday, November 15, 2012

Frozen Charolettes

Hello Lovelies.

Hope you have all had a wonderful week!!!

 I have been busy in the studio playing with my new obsession. Frozen Charolette Dolls. Yes, that's right. Frozen Charolette's. What is a Frozen Charolette, you may ask?

Frozen Charlotte is a name used to describe a specific form of china doll made from c. 1850 to c. 1920. The name comes from the American folk ballad Fair Charlotte, which tells of a young girl called Charlotte who refused to wrap up warmly to go on a sleigh ride and froze to death during the journey.
So Sad. Poor Charolette.

They come in all forms, from full bodies, which are very hard to find intact, as most of them are remnants, that are dug up from former factories from the 1800's - 1920's. Usually they have limbs missing. I think that's what I find so intriguing about them.

 These little beauties have stolen my heart. And there are just so many things you can do with these little bisque dolls.

I received several of these for my birthday, with the idea of altering them into something beautiful. The idea of making some pretty ornaments, seemed perfect, so here they are!!!

 I created several of these ornaments, using vintage tart tins, old jewelery snippets,and bits of this and that.

I added crowns on some,and sparkles of course...


Crystals and charms, a little bit of this ....
And a little bit of that...

Made with love....these will surely add some Vintage Cheer this Christmas, or you could even hang them up all year round.

Now I just need to turn all those heads into something fun too!
These are available in my shop, if you are so inclined to have one.
I would love to hear from you,leave me a comment below, so I can personally Thank You for your visit.
Have a Beautiful and Inspirational Day!


  1. These are so pretty, Susan! I love them all arranged on the tree in their patty pans. And thank you for the reason for their name; they're called Frozen Charlottes in the UK, too.

    Wherever do you get those teeny little crowns?

    1. Thank You Rhissanna, I left you a comment through my email, but for whatever reason it didn;t show up here. silly. Any way, Thanks again!

  2. I've always loved Frozen Charlottes. They are so beautiful! You have made them even more magically beautiful with your ornaments!

    1. Thank You Laura, I have such a new fondness for these little ones!I really enjoyed turning them in ornaments, such a fun process! ~Hugs

  3. Thank you, Susan. I have learned something today! I love what you have done with them.

    1. Thank You Connie, Happy to help:) Aren't they fun? I have only briefly touched on the history. There is more information out there, somewhere. Thanks for your visit! Xo