Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, February 8, 2012



Any of you who have ever seen an Arnett Doll know just how wonderful they are!!  They were created in 1982 by Maynard Arnett and are a doll collector's dream doll, with their sweet expressions and amazing outfits!! Each one is hand made, right here in the USA!!!

Recently a long time collector decided to sell their extensive collection and we have them on display at New England Saltbox!  There are 88 dolls in all, many dating back to the early 80's, some with cloth hands and feet!! Maybe we have the one you have been looking for??

Here are just a few of them for you to view!  I had so much fun creating this display!  They look like they are on their way to a party or picnic!!!  So many dolls to love!!

Look at those faces.....ADORABLE!!!

Lots of Boy dolls!!!

Lots of Girl dolls!!!

Big Dolls!!

If you see one you just can't live without or know someone who collects and is looking for a "hard to find" one, please be sure to contact Marlene at New England Saltbox!
She will be happy to help you!!

These dolls are truly amazing and speaking of amazing, I wanted to show you another picture of Mt. Rainier from my bedroom window!  My earlier post showed it in the morning and here is what it looked like by the end of the day......


I never cease to be inspired by this majestic view!!

Wishing you inspiration, whatever your view~~



Orange Sink said...

I am always awed and inspired when I see mountains! I can't imagine having one in my backyard!! I agree Spectacular!!!!
Those dolls are amazing..... so life like! What wonderful craftsmanship!
Thank-you for your sweet visits and comments too on my blog! I so appreciate hearing from you!!
Cathy G

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Beautiful dolls!! They are the sweetest!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a wonderful collection of dolls. I agree the craftmanship is spectacular.
Beautiful view!
Prim Blessings

old crow said...

Julie, Jeff really captured how lovely these dolls really are!! Gosh, they are so tempting!! Really a spectacular collection, how lucky we are to have it in the shop!!
Mona :)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Beautiful dolls. I LOVE Alma!! Mt. Rainier is so pretty--my son's office at Microsoft has a view of it . Funny how it looks so close, but is far away!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ohhh, clearly you have been enjoying playtime...another gorgeous display Julie!
Wishing you a lovely day my friend...
Warm hugs,
Judy x

Mugwump Woolies said...

These dolls are so sweet...what a great display! Glorious view!

annie said...

wonderful view, the dolls are just amazing!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

They are beautiful dolls. I had a doll by Daddys Long Legs and I loved the expression and the bare feet.
You do indeed have a beautiful view.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Thanks for the wonderful display of these darling dolls they are all very special in there own way...love their expressions!

Also fabulous view...breath-taking!


TheCrankyCrow said...

What an amazing collection!! I am blessed to own one Arnett Santa....sigh.... I love that first dolly the best - how precious is she? Gorgeous view of that majestic mountain! (Am I really this far behind??? So very sorry my dear friend!) Hugs ~ Robin

Angelastaser@yahoo.com said...

I have josh and jesse with tags and signed if anyone interested