The DeWitt continued…. George Washington, creepy dolls, weavings, and more Name That (not) Crap.

 

Aside from all the decorative items, the Dewitt had some pieces of historic interest as well.

 

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Here’s the father of our country casually leaning on a cannon. And if you look closely, you’ll see this…

 

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Yes, they even have George Washington’s jewelry…. which had been lost for nearly two centuries. It was rediscovered in 1990, when the daughter-in-law of a Virginia Beach woman descended from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall found it in her dead mother-in-law’s jewelry box.

Just think… it could have been put in a yard sale. Or donated to Goodwill.

Damn. Another missed opportunity.

 

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Continuing past the silver, there were vast collections of porcelain and pottery.

 

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Complete with creepy ass vintage dolls.

 

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If you invite this little chicka to a tea party?

She’s going to nibble your fingers like biscuits.

 

 

By the amount of tankers on display, there was some serious beer drinking going on in the 18th century.

 

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Have I mentioned this place went on forever?

 

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It was fabulous.

 

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There was a section dedicated to indigenous art as well.

 

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And these were quite special.

 

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Even the husband was intrigued.

 

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Each piece had a story.

 

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But I’ll just give you one example.

 

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Two years?

 

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Damn. That’s dedication.

 

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George showed up again, though in iron this time.

 

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“Dumb” stoves?

I’ve cursed a few in my lifetime, but never knew they were actually a thing.

After George,  I knew I’d lost the husband.

 

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Because this is his idea of heaven.

They weren’t rusted, but these are just the sort thing he likes to fill our barn with.

( And if his were in good shape and displayed artfully like this? I wouldn’t half mind.)

 

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And because you know I can’t pass up an opportunity, let’s play Name That (not) Crap again.

 

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What is it …. #1?

 

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What is it… #2?

 

 

 

 

 

41 thoughts on “The DeWitt continued…. George Washington, creepy dolls, weavings, and more Name That (not) Crap.”

  1. George Washington’s Jewelry would make a great name for a blog. As for what those items are, I am clueless. I don’t like the looks of the first one and the second one looks pointless to me.

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  2. Geeze Louise, we did not need a close-up of that evil doll. I’m good with Thunder Man. Move him closer to that doll so that the lightening bolts can do their thing.

    I’m guessing cultivator and bread pan.

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  3. I won’t make a guess but I will share a story I read as a kid about a Navajo girl whose grandmother told her, “I will die when the rug on the loom is finished.” The girl tries to prolong her grandmother’s life by undoing the weaving overnight. Her grandmother realizes what’s going on and has a talk with the girl about how we must accept the changes that come with the passing of time.
    Now I feel a little differently about that story knowing grandma could have had up to a couple of years to go.

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  4. You had me at creepy doll. Not that I would ever want one in my house, but I find them fascinating. I wonder about who created them and who would play with them and if the creepy ones were played as the villains. Whenever my mom goes to antique stores, she sends me pictures of creepy dolls. It’s our thing. LOL. You did find a good one, I gotta say.

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    1. Ha! I love that….
      I found the mother load of creepy dolls at the Shelburne, Museum in Burlington, Vermont. Oh Holy Hell… it was a bizarre collection. Blogged about it years ago on another site.

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  5. Nice! Well it’s obviously a scalp massager. I do believe my SIL has one 😉 Some people can’t be bothered to rub their own heads.
    And the other is a sieve, yes?
    I dunno, tell me!

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