Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Love at First Fright

This weekend, browsing the thrift store shelves, and after finding such wonderful things as Halloween Jello molds and a brand-new pumpkin soap dispenser, I found this face staring at me from a top shelf. Halloween was certainly not the first thing on my mind when I looked at her-- but an eerie sense of creepiness was. Her hands, twisted and slightly inhuman, were right out of Tim Burton's stop motion animation.

Soon, I came to realize that this bride rotates on her music box base, while Wagner's Wedding March plays. Yes, it crossed my mind to leave her there for someone who could use her for what she was intended.

But then I thought of all the fun we could have together, and how easily she could be remade into a corpse bride. I could age her dress and veil, give her black and/or dead flowers, change her face, hair or drape cobwebs from her. The possibilities, I'm sure, are endless, and I doubt I've even thought of half of them.

Ideas? Comments? Concerns?

She has a tag which reads "Wedding March by Bradley." After a bit of Google researching, I have found that Bradley Dolls were made from 1954-1984, and included porcelain dolls (of which my Bride is not.) They appear to have a following, and remain inexpensive. A former Toys R' Us employee, to me they look like the Bratz Dolls' ancestors.

Here's a video in order to appreciate her in all her living, and likely soon to be undead, glory.

1 comment:

  1. how sweet!!!!!!!! she's lovely! cute bradley doll :3