Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Newest Love

Hello everyone!

I got quite a deal on this gorgeous Santos Cage Doll.  I recently started thinking about getting one after seeing them in some homes that I liked.  I like them best in a grey and white serene setting.  So, since that is my color scheme, I thought it would be fitting to have one of my own!


I love how distressed and old she looks.  She is really just a reproduction of the authentic ones. 


She looks great in so many places, but I think I like her here best.  I'm sure she will visit other areas of the house in the future though.  LOL!


In this location, you can see her on all sides.  


Of course, this means that I changed the top of this dresser up to accommodate her.  


But, I don't mind a bit.  I'm happy to have her.  I'm not a doll person, but I like this style.  She seems more sculptural and more like a piece of art than a "doll" to me.  

I enjoyed reading up on the history of the Santos doll too.  If you are interested, here is the link.


Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

35 comments:

Orlando Designs said...

It looks so gorgeous! I love the distressed and the colors of it!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

She is lovely, Kelly and your rooms always look so pretty.

Deserae said...

She is very pretty and looks fabulous placed on the top of your chest. Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Anne said...

Beautiful Santos doll Kelly!

Ashley said...

I too really like these dolls and this one is so pretty!! Have a great weekend, Xo, Ashley

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I've wanted one ever since your sister displayed her Santos doll. I love the history behind them. I like how distressed it is!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Very pretty Santos Kelly. The history makes them so special.
Looks great where you placed her, but as you said, she will be visiting other places soon :-)
Hugs, Gee

Judy said...

"she" is beautiful kelly...i can see why you got her. i'm going to check out your link, in wouldn't mind having one either! are you going to "name" her?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's a nice one.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

She's a beauty!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

She looks like she was custom designed for your home, centuries ago. Lovely! I'm off to learn something new about Santos dolls. Thanks for the link!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is one of the nicest Santos dolls I have seen! She is going to look pretty anywhere in your home with your neutral color scheme. Love it, Kelly!

XO,
Jane

Ron said...

What a great Santos. Love it, Kelly.

Bonnie said...

She does grace your home well.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I have seen those before, and are quite charming. You picked a perfect spot for her. I agree, it's nice you can see her from all sides

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

She looks very at home with you.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly, She is beautiful. I love the graphic quality o them and she is a large one. Lovely find- xo Diana

Designs By Pinky said...

Kelly, she looks great there, I love her. Love the color and how distressed she is. Great find. XO, pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. She looks perfect on your chest. Hugs, Marty

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Santos doll!! She looks great where you have her displayed. My sister has one that she got while on vacation in Tennessee. I thought about getting one, but I haven't seen any in the shops or store around here.
~Cindy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, she is so pretty and really is a piece of art. It is amazing how they can make her look so old. I assume she will be a guest that came and stayed forever!!Happy Weekend..Judy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really neat Kelly! She sure goes so well in your room, her colors are perfect!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

She looks wonderful in your home! Perfectly chippy.

Holly Browning said...

Those cage dolls look neat to me but I never know where I would put one. My boys would have a hay day with it I am sure. (target shooting) Your home has the look for her...beautiful.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh she is so beautiful!!
I'm happy to see that you found one that you loved as well!!

Bliss said...

I agree, she is not doll like. But will you dress her for the seasons?

Bliss

Cynthia said...

Beautiful Santos doll, I enjoyed reading the history. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia

Olive said...

She is pretty and I like her in grey.

Babs said...

Kelly, She looks really pretty and has lots of character. I like the way you styled the chest "for her". :) Have a great weekend.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, she's wonderful! I saw some great ones at Wisteria last fall. She is perfect in your home!

Andrea said...

she looks perfect in your home! I have long admired them!

chateau chic said...

Your Santos doll looks right at home with you! She's beautiful.
Mary Alice

must love junk said...

She looks great there! I have one similar, but the colors on yours are much prettier!
Susan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She's beautiful, Kelly! I love it on the chest. What a great size it is, too. The colors look like they work great in your home.

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