Thrift Store Therapy---A Dancing Clown
And I've never really liked that song "Send in the Clowns". Yet somehow, all of those things came together in my latest thrift store finds. The figure is a vintage paper mache circus performer doll, her joints held together with cotton rope:
She looks a little demented, no? But I love rough, folk art dolls like this and the charming paint job with the glitter accents caused me to take her home.
I picked up the "Dancing Clown" box at a Goodwill a few days prior to finding the doll. The clown box was probably originally a jewelry box, now missing its drawer. But the wind-up mechanism still works, and the clown still dances. Most charmingly! I love the black background. Of course, it plays "Send in the Clowns", a tune I have always hated, ha ha! I picked it up and set it back down this a dozen times before I finally took it to the register. It was 1.99 and the doll was 2.99, so not so bad. They make a great display together.
Linking up with SirThriftALot and Thriftasaurus!