Soldier Clothespin Doll

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I thought a Soldier Clothespin doll would be appropriate in honor of Memorial Day.

I purchased this clothespin doll at a Long Island Senior Center craft fair in New York about 16 years ago. This tiny soldier adorns my Christmas tree every year.

Helmet: Black pompom.
Upper Torso: Painted in red with a white ribbon.
Belt: Red, white and blue ribbons.
Legs: Painted in blue with red and white ribbon for vertical striping.
Arms: Separate thin pieces of wood painted red with cuffs trimmed with red, white and blue ribbons.

Wishing you a safe Memorial Day!

I end today’s blog entry with a poem by Sir Walter Scott:

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking. -Sir Walter Scott


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. E.C.
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 05:12:52

    I agree, what a perfect fellow and poem for to remember the day of heroes. 🙂


  2. dollsofthewoods
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:00:05

    Thank you!


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