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Vintage Paper Doll for Thanksgiving

Here is a printable paper doll PDF, courtesy of the ever-charming GraphicsFairy. This holiday-themed toy is taken from a vintage early 1900s newspaper. GraphicsFairy suggests printing this out twice, once with cardstock, so that the doll is on a firmer paper and once with regular paper, for the outfits. Sigh! I long to dress as a be-feathered turkey next week…gobble, gobble, gobble.

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Bastille Day at Britex

Fabulously tasteful Sarah of’s Marie-Antoinette paper dolls were the inspiration for Britex Fabric’s Bastille Day window display. This display was created by the ever-glamorous James. Although Marie-Antoinette never actually said “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, we have no doubt that she would have loved the cupcake confection that she is holding aloft. Incidentally, the culprit for that quotation is thought to be Marie-Thérèse, the wife of Louis XIV.

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