|Final destination: New Orleans|
But on the way there, we spent one night and a day and a half in Vacherie, Louisiana, home to several historic sugar plantations. We drove past several, and did a tour of two of them: the American-style Oak Alley Plantation and the Creole-style Laura Plantation. And at each of them I was able to do some doll-spotting, so I thought I'd share some of those dolls here. Enjoy!
|The alley of oak trees that gave Oak Alley its name.|
|An antique boy at Oak Alley.|
|An antique girl in one of Oak Alley's cottages|
|The doll chair at Laura Plantation|
|Rag dolls in the Laura gift shop.|
They also sold rag doll making kits, and I'm kicking
myself for not picking one of those up - they were cute.
A good chunk of those plantation tours are quite depressing when it comes to the history, but it's always nice to have a change to see how dolls fit into various historical contexts, so it was an interesting time.
I'd planning on bringing along a travelling toy of my own, but ended up forgetting to pack both of the ones I'd put aside for it (my standard evil bunny and an AG mini). But that's just means I have an excuse to go back some time, doesn't it? ;)