Hello, people of Earth!  Living with Art has returned!

I started a couple of different projects this week, but I’m going to ease back in with something simple: Doll heads.

Now, to be fair, doll heads are not technically art, but here’s the deal: I’m not that technical.  Also, if you’re the sort of person who would fill your house with artwork, you tend to amass other things, too – doll heads, hand puppets, Limoges boxes in the shape of sheep organs, whatever.  You do ewe.  We all need ways to display what we love, and that’s the point, right?

Here’s an old first aid cabinet where I display some of my doll heads:

Display - Before

I have never been that excited about the way they look in this display scenario, but I am pretty jazzed about the heads themselves.  Look at my antique tin Juno head!

Tin Doll Head Germany

Who knew Juno was the name of anything but a girl in a movie?

This is my other favorite head.  I seem to have a thing for dolls with shoulder plates:

China Doll Head

Oh hello. I am kind of snobby and annoyed.

As I rummaged about in my boxes of stuff for one of those projects I mentioned earlier, I came across two identical cages that I picked up at Goodwill a couple of years ago.

Cage from Goodwill

As you probably already knew (or at least suspected), putting heads in cages is amazing.  They look instantly freakier.

Juno in Cage

Stacked Heads in Cage

Now these heads can be displayed together or separately, on shelves or on hooks, and get the attention they deserve as beautiful objects.  I could, as an example, add one of the heads to my circus mantle:

Juno in Cage on Mantle

I can even put them back on the first aid cabinet, and they still stand out:

Heads in Cages

Final Shot

Next time, I shall tell you a fish tale!

Living with Art will be back every other Friday.



Ann D'Angelo is a dedicated drinker of diet Coke who has never spotted a thrift store she didn't want to visit or an item she didn't want to alter. Check out Ann's shop.