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Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIt is said that Maybelle brews the finest sassafras tea. It is her specialty.

If you are very fortunate, you will see Maybelle carefully making her way down your front walk at three o’clock in the afternoon. She balances her pretty pink and green teacup in its saucer so as not to spill her steaming hot tea.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“I have brought tea to share,” Maybelle will say. “Have you any cookies?”

If you don’t have cookies, Maybelle will most likely go to the next house. She’d like to be polite, but, after all, what is the good of having tea if there are no cookies?

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaybelle is an original one-of-a-kind work of art and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe and her cup and saucer are hand sculpted from paperclay, and she is entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaybelle’s cute little whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread. Her jacket is painted a sunny shade of yellow, and is banded around the collar and hem with mauve. Her yellow skirt is covered in tiny blue and mauve flowers. Her little tail emerges from white petticoats that swirl below her dress.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaybelle is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. Maybelle stands 5 inches tall. Maybelle comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaybelle is available for $200.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Maybelle Mouse, Original One-of-kind Brown Mouse Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaybelle’s friend is Marla Mouse.

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Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy is a sweet little tabby cat with a mischievous side.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer favorite toy is a yellow duck.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWhen she squeezes his tummy he makes a startling noise halfway between a quack and a cackle, and so she calls him “Quackle”.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy has heard that ducks like water.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe’s taken Quackle down to the pond a few times, but doesn’t dare put him in the water. She’s afraid he might float away.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy ‘s friends wish he would float away.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy thinks it’s very entertaining to sneak up behind them and squeeze Quackle. They don’t think it’s at all amusing.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy’s friends are going toy shopping on the Internet. They are going to order a dog that barks, a lion that roars, and a parrot that shrieks.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy’s fur is painted in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, and gold, with black stripes. Her yellow eyes have a touch of green, and her pretty white whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Christy’s dress is country red with a pattern of blue flowers with orange centers. The dress is set off by a pale blue pinafore that ties in a big bow at the back. Her striped kitty tail emerges from the ruffled white petticoats that can be seen below her dress.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy is an original one-of-a-kind work of art and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her toy duck are hand sculpted from paperclay, and she is entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. She is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Christy rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 9 1/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy and Quackle are available for $300.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Christy and Quackle and Natasha and Ivan, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurines by Max BaileyChristy and Quackle’s friends are Natasha and Ivan (left).

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Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“What am I?” Maryanne asked her mama one day.

“You are a Ragdoll, my dear,” her mama replied, looking fondly at her little daughter.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyOnce in a while, Maryanne wished she had someone to play with, such as a little sister. So when her mama asked her what she would like for her first birthday, Maryanne said “I would like a Ragdoll, Mama.”

“I will see what I can do,” her mama answered thoughtfully, which to Maryanne was a very good sign.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyFor the two weeks before her birthday, when Maryanne had gone to bed, she could hear her mama’s foot on the treadle of the old Singer sewing machine, late into the night. She wondered if perhaps her mama was making her a special dress to wear on her birthday.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey When the big day came, Maryanne’s mama presented her with a large birthday box, which thrilled Maryanne to no end. Surely it was the Ragdoll she had asked for.!

“Her name is Margie,” said Mama, as Maryanne took the lid off the box. “She is your very own rag doll.”

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyBecause she was such a kind and considerate daughter, and because she knew her mama had worked so very hard, Maryanne hid her disappointment. Margie was not the little sister she had expected, but she said thank you and gave her mama a big hug.

Before long, Maryanne came to realize that her rag doll Margie was in great need of her assistance. The poor thing had no whiskers. And how was she to hear with those big long ears that were tied at the top with bows? Worse than that, Margie had no tail!

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaryanne took good care of Margie. She took Margie everywhere she went, and grew to love her quiet ways. Indeed, they became inseparable.

That is how Maryanne came to be known as the Ragdoll with a rag doll.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaryanne is a beautiful bicolor Ragdoll cat with China-blue eyes that reflect her sweet disposition. She wears an old-fashioned blue dress gathered up at the sides. It drapes softly over a skirt striped with many colors to match the lower sleeves of the dress. Three gold buttons accent the front, and a large pink peony adorns either side.

Margie wears a pink jumper over a lighter pink blouse with a white collar. She has black tights and brown high-button shoes with gold buttons. Both Maryanne and Margie have white petticoats.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat and Hyacinth the Blue Persian, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurines by Max BaileyI hand sculpted Maryanne and Margie from paperclay, and they are original one-of-a-kind works of art, meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work.

Maryanne’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread. Margie, of course, has no whiskers.

Maryanne and Margie are completely hand painted with acrylic paints, then signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Maryanne rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and she stands 9 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat and Felicity the Ragdoll Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurines by Max BaileyMaryanne is available for $325.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Maryanne’s kitty friends are Hyacinth the Blue Perisan, and Felicity the Ragdoll Kitten.