Santon dolls create a world of their own and have been made since the 1700s in France. The detail in clothing, facial expressions and accessories have amazed me since I first saw them at a Christmas fair in Grand Saconnex.
When my friend Barbara, I inherited two, this old woman and a fisherman. As much as I love them, I am trying to reduce my possessions but I had to make sure they went to go to a good home.
Facebook to the rescue. A notice brought a message from a friend, a former Argelesian. I didn't want to sell them, but she felt she would like to make a donation to a cleft lip charity in Barbara's name.
Barbara would approve.
That is a win-win.