Carolyn and Archie
applying their handicraft talents when their children were in
scouting. Gathering found objects and scraps, they taught the
children to use their imagination to create gifts and decorative
objects by reusing simple materials.
craft fairs offered a new outlet for the couple. Carolyn and Archie
began sewing and painting a wide variety of dolls, toys, aprons,
gifts, and other household objects. In time, they focused on Victorian
angel dolls, made of old quilts and fabrics, antique lace, colorful
buttons and an incredible amount of talent and inspiration. This
was the beginning of Berger's Heavenly Choir
and Archie found time to make new dolls. They created hundreds
of their angels, selling them in boutiques and giving them as
gifts. You'll even find them on sale in the French Quarter in
their hometown of New Orleans.
Each doll is
unique, with its
own name and character. If you gave her the time, Carolyn could
not only tell you the history of all the materials that were used
to make the doll, but the story behind the doll's name and a little
bit about its personality. They were always very proud that their
"children" have found homes all over the world.