Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Victorian Dolls for a Birthday Remembrance

At one time, all the dolls in my rather large collection stayed in a small, cramped room at the end of the second floor hallway.  Appropriately dubbed "The Doll Room," it was functional but no one could see the dolls unless they entered that room.

A fellow doll collector suggested the dolls be taken out and displayed in rooms throughout the house so I followed her lead. Now, dolls can be found in our living room, dining room, bedroom, and hallway! 

As the collection grew, I put the kibosh on adding any more beauties to it. Then, September, my birthday month, arrived. Only a true friend who knows my love of dolls would break the "no more dolls" rule, right?  Sure enough, right on my birthday, such a friend delivered not one, not two, not three, but four dolls.  They are all very Victorian which fits in perfectly with our home's decor.

Of the four new dollies, the one shown right above is my favorite. Her up swept hair has little roses and a ribbon in it, as shown below. There's also plenty of lace and satin in her peach-colored dress.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

My favorite would be the blonde in the fur cape. Just like her look!

mo said...

Hi Susan, I'm with Linda. I love the beauty with the fur cape with the brooch and hood . I suppose because it is still 105 degrees here in the desert! I am ready for some cool weather. Your dolls are beautiful. *hugs*

Linda O'Connell said...

They are all elegant ladies. Happy birthday to you!

diane stetson said...

I like the peach one too...love the color as it was my bridesmaids dress color when I was married.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I like the one in the fur trimmed, green outfit. It's my favorite costume.

I'm no longer adding to my collection. With collections, I reach a saturation point where it begins to feel like clutter.

Susan :)

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