Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dolls, both seen and purchased!

I admit, I have a big thing for dolls!  I’ve been subverting my doll collecting tendencies because boy howdy….that hobby can get expensive, right quick!

Most of these dolls were not identified with placards, though a few were.  The “Queen Mary” doll apparently was commissioned in commemoration of Elizabeth II’s coronation, as were a doll of Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Victoria.  (I couldn’t get post-able pictures of Mary, she was in a dark corner behind glass – alas, as were many of the objects I wanted to photographs of throughout the week!)

I, however, could not hold out any longer, and I just had to get myself a doll.  (Especially after going to so many homes with doll collections…..and the doll house – oh my the doll house!  I really wish I had been able to get better pictures, it’s supposed to be fully furnished and wall papered!)

Without further ado, may I present to you, Violet.  (Which I sorely overpaid for, by the way.  So much so that I’m thinking of writing to the shop; but that’s a different matter.  I still love her to bits!)




  1. How pretty! I love her lace and curls.

  2. She is beautiful! I love dolls too and I'm sure you've seen the few I have - mostly from the 40's. I really want some German and French (Bru, etc.) ones from a little earlier, but like you I've been quelling my collecting urges. Like we need more hobbies, eh?