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!)