Tuesday, April 8, 2008













Faerie Window Is having a favorite MY DOLL DAY...


Which doll to choose, I have so many that are favorites.

After much thought I decided to show case MY LITTLE PRINCESS a doll by Wendy Lawton.
She is 9 inch high, dressed in silk, she has a porcelain head and wooden jointed body.

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I love trunk type dolls, like the French fashion dolls of the 1800, so many of my dolls have a wardrobe and an assortment of things. IN fact, I think I have dolls that have more clothes then I do. For this doll I collected the items as if she was a little girl’s doll, not only do I have items for the doll ,but also things that a little girl would have treasured and put in the cabinet with her cherished doll.



The doll has several dresses some made of silk, shoes, long stockings, an enameled rose pin, party favors, tiny dolls and a wool rabbit on wheels. Everything that a Little Princess would need
And I am always looking for more…




The little girl’s things include a vintage roll of French rose ribbon(behind cup), papa’s pearl stud buttons, momma’s lace hankie, a silk painted button and a treasured pink rose child’s cup and saucer, as well as an enameled necklace and vintage calling cards…

The little princess is a Keeper of family treasure ….


Many of the items belonged to family members, the pearl stud button were my husband's great grandfather, and the cup and sauce was my mother's, the little wool rabbit was gotten when my first granddaughter was born..

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A pink dress very close to the one that is pictured on the cover of the


book illustrated by Tasha Tudor.


We must not forget the monkey that visited the little princess when she became a servant and the attic became her room.
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All items I have displayed in a child size glass cabinet…

41 comments:

Lori said...

Louise, thank you so much for playing and sharing your favorite doll with us...she is quite lovely and i can't believe what a collection of outfits she has...a lot of my dolls are naked and would be jealous of your well dressed beauty!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

WOW!!! gorgeous! i love her, and all her stuff. that little monkey is adorable.
thanks for sharing.
oxooxx,
jessi

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!! Your doll is so beautiful!!! I love trunk dolls too! unfortunately, I dont have any, lol! But oh your display is stunning! She would be my favorite too if she were mine!

Hugs,
Amy

cherished*vintage said...

Beautiful doll, and her treasures are fantastic! I love the old pearl stud buttons!
-Karoline

Betzie said...

Louise,
Thanks for visiting me. I so enjoyed visiting you! First of all, my grandmom's name was Louise and she is still near and dear to me although no longer in her earthly form. :) Secondly, I love your display case and all the treasures for you Princess. I adore Tasha Tudor too and have several of her books. Hope to see you again Louise! :)

http://loveconquersall.typepad.com/my_weblog/ said...

"Oh I love your collection you have shared." Very stunning to look at. They are so beautiful!!

I hope you stop by and see my collection for my daughter;-))
Hugs,
Jeannene

Sandy said...

Your dolly had some wonderful outfits and accessories! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy:)

Donna O'Brien said...

Wow, that was a feast for the eyes. She IS a little princess with all of those treasures. Thanks so much for sharing them.
D.

Secondhandrose said...

What a beautiful, beautiful collection. I love anything in miniature. Her clothes are exquisite. Thanks, Karen

Beth Leintz said...

Your doll vignette is just lovely- those tiny little treasures and the story make it all the more special.

Charlotte said...

Love love love the dolls and especially the ones with the trunk full of clothes. I remember when I was a little girl I always wanted a doll with a trunk of clothes. I have always loved dolls. I sure have enjoyed looking at yours. Thanks for sharing.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Lovely dollies. Oh so sweet and precious.

Cath

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh my goodness!
She is so beautiful Louise. The accessories are perfect for this little princess.

The monkey is so cute! She must be thrilled to have him. :~)

Hugs! Nancy

mushroommeadows said...

That dress does look almost identical to the one on the book!

hehe the monkey kills me. It's adorable! :)

bluemuf said...

Louise, I'm in love. What a fantastic collection. Your princess doll is gorgeous and all her precious clothes and objects are amazing. I just love how you are collecting from the perspective of a small girl.

thank you for sharing
Karen

Linda said...

I love your collection it is just beautiful the way you have put it all together and displayed it. Your princess doll does indeed look like a princess displayed like that.
Cheers Linda

Pink Paris Match said...

Louise,

Your dolls are exquisite! Everything looks so beautiful!

Julie

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. What a doll! I have never seen anything quite like this. I just read that Lori thinks that other (naked) dolls would be jealous, but I know some girls too! I love all the little pieces!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Thank you for visiting my post :) I'm a new blogger and it is exciting getting visitors!

I love your blog! I felt as if I was in a little girl's dream, reading about your doll and viewing all the precious little accessories, while listening to the Peter Pan piece! Just wonderful & enjoyable! :) The doll is a real beauty!

Hope you will come again! ~Rhonda

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh, so lovely your little one, thanks for sharing she is beautiful...Pinkie
Denise

KarenHarveyCox said...

OMG, this is the loveliest doll that I think I have ever seen. The accessories are amazing, and I love how you have her displayed. What a treasure. Karen

Mica Garbarino said...

what a delightful set !!! and the monkey too !!! My daughter and I loved the book and movie. that is so neat you have a trunk full of treasures !!! Love it !!! Tahnks for sharing. Mica from garb-oodles Soup

The Rose Room said...

Oh my goodness, your dolls have the most amazing wardrobes, accessories and belongings! Wonderful! Rachael

Natasha Burns said...

Goodness!!! not only is your doll beautiful but check out all those amazing accessories and her beautiful changes of clothes!!!

Lola Enchanted said...

Such beauty in those dolls of yours! I'm so sad I missed out on the lovely doll pary!!!!~

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous collection!
Sandra Evertson

jillian said...

The doll and her belongings, breath-taking! The Little Princess is one of my favorite movies! GORGEOUS!
I must admit, as well, that I've been listening to your blog music all day in my studio, wonderful choices! It's so dreamy & magical!
XOXO
Jillian

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh My! That was so much fun to see.

Elly said...

This is really, really lovely!!! What a great display! And what a treasures!

Lori said...

What an absolutely wonderful doll and accessories! Oh my, I really would love to own something even close one day!! Wonderful dolly post!! Thank you bunches for sharing, Lori

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! (Excuse me while I pick my jaw from off the floor!) =) Your collection is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Just beautiful. What a beautiful collection of "things" for your beautiful doll!

Kitty

Miss Sandy said...

What an amazing and detailed well thought out collection! I love the way you have her and all her treasures displayed! Thank you for sharing!

Regina said...

Hello Louis
Wow! Louis your doll is really a little princess and the accessoires
are amazing!!!
Have a nice weekend my friend!
Regina

Julie said...

I would have chosen my 11 1/2 inch fashion doll of 45 years ago. Alas, mom threw her away and I have no photo of her. She was so pretty - way better than Barbie, who, at that time, looked Oriental! Anyway, she had reddish-brown hair and a beautiful, expressive face. I often wonder what company made her.

...... Kristina ...... said...

Wow!
Absolutely gorgeous! The display case and how you have collected family items...i'm stunned....need to go back and take another peek.
Love Kristina XxX

3rdEyeMuse said...

Your doll really is quite exquisite with all her dresses and accessories ... her little monkey is a treasure, too. :)

I missed the party but decided to post my own favs just the same. If you are interested, feel free to stop by: http://3rdeyemuse.blogspot.com/2008/04/doll-party-worse-than-fashionably-late.html

smiles ~M~

Janet said...

Your doll is beautiful. And I love all the other things she has to go along with her.

Pearl Maple said...

Have enjoyed following all the links to the doll shows, so many beautiful little darlings out there in blog land.

Lots of fun creative inspiration in your blog, thanks for sharing.

SweetAnnee said...

ohoh oh
what fun!!
Love it
I have a "few" LOL dolls
deena