Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What a wonderful find!

A few days ago, I posted this little scene that I put together using a vintage gown and Grandma Mae's baby shoes.  The wood frame that the dress is on is from a baby shop in Kingman.  It was what I had at that time.


So then I bought all these dolls, and this one just happened to fit into the dress as though it was made for her!


She's a turn of the century Armand Marseille doll  390, 26" tall - porcelain, with rocker eyes.  She did not have any hair, so I cleaned up and curled this vintage human hair wig.  She has a very old wood composition jointed body is pretty good shape for it's age.


I added some silk ribbon around a new hat - from Creative Impressions.  Used vintage flowers.  Draped some tiny pendants around her neck.


There are a lot of things I need to do to really fix her up and get her in mint condition, but for now, she can just sit on the dresser.  What a cutie!  And she just happened to have red eyebrows that match the red wig perfectly!

I don't know the history on her, but I have to wonder who owned her, and how on earth could anyone part with a doll this sweet?  Of course, she wasn't quite this sweet when she came to me.  I will have to start taking some "before" photos.  I paid $40 for her....so you can imagine how terrible she looked!

She's found a new home with me.  Now to figure out a name for her.  Why do I think she looks like a "Lindy"?  Could it be because I had a grade school chum named Linda who had red hair?   Or does she look more like a "Maggie"?   Going to have such fun naming all my "new" children!

3 comments:

Peggy said...

Your talents continue to amaze me! The dolls are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How about Amanda? Giggle, giggle, giggle. I'm sure you'll end up with the best name.

J Lowe said...

I've decided to name her "Olivia" - as pronounced in the movie "The Holiday"......

o-live-eee-ah

:o)