TINY DOLLS CONTINUED 5
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TINY DOLL NO. TWELVE (2013)
AN HISTORICAL COLUMBIAN DOLL

For the 12th doll, I chose one of the classic historic cloth dolls in the spirit of the many dolls made by Emma and Marietta Adams who began making dolls in Oswego, New York in the 1890’s. Many people become confused about the name “Columbian” as it refers to these dolls, but the name came about as a result of a doll, now known as Miss Columbia (now living at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, Massachusetts), who won, in 1893, an award from the Columbian Exposition of the Chicago’s World Fair. Columbia is the female personification of the United States, so her name is quite fitting indeed. My tiny version will painted to look like these well-known cottage industry play dolls and dressed in one of the common styles we still see on well-preserved samples in many museums with a fine batiste pinafore over soft hand-dyed blue dress.

#12 2013 Columbian Tiny Doll $175 Add to Cart
#12 2013 Columbian Ornament Doll with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart

Optional Stands are recommended - see below.

#12 Columbian Doll Inspired by the 1890's Cloth Dolls of Emma and Marietta Adams
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TINY DOLL NO. THIRTEEN (2014)
AN HISTORICAL BABY DOLL

Out of the list of ideas for this year's doll, I chose one of the classic baby dolls from the very late 1800's into the early 1900's. A bit later in time than my usual, but a baby has always been part of the list and I decided to do it this year in honor of my new, second and probably last, grandchild. The doll has a traditional baby shape and is dressed in a lace trimmed extra fine and aged white batiste bonnet and presenting gown. A sweet baby face on the molded head with molded arms and legs and cloth body between. An optional painted wood cradle with bedding will be available in lieu of or in addtion to a stand.

#13 2014 Baby Doll $175 Add to Cart
#13 2014 Baby Doll Ornament - with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart
Optional Cradle $45 Add to Cart



#13 A Baby Doll Inspired by the Early China and Bisque Baby Dolls and by my beloved grandchildren
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TINY DOLL NO. FOURTEEN (2015)
OLD~FASHIONED GIRL AND BOY PAIR (3.5" tall)

From my list of ideas for possible choices, I chose this pair for this years new doll(s). Now that I have a boy and girl grandchildren, it was an easy choice. The dolls have molded heads and molded arms and legs with cloth bodies between, molded painted hair and very sweet old-fashioned outfits and painted high button boots.

Dolls are $325 if ordered as a pair, $175 if ordered singly.

#14 2015 Girl & Boy Pair of Tiny Dolls $325 Add to Cart
#14 2015 Girl & Boy as Ornaments - with hanging loops $325 Add to Cart

#14 2015 Girl & Boy Pair - no hanging loops $325 Add to Cart
#14 2015 Girl & Boy Pair - with hanging loops $325 Add to Cart

#14 2015 Girl Tiny Doll $175 Add to Cart
#14 2015 Girl Doll Ornament - with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart
#14 2015 Boy Tiny Doll  $175 Add to Cart
#14 2015 Boy Doll Ornament - with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart

Optional Stands are recommended - see below.



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TINY DOLL NO. FIFTEEN (2016)

This next ornament doll is an early Peg Wooden dressed in Regency style. She is based on a photo of an antique doll wearing a wonderful straw bonnet. It was challenging to make a straw bonnet so small, but here she is. Bodies are hand sculpted and jointed wood. The tiny stand is recommended.

#15 2016 Tiny Doll $175 Add to Cart
#15 2016 Tiny Doll Ornament - with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart

Stand ordered with doll $9.50 Add to Cart


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SPECIAL EDITION TINY DOLL ~ ELIZABETH

This diminutive peg wooden accessory was made for the limited edtion 9" Elizabeth, a doll inspired by the illustrations of Kate Greenaway. After finishing all 25 in the edition, there ended up with one extra of this 3" companion doll. I included the one in a recent sale but so many people wanted her, I decided to make her a permanent addition to the Tiny Doll Collection. She does fits in nicely if you are collecting my other tiny dolls. Her ensemble includes a period dress, slip and pantalets, a lace ruffled straw bonnet tied with silk ribbon and painted pink slippers.

Special Edition Elizabeth Tiny Doll $175 Add to Cart

 

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NEW DOLL FOR 2017

This next ornament doll will be my version of the rare Maggie Bessie Dolls. The Maggie Bessie dolls were made by the Pfohl Sisters (Maggie & Bessie), two Moravian ladies in Old Salem, North Carolina, beginning in 1893. I chose this doll based on the popularity of my Tiny Columbian Doll (#12 in this series) because the Maggie Bessies are similar in style and begun in the same year. Her projected price will be $175 with a $30 deposit charged if you reserve now. Only a few orders reserved ahead will be guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery (due to the number of members in the Subscription Program), but a cut-off date will be posted here after which delivery for any orders placed will be in January following the holiday season.

#15 2016 Tiny Doll $175 Add to Cart
#15 2016 Tiny Doll Ornament - with hanging loop $175 Add to Cart


(Note - Only a $30 deposit will be charged at this time)

STANDS FOR TINY DOLLS - Tiny and tasteful stands for all my tiny dolls (3 - 4"). There are no commercial stands that are small enough for these dolls, so finally I got down to business and designed one. It is quite adjustable (within reason) and works with all the dolls on this page. The height is adjustable as well as the waist bracket. Its base is stained natural wood with a brass upright and color coated wire for the waist bracket. $12.75 Add to Cart

NEW OFFER ~ If a stand is ordered at the same time as a doll, the stand will be 25% off. One stand per doll. $9.50 Add to Cart

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