Welcome to my annual Izannah Walker birthday party! This year the dolls and I have a fun filled three day celebration planned. We are so pleased that you could come join us for the start of the party. I will be posting throughout the day today, with additional posts at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Come back tomorrow and Sunday for new posts at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
1 Finished Doll For Sale – Now SOLD – Thank You so much for looking!
ANNA IS NOW SOLD. I have one doll made from my Anna mold available for sale. She is a very sweet, worn and well loved doll. Just the right size at 17 inches to be a little sister to other Izannahs in your collection. She has short wispy hair framing her face and tickling the nape of her neck. This Anna is dressed in an amazing antique red print fabric that I found in Brimfield in May. The fabric had never been washed until yesterday and even after one gentle washing still retains it’s crisp sizing. All three pieces of her undergarments are trimmed in tatting. Her short black scallop topped painted boots are embellished with a red scallop outline. As a birthday special she comes with a tiny antique tintype image of a young girl. When you imagine the story of Anna’s life, perhaps this little girl will become her original owner…
Anna can be yours for $1250.00, which includes free insured shipping to any U.S. address. Actual shipping charged to other countries. As always you may place Anna, or any of my dolls on lay-away. Call me at 860-355-5709 during normal business hours, or email me anytime at email@example.com if you have any questions about this doll or would like to purchase her.
Introducing Two New Reproduction Izannah Walker Dolls
I am very happy to tell you that I now have two more molds! I made these molds, just like all of my others, directly from original antique Izannah Walker dolls. This means that I can offer you ten different authentic, all cloth, historically accurate reproduction Izannah Walker dolls!
Pictured below are the four dolls that I will be working on during the next three days as part of my Izannah celebration. After all what better way is there for a doll maker to mark the birthday of her very favorite doll maker than by paying homage to her by reproducing some of her amazing dolls! If you’d like to follow along with my progress you can check in at my facebook page to see the dolls coming to life. Click here to visit A Sweet Remembrance in facebook.
I am able to offer you reproductions of Lily due to the amazing generosity of my friend Susie, who owns the real Lily. I am currently in the midst of doing restoration on the original Lily and Susie very kindly told me that she wanted me to make a mold from her while she was here. I’ll be chronicling Lily’s restoration journey here in the upcoming weeks. Lily has a very classic Izannah head and at 17 inches is the middle stair step between my Isabeau and Izzybelle.
This first Lily will be going home with her older sister and namesake ❤
A Second Lily
This Lily will be available for sale for $1250.00 when she is completed. She will come with a full four piece wardrobe which includes a chemise, pantalettes, peticoat and a dress, with painted boots.
Hannah recently came to join my Izannah family from the collection of another of my dear friends, Edyth. ❤ I’m honored that she has entrusted me with one of her treasures.
Hannah is 18 inches tall and has such a sweet expression. Just like Lily #2, both of these Hannahs will be for sale once I have finished them. Yes, they also cost $1250.00, have painted boots and come with a full set of clothing made from antique fabrics and notions. 🙂
If you have any questions about these dolls, or would like to purchase one of them, please call me (860-355-5709 during east coast business hours) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org anytime). As a special birthday treat Isabeau, Zanna, Ismay, Isane, Izzybelle and the original Hannah have been busy piecing together quilt tops to go along with the Lilys and Hannahs that are purchased during this three day weekend. More about their quilting party later on… Just one more reason to keep checking back in through out the next three days 🙂
For anyone who has the urge to try making an Izzy of their own I currently have two of my Izannah Kits ready to go.
Furniture Tag Sale
The girls were all very enamored of the article they read in Antique Doll Collector about an Izannah Doll House. So when I asked them what they would like to include in our birthday weekend they all resoundingly said “Let’s have a tag sale of all of the doll furniture, so other Izannahs can furnish a doll house too!” Consequently all of my antique doll furniture is on sale at 10% off from 9/25 – 9/27. The sale price does include free shipping to U.S. addresses. Click here to shop the furniture sale.
That’s All For Now…
Come back to see us at 9:00 a.m. eastern time for our continuing birthday party adventures.
6 thoughts on “Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 1”
Hi Paula and girls, we got up early this morning just to see what you all were up to. It looks like your Izannah Walker Birthday Party and Sale is going to be a couple days of fun. It’s so generous of the girls to offer some of their own doll furniture. We are so impressed and we can see there will be something for all of us Izannahites. Thank you all for inviting us to your party. It’s such fun.
My original Izannah Walker dolls “Miss Anna” and “Miss Pauline” are pretending that they are there too. You know little “Miss Anna” will do most anything to get dressed up and put on a party dress. My girls are so excited that they have the giggles and can’t stop. Oh what fun they are having. They are just now saying “Thank you” aunt Paula and girls.
I do know Anna and she is such a sweetheart! I’m glad they are enjoying the party along with us. 🙂 Tell Anna it’s time to change, the big birthday tea party will be starting soon!
I’m enjoying the party! Thanks so much for putting on this tribute to Izannah Walker. What a legacy she has left and surely she would be proud to know how beloved her creations have become. I’m glad you liked my article and that they inspired your girls to have a furniture tag sale. Every Izannah out there deserves a proper setting in which to reside!
You’ve caused quite an uproar at our house! My dolls are very smitten with the house you had built for your Izannahs and poured over every single page of your article! It is still their very favorite bedtime reading. 🙂 My friend Edyth also has a big doll’s house that is made from her hallway closet. Her papier-mache dolls live there. There is something so grand about a large scale doll’s house. Several years ago, when I was a museum curator, I turned a glass fronted closet into a large dolls house. It was such a fun exhibit to put together! I would like to think that somehow Izannah Walker knows that her work and artistry lives on, and has touched the hearts of so many little girls (and some of us who aren’t so young any more too) in the past 165 or so years. I’m so happy you have come to our party and hope you will have fun joining us for the remainder of our celebrations!