The Dolls Welcome a New Sister to Their Family

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

The dolls are overjoyed that one of their older sisters has come to join the family of Izannah Walker dolls that lives here with me!  This very early example of Izannah Walker’s work has spent all of her long  life in Rhode Island.  She is from an estate in Coventry, RI, which is about 31- 1/2 miles from Central Falls, Rhode Island, where Izannah Walker lived and worked; and 35 miles distant from Bristol, RI where Izannah was born.

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

Here she is just moments after she arrived.

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

Isabeau made her long lost sister comfortable in the parlor and introduced her to our house guest Lily. Isabeau and Lily are approximately 15 to 20 years younger than their Rhode Island sister.

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

Then  Isabeau took her new sister to the kitchen for a reviving cup of tea.

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

After such an exhausting journey, our newest family member was more than ready for bed.

Early Izannah Walker Doll from the collection of Paula Walton

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

~ by paulawalton on May 3, 2016.

2 Responses to “The Dolls Welcome a New Sister to Their Family”

  1. Paula, how nice it is that your collection of Izannah’s is growing so well.
    They couldn’t be in a better place. Is Miss Anna behaving herself? She is
    well known for making mischief, all on her own.

    • Mary, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! I do try my very best to care for them and give them a loving home. Yes, Miss Anna is being the perfect house guest! I think that the older girls have been keeping an eye on her. Anna wants very much to impress them, so she has been showing off her “company” manners! She and Izzybelle have been doing quite a lot of gigging and whispering when the bigger girls are busy with other things…

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