Happy 200th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 1 – Izannah Walker Birthday Greetings Project

Remember this? I invited you all to email me a short birthday message along with a photograph of your Izannah Walker doll – antique originals, reproduction dolls that I have made for you, or a doll that you have made yourself in tribute to Izannah’s dolls!

I hope you will enjoy looking through these heartfelt birthday greetings as much as I have!

Everyone who sent in a birthday message had their name put into a hat. The dolls and I shook up all the names and drew out one first place winner, who will receive a special package full of birthday goodies, and two runners up, who will be sent party favors! … and the winners are –

1st Prize – Linnie N.!

Party Favors – Tricia S. and Liz Holmes!

I added a Special Makers Award, so both Charlotte and Susie are getting prizes just because their birthday greetings took so much time and effort on their part! ❤

  • You may click on any photograph to enlarge it and read the birthday greetings ❤
Susies tintype

Young girl with Izannah Walker doll. ca 1863

Susies reproduction Izannah

Young girl with Izannah Walker doll by Paula Walton, ca 2017

                        “TIMELESS”

          “Happy Birthday, Izannah Walker,” and

           “Thank You, Paula Walton!”

 

Here is Miss Pauline wishing a great big birthday wish to her maker. Mary (you’ll want to click to enlarge these, Miss Pauline is a lovely original Izannah Walker doll ❤ )

Anita's Izannah Walker dolls

Happy Birthday Izannah!

 

Many years separate us but you are such an inspiration to so many. Happy Birthday Izannah. Judith Jaques

liz h-r Izannah Inspired

HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY IZANNAH WALKER!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!! LIZ HOLMES

 

Happy Birthday Izannah Walker 200 yrs. Linnie N.

 

This doll I dedicate to Izannah Frankford Walker. Svetlana

Happy 200th birthday Izannah Walker! What joy your dolls have brought to all of us!
Billie A.

Judys Izannah inspired

Dear Izannah, I have your birthday cake on the table and an empty seat waiting for you to arrive at your party! Happy 200th Birthday! Judy M.

 

Marilyns reproduction Izannahs

Ada , on the left , and Pearl send Birthday Greetings to Izannah, both of my wonderful dolls made by Paula Walton! Marilyn Brown

 

Charlotte’s Birthday Tale:

1.)   Liberty has some news to share with Savannah and Annabel.

2.)   Savannah seats herself on the settee while Annabel jumps up and down with excitement

3.)   Liberty announces that a close relative has lost her parents in a tragic situation and must come live with them as she no longer has a home. She tells Annabel that she’s younger than her and that Annabel will have the responsibility of making their new sister at home because now Annabel will be like Savannah and herself – a big sister.

4.)    Annabel ponders this over and over in her mind.  No longer the little sister?  I’ll be a big sister?

5.)    Annabel protests this new information and asks why do things have to change? Aren’t they happy together as 3 sisters?  Why a 4th.?

6.)    Savannah tries to explain this to her woolly headed little sister, but gives up and sighs!

7.)    Annabel runs over to her favourite chair and sobs her little heart out.  Why can’t she stay the youngest?  Who could Savannah and Liberty love that much.  Now she’d

have share her room and clothes… She was having none of it…

8.)    In walks a guest…

9.)    She curtsies and says she is the relative that had sent a message ahead to announce her arrival and hopes she hasn’t interrupted their afternoon tea.

10.)  Savannah and Annabel get up and curtsy.

11.)   Annabel’s curiosity gets the better of her and she shyly introduces herself to the newest member of the household.

12.)   Annabel couldn’t believe that this finely dressed, sweet little girl was going to live with them.  She was instantly smitten with a motherly affection and wished to make            newcomer feel at home.  How could she have doubted Liberty’s wisdom.

13.)  “What is your name”, Annabel inquired.

14.)   The shy little girl whispered, “Patience”

15.)   We are so glad you’re here and welcome to our home” said Annabel

16.)   Annabel immediately asked Patience to sit down and join them for tea.

17.)   Patience appeared to all the most modest and well bred little lady.  (Annabel couldn’t wait till she and Patience would be alone, to ask Patience if she could try on           her clothes.)

18.)   As soon as they sat at the tea table, they noticed Patience was tired from her long journey as she soon let down her guard and slumped sleepily in her seat.

19.)   To aid Patience and to help make her feel at home, Annabel immediately imitated her posture.

20.)   Liberty walked into the room with a lit Birthday cake.  “Make a wish, Patience.  It’s your birthday and we are so happy to have you become a part of our family”.

21.)   Patience looked at everyone and then stared at the cake.  What to wish for?  “A family to love me”,  she thought to herself.  ” Will I be able to stay?”

22.)   After they sang – as if everyone was reading her mind, Liberty turned to Patience and said,   “Welcome home, Patience.  You are part of us now.  We will always be              four sisters now.”

23.)  Patience felt like she was dreaming. Really, a forever home!

24.)   She held her head up high and whispered, I’m home.

25.)   Annabel looked fondly at Patience and thought about all the fun and mischief they would get into… it is going to be Great being a big sister!

26.)   The End.

Happy 200th. Birthday Izannah Walker!

This is Lila Rose who is named after the real Lila pictured below.  Lila was my cloth doll mentor and I purchased this IW from Lila.  She came with the hand made collar and pin, extra gifts from my sweet friend.

Lila Rose and I live in Mexico and she is a good traveler.

We send our greetings for a fantastic birthday remembrance of Izannah.

Tricia's Reproduction Izannah Walker doll

This is the sweet girl you made just about a year ago. As you can see, her name is Edith Ann (for my second great-grandmother who would have been of an age to have an Izannah doll). I’m so happy she’s come to live at my house in Southeastern Connecticut! The Izannah dolls have been a source of great fascination for me and I’m grateful for your efforts to continue the story! Happy Birthday, Izannah Walker!

Hi Paula,

I am sending you a picture of my IW doll you made special for me. I cross stitched her name & year. I can not tell you how much I love this doll you made for me.

Thank you for doing this Birthday  bash. Looking forward to viewing all the pictures.

Annabelle May is sending greetings to you Paula, and all Izannah’s wherever they may be!

She is dreaming of all the girls that have been made since the birth of Izannah Walker in 1817.  She is in a very contemplative mode today, she would like to give all Izannah’s and their mammon’s a big hug to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their creators birth.

Janets Reproduction Izannah walker doll Hannah Grace

Dear Paula, Thank you very much for my beautiful new blue clothes. They are easy to get into, so I can dress myself, and are very comfortable, but the best thing of all is the pocket — I’ve never had a pocket before. It is ever so clever for keeping one’s prized possessions close at hand.

Susan's Orchids

A spring bouquet of tiny native orchids from my garden for Izannah to enjoy with her celebrations. No doubt all the little Izannahs are anticipating a wonderful day. I look forward to enjoying it with them. Susan

Dear Izannah: Happy Happy Birthday. May it be a day filled with joy, laughter and rays of sunshine. I am having trouble choosing a dress to wear . Please save a crumb of your cake for me.  Oh yes, my sister Elizabeth (she is much older than me) wishes to send greetings also.

With much love, Mayla

Happy Birthday!

Dear Izannah, Congratulations on the 200th anniversary! We send you hugs and love from Russia!

200 year greetings,

from a far distant land,

to a talented lady

who made dolls by hand.

Thank you Izannah

for your iconic toy,

recreating it’s likeness,

has brought nothing but joy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

My sincere thanks to all of you who participated in my birthday greetings project!!! I had so much fun putting this together and I hope everyone reading this has enjoyed it to!

Come back to visit here on www.izannahwalker.com today at 10:00, 2:00 – when my latest reproduction dolls will be posted, 4:00 & 6:00 Eastern Time for the rest of today’s festivities. ❤

 

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~ by paulawalton on September 25, 2017.

5 Responses to “Happy 200th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 1 – Izannah Walker Birthday Greetings Project”

  1. Hi Paula, Thank you! So much fun to wake up this morning to this fun post, and to be able to enjoy all of these wonderful Izannah Walker doll pictures and messages! I love them all, and I just keep looking at them. I seriously had a hard time sleeping last night for being so excited about the birthday celebration today! So much fun! I can’t wait for the posts throughout the day! Love, susie

  2. Hi Paula, I’m also so excited that the big birthday bash for Izannah Walker is finally here! I’m with Susie, I could hardly sleep… I always look forward to it and this year is no exception. I really enjoyed looking and reading everyone’s BD greetings – it is so neat to see Izannah Walker inspired dolls and the dolls you’ve made in their own special settings and forever homes. Thank you so much for always making Izannah Walker’s birthdays so memorable. They are always such a treat for the eyes! I’m cheering at this end hoping videos will load…Thank you for all your hard work – it’s always such a lovely outpouring of love, Charlotte

    • Susie,

      I have to admit I had a little trouble sleeping too! I was so thrilled when all of the birthday messages started coming in! Everyone was very generous with their time and creativity, which just helps make today a wonderful reflection of how much Izannah Walker and her dolls mean to dll lovers throughout the world.
      ❤ Paula

  3. Charlotte,

    You are so very welcome! And thank you for helping to make this year’s Izannah Day extra special!

    Keep cheering!!!!! I have my fingers crossed that YouTube will continue loading on schedule and I can get the post up at 2:00!

    ❤ Paula

  4. Dear Paula,
    I am traveling out of state but have been enjoying so very much peeking in on all of the celebrating on my phone!! But now I am hooked in to my aunt’s internet and what a treat to find that my name was drawn from the hat!! 😀 How FUN!!
    I have been watching all of the videos and enjoying all of the photos!! A two hundred bicentennial of Izannah’s birthday is truly significant and worthy of celebrating!! All the photos and contributing sites (hope you enjoyed mine at the Butt’ry) 😉 are so charming and great fun!!
    Thank you Paula for all the joyful activity!!
    Many blessings, Linnie 😀

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