Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Doll for Sale

Tilly J. Lamb ~ Now SOLD

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Two years ago I was fortunate to welcome an amazing Izannah Walker doll to my doll family.  I eventually decided to name her Josephine after one of my father’s grandmothers, Henrietta Josephine Wallace Prather. https://izannahwalker.com/2016/11/01/lost-in-a-daydream-of-past-childhoods/

Last year I was discussing Josephine with Monica Bessette. Monica told me that she was just sure my Josephine was the doll called “Tilly Lamb” in the book Your Dolls and Mine A Collectors Handbook by Janet Pagter Johl. In further discussion Monica also mentioned that Josephine is pictured in The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls by Dorothy S. Coleman and Elizabeth A. Coleman. Josephine and I are very thankful to Monica for helping bring Josephine’s full name to light. Now she is Tilly J. Lamb! All of her sisters here at the doll’s house are following my mother’s family tradition of calling the siblings by their middle names, so she continues to be called Josephine, as well as Tilly J. Lamb on official occasions. ❤

Tilly
The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls 1968 by Dorothy S. Coleman and Elizabeth A. Coleman
Tilly Lamb
The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls 1968 by Dorothy S. Coleman and Elizabeth A. Coleman
Tilly J. Lamb
At some point someone decided to stick something on the tip of her nose!!! Odd, because other than some slightly worn paint the tip of her original nose is intact… The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls 1968 by Dorothy S. Coleman and Elizabeth A. Coleman
Tilly J Lamb
Tilly Lamb is 4th from the left ❤ Your Dolls and Mine A Collector’s Handbook 1952 by Janet Pagter Johl

On Tuesday I introduced you to Tilly J. Lamb’s younger sisters, my first four reproductions of sweet Josephine. Two of them have already found wonderful new homes. Miss A. Lamb and Miss D. Lamb are still looking for doll families of their very own.  https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/25/meet-the-lamb-sisters-4-dolls-available-for-sale-happy-201st-birthday-izannah-part-4/

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Miss D. Lamb seated on the left in the darker brown dress. Miss A. Lamb standing on the right in the lighter brown dress. ❤ SOLD

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Both sisters are dressed in long sleeved brown dresses, made from antique fabric. They will come with an antique petticoat, pantalettes and a chemise made from antique fabric, Two brass brooches, one at the neck and a slightly smaller one at the waist, and a tiny pincushion. The pincushions are like the ones shown in the American Girl’s Book by Miss Eliza Leslie, although they are a traditional form that dates back at least to the later part of the 18th century.  Their dresses were made using a pattern taken from an original Izannah Walker dress, and are perfect for gardening since the long sleeves protects the girl’s pale skin from excessive sunlight and the practical brown fabric does not show dirt. ❤ Yet the dresses look sweet enough for a party with the addition of a few accessories.  The dolls are $1575.00 each, which includes free insured shipping to any U.S. address, with no sales tax unless they are shipped to CT. They are being sold on a first come basis and will be ready to ship out at the beginning of next week. Paypal, check, money order, credit cards and lay-away accepted.  Please email p.walton.asweetremembrance@gmail.com to purchase or with questions.  I’ll go by the time I receive your email if more than one person asks to buy the same doll.

 

Miss A. Lamb $1575.00 20 inches  SOLD

 

 

Miss D. Lamb $1575.00 20 inches  SOLD

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One of the truly amazing things about the reproductions of Tilly Lamb is the paint surface. All of her gentle wear and age is present in her new sisters. It’s hard to show you just how amazingly detailed it is….

 

 

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Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations

A Very Soggy Garden Party!~ Happy 201st Birthday Izannah ~ Part 3

 

Will the rain stay away long enough for the party? …  After the cake was baked the ever hopeful Hannah and Charlcie ventured out to set the table for their birthday tea party…

 

“Oh goodness!” “Here comes the rain!” ” Hannah you take the teapot and I’ll bring the cake!” “I hope we get back to the house before the scones are soaked…”

 

Fortunately Eliza Jane had thought ahead to just such an eventuality! She had the parlor clean and a fire burning in the stove to help ward off the chill rainy weather.

just as nice
“I think this looks just as nice as a garden party.” “It’s so cozy in the parlor and it will be nice to sit together and have a tea party right here.”
gather the family
“Now all we have to do is to gather the rest of the family and our guests together for the party”
cake
“The cake smells delicious Charlcie!” “Thank you, it’s one of my favorite receipts.”
what are you wearing
“Izzybelle whatever are you wearing?” “I found it in the attic. It’s going to be my Halloween costume.” “Well it’s not Halloween today. Today is our birthday tea party in honor of Izannah. It’s a very important day!” “All the more reason to dress up” reasoned Izzybelle “and I’m NOT changing clothes!”
hurry
“Miss Lamb, are you ready for the party yet?” “No, not quiet yet…”
“We are so happy that one of our dearest friends could be here for the party!”
wish
“make a wish…”
present
Every year the dolls get a present in honor of Izannah’s birthday. This year they received a little wooden doll to add to their toy box ❤
Happy 201st Birthday!
“Happy 201st Birthday Izannah!” ❤

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With love from…

 

and one of the doll’s very dearest friends ❤ ❤ ❤

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❤ ❤ ❤ dearest friend ❤ ❤ ❤
Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations

Getting the Gardens Ready for the Party ~ Happy 201st Birthday Izannah Part 2

The dolls have been very busy out in the gardens for the past few months. They are hoping that the rain will hold off long enough for them to enjoy one last garden party with all the remaining summer flowers & produce from the gardens….

Isabeau in the potting shed
Isabeau has been out in the doll’s potting shed… The seeds she started have grown into sturdy little plants that will soon be ready to go out into the garden… hollyhocks & thyme ❤
here is the lavender
“Isabeau here is the lavender you asked for.” “Thank you Isane. It smells wonderful!”

The dolls share their potting shed with the bees, who are happy to provide the little painted cloth girls all the honey they need to sweeten their tea, in return for the all the flowers that the dolls have planted around their skep.

more ?
“Do you think we should add more lavender to the honey?”

 

never too much
“you can never have too much lavender…”

Gardening is hard work for little dolls…

 

 

 

 

Oops….

oh dear...
oh dear…

Would you like to take a garden tour while we wait for the party to start at 4:30 pm Eastern Time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations

Good Morning! ~ Happy 201st Birthday Izannah Part 1

Josephine come look!
“Josephine come look!”

“Josephine come look! Do you think it is going to keep raining?” cried Izzybelle. “What will we do if it doesn’t stop before the party?”

Wake up sleepy heads
“Wake up sleepy heads!” “Breakfast is ready!” “Isane baked cinnamon rolls and muffins…”
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“Izzybelle stop looking out the window and come eat before the rolls get cold.”

 

I’m so pleased that you’ve come by to join us today as my dolls and I celebrate doll maker Izannah Walker’s 201st birthday ❤  It is quite an occasion here in my studios and in the doll’s house.  We consider Izannah’s birthday to be an annual holiday, on par with the 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving! The dolls all look forward to it with great anticipation.

I started this blog in January of 2009, every September 25th since then the dolls and I have shared our annual birthday party here with you ❤ We sincerely hope you will enjoy this year’s festivities! You are most welcome to come back throughout the day as we peek in on the doll’s party preparations.  Watch them laugh and  play at their party in honor of the remarkable woman who has given countless children, and doll lovers, great happiness with her remarkable dolls ❤ ❤ ❤

If you’d like to look back at some of those previous birthday posts you may use the “search” box or “archives” search by month.  Here is a sampling of some of them… I’m not listing them ALL because there were often multiple posts for each birthday party. https://izannahwalker.com/2010/09/25/happy-birthday-izannah-walker/  https://izannahwalker.com/2011/09/25/happy-194th-birthday-izannah/ , https://izannahwalker.com/2012/09/20/izannah-walker-birthday-sale/https://izannahwalker.com/2013/09/25/happy-196th-birthday-izannah-my-celebration-sale-starts-now/ .  There are 4 posts for 2014, this is one of them https://izannahwalker.com/2014/09/25/a-birthday-picnic-happy-birthday-izannah/  .  Nine birthday posts in 2015!!! This is the last one for that year –  https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/27/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-9-in-which-we-come-to-the-end-of-our-story-say-farewell/  .  Seven birthday posts in 2016 –  🙂 https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-4-blow-out-the-candles/  . Last year, in 2017, there were also 7 birthday posts, many with videos –  https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/happy-200th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-6-the-ice-cream-has-been-eaten-the-presents-have-been-opened-and-we-have-come-to-the-end-of-a-perfect-day/ .  I hope you enjoy looking back at these and other posts here at my Izannah Walker Journal!

The answers to such burning questions as ~ “will the rain stop in time for the garden party” ~ “will Izzybelle find her misplaced shoe and actually come to the party wearing it?” ~ and most importantly “what kind of cake will there be???” will all be revealed throughout the day today. For those of you wondering what new reproduction dolls I’ll be unveiling for sale, the answer to that will also be forthcoming 🙂

The schedule for today’s posts is:

Good Morning! Our party day greeting @ 8:30 am Eastern Time.

Getting the Gardens Ready for the Party ❤ A glimpse of how the dolls have been preparing for their garden birthday party and an informal garden tour @ 12:30 pm Eastern Time.

Party Time! Welcome to Our Garden Party! A look at last minute party preparations, meet all of the party guests and a sumptuous garden tea and delicious birthday cake @ 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

New Dolls Available for Sale ❤ An unveiling of my latest works, sold on a first come basis. Posted for sale @ 8:30 pm Eastern Time.

It's stopped raining...
“It’s stopped raining for now… maybe we’ll still be able to go out to the garden for the party!”

 

 

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls

Maude Rouse’s 1865 Izannah Walker Doll

Maude Rouse's c. 1865 Izannah Walker dolll
c. 1865 Izannah Walker doll, originally owned by Maude Rouse of Central Falls, RI, was sold at the Withington auction on April 12th, 2018.

On April 12th Withington Auction sold an amazing Izannah Walker doll. The doll was
purchased in 1865 by Eastwood Eastwood, for his adopted daughter, Maude Rouse, of Central Falls, RI.  A note detailing the doll’s provenance was stitched to the hem of her petticoat. Eastwood Eastwood was briefly the mayor of Central Falls. RI, where Izannah Walker lived and worked.*

I had the privilege of attending the auction and seeing Maude Rouse’s doll in person. It was a wonderful experience which I’d like to share with you. I hope you enjoy seeing the photos of this outstanding doll, which now lives in a very loving home with her third owner ❤ I can not imagine a better place for her to be!

You may read more about Eastwood Eastwood here : https://politicalstrangenames.blogspot.com/2013/06/eastwood-eastwood-1834-1900.html?spref=fb

* Sometime between 1850 – 1853 Izannah Walker moved from Somerset Village, MA to Central Falls, RI, where she lived until her death on February 15, 1888. She died of consumption, now known as pulmonary tuberculosis, and is buried, alongside her best friend Emeline Whipple, in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI, which is not far from her home in Central Falls.

 

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · See Me in Print

It’s Here! The March 2018 Issue of Antique Doll Collector Has Arrived!

See us in the March 2018 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine
“Look! There we are!” “Oh, there’s Lucy and Johne Shedd too!” “Where?” “Let me see!” “Remember that?” “It was so much fun!”

Look what just came! The latest issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine, with my article about the Izannah Walker exhibit that I curated for the Jenny Lind Doll Show in October, AND a wonderful article, by Izannah Walker historian, Monica Bessette about six Walker dolls that she visited while doing research for her new book!

If you are a subscriber your copy of the magazine should be arriving in your mailbox any day. ❤ A single copy of this issue can be purchased from Antique Doll Collector for $10 postage paid by emailing adcsubs@gmail.com or calling 631-261-4100. Copies should also be available in some Barnes & Noble stores in a week or two.

See us in the March 2018 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine
We hope you enjoy reading about us in the March 2018 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine. ❤
Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · See Me in Print

Look for My Article in the March 2018 Issue of Antique Doll Collector Magazine

I have an article about the Izannah Walker exhibit that I curated at the Jenny Lind Doll Show last October in the March issue of Antique Doll Collector. Here is a sneak peek of the cover and contents page. The magazine should start mailing to subscribers on 2/22 and be for sale at Barnes and Noble in early March. ❤ Well known Izannah Walker biographer, Monica Bessette, has written a companion article entitled Izannah Dreams, also in the March issue. I can’t wait to read it!

ADC March 2018 coverADC March 2018 contents