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Happy 204th Birthday Izannah Walker ~ This Year’s Birthday Dolls! SOLD Two Reproductions of Large 22.5 inch Early Izannah Walker Dolls with the Endearing Feeling of the Best Vernacular Folk Art

BOTH DOLLS HAVE BEEN SOLD, Thank you so much for coming to meet them ❤

Welcome to the final evening of my 2021 Izannah Walker 204th Birthday Celebration ❤ Tonight I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction Izannah Walker dolls. I am offering two one dolls that I have always called “Early Izannah”. Today I decided that it is high time these wonderful large, early style 22.5 inch dolls made have a proper name! From now on I will be referring to the dolls made from this mold as “Charlotte” or “Lottie” ❤ As there are two of them available for sale at the moment one shall be Charlotte and the other Lottie.

Both of the dolls tonight are dressed in chemises, pantalettes, petticoats, and dresses made from mid-nineteenth century brown and tan gingham, brown stockings and red leather shoes. They are 22.5 inch tall reproductions of a pre-1855 Izannah Walker doll. These amazing dolls have bare feet, three ringlet curls in front of each ear and nine at the nape of their necks. Their paint surface and modeling are true to the original doll from which their mold was made.

SOLD Charlotte has a tucked petticoat trimmed in hand knit lace and an antique off white linen second-skin.

SOLD Lottie has a hemstitched linen petticoat and her second skin is make from antique russet colored glazed cotton.

*Did you know that the term gingham came into use in the 17th century and originally referred to woven stripe fabric, but came to refer to the familiar woven check sometime later. When you’re dealing with a fabric that’s over five hundred years old… naturally some things do get lost in translation. “Gingham” comes from the Malayan word genggang, or “striped.” The way we identify gingham, as being a contrasting-check, was not the way in which the fabric was originally known. True gingham is distinguished primarily for being a “dyed in the yarn” fabric, meaning the yarn is dyed before it is woven. Secondly, gingham is marked by having the colored yarns (the warp) going against the uncolored yarns (the weft), to create a lightweight texture on both faces, meaning it’s essentially reversible. The name originated in the southeast Asian countries where gingham is said to have been born. The fabric balance between colored, and neutral yarns was seen as being perfect for striped shirts. As the fabric made its journey into the Western world, it retained its name, but lost its once signifying stripes.

Charlotte – $2150.00 SOLD

Sweet Charlotte is slightly more refined than her sister, with lace on her petticoat and a less worn paint surface.

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at p.walton.asweetremembrance@gmail.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

Lottie – $2150.00 SOLD

Dear Lottie is a bit more demure and time worn than her sister. She has a slightly more pronounced folk art look that is quite dear to my heart. ❤

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at p.walton.asweetremembrance@gmail.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

Extra Dresses – If you are purchasing either Charlotte or Lottie and would like to have them to be fitted for an extra dress before they travel to you, I have an amazing unwashed mid-19th century fabric that would suit them perfectly! A plainly styled extra dress from this fabric, made to fit, would be $315 for their 22.5 inch size. ❤

mid-19th century cotton fabric printed with russet and brown roses.

Thank you so much for coming to our annual Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration for 2021! We hope that you enjoyed it just as much as the dolls and I have!

If you enjoyed meeting both Charlotte and Lottie, then you will undoubtedly wish to come back soon to see photos of their sister (yes they are triplets!) before she emigrates to Canada ❤ ❤ ❤

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Happy 204th Birthday Izannah Walker ~ Eliza and Lucy’s Story

Lucy & Eliza
Eliza and Lucy have always been among the more adventurous ones of Izannah’s cloth daughters.

This evening’s bedtime tale is the story of Eliza and Lucy, who are two more of our heroines’ dearly beloved sisters, though they don’t live here in the very tall house.  Eliza and Lucy are a bit more adventuresome. They love to travel, see new things and make new friends, while our own dear little cloth girls are homebodies, who want nothing more than to be cozy and comfortable in their old familiar very tall house, with it’s kitchen on the bottom, it’s very gaily painted parlor, it’s warm and cozy pink bedroom, and it’s pointy little attic way, way up on the very tip top!

All good bedtime stories usually begin with “Once upon a time”, but I fear that we cannot start our story tonight in just that way, for this tale is quite new and is happening right now! All eleven of our cast of characters tonight are devoted penpals, for they are quite understandably a bit old fashioned and much prefer to communicate with each other by post. Many loving letters have been winging their way back and forth between the very tall house and sweet Eliza’s and Lucy‘s current home in a lovely cottage, where they live with Daisy and Violet, two very handsome cats, and have many loving children who come to play with them. As much as Eliza and Lucy love their cottage and the family they call their own, they are beginning to feel that familiar longing for an adventure! For some of us are simply born with the need to travel and explore new places. 

The sisters here in the very tall house completely understand Eliza’s and Lucy’s longing to find a new family to live with, so that they can begin a new chapter in their long tale of days, with new sights to see and new friends to make and love. It is something that all of their many sisters and brothers have always done and is a tradition in their family of painted cloth children. So Zanna, Isabeau, Ismay, Izzybelle, Hannah, Eliza Jane, Tilly J. Lamb, Charlcie, and Sarah Alice have promised to help their sisters find the perfect new home!

As we have already related, the cloth sisters are quite steadfast penpals, they have a great many friends with whom they correspond so they have promised to write to each and every one, asking if they are in need of a somewhat elderly, but still quite lovely and adventurous antique little painted cloth doll lovingly created many, many years ago by their mother Izannah Walker herself….

Eliza

Zanna, Isabeau, Ismay, Izzybelle, Hannah, Eliza Jane, Tilly J. Lamb, Charlcie, and Sarah Alice are very much hoping that once Eliza and Lucy have found their new homes and families, that they will still continue to write many letters back here to the very tall house, and come to visit from time to time.

Lucy

If you have room in your heart and home for one of Izannah Walker’s original antique dolls, my family of Izzys and I would be very happy to put you in touch with the current caretakers of Eliza and Lucy. Please email me at p.walton.asweetremembrance@gmail.com with your name and complete contact information (Name, Email Address and Phone Number). I will pass your information on to the owner of the dolls who will send you detailed information about them. Their current owner is a very dear friend of mine and of my doll family, who we have known and loved for a great many years. While I personally cannot give you any information about purchasing the dolls, I would be happy to answer any general questions you might have about the dolls though of course their current family would be the best source for most information.

Should you be wondering about the cost of Lucy coming here to visit for a spa day, my rough estimate of the cost to remove her current over painting, uncover what remains of her original painted finish, and do minimal, very sympathetic in-painting as necessary is $1000 – $1800.

Tomorrow is the final night of our birthday celebration. Please join me here on http://www.izannahwalker.com at

8 PM Eastern time when I will be posting my latest reproduction Izannah Walker dolls for sale!

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You Are Invited to Join Us September 25th ~ 30th here at IzannahWalker.com for My Annual Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration

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SOLD Meet Hannah! She is Available for Sale & Looking for Her Very First Home…

 I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Hannah. She is a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, a bit shorter than some of her sisters at just a hair over 17 inches tall. Hannah has a wavy hairline, with two ringlets in front of each ear, and five more at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has bare feet with tiny stitched toes, dusty pink stockings, and red leather shoes. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, a dress with an extra full skirt, a false hem, contrasting waistband lining, and velvet ribbon trim. Her second dress is also made with extra fabric for a delightful fullness in both bodice and skirt, has a growth tuck, and contrasting fabric on the neckband, waistband and sleevebands. Her wardrobe also includes a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions using some of my favorite dressmaking techniques. ❤ 

Hannah – $2150. SOLD

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit here at my Izannah Walker Journal. I hope you enjoyed meeting this newest version of Hannah! ❤

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One New Doll Available to Welcome August! Posting for Sale Tomorrow August 1st at 7:00 Eastern Time

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have probably seen all of the detail photos I have been sharing as I’ve put all of the finishing touches on my latest reproduction Izannah Walker doll. This very special doll, made from the mold of my antique Izannah Walker doll Hannah, has a wardrobe that includes two dresses, both with extra full skirts and lots of special dress making details, a bead necklace, handmade leather shoes, and a pinner apron ❤

Please join me here on my Izannah Walker Journal tomorrow evening, August 1st at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, when I will be introducing Hannah’s latest little sister and offering her for sale.

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Introducing My Newest Lizzybit ~ She is looking for a new home to call her own… SOLD Miss Lizzybit is heading for Canada to live with one of her sisters.

Now SOLD thank you! This morning I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Lizzybit. She is a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, just 16 inches tall from the top of her head to the bottom of her heels! Lizzybit has a wispy hairline, with five ringlets at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has scallop topped painted boots. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, a dress with an extra full skirt and a false hem, which is one of my favorite dressmaking features, plus a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions 

Lizzybit $1725. SOLD

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

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One Little Lizzybit Will Be Posted For Sale July 19th, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

I’ve just put the final stitches in my newest reproduction Izannah Walker doll! She is an adorable 16 inch doll, with short wisps of hair painted around her face and, long ringlet curls at the nape of her neck.

Staring Monday morning out right, bright and early, because I am on grandmother duty for the rest of the day! I will be posting her for sale here on my Izannah Walker Journal at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, July 19th, 2021.

I hope you will drop by to meet this version of Lizzybit! ❤

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SOLD Meet My Latest Reproduction of Isane! ~ One Doll Plus her Wardrobe Available for Sale This Evening

Welcome to this very special evening edition of my Third Thursdays! Tonight I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Isane. She is an 18 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker doll. Isane has a wavy hairline, with two long ringletts in front of each ear and five more at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has scallop topped painted boots with a thin salmon pink stripe around the top of each scallop. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, three dresses, plus a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions ❤

Isane & Her Wardrobe – $2125. SOLD!

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

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One Very Special Doll Available for Sale June 17th, 2021

You are cordially Invited

 to the Unveiling of Paula Walton’s latest

reproduction Izannah Walker doll!

She will be posted for sale on izannahwalker.com

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

At 8p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain,

and 5 p.m. Pacific)

This wonderful painted cloth girl is made from a hand crafted mold of my antique Izannah Walker doll Isane… She has an endearing waved hairline, two long ringlet curls in front of each ear and five more across the back of her neck…

A very special doll with an extensive wardrobe and accessories.

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