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Mistress Walton’s Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe
Assistant shopkeepers Hannah and Isabeau have set up the shipping department on the kitchen table… The girls are very organized, they have boxes, packing materials, and a cart –  all ready to load with parcels for a trip to the post office.
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Josephine has been spending her time composing advertisements for the shoppe. “Mistress Walton begs leave to inform her Friends and the Public in general that she intends opening a Pop-Up Shoppe on Tuesday, the 13th inst. with a new and elegant assortment of paper cuttings, stitchery, and love tokens… Mistress Walton takes this opportunity of returning thanks for the great patronage she has already received from her numerous friends… ” Josephine is a devoted reader and she found great inspiration in Advertisements for January, Ackerman’s Repository, Vol. XI, 1814

 

It has been a cold, snowy, ice covered week here in our sleepy little Connecticut home. Even a commute that is measured in yards, rather than miles, has been treacherous. So rather than working in either of my studios, the dolls and I have been sitting in front of the fire cutting silhouettes. ❤

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sketching the outlines for new silhouettes…

 

Last evening we finally finished hand graining all the frames, mounting the silhouettes and framing them. Now that they are completed we are all ready to open our Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe ❤

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Most of our various offerings are one of a kind. You’ll notice that several of them are similar, but have different details, varying frames, etc… Each item offered for sale has an item number and price. Free priority mail shipping is included to all U.S. addresses. Exact postage – no handling fees – are charged to foreign addresses. Connecticut residents will be charged 6.35 % sales tax. Payment may be made via Paypal, personal check or lay-away. All items sold on a first come basis. You may email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com with questions or to claim an item. If more than one person wishes to buy a particular item, I will go by the time stamp when your email is received to determine the 1st request.

A note about the photos, because of the glass there are some reflections in the photos. I also had a problem with static electricity and dust. I dusted, and dusted and dusted some more, but every time I looked again there were little dust particles on the outside of the glass… Needless to say, all of the silhouettes look so  much nicer in person :).

Baby Hands

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Baby Hand #1 – $29. SOLD

Two variations of baby hands with hearts. I drew this little hand a couple of years ago when my granddaughter was a baby This is a very tiny paper cutting, the mounted silhouette is slightly less than 2 inches square. Framed to hang on the wall. $29.00 each.

# 1. $29 SOLD

 

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Baby Hand #1 $29. SOLD

# 2. $29 SOLD

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Baby Hands #2 $29 SOLD

# 3 Tiny Girl with Hearts – $32.50 SOLD This mounted silhouette is 3 x 2 inches, with a frame the extends approximately 3/4 inch beyond the edges if the opening. This frame will stand or hang.

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#3 Silhouette of a Tiny Girl with Hearts $32.50 SOLD

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The dolls were all very patient about posing for me as I drew the pattern for their silhouettes using  my camera obscura  ❤

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Izannah Silhouette #4 – $ 30
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Izannah Silhouette #4 – $30

#4 Izannah Silhouette – $30 A little 3 x 2 inch bust length Izannah silhouette, framed to stand or hang.

#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette – SOLD $59 with Valentine Heart and Envelope – $30 Mounted on a 4 x 6 inch background, accented with a woven paper Valentine & envelope with a wax seal impressed with an antique seal. Framed to hang.

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#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette $59 SOLD

 

Hollow Cut Full Length Izannah Silhouettes #6 ( 6. is SOLD)  & #7 (SOLD) – $49 Two versions of hollow cut Izannah silhouettes mounted on 4 x 6 inch backgrounds. Framed to stand or hang.

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#6 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette w/ heart $49 SOLD
#6 – $49 SOLD
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#7 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette $49 SOLD
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#7 – $49 SOLD

#8 Woven Heart and Hand – $49 SOLD Mounted on a 3.5 x 5 background. Framed to stand or hang.

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#8 – Woven Heart and Hand $49 SOLD

# 9 –  13 Young Girl with Doll and Heart – Five different variations of the same silhouette with different mountings, hearts and frames.

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#9 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD

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#9 – $59 SOLD

#10 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD

. 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59
#10 – $59 SOLD

#11 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59 SOLD

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#11 – $59 SOLD

#12 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59 SOLD

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#12 – $59 SOLD

#13 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD

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#13 – $59 SOLD

#14 Mother and Child with Doll. Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $65 SOLD

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#14 – $65 SOLD

#15 Third Hand with Heart & Heart Pincushion – $65. Muslin hand with applied thumb on an iron clamp. Use this “third” hand aka “sewing bird” to hold one end of you fabric when hand sewing long seams. Accented with a heart and accompanied by a separate heart pincushion. Both hearts are hand sewn from hand dyed, felted wool, with hand pinked edges.

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Third Hand with Heart and Heart Pincushion – $65

#16 & 17 Hand Stitched Adam and Eve Pins – $25 each Tiny Adam and Eve samplers to wear. (#16 is SOLD)

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Adam and Eve Sampler Pins $25 each (one is SOLD – Just 1 left)

 

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up ShoppeWe hope you’ve enjoyed attending our Valentine Pop – Up Shoppe sale!

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September Newsletter

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It’s That time again… my Autumn Newsletter is going out today ❤

A Sweet Remembrance September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings All!

I have lots of exciting news to share in this newsletter!  So I’m just going to jump right in…

  1. In just 2 weeks I’ll be having my annual online celebration of Izannah Walker’s birthday. This is an extra-special year because it marks the 200th anniversary of the day she was born, September 25th, 1817. I’ll be posting off and on all day on the 25th at www.izannahwalker.com. There will be some new dolls available for sale that day, which will be posted at noon eastern time. Come visit the blog, join in the virtual party and celebrate with us!
  2. Izannah Walker Birthday Greetings Project. As a fun way to celebrate Izannah Walker’s birthday I would like to invite you all to email me a short birthday message along with a photograph of your Izannah Walker doll, whether it is an antique original, a reproduction doll that I have made for you, or a doll that you have made yourself in tribute to Izannah’s dolls! Please send your photo and birthday greeting to paula@asweetremembrance.com no later than September 18th. I will post all of the photos and their accompanying messages on http://www.izannahwalker.com as part of my annual Izannah Walker birthday celebration. Everyone who sends in a birthday greeting will be entered in a drawing to win a special birthday surprise package!!!

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  1. You may already know that I wrote a twelve page article about Izannah Walker for the September issue of Antique Doll Collector. The issue has sold out. The magazine has no more copies, and will not be printing any more. If you are looking for a copy, try Barnes & Nobel.  Many of their stores still had some this past week, although in very limited quantities.
  2. Another thing that you might be aware of is that I am the co-chairman for my doll club’s annual doll show, which is coming up on October 29th in Southbury, CT. This is the 30th year for the show, so in honor of both the club’s 30th show and Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday, I am curating a special educational exhibit of Izannah Walker dolls at the show.  Admission to the exhibit is included with your paid entrance ($7) to the show.  It is going to be a wonderful show and a fantastic exhibit, with a very large group of antique Izannah Walker dolls belonging to Jenny Lind Doll Club members and friends! To find out more about the show visit the show blog https://jennylinddollshow.wordpress.com/ and the show facebook page www.facebook.com/jennylinddollshow/  you can get discount admission coupons there too. If you are interested in selling at the show, I do still have a little space left!!! Email me ASAP at jennylinddollshow@gmail.com for a contract!!!
  3. In case you missed them, my new Third Thursdays are going strong! Because of Izannah Walker’s birthday celebration there is no “3rd Thursday” in September. There isn’t going to be one in October either, because any dolls I get finished in October will be going to the doll show with me. I want to have some there at the exhibit for people to hold and examine up close. Obviously all of the antique Izannah Walker dolls will be roped off, but I would like to make the exhibit a bit interactive, so I will have some of my reproduction dolls on hand for those who would like to give them a gentle hug and get a good sense of their size and weight.  For more information on 3rd Thursday’s click on this link: https://izannahwalker.com/2017/07/15/third-thursdays-start-this-month-mark-your-calendar-then-come-back-on-thursday-to-see-this-months-new-dolls-for-sale/ .
  4. I have a new article in the upcoming Christmas issue of Early American Life magazine. It is a project article on how to make cotton batting candy containers. Also included in the Christmas issue is the Holiday Directory of Traditional American Craftsmen. I’m very honored to have been included in the Holiday Directory again this year. To see a bit more about my candy container article click here: https://spuncottonornaments.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/look-for-me-in-the-christmas-2017-issue-of-early-american-life/ .
  5. The class support sites for both my Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll Making Class and my Spun Cotton Ornament Class have moved to private facebook pages. No one has been using the Ning sites, so I have switched over to facebook. Both Ning sites are still available at this time, so please go save whatever information you would like to keep from the Ning sites. I will NOT be moving all of the previously posted information over to facebook. We are starting out fresh! The spun cotton ornament how-to videos are posted on the facebook site.  If you are already a member of either class and would like to come join us on facebook, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com and tell me the email address that you use for your facebook account. I will then check to make sure you are a class member, and send you an invitation to the class page.  At this time I have NOT moved the Alabama Baby Class over to facebook, it is still only on Ning.
  6. Sometimes when I post new dolls for sale, they sell very quickly. I do realize that ideally people would like to take their time looking at my latest doll offerings, and then if any of my dolls tugged at their heart, decide if they would like to welcome that special reproduction Izannah Walker doll into their home. I’m sorry that you do not always have the opportunity to do that. Because I am a doll maker, selling my dolls is different than selling antique dolls. If you are selling antique dolls you already have the doll in your possession, so it is possible for you to announce exactly what you are selling ahead of time in the case of doll auctions, or before shows. Which gives people time to make up their minds about a doll in advance. As a doll maker, I spend around 100 hours creating each doll I sell. This is 100 working hours, not elapsed time.  I have to spend quite a bit of time waiting for paint to dry and washing and drying antique fabric… Generally my dolls are not finished until right before I post them.  Even when I do  shows, I have a tendency to be working on dolls right up until the very last second. In my world there is never enough time! So please forgive me for not being able to give you advance photos and lists of the dolls that I will have for sale on Izannah Walker’s birthday, at shows, or on Third Thursdays. Surprises and spontaneity can be good things! I’m always overly optimistic about how many dolls I want to make, so there is the perpetual question of exactly which dolls I will be able to get finished in time. 🙂

Fondly,

Paula

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SOLD – I’ve Just Posted My Doll to The Early American Folk Art & Trades Marketplace

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SOLD 18 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker doll by Paula Walton of A Sweet Remembrance, for sale on the Early American Folk Art & Trades Marketplace on facebook 10/15 & 16.

SOLD – More photos and a full description are posted on my Marketplace listing. Click here.

You may also see many, many more detailed photos of this doll on Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance facebook page by clicking on this link.  While you are there, if you “LIKE” my page you can get notifications whenever there are new posts.

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Boo!!! You Are Invited to Trick or Treat with Us on Saturday, October 22nd

Next Saturday evening, October 22nd, you may hear knocking… followed by small giggles coming from your pc, laptop, tablet or phone.  Don’t be scared!  It will just be all of my little Izzies coming to trick-or-treat. ❤ They would very much like it if you would join us here on http://www.izannahwalker.com for their Haunted Halloween Hour at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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One more event you may want to virtually attend is the Early American Folk Art & Trades Marketplace on facebook.

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Early American Folk Art & Trades Marketplace on facebook October 15 & 16.
Oct 15 at 10 AM to Oct 16 at 4 PM Eastern Time
I will be selling one of my reproduction Izannah Walker dolls at the Marketplace. 🙂 Click this link to visit the Marketplace.
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A Perfect Day or The Delight of an Unexpected Visit!

www.izannahwalker.comYesterday my friend Joy and I decided that we could squeeze in an impromptu trip to Pamela Dalton’s Christmas Open House.  So we piled into the car and ventured north to the village of Harlemville.  The drive flew by as we talked and admired all of the small towns we passed through!

Our destination, Pamela Dalton's house!
Our destination, Pamela Dalton’s house!

 

I love this tin version of her logo!
I love this tin version of her logo!

We had a wonderful time looking at all of the amazing fine crafts that Pamela and her group of friends created. Then surprise!!! Who was there?  My friend Peggy!!!

I had no idea Peggy would be at the Open House! It was such a treat to see her again and have a chance to catch up on everything she has been doing :)
I had no idea Peggy would be at the Open House! It was such a treat to see her again and have a chance to catch up on everything she has been doing 🙂

Peggy is a talented, creative doll maker, who lives in a charming old house by the sea.  She has an enchanting blog that I love to read.

The afternoon came to a close with strolling carolers.  It was a story book ending to a lovely Open House!  Afterwards, Peggy and her dear friend Sandy invited us back to Sandy’s house for supper.  It was so nice to finally meet Sandy in person!  Peggy has told me so much about her and Pam had told me last month that she had a friend (Sandy) who loved dolls and that she was sure would like to meet me.  Sandy is every bit as nice, creative, and charming as they both told me she is.  🙂  She is also another old house owner and the creative force behind Sandy Connors’ Honey Bee Press – old fashioned wood engraving and printing.

We gathered around a cozy fire to chat, eat and sip wine, and reveled in the company of friends both old and new...
We gathered around a cozy fire to chat, eat and sip wine, and reveled in the company of friends both old and new…

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Sandy was the perfect hostess, welcoming us into her home, introducing us to her sweet pets, feeding us and showing us through her lovely c. 1830’s home.

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Naturally I was quite delighted to make the acquaintance of the doll family that lives in Sandy’s home.

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What an unexpected delight and a welcome interlude in the midst of a busy holiday season!!!

My little wooden girls were beside themselves when they found out they had missed a chance to meet Sandy's dolls too. I have promised them a future play date... and prehaps they will be properly dressed to entertain visitors by then!
My little wooden girls were beside themselves when they found out they had missed a chance to meet Sandy’s dolls too. I have promised them a future play date… and perhaps they will be properly dressed to entertain visitors by then!

 

Today I had the fun of reliving yesterdays adventure, when I unpacked the treasures that I purchased at the Open House.

Tin sconces, icicles and heart & hand by Walter Fleming The 19th Century Tinsmith tinprinter@verizon.net
Tin sconces, icicles and heart & hand by Walter Fleming The 19th Century Tinsmith tinprinter@verizon.net

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hmmmm.... "How does it look here?"
hmmmm…. “How does it look here?”

 

"or maybe here instead?"
“or maybe here instead?”
This is the paper cutting that we choose for a friend who authorized us to shop on her behalf :)
This is the paper cutting that we choose for a friend who authorized us to shop on her behalf 🙂

 

and this is the one I bought for myself...
and this is the one I bought for myself…

 

to add to the others I purchased from Pamela Dalton when we saw her in Ridgefield last month.
to add to the others I purchased from Pamela Dalton when we saw her in Ridgefield last month.

 

Here are all of the lovely things I bought from Peggy! You can find her note cards here http://peggyflavin.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Here are all of the lovely things I bought from Peggy! You can find her note cards here http://peggyflavin.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

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This tiny Father Christmas in his salmon coat is the perfect decoration for my dining room!
This tiny Father Christmas in his salmon coat is the perfect decoration for my dining room!

 

Look at the intricate detail that Peggy embroidered on his coat. I believe that there may have been a handful of these charming fellows left at the end of the show... If he makes your heart go pitter-pat you could contact Peggy and ask http://peggyflavin.blogspot.com/p/contact.html
Look at the intricate detail that Peggy embroidered on his coat. I believe that there may have been a handful of these charming fellows left at the end of the show… If he makes your heart go pitter-pat you could contact Peggy and ask http://peggyflavin.blogspot.com/p/contact.html

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Izzybelle’s Travel Journal – Part 3 The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention

Izzybelle loved the excitement of the convention and getting to meet new friends!

Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.
Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.
The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.
The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.
The escalator down to the hotel convention center.
The escalator down to the hotel convention center.

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These are some of Izzybelle’s favorite dolls that were on display in the competitive exhibits and special exhibits at the convention.

The UFDC's Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.
The UFDC’s Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.
Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.
Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.
Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.
Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.
This is my table in the Artist's Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.
This is my table in the Artist’s Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.

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A very, very nice convention attendee brought two of Izzybelle’s cousins, a pair of post patent Izannah Walker dolls, down to meet Izzybelle and the rest of my dolls.  It was amazing to get to see them in person!

A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.
A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.
A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.
A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.
Izzybelle's very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come  home with us!!!  Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing...
Izzybelle’s very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come home with us!!! Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing…
Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!
Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!

Izzybelle and I had a fantastic time at the UFDC convention.  We did have to say good bye to some of Izzybelle’s sisters, who found new homes, which made Izzy B. sad.  However she brightened right up when she found out that Ismay was coming home with us to join our family ❤ ❤ ❤

It’s getting late and Izzybelle is up way past her bedtime, so she will have to tell you all about her adventures in Fredricksberg tomorrow!

You can see a fun video of the Artist’s Showcase at the convention that Turn of the Century Antiques posted on facebook by clicking here.

More photos of the convention can be seen on the UFDC’s facebook page.

 

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Miss Izzybelle’s Travel Journal Continues…

"Help!!!!!!!!!!!"
“Help!!!!!!!!!!!”

Izzybelle is not at all sure she enjoyed her trip to Cascade Caverns… there was a scary dinosaur and the cave was dark!  Since she isn’t very old, I suppose it’s not all that surprising that she felt that way.  I’m older and bigger, so I loved the cavern!  Izzybelle preferred the four missions we visited in the afternoon.  She said that she felt right at home there.

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… and now it is time for Izzybelle to head off to bed.  Tomorrow will be another busy day!