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Happy 203rd Birthday Izannah Walker Part 4 ~ The Doll’s Slumber Party

Over the past ten years the little Izzys have had several slumber parties, not every year because they are always high spirited, bosterous affairs. My nerves can’t quite take that much gaiety and joyous shrieking without a lengthy break in between their sleepovers. Happily for them, and for all of the rest of us too, this is a birthday slumber party year!

Before this evenings invited guests arrived Tilly Lamb and Isabeau cooked a delicious birthday dinner. They made a huge chicken and mushroom pie, then prepared all the wonderful vegetables that the dolls purchased at the Thyme Forgotten Farm Stand on Thursday, when they did their marketing. They are hoping that their younger sisters and friends will eat something healthy for dinner, before they have their midnight snack of sweets!

After dinner Charlcie and Eliza Jane took over the kitchen chores. They brought out the little individual dark chocolate cakes they baked earlier in the day, and made a large pot of steaming hot cocoa. All of their sisters and friends enjoyed the sweets and finshed every single drop of cocoa and crumb of cake. ❤

All in all I would say that this has been an extremely happy occasion for all of us here at the doll’s house. The girls had such a good time having you come vist and join in their party for Izannah Walker! They love having guests even more than they love getting presents… and speaking of presents, this year they received a new antique dry sink for their kitchen, which has made them all (except Izzybelle) very happy indeed! Izzybelle much prefers toys and clothes to kitchen furnishings! She was quite pleased with their toy tin stove, photograph album and new knitted bosom friends. ❤

Tomorrow morning, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, you can get a Behind the Scenes peek at a bit of what goes on in preparation for all of my birthday party posts.

We will finish our 203rd Birthday Celebration tomorrow night, September 26th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, with the unveiling of my first reproductions of Sarah Alice.  She is the newest addition to my antique Izannah Walker doll family and dearly beloved by all of her sisters. ❤

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Welcome to the Birthday Party! Happy 203rd Birthday Izannah Walker Part 3

“Hello! Come in, we are so happy that you could come to the party!”

The dolls are all rushing around with last minute party preparations, Isane and Ismay are in the kitchen, along with their dearest friend Prudence, who came early to help. Isane is arranging all of the freshly cut garden flowers, and Ismay is making the Sage Tea while the Birthday Puddings cool. The tea is from their grandmother’s receipt book and one of their favorite teas. Prudence has volunteered to read them some poetry to keep them amused while they work. ❤

“Now that you have had the chance to stop by the kitchen and say “hello”, let’s go on up to the parlor.” “Please watch your step, the stairs are rather steep and worn in this old house.” “The parlor is quite crowded, but we will find you a cozy seat somewhere!”

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“Happy 203rd Birthday Izannah Walker! You have bought such joy into the lives of countless children and doll lovers throughout all these many years since your birth. Your creations and artistry have made our lives so much richer .” ❤

Thank you all for coming to our Birthday Party for Izannah Walker! The dolls are going to tidy up the parlor and kitchen, then spend a little time enjoying their new birthday presents. ❤ Please come back tonight for our slumber party!

Here is the schedule for our Birthday Celebration, all the events and posts are being held right here on http://www.izannahwalker.com. All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

This morning at 8:00 a.m. the first post of the celebration went up. It is an hour long video about Izannah Walker’s life and dolls, plus a fun look at the fashions that Izannah Walker’s dolls were dressed in and a bit of history about mid 19th century children’s clothing.

At Noon Eastern time, today September 25th, the dolls and I took a fun look back at the past ten years of our Izannah Walker birthday celebrations!

You are currently attending This year’s Izannah Walker Birthday Party here on http://www.izannahwalker.com

To close out Izannah’s 203rd birthday, the dolls invite you to a Sleep over, this evening September 25th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Change into your nightgown, make a cup of cocoa, and come visit with us for a bit… We promise you sweet dreams of little cloth Izannahs 

Tomorrow morning, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, you can get a Behind the Scenes peek at a bit of what goes on in preparation for all of my birthday party posts.

We will finish our 203rd Birthday Celebration tomorrow night, September 26th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, with the unveiling of my first reproductions of Sarah Alice.  She is the newest addition to my antique Izannah Walker doll family and dearly beloved by all of her sisters. ❤

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Izannah Walker birthday

A Look Back at 10 Years of Izannah Walker Birthday Celebrations

Once upon a time, in January 2009 to be exact, I started a blog about my dolls… fast forward to September 2010, when on a spur of the moment whim I decided that it would be fun to write a post about Izannah Walker’s 193rd birthday. That was the very beginning of what has now become an annual tradition here on my Izannah Walker Journal! I hope you enjoy this look back at all the parties that the dolls and I have thrown to celebrate the anniversary of Izannah’s birthday on September 25th, 1817.

… and let’s not forget the year I hosted a doll making retreat here at the studio, just after Izannah’s birthday, which continued the party as we made new dolls and wonderful new friends!

In just a short while our 2020 party will commence, as we wish Izannah a very happy 203rd birthday!

While you wait for the party to start at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time this afternoon you may want to explore some of these previous birthday posts:

Links to Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration Posts

2010

https://izannahwalker.com/2010/09/25/happy-birthday-izannah-walker/

2011

https://izannahwalker.com/2011/09/25/happy-194th-birthday-izannah/

https://izannahwalker.com/2011/09/25/a-new-birthday-dress/

2012

https://izannahwalker.com/2012/09/20/izannah-walker-birthday-sale/

2013

https://izannahwalker.com/2013/09/25/happy-196th-birthday-izannah-my-celebration-sale-starts-now/

2014

https://izannahwalker.com/2014/09/25/happy-197th-birthday-izannah-walker/

https://izannahwalker.com/2014/09/25/a-birthday-picnic-happy-birthday-izannah/

https://izannahwalker.com/2014/09/25/the-dolls-have-a-slumber-party-happy-197th-birthday-izannah-part-three/

https://izannahwalker.com/2014/09/26/the-morning-after/

2015

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/24/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/25/happy-198th-brithday-izannah-walker-what-to-wear-to-the-party/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/25/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-3-baking-birthday-treats/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/25/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-4-party-favors/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/25/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-5-the-kitten-come-to-tea/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/26/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-6-piecing-quilt-tops/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/26/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-7-in-which-the-party-continues-games-are-played/

https://izannahwalker.com/2015/09/27/happy-198th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-8-wake-up-sleepy-heads/

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/

2016

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-1/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-2-party-favors/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-3-a-very-busy-afternoon/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-4-blow-out-the-candles/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-5-three-reproduction-dolls-available/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/25/happy-199th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-6-sweet-dreams/

https://izannahwalker.com/2016/09/26/and-the-winners-are-annabelle-and-annalee-drew-the-party-favor-winners/

2017

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/happy-200th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-1-izannah-walker-birthday-greetings-project/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/remembering-sarah-alice-langworthy-happy-birthday-izannah-walker-part-2/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/happy-200th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-3-new-dolls-available/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/happy-200th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-4-directions-for-making-a-classic-izannah-walker-dress/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/25/happy-200th-birthday-izannah-walker-part-5-i-is-for-izannah-and-for-ice-cream/

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/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/26/special-edition-izannah-walker-200th-birthday-dolls/

https://izannahwalker.com/2017/09/30/second-set-of-special-edition-izannah-walker-200th-birthday-dolls/

2018

https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/25/good-morning-happy-201st-birthday-izannah-part-1/

https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/25/getting-the-gardens-ready-for-the-party-happy-201st-birthday-izannah-part-2/

https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/25/a-very-soggy-garden-party-happy-201st-birthday-izannah-part-3/

https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/25/meet-the-lamb-sisters-4-dolls-available-for-sale-happy-201st-birthday-izannah-part-4/

2019

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/25/happy-202nd-birthday-izannah-walker/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/25/happy-202nd-birthday-izannah-walker-welcome-to-our-birthday-tea-party/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/26/welcome-to-my-izannah-walker-2019-birthday-celebration-day-2-taking-a-closer-look-at-tilly-lamb/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/27/welcome-to-my-izannah-walker-2019-birthday-celebration-day-3-a-visit-to-my-studio/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/28/welcome-to-my-2019-izannah-walker-birthday-celebration-day-4-a-tour-of-the-dolls-house/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/28/welcome-to-my-2019-izannah-walker-birthday-celebration-day-4-a-tour-of-the-dolls-house/

https://izannahwalker.com/2019/09/30/welcome-to-my-2019-izannah-walker-birthday-celebration-day-6-the-anatomy-of-an-izannah-walker-doll/

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Izannah Walker birthday

Hold on Tightly to Your Dreams ~ Happy 203rd Birthday Izannah Walker Part 1

Happy Birthday Izannah Walker! We are starting this year’s birthday celebration with a video that I filmed this spring for Beyond All Limits March 2020 Virtual Doll Convention. I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about Izannah Walker’s life, her dolls and the clothing they wear. ❤

Please come back at Noon Eastern time, today September 25th, as the dolls and I take a fun look back at the past ten years of our Izannah Walker birthday celebrations!

At 4:00 p.m. Eastern time you are cordially invited to attend this year’s Izannah Walker Birthday Party, here on http://www.izannahwalker.com

To close out Izannah’s 203rd birthday, the dolls invite you to a Sleep over, this evening September 25th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Change into your nightgown, make a cup of cocoa, and come visit with us for a bit… We promise you sweet dreams of little cloth Izannahs ❤

Tomorrow morning, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, you can get a Behind the Scenes peek at a bit of what goes on in preparation for all of my birthday party posts.

We will finish our 203rd Birthday Celebration tomorrow night, September 26th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, with the unveiling of my first reproductions of Sarah Alice. ❤ She is the newest addition to my antique Izannah Walker doll family and dearly beloved by all of her sisters. ❤

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Izannah Walker birthday

Thursday’s Chore is Going to the Market to Buy All the Food for Friday’s Birthday Party

Thursday’s chore is going to the Market!🛒🛍🛍

The sisters are firm belivers of farm to table, after all that is how they were raised when they were young. They usually do all their marketing at a “Pick Your Own” Farm Stand here at Thyme Forgotten Farm… I am the farmer and they are my very best customers❣️

Monday – Washing.

Tuesday – Ironing.

Wednesday – Mending.

Thursday – Marketing.

Friday – Baking and Partying!

Saturday – Cleaning.

Sunday – Day of Rest.

Now that the dolls have finished their marketing it is time for them to decorate the house for tomorrow’s birthday celebration! We hope you will be able to come join us throughout the day as we celebrate Izannah Walker’s 203rd Birthday!

The first birthday post will be live at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, Friday September 25th, 2020. There will be many more posts throughout the day…

One Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time this year’s special edition birthday dolls will be posted for sale HERE! All dolls sold on a first come basis ❤

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Wednesday is Mending Day ~ The Little Cloth Girls Are Making Sure That They Are Ready for Overnight Party Guests

Today the sisters are mending the bed linens…

Monday – Washing.

Tuesday – Ironing.

Wednesday – Mending.

Thursday – Marketing.

Friday – Baking.

Saturday – Cleaning.

Sunday – Day of Rest.

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Tuesday is Ironing Day

Preparations are still under way for Izannah Walker’s 203rd Birthday party here on my Izannah Walker Journal. The celebration starts on Friday, September 25th, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time.

The chore for today is Ironing! Eliza Jane has taken charge, as the eldest she sometimes has a tendency to be just a little bit bossy… but the other little cloth girls don’t mind that at all today, since it means that Eliza Jane is willing to do all the ironing! She doesn’t trust the others not to scorch the clothes. ☺️

Monday – Washing.

Tuesday – Ironing.

Wednesday – Mending.

Thursday – Marketing.

Friday – Baking.

Saturday – Cleaning.

Sunday – Day of Rest.

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Izannah Walker birthday

Monday is Laundry Day… Time to Wash the Party Frocks

The little Izzys are up early to get their chores done so that they can play this afternoon…
Today is wash day!
Monday – Washing.
Tuesday – Ironing.
Wednesday – Mending.
Thursday – Marketing.
Friday – Baking.
Saturday – Cleaning.
Sunday – Day of Rest.

The dolls are washing their party dresses today, so that they will be all ready for our 10th annual Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration this Friday, September 25th, 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. ❤ Have you decided what you are wearing to the party???

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Such a Busy Weekend!

Saturday is Cleaning Day❣️
Tilly Lamb & Sarah Alice are up early. They have a lot to do today. They are cleaning the doll house from top to bottom!
Making the beds, dusting and straightening the toys in the bedroom. Then moving to the parlor to dust and shovel the ashes out of the stove. In the kitchen a huge stack of dishes is waiting to be neatly put away…
Monday – Washing.
Tuesday – Ironing.
Wednesday – Mending.
Thursday – Marketing.
Friday – Baking.
Saturday – Cleaning.
Sunday – Day of Rest.

Busy, busy days… While I spent the weekend making dolls to unveil next Saturday night, September 26th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, the dolls cleaned their doll house from top to bottom. Goodness! Parties are so much work!!!

Isabeau takes a tea break …

All the little Izzys were exhausted, so today they took the day off to rest, while I continued to paint and sew. I hope they will be ready to get back to work tomorrow! We still have so many party preparations to make before we can celebrate Izannah Walker’s 203rd birthday on Friday, September 25th, 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. We hope you will be able to come to the party ❤

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All The Little Cloth Girls Are Busy Getting Ready for Izannah Walker’s 203rd Birthday Celebration

While Tilly Lamb is busy in the parlor making dolls, the rest of the sisters are working as hard as can be getting ready for the big Birthday Party here on September 25th!

Monday – Washing.

Tuesday – Ironing.

Wednesday – Mending.

Thursday – Marketing.

Friday – Baking.

Saturday – Cleaning.

Sunday – Day of Rest.

Today is Baking Day!

Friday’s chore is Baking ❤

You may have noticed that my Izannahs spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen. Over the years you have seen them baking a variety of wonderful baked goods.What have they been baking? Birthday Pudding, Apple Pie, Raspberry Tart, Apple Cake, Rhubarb Pie, Gingerbread, Apple Butter Cake, both savory sundried tomato scones and sweet dried currant scones, Rose Geranium Pound Cake, Lavender Honey Cake, and so much more…