Wishing you all a very Happy May Day, from the studios at Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance ❤
Today the little cloth dolls are doing what they were made to do, playing! Their favorite young friend has come to call and to enjoy a second birthday tea, because sometimes one just isn’t quite enough.
Friends are always willing to help… Ready, set, wish!
Cake & conversation…
What would a birthday party be without presents? Our young guest pointed out to me that the dolls needed a birthday present, which she picked out, then insisted that we wrap, in pink of course, because it is her favorite color. ❤
At the end of the afternoon all of the Izannahs are feeling very special and well loved ❤
The dolls and I are so happy that you could come play with us today! Our Izannah Birthday Celebration will continue tomorrow with something special that you won’t want to miss!
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I hope you have been enjoying my Izannah Walker birthday week activities so far ❤ Today I thought I’d invite you all into my studio for a look at the dolls I am making for this year’s birthday party. All the little antique Izzies are very excited to see their newest brothers and sisters coming to life 🙂 They love showing off the “babies” in the family!
We looking forward to seeing you tomorrow as our Birthday Celebration continues here on http://www.izannahwalker.com September 25th ~ October 1st, 2019 ❤
Today is the 202nd anniversary of the day Izannah Walker was born on September 25th, 1817. ❤
Every day for the next week all of my Izannah Walker dolls and I will be celebrating Izannah’s birthday. Today the dolls woke up early to bake a birthday cake, so that it will be ready in time for their tea party at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. While they wait for it to bake, Ismay has gathered her sisters together. She is reading them a story to pass the time…
Izzybelle and the Runaway Tomatoes
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a little girl named Izzybelle. She was a very helpful little girl and one of her very favorite places to help was in the garden. Izzybelle liked everything about gardening, planting, watering and even weeding… but her most favorite thing of all was when it came time to pick the juicy colorful tomatoes!
One day when Izzybelle was bringing the tomatoes in from the garden, a few of the pretty little tomatoes rolled off of her cart… Izzybelle stopped and picked up the red egg shaped tomato, then she searched until she found the roly poly purple tomato, but she just couldn’t find the teeny tiny yellow tomato, no matter how hard she looked.
While Izzybelle was hunting for the other two bigger tomatoes, the littlest yellow tomato rolled… and rolled, and rolled some more for good measure. Finally the little yellow tomato came to a stop, right in front of a small, brown striped chipmunk. The chipmunk was so surprised that it had to leap a bit in fright! Seeing the chipmunk startle in fear, the tiny yellow tomato began to quiver back and forth, because now it was afraid too! Before you know it all that quivering made the small tomato start rolling all over again. Eventually it tumbled over into a flower bed, where it was found by a mama bird. “Oh look, a small yellow tomato!” said Mama Bird. “It is just the right size to fit in my beak” she said to herself. “I shall take it home to feed my babies”.
So Izzybelle was never able to find the littlest yellow tomato, and over the winter she forgot all about it, until spring came… Then surprise!!! Her friends the birds had planted the seeds of the small yellow tomato all over everywhere!
Izzybelle’s sisters are all strongly suggesting that she should confine her tomato gardening to pots in the greenhouse next year… 🙂
To read about the beginning of little Izzybelle’s adventures with the tomatoes, please click here to be taken to a post from last year’s Izannah birthday celebration ❤
What a good story…. Mmmm, I think I smell something delicious! The cake must be done! Time for the dolls to stir together the icing and set the table for our birthday party ❤
The birthday tea party is starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time this afternoon. We’ll save you a chair ❤ ❤ ❤
“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?”
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.
I have an update on the articles about the Jenny Lind Doll Club Izannah Walker exhibit. Antique Doll Collector has pushed both my article and Monica Bessette’s to their March 2018 issue, in order to devote more space to them. The March issue should mail to subscribers on 2/22. So no Izzys in February, but lots and lots in March! Click here for information about subscribing to Antique Doll Collector.
“I is for Izannah”
“I is for (imaginary) Ice Cream”
The dolls and I have had a very busy day ❤ We spent a little extra time this morning baking a special Valentine treat, Chocolate Bread, an amazing combination of dark chocolate, tart cherries and coffee. While the dough was rising, and filling the house with an enticing scent, we went out to the studio where Josephine, Isabeau and Ismay kept themselves busy making valentines. ❤ ❤ ❤ click on any photo to enlarge ❤ ❤ ❤
Ismay and Isabeau cut out Valentines, weaving paper hearts into tiny paper hands, while Josephine addressed envelopes to all of their dearest friends…
Making Valentines was such fun, and kept the dolls so busy that I was able to work on many other things.
We hope your Valentine’s Day has been just as wonderful and eventful as ours ❤
If you would like to bake a batch of Chocolate Bread too, here is where you can find my recipe.
Welcome! We are so glad you could come!!! Come in and let us show you around. 🙂
Make yourself at home. Feel free to look around! The dolls have been busy decorating all day. 🙂
Isabeau, Eliza Jane, Ismay and Memory are in the kitchen finishing up all the last minute party preparations…
Little Izzybelle is watching out of the window to see who is coming next!
Here, let me take your coat. The party will start in just a few minutes. 🙂