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 · See Me in Print

Look For My Article About the Izannah Walker Exhibit at the October, 2017 Jenny Lind Doll Show in the March Issue of Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Izannah Walker Iconic American Doll Maker 1817 - 2017. Exhibit at the Jenny Lind Doll Show October 29, 2017. Author's photo.
Look for both my article and Monica Bessette’s about the Izannah Walker exhibit at the Jenny Lind Doll Club in the March 2018 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine. ❤

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.

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Valentine’s Day at A Sweet Remembrance

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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.

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Cutting out dresses for the twins, Annabelle and Annalee ❤
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Photographing new dolls… four different versions for a custom order 🙂

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.

To see a bit more of our Valentine’s Day visit Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal and my Spun Cotton Ornament Journal.

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Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Holidays

Welcome The Doll’s Halloween Party!

Welcome!  We are so glad you could come!!! Come in and let us show you around. 🙂

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Welcome! As with everything else in my life, my new painting studio is a work in progress. Hopefully next year there will be a colonial flower garden in front of the studio.

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!

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Here, let me take your coat.  The party will start in just a few minutes. 🙂

*Hallowen Party – part 1 https://izannahwalker.com/2016/10/22/halloween-party-part-2/

**Halloween Party – part 3 https://izannahwalker.com/2016/10/22/halloween-party-part-3/

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