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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…

It has been a very eventful day here, as the dolls and I have celebrated Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday. We’ve enjoyed each other’s company, tried a few new things (not all of which have worked perfectly ūüôā ), met new friends, and eaten ice cream!!!

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A dozen demure little Izannah Walker dolls, gathered in their parlor to mark the 200th anniversary of their creator birth.
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Lily, Ismay, Isabeau and little Izzybelle
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We were thrilled to have such wonderful friends come spend the day with us ‚̧
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The dolls had a lovely afternoon chatting, reminiscing, and playing games.
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The smallest girls were in charge of scooping out the ice cream and making sure everyone got their fair share ‚̧
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Make a wish! ‚̧
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Now that the ice cream has been eaten it is time for presents!
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The dolls received a wonderful decoupaged band box to keep their treasures in…
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… the lovely china doll was a gift from their dearest friend Peggy ‚̧

… and what was my present on this wonderful day? Why the very best present of all! I got to spend the day with you and a dozen little dolls that bring me a deep sense of contentment, quite joy, and continuing wonder! Even better is the fact that tomorrow, and the next day, and the next… I get to get up and spend the day studying, restoring, conserving, and reproducing these tiny pieces of history. I am very thankful for all of the interesting people I have met thus far during my Izannah journey and the wonderful friends I have made. Being a doll maker is a continuing adventure… and I can’t think of a better gift than that! ‚̧

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Happy 200th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 1 – Izannah Walker Birthday Greetings Project

Remember this? I invited you all to email me a short birthday message along with a photograph of your Izannah Walker doll Рantique originals, reproduction dolls that I have made for you, or a doll that you have made yourself in tribute to Izannah’s dolls!

I hope you will enjoy looking through these heartfelt birthday greetings as much as I have!

Everyone who sent in a birthday message had their name put into a hat. The dolls and I shook up all the names and drew out one first place winner, who will receive a special package full of birthday goodies, and two runners up, who will be sent party favors! … and the winners are –

1st Prize – Linnie N.!

Party Favors – Tricia S. and Liz Holmes!

I added a Special Makers Award, so both Charlotte and Susie are getting prizes just because their birthday greetings took so much time and effort on their part! ‚̧

  • You may click on any photograph to enlarge it and read the birthday greetings ‚̧
Susies tintype
Young girl with Izannah Walker doll. ca 1863
Susies reproduction Izannah
Young girl with Izannah Walker doll by Paula Walton, ca 2017

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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Happy Birthday, Izannah Walker,” and

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Thank You, Paula Walton!”

 

Here is Miss Pauline wishing a great big birthday wish to her maker. Mary (you’ll want to click to enlarge these, Miss Pauline is a lovely original Izannah Walker doll ‚̧ )

Anita's Izannah Walker dolls
Happy Birthday Izannah!

 

Many years separate us but you are such an inspiration to so many. Happy Birthday Izannah. Judith Jaques

liz h-r Izannah Inspired
HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY IZANNAH WALKER!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!! LIZ HOLMES

 

Happy Birthday Izannah Walker 200 yrs. Linnie N.

 

This doll I dedicate to Izannah Frankford Walker. Svetlana

Happy 200th birthday Izannah Walker! What joy your dolls have brought to all of us!
Billie A.

Judys Izannah inspired
Dear Izannah, I have your birthday cake on the table and an empty seat waiting for you to arrive at your party! Happy 200th Birthday! Judy M.

 

Marilyns reproduction Izannahs
Ada , on the left , and Pearl send Birthday Greetings to Izannah, both of my wonderful dolls made by Paula Walton! Marilyn Brown

 

Charlotte’s Birthday Tale:

1.)   Liberty has some news to share with Savannah and Annabel.

2.)   Savannah seats herself on the settee while Annabel jumps up and down with excitement

3.) ¬† Liberty announces that a close relative has lost her parents in a tragic situation and must come live with them as she no longer has a home. She tells Annabel that she’s younger than her and that Annabel will have the responsibility¬†of making their new sister at home because now Annabel will be like Savannah and herself – a big sister.

4.) ¬† ¬†Annabel ponders this over and over in her mind. ¬†No longer the little sister? ¬†I’ll be a big sister?

5.) ¬† ¬†Annabel protests this new information and asks why do things have to change? Aren’t they happy together as 3 sisters? ¬†Why a 4th.?

6.)    Savannah tries to explain this to her woolly headed little sister, but gives up and sighs!

7.) ¬† ¬†Annabel runs over to her favourite chair and sobs her little heart out. ¬†Why can’t she stay the youngest? ¬†Who could Savannah and Liberty love that much. ¬†Now she’d

have share her room and clothes… She was having none of it…

8.) ¬† ¬†In walks a guest…

9.) ¬† ¬†She curtsies and says she is the relative that had sent a message ahead to announce her arrival¬†and hopes she hasn’t interrupted¬†their afternoon¬†tea.

10.)  Savannah and Annabel get up and curtsy.

11.) ¬† Annabel’s curiosity gets the better of her and she shyly introduces herself to the newest member of the household.

12.) ¬† Annabel couldn’t believe that this finely dressed,¬†sweet little girl was going to live with them. ¬†She was instantly smitten with a motherly affection and wished to make ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†newcomer feel at home. ¬†How could she have doubted Liberty’s wisdom.

13.) ¬†“What is your name”, Annabel inquired.

14.) ¬† The shy little girl whispered, “Patience”

15.) ¬† We are so glad you’re here and welcome to our home” said¬†Annabel

16.)   Annabel immediately asked Patience to sit down and join them for tea.

17.) ¬† Patience appeared to all the most modest and well bred little lady. ¬†(Annabel couldn’t wait till she and Patience would be alone, to ask Patience if she could try on ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† her clothes.)

18.)   As soon as they sat at the tea table, they noticed Patience was tired from her long journey as she soon let down her guard and slumped sleepily in her seat.

19.)   To aid Patience and to help make her feel at home, Annabel immediately imitated her posture.

20.) ¬† Liberty walked into the room with a lit Birthday cake. ¬†“Make a wish, Patience. ¬†It’s your birthday and we are so happy to have you become a part of our family”.

21.) ¬† Patience looked at everyone and then stared at the cake. ¬†What to wish for? ¬†“A family to love me”, ¬†she thought to herself. ¬†” Will I be able¬†to stay?”

22.) ¬† After they sang – as if everyone was reading her mind, Liberty turned to Patience and said, ¬† “Welcome home, Patience. ¬†You are part of us now. ¬†We will always be ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†four sisters now.”

23.)  Patience felt like she was dreaming. Really, a forever home!

24.) ¬† She held her head up high and whispered, I’m home.

25.) ¬† Annabel looked fondly at Patience and thought about all the fun and mischief they would get into… it is going to be Great being a big sister!

26.)   The End.

Happy 200th. Birthday Izannah Walker!

This is Lila Rose who is named after the real Lila pictured below.  Lila was my cloth doll mentor and I purchased this IW from Lila.  She came with the hand made collar and pin, extra gifts from my sweet friend.

Lila Rose and I live in Mexico and she is a good traveler.

We send our greetings for a fantastic birthday remembrance of Izannah.

Tricia's Reproduction Izannah Walker doll
This is the sweet girl you made just about a year ago. As you can see, her name is Edith Ann (for my second great-grandmother who would have been of an age to have an Izannah doll). I’m so happy she’s come to live at my house in Southeastern Connecticut! The Izannah dolls have been a source of great fascination for me and I’m grateful for your efforts to continue the story! Happy Birthday, Izannah Walker!

Hi Paula,

I am sending you a picture of my IW doll you made special for me. I cross stitched her name & year. I can not tell you how much I love this doll you made for me.

Thank you for doing this Birthday  bash. Looking forward to viewing all the pictures.

Annabelle May is sending greetings to you Paula, and all Izannah’s wherever they may be!

She is dreaming of all the girls that have been made since the birth of Izannah Walker in 1817.¬† She is in a very contemplative mode today, she would like to give all Izannah’s and their mammon’s a big hug to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their creators birth.

Janets Reproduction Izannah walker doll Hannah Grace
Dear Paula, Thank you very much for my beautiful new blue clothes. They are easy to get into, so I can dress myself, and are very comfortable, but the best thing of all is the pocket — I’ve never had a pocket before. It is ever so clever for keeping one’s prized possessions close at hand.
Susan's Orchids
A spring bouquet of tiny native orchids from my garden for Izannah to enjoy with her celebrations. No doubt all the little Izannahs are anticipating a wonderful day. I look forward to enjoying it with them. Susan

Dear Izannah: Happy Happy Birthday. May it be a day filled with joy, laughter and rays of sunshine. I am having trouble choosing a dress to wear . Please save a crumb of your cake for me.  Oh yes, my sister Elizabeth (she is much older than me) wishes to send greetings also.

With much love, Mayla

Happy Birthday!

Dear Izannah, Congratulations on the 200th anniversary! We send you hugs and love from Russia!

200 year greetings,

from a far distant land,

to a talented lady

who made dolls by hand.

Thank you Izannah

for your iconic toy,

recreating it’s likeness,

has brought nothing but joy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

My sincere thanks to all of you who participated in my birthday greetings project!!! I had so much fun putting this together and I hope everyone reading this has enjoyed it to!

Come back to visit here on www.izannahwalker.com today at 10:00, 2:00 – when my latest reproduction dolls will be posted, 4:00 & 6:00 Eastern Time for the rest of today’s festivities. ‚̧

 

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Only 3 More Days Until Izannah Walker’s 200th Birthday & My Annual Online Celebration!

Sneek Peeks of Izannah's Birthday Party
Someone just can’t wait until Monday… she’s peeking in the window to see what all the little dolls are planning for the party! Come back to visit on 9/25 and you can see just what they’ve been up to, as the dolls and I celebrate Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday!

I’ll be posting all day long on Monday, September 25th, as my dolls and I enjoy the party that the dolls have been working on ‚̧ The first of the new dolls that I am making especially to celebrate Izannah’s legacy will be making their debut appearance at 12:00 noon, eastern time on 9/25/17, with more to follow… The first party post will be at 1:00 a.m. Monday morning!

I think I can...
“If only I were just a little taller, I could climb into the parlor and hear what party surprises the dolls are whispering to each other!”
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Remember to Write to Absent Friends ~ Izannah Walker Birthday Greetings Project ~ There is still time to send in your Birthday Messages & Photos

Remember Absent Friends
When this you see, remember me… ‚̧

You still have time to email me your Birthday Greetings! Send them to paula@asweetremembrance.com. Everyone who sends is a Izannah Walker 200th Birthday Message and photo will be entered in a drawing to win a special birthday present of Izannah Walker themed goodies ‚̧

As I’m sure almost all of you reading this know, September 25th will mark the 200th anniversary of the day Izannah Walker was born. As a fun way to celebrate the occasion 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!

remember absent friends
Birthday messages… ‚̧

I’m posting this early so that everyone who is interested in participating will have plenty of time to coax their dolls into posing for photos. 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 here on my Izananh Walker Journal as part of my annual Izannah Walker birthday celebration.

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Isabeau hopes that some of her dear friends will send birthday greetings to celebrate Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.

My dolls and I are¬† very much looking forward to hearing from you and getting a chance to see what some of our absent friends have been up to lately. ‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧

Remember to write to absent friends <3
Remember to write to absent friends ‚̧
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“and the winners are…” Annabelle and Annalee Drew the Party Favor Winners

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Ismay was going to draw the winners email addresses out of the hat, but the twins begged and pleaded… so she told them they could do it instead. They love helping!

The party favor winners have been chosen!¬† I’ll be sending out emails to inform the winners and get mailing addresses. A huge thank you to everyone who entered & congratulations to the winners!

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