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. ❤
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 ❤
MISTRESS WALTON’S VALENTINE POP-UP SHOPPE
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 email@example.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 :).
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
# 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.
The dolls were all very patient about posing for me as I drew the pattern for their silhouettes using my camera obscura ❤
#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.
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.
#8 Woven Heart and Hand – $49 SOLD Mounted on a 3.5 x 5 background. Framed to stand or hang.
# 9 – 13 Young Girl with Doll and Heart – Five different variations of the same silhouette with different mountings, hearts and frames.
#9 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD
#10 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD
#11 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59 SOLD
#12 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59 SOLD
#13 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $59 SOLD
#14 Mother and Child with Doll. Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $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.
#16 & 17 Hand Stitched Adam and Eve Pins – $25 each Tiny Adam and Eve samplers to wear. (#16 is SOLD)
We hope you’ve enjoyed attending our Valentine Pop – Up Shoppe sale! ❤
Good heavens! Only 13 days into the new year and already I’m behind!!! With the third Thursday of the month fast approaching on the 18th, I’ve made an executive decision to dispense with my normal “Third Thursday” release of new dolls and/or clothing in January. The glorious thing about being the CEO, and the entire workforce, of my own little domain is that all arguments for or against policy changes are strictly in my own head… so much quieter that way. 🙂
Actually I am incredibly blessed! I just finished writing another article for Antique Doll Collector magazine on New Year’s Day. At the moment I am currently working on the wardrobes for two dolls that are very anxious to begin their travels to their new homes, plus I have a stack of orders for paper cuttings, patterns, doll kits with custom painted heads, spun cotton ornaments, and more… ❤ What artisan wouldn’t be thrilled to have people buying their wares? ❤
So no “Third Thursday” this month… but who knows… perhaps there will be a special “Pop-Up” Valentine event… ❤
Welcome to Saturday night in my studio! This is the final installment in my Izannah Walker 200th Birthday celebration. Tonight I’m offering two undressed dolls, an 18.5 inch tall black Ismay and a 16 inch tall Anna (yes I DID say 17 inches in the video, because they are usually 17 inches, but she looked a bit petite, so I measured and she is 16 inches tall). For this milestone birthday observance, the dolls I introduced on Monday featured antique clothing. Since tonight’s dolls do not have any clothing, my birthday treat on these dolls is a $200.00 discount if they are purchase this weekend. This special birthday pricing expires at midnight (Eastern Time) tomorrow night, October 1st.
Dolls are sold on a first come basis. Dolls will be sold to the first person sending an email request to purchase each doll to firstname.lastname@example.org . If for any reason the sale falls through, then the next person in line will be contacted. Payment by Paypal, credit card, personal check or lay-away.
Do you remember the instructions that I posted on Monday for making a classic mid-19th century dress for your Izannah Walker doll? I posted them, in part, because I knew that I would be offering these two dolls especially for all of the dress makers among you. ❤ Creating wardrobes for these dolls is such fun! Searching for just the right fabric, buttons and trims can become rather addictive. Both dolls will come with a copy of my Izannah Walker Doll Clothes Pattern.
This is also an excellent way to budget your doll expenses. You can bring one of these dolls home right now to enjoy, then slowly add a wardrobe for her. If you don’t wish to create a wardrobe for your doll, you can have fun shopping for her at my “Third Thursdays”, where I have both dolls and doll clothing for sale. ❤
Ismay – $1000.00 – Special Birthday Pricing! $800.00 – You have one custom option on this doll, I can paint a stripe of any color you request at the top edge of her boots.
Anna – $1050 – Special Birthday Pricing! $850.00 – Your custom option on this doll is her hairline. I was going to just paint feathery wisps around her face, but I decided to wait and give anyone buying her this weekend the chance to choose between wisps around her face or curls in front of her ears. If you decide on curls you may also choose a wavy, straight or winged hairline. At the moment she only has one coat of paint on her hair. Once the 2nd coat is added her hair will be darker and will not be transparent.
Thank you for coming to visit! Ismay and Anna are very pleased to have made your acquaintance. ❤
In honor of Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday I have made an armful of very special reproduction dolls. Four of the dolls debuted yesterday during my birthday festivities. Two of the four have found new homes ❤ Dolls #2 & #4 are still available and are listed for sale on my website. Please click here if you wish to purchase.
On Saturday evening September 30th at 8:00 p.m. eastern time I will be posting the last of my special edition 200th birthday dolls. I hope you will be able to come back and join me here as the dolls and I bid a fond farewell to this milestone week!
All of my special edition 18 inch and under dolls have russet autumn hued antique glazed cotton second skins. The 22.5 inch dolls have antique natural linen second skins.
Doll #2 SOLD
SOLD “Early Izannah” – A 22.5 inch tall reproduction of a pre-1855 Izannah Walker doll. This amazing doll has a natural antique linen “second skin”, bare feet, three ringlet curls in front of each ear and nine at the nape of her neck. She is dressed in antique pantelettes, an antique wool petticoat, an antique cotton petticoat, a chemise, and an antique child’s dress that I altered to fit. Her paint surface and modeling are true to the original doll from which her mold was made. She also comes with white silk stockings and handmade leather shoes. You may choose your shoe color. I will email you after purchase to discuss your color options. She is Doll # 2 made especially in honor of Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.
Doll #4 SOLD
“Hannah” SOLD– An 18 inch tall reproduction of a pre-1860 Izannah Walker doll. A very sweet doll made from the mold of my original antique Izannah Walker doll, Hannah. She has a lovely russet colored antique glazed cotton “second skin”, two ringlets in front of each ear and nine across the nape of her neck. She is dressed in a chemise, pantelettes, antique wool petticoat, and dress made of an antique cotton print. She also comes with white silk stockings and handmade leather shoes. . You may choose your shoe color. I will email you after purchase to discuss your color options. She is Doll # 4 made especially in honor of 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!
Hello, welcome to my second “3rd Thursday”!!! As you are probably aware, I ran into some trouble getting the paint to dry on the dolls I had been making for today. 😦 Once I figured that out earlier this week I decided that there was no point in fighting Mother Nature. After all I came up with the idea of 3rd Thursdays to make buying and selling my dolls fun and a bit spontaneous! When I had a new plan I began sewing in earnest so that I could present you with a nice selection of doll clothing today instead. ❤ So for all of you who have been asking about additional clothing for your dolls – here are today’s offerings!
There are three dresses and three aprons available for sale. Terms are like always. Email email@example.com if you are interested in buying! Payment by paypal, credit card, check, or lay-away. Sold on a first come basis. Free shipping within the United States, exact shipping costs to other countries. I’m getting ready to go to a Master Class in Fitting 18th Century Gowns at Eastfield tomorrow through Sunday, and I’m babysitting on Monday – so orders placed today won’t ship until Tuesday. 🙂
1and 1. I have two blue dresses, both with extra fabric in their skirts, tucked sleeves and hems, drawstring necks and waists, to fit approx. 18 – 19 inch dolls. $225.00 One is SOLD and One still remaining.
3. Black print dress. drawstring neck and waist, to fit approx. 18 – 19 inch doll. $200.00
A. Izzybelle size short pinafore play day apron with button back. $50.00 SOLD
B. Blue apron for 18 -19 inch dolls. $125.00
C. Blue feather stitched apron for 18 – 19 inch dolls $150.00 SOLD