Thursday, December 8, 2011


I am parting with part of my doll collection.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF MY DOLLS PLEASE leave a comment below with your email address as for some reason my own email address is not allowing new email addresses to come to my email address.  THANK YOU! My love for one-of-a-kind dolls began in the spring of 2008, when I saw a photo of one of JoAnnA Pierotti's Bella Altered Art Dolls and her online class was available.  From there, I journeyed to Cloth and Clay Doll ning with Jane DesRosier to learn her paper clay over a cloth doll body technique.  I was totally hooked on that technique.  That began my love for what doll artists were creating and selling on E-bay, Etsy, and Doll Town.
 And other doll makers were found at Spooky Time Jingles, AHAG, and other primitive doll sites.
I have told other stories on previous posts if you want to know more of my wonderful experience with the doll makers and designers online.  Without much further ado, I am going to slowly show my doll collection, and I don't like to part with any of them, but the time has come.  Thank you so very much and enjoy the dolls!                        posted by Teresa
This doll was made by Deirdra Doan of Deirdra Doan's blogspot. The doll's name is The Lady of Del Mar.  She is made out of a cloth body and has a Creative Paper Clay face and torso with embellishments of a sea shell and other lovely items.
Here is another photo of The Lady of Del Mar in her finery with a tiny star fish as an embellishment. (The other sea shells behind her and next to her are not part of her accessories.)  She is about 17 inches from head to toes.
This is Abelia from Sarah Faber of Blackeyed Suzie's blog.  She is made from paper clay and is a Victorian Gothic style doll.   Sarah is a fabulous doll maker.  The doll is about 11 inches from head to toes.  She is a real charmer.
Here is a close up of Abelia's extraordinary facial features, exquisitely painted, and also her beautiful hair coff.
Brother and Sister nursey dolls from Cheryl Foster of PattyCake Primitives with paper clay heads and vintage style clothing.  The perfect addition to any primitive doll collection.  Cheryl was just highlighted in the latest PRIMS publication from Stampington.  These dolls are about 18 inches tall.  The details on their faces are so charming.    THIS BROTHER AND SISTER DOLL SET HAS BEEN SOLD.  THANK YOU! AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!  SMILES!!!!!
Alice in Wonderland by Abi Monroe of Oklahoma.  Abi's dolls are charmers and are perfection.  Alice has her own tea cup and has a key to the door to Wonderland.  (The flower and tea spoon were optional and do not come with the doll).
Another adorable Alice in Wonderland charmer with her bunny rabbit by Michelle Sylvia of Black Berry Briar. She stands on a pedestal with her stripped stockings showing through her tulle flounce and ruffled overskirt.  She stands about 9 inches tall.
Ah, yes!  The Queen of Hearts made by Catherine Darling in her Pure Art Studio, for the American Holiday Artists Challenge.  Don't you just love the exquisite face on this doll!  Quite a treasure to have.  The doll is about 18 inches tall, and the legs are cloth, whereas the hands, torso and head are made from paper mache.  I was so honored to have been able to purchase this amazing doll.

I will be posting more dolls in the near distant future.  Please enjoy viewing these.  And, as I indicated, I am offering these for sale, please inquire at: tscat@sbcglobal.net     ENJOY!   posted by Teresa


Palomasea said...

Hello Teresa!

It must be difficult to part with these unique beauties. So very lovely and charming, every single one! Hope you save a FEW favorites for yourself.. :)))
Wishing you a wonderful weekend..
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TERESA DEAREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very interested in at least knowing the price of those brother and sister dolls! I must email you....HOW ARE YOU PRECIOUS FRIEND? Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest, I responded to your Etsy convo and also sent you an email! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE POST!!!!!! You are just the sweetest....

Pabkins said...

Hello my dear - I am definitely interested in your black eyed suzie

Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day! I'm considering joining that Ning!

Kristin said...

Nice Queen of Hearts.

And yes, I agree about some of the Disney rides. I love the teacups, but Space Mountain... no way. Lol! And Haunted Mansion is my favorite! (Although I don't know if they updated the ride at DL, too).

As for the book reviews, they weren't written by me. If they were, I'd have tried to made them sound less hokey. :p

Did you ever decorate the outside of that beautiful house of yours for Christmas? If so, I bet it's beautiful.


~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Good Morning Teresa!
Oh my your Collection is Absolutely Stunning. Each so Beautiful and Unique! I have to say the the Alice's are Exceptional! Thank you for your Visit! I am so thrilled about Winning Suzy's Beautiful Lace. Now I have to come up with something Wonderful to make with it! Oh My the Pressure is On!
Have a Wonderful Day!

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

hello my dear sis,
abi monroe doll is exquisite! i have longed to study how she puts her dolls together. are you sure you want to part with these? and Deirdra Doan's dolls are wonderful. she is a lovely lady too. and her husband is sooo talented musically. ah, dream... alice in wonderland, another favorite. oh, gothic doll is fabulous! drool. drool. you have a unique and diverse collection. lets talk again soon :)

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Thank you for coming by my blogs. I grew up in the Bay area, Livermore. And you actually live closer to the coast than I do! I live in the Sacramento valley now, 2 hrs away from the sea. But we go to the Sonoma coast as often as we can getaway in our beach cottage on wheels(our vintage travel trailer) The Pearl. If we could afford to, we would live there. Your blog banner is my favorite Waterhouse painting.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling one!

THANK YOU FOR COMING OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you see the METAPHOR I was trying to create with my snow post?

My last day of school is next Wednesday. But I was out sick again yesterday, but this time, went to the doctor to rule out walking pneumonia. I am much better now, and it is only a stubborn HEAD COLD. No lung problems; THANK GOD.

I WISH YOU THE BEST WEEK TO COME, as you plan and celebrate with your family. I am going to be going out to look for CHIPBOARD!!!! And...wait until you see my birds and theatres!!! BISOUS MON AMIE! Anita

Palomasea said...

Oh, there is the beautiful Anita!!
Thank you so much, dear Teresa, for coming by, and for your very kind words..
I wish you a blessed, joyful Christmas!!!
Take care, sweet friend..enjoy the season!
Light and love,
- Irina

Gaby Bee said...

What a collection! These dolls are awesome... every single one!!!
Thanks for stopping by...so many days ago, the days are just flying by again.
I have just become a follower of your blog:)

Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2012!

Gaby xo

Cheryl said...

Your doll collection is amazing!! I could sit here for hours admiring all of them.
I am happy you are enjoying your gifts. I again, apologize for the delay in sending them. Time just got away with me! I feel so much better that I finished what I needed to before the new year!! I can actually say, I am all caught up! Whew! That feels great!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit and following! I have been trying to peek in on yours and thoroughly enjoy your posts when I do. I am in love with your home! I can't wait to see more pic's!!
I am very sorry to hear of your friend Denise from Paris!! It is so sad when a friend is lost! I love that you keep her memories alive by posting about her and her home in Paris! I have always wanted to visit Paris and know that I will someday!! I am planning a trip within the next year or so!!
Well off to complete some Christmas shopping, but wanted to stop in and say HELLO!! and Thank you again for your patience!
Wishing for your and your family a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!!

romance-of-roses said...

Beautiful dolls, I love them all. You are very talented. Hugs...Lu

patricias fabric art said...

Thank you for visiting me ,I see you love dolls too-I know Deidre and I love her work,and I also bought a doll from Abi.Do you mind me asking why are you selling yours? Although sometimes think I should do the same as I have way too much stuff !!I am just paying a quick visit -I'll be back later to have a good read of your blog!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Teresa these dolls are amazing. I would never have known about them if I had not have visited here.
They are incredible!
Hugs to you,

Incipient Wings said...

how gorgeous they all are!!!