Dec 15, 2014

Antique German Doll


This is a doll given to me recently by a friend.  She is antique with a porcelain head and a wooden jointed body. Shes about 16 inches tall, maybe a little bit more.  Her wig was long curls, but I cut it, liking a short bob cut better for her. She has fit in well, with the other dolls and feels right at home.

I haven't given her a name yet. Any suggestions?



Hope you all have a blessed week.  I had a wonderful visit with my parents. Now I'm back home in my own little nest.  I'm going to try and savor each day before Christmas all , but comes and goes.

11 comments:

AuntLou said...

She's beautiful, Shelley. If she has marks on the back of her head you may be able to find out more about her. Just a heads up for next time: if her wig was original, it is better to remove and save it and substitute the style you like. Then, if you have occasion to sell her, you can sell the original wig with her. It is not certain that a doll that age would have her original wig, by any means. Enjoy your lovely little lady. :)

Serenata said...

She is wonderful Shelley, congratulations on your new arrival. Just love the little scene you have set up, just perfect.

Mrs. G said...

Adele, Beatrix, Elise, Diana, or Elenore? She is beautiful no matter what her name!

I trust you had a wonderful time with your parents.

Grace & Peace.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She really is beautiful! I thought of Elizabeth when I saw her. You're going to really enjoy her. Sweet hugs, Diane

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

So proud you had a fun time with your parents..
Love, love this beautiful doll.. She looks like Emmy to me.. So pretty.. but..I just bet you will decide on a just right name.
The photo set up is beautiful.. You are talented... Have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

She is wonderful. I love the name Emily.

Scrappy quilter said...

That is me in the above post.

My cozy ✄ little space said...

Lovely post as always...mrs shelley..you have a lot of inspiration...i always read your posts and see the cute things you make...i wish you a blessed christmas with your love ones...loves soraya

Mari said...

What a lovely lady Shelley :0) mari

Digne said...

Is she marked?
If you can't find out, were she comes from, you can ask in a special austrian forum
http://www.puppen-uni-wien.at/wbb2/hmportal.php

And if she's german, she probably needs an -older- german Name, right?
Henriette, Pauline, Klementine, Susanna, Maria, Eva...

Barbara Neubeck said...

...... your doll is lovely..... I like the name Susanna... I have a daughter named Suzanne....xxxx