Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sunday Show and Tell ~ Best Flea Market Find

Welcome to another Show and Tell Sunday. The theme this weekend is best Flea Market Find. When I found this lovely doll she was sitting amongst various neglected cookie tins. Her dress was "gold" in color it was so dirty. She was very dusty and had lost her shoes and socks.

She is not a Lenci Doll but she certainly does have those charming side glancing eyes. I knew she was vintage and I think she is most likely a Chad Valley or Norah Wellings doll.

I think she is beautiful !

After 3 hand washings I managed to discover a white dress with
sweet little polka dots.

My Auntie ~ Teddy Bear Artist Brenda Power ~ had vintage green felt the exact color I needed! I made a new pair of shoes from a Lenci pattern. I think they turned out quite well.

Please visit our hostess, Ms. Heidi at Birds of a Feather to hear about the other stories and discovered treasures. Thanks for dropping by . . . . and


Happy Father's Day Dad !!!


Jean said...

She is beautiful! I love her face and her outfit!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Is her face fabric? She's wonderful! My mom has a collection of old dolls (the kids call them the scary dolls) but I've never seen one like yours. Blessings... Polly

Jenn said...

Karen, I love her too... she is so beautiful! What a lucky find!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your doll is adorable!!

Brenda said...

Hi Karen,
I'd forgotten how beautiful your doll turned out - she is a darling little girl. You did a great job of her makeover!


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Adorable find!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

rosechicfriends said...

What a sweet doll, just precious!

Lorena said...

I can't believe how good the dress turned out! Wow, it looks like new.

Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Oh how I love your doll. Isn't she just the sweetest? She makes me smile. Blessings

Nancy said...

Oh Karen...she is so lovely. So nice to see an older doll in such great shape...considering the work you had to do to get her clean...and considering her probable age. Great job on the shoes!

Talk soon.
Hugs, Nancy

Teena said...

What a find! She is beautiful and so lucky to have been found by someone who is clever enough to make those fancy shoes! Perfect!

Mya said...

Oh I love felt dolls. There is something so special about them. By the way I love the pink wall paper. I will get back to you on that I have been crazy busy with things. Thanks for your help.

Cami said...

She's lovely! You really brought her back to life.