Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Restoration of a "Petite" Doll
This little doll I want to share with you today, came looking pretty rough. There is a great deal of personality, under all that crazing on her face!
She came with her original clothing, the bottle she holds is not original, a modern plastic has been substituted for the glass one she held when she came into this world in 1926.
After taking her gown and bonnet off, I found she still had her original undies, stockings and booties! This is rare with a doll this old! Her body was in good shape, so I concentrated on her head and arms. The restoration began.
Adding a little bleach brought back the whiteness to her clothing. It was a joy to finish the restoration of her face and arms and return her little outfit to her. I crocheted the blanket for her.
Here she is! Measuring a full 14", with her little tin eyes all sparkly again! On her back she has a mark that reads, "American Petite Doll Co." I named this little beauty, Alice.
I hope your day is full of "Wonder", and if you find your mind wandering into imaginary things of pure delight...enjoy!
Smile On! Audrey