I have been having a rummage through the cupboard in our spare bedroom where I knew I had squirrelled away some little bits and pieces that I purchased many moons ago. I uncovered some little antique dolls dresses that I had bought in a lovely antique shop in Honiton when we lived in Devon. Sadly this gorgeous shop is no longer there. The lady who ran the shop with her hubby always had the most delicious little antique dolls and dolls clothes for sale. I always enjoyed rummaging through them to find something for my Victorian doll to wear.
I will be honest I am not really a doll person, my thing is antique bears, but I couldn't resist her when I saw her in an antique shop many moons ago. For all you doll experts out there she certainly isn't the finest of antique dolls but I love her.
She is so pretty and I bought the silk bonnet and fine lawn dress from this lady in Honiton.
Yes, she even has pants (bloomers) on...I always check, do you?
This little assortment of dolls dresses and an apron also came from Honiton. The little apron is too small for my doll so I think I will be selling this little group at my next fair.
The apron is made from the finest lawn cotton and edged with beautiful handmade lace. I am sure some of these clothes would have been made by the children who owned the dolls. I own a 1930's Steiff bear who is dressed in a blue velvet hand made ensemble.
During my rummage I also came across these two little vintage children's coat hangers.
A little vintage children's Chinese jacket.
From dolls clothes to this beautiful late 19th early 20th century wedding dress. I cannot believe that someone actually wore this it is so tiny.
The boned bodice doesn't actually fit on my mannequin (who isn't large) so I have to display it separately. It is also very fragile so I wouldn't want to pull it around too much. Even with a corset on can you believe people were that tiny.....this would fit a child now!
It does make a lovely display though don't you think? I am going to carry on my rummaging and see what else I can find. Enjoy the rest of the week, and I hope you haven't been blown away with the gale force winds!!