Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Most perfect present: Daisy my new English Wooden doll

Imagine my surprise and delight when I opened an unexpected mystery parcel from Canada to find this incredibly beautiful reproduction English wooden doll made secretly for me for my 50th birthday by David of The Old Pretenders who, together with Paul, make the finest museum quality reproductions and restorations of 17th and 18th century English wooden dolls.

We have been friends for a while now and I source authentic scraps of fabric from the period for them to dress their creations wherever possible, and we often chatter away about life, the universe and everything via email. I have always loved these dolls with a passion, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would own one, especially such a beautiful girl, who so reminds me of my daughter when she was a wee bairn! Her name is Daisy, she is about 14"/35.5cms tall, and has the most perfect patina with the most delicate eyelashes and brows. Thank you David, you have made a dream come true...


  1. It looks incredibly authentic, I can definitely understand your joy and appreciation of such an amazing gift!

  2. What a fabulous present for your 50th...she will look right at home with all your vintage fabrics and accessories.
    Julie x