Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Laura, Lady In Waiting! and Sweet Dreamy Dana, Victorian In Her Soul! - Victorian Candlestick Dolls




I tend to like unconventional dolls and dolls that can stand by themselves. As a result, I'm always looking for different ways to make Victorian dolls and decided that I would like to make a Victorian equivalent of a primitive "make-do!" But, instead of using something primitive like a rusty spring I wanted to use a wooden candlestick and a half porcelain Victorian doll. Thus, my Victorian candlestick dolls were born.

"Laura, Lady In Waiting" and "Sweet Dreamy Dana, Victorian In Her Soul!" are identical twin sisters and two of my new Victorian Candlestick Dolls. They both LOVE the Victorian era and love Victorian fashions, and love to play tricks on their family and each others boyfriends. They are so identical it is hard to tell them apart facially. However, Laura is taller than the Dana and Laura tends to like splashy colors while Dana favors blues.

Plus, Dana is a bit on the shy side and tends to favor walks in the park, reading a good book, and sewing while Laura prefers Victorian balls, splashy appearance, and societal teas. Facially they are very alike. In their personalities they couldn't be more different.




"Laura, Lady In Waiting" is a 16" Victorian candlestick doll with a wood candlestick frame and base and a porcelain head with 1/2 porcelain upper body. Eyelet lace trim is wrapped around the top of the wood candlestick and lower part of the 1/2 porcelain body. Laura is wearing an eyelet lace slip that is gathered at the waist. Her multi-colored and 6 sectional Victorian dress is gathered at the waist and has lace trim along her neckline as well as lace ribbon bow decorations. Her sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and wrists and there is a gathered lace trim waistband wrapped tightly around her waist and secured in the back. There are two layers of ribbon and gathered lace trim along the bottom hem edge.

Laura has a multi-layered gathered ribbon and lace trim shawl wrapped around her shoulders and arms and a gathered ribbon and lace trim cap along the top of her head. Small ribbon bows adorn her cap in the back.

"Laura, Lady In Waiting" is waiting to see if she's going to be invited to the Queens Annual Spring Ball. She definitely wants to go and already has a new multi-colored dress picked out that she figures will make her the belle of the ball. So, she's waiting - waiting and waiting for her invitation to arrive.

Note: The 7" porcelain head and 1/2 upper body is from Midwest Design Imports.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

For more information on my Laura, Lady In Waiting handmade doll please CLICK HERE.


"Sweet Dreamy Dana, Victorian In Her Soul!" is a 15" Victorian candlestick doll with a wood candlestick frame and base and a porcelain head with 1/2 porcelain upper body. Eyelet lace trim is wrapped around the top of the wood candlestick and lower part of the 1/2 porcelain body. Dana is wearing an eyelet lace slip that is gathered at the waist. Her beautiful Victorian blue colored dress is gathered at the waist and has two layers of gathered lace trim and one layer of straight ribbon trim along the bottom hem edge. The sleeves are puffy and gathered at the shoulders and wrists. Lace trim adorns her neckline.

Her lace trimmed lace shawl is made from an old lace handkerchief and is wrapped around her shoulders and tied in a knot in the front. Dana's fancy gathered and lace trimmed and lined bonnet has two tiers of lace trim and flat ribbon trim wrapped around the lower band. It sits beautifully on the top of her head.

"Sweet Dreamy Dana, Victorian In Her Soul!" doesn't care if she isn't invited to the Queen's Annual Spring Ball. She'd much rather read a romance novel or take a leisurely stroll in the park.

Note: The 7" porcelain head and 1/2 upper body is from Midwest Design Imports.

Designer - Linda Walsh Of Linda Walsh Originals

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