Thanks to a very talented seamstress I now have the Czarina gowns that I missed out from Franklin Mint . These were copied from the actual gowns just made better. The first one is a replica of a gown the Czarina actually wore in a portrait wih the Czar
This next gown is based on a portrait of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna.
The Franklin Mint made it to be worn by thier Alexandra Doll .
I think they had the two Empress’s mixed up when looking for gowns to make for Alexandra
As far as I can find
Empress Maria is the only one who wore a red velvet gown.
Thank you Alana for making these for me. They are are just beautiful!
Here are the 2 newest addtion to my Small Royal Doll Collection.
King Charles II of England is Princess Diana’s Stuart ancestor
this doll was a limited edition of 83
Lady Diana Spencer wearing her offical engagement portriat dress.
The imperial Twins are going to be having a disagreement soon. They over heard some one saying that they will be receiving a new tiara to wear soon to the Summer ball. Here is a sneek peak at ther new gift coming soon. This tiara is based on the front cover of the book The Property of a Lady by Elizabeth Alder. I found the book in the library and read it in two days I loved the story and the cover so much I wanted to have one for The Imperial twins. It was recreated by Sharon Williamson In the Uk who does awesome replicas of shoes and hand bags for Princess Diana and The Duchess of Cambridge. Thanks Sharon for making this tiara a reality!If you ever need anything special for your dolls send Sharon a message if she can make it she will make it for ya.
Today I found my Rexard dolls and we had a photo shoot today!
Rexard dolls are made more for the costumes than they are for the likerness of the person that they are supposeto represent.
My favorite so far is Henry VIII the one pictured is My out of the box Henry and he is missing one of his pearls on his hat.
I love the colors on his costume and his face is the best I have seen for this size doll.
Next is Catherine Parr she is the only one I have so far that has the hand tag
Then we have Jane Seymour in blue
Queen Elizabeth I
Mary Queen of Scots I love her hanging Cross which is made out of metal
Rexard dolls are what you would call strung dolls thier limbs are held by rubber bands so they are not made for little kids. they are ment to be admired by who love costumes from the different Eras.
Henry VIII By Peggy Nisbit
Peggy Nesbit is one of the world’s reknown doll makers she made various historical figures and paid homage to alot of Brittian’s Monarchs
This is the only one of the Nesbits I have in my collection so far. He was purchased for me
by one of my best friends who repainted his face and gave him dashing new feather in his cap!
Henry is a very sturdy doll he is very weighty ( no pun intended your majesty!)
and will stand on his own unlike some of the Rexards that are lighter and will fall over.
Here is another one that has been on my wish list for awhile it is the legendary Jane Seymour by Robert Tonner.
I really wanted the “Victorian” Jane because she reminded me of Dr Quinn. She is full body porcelain and is articulated in the head arms and legs. I won her at a cool 9.99! with shipping she came to $18.87! who can beat that for doll that retailed for $240.00.
Great likness of Jane !
Since I have missed the gowns for Czarina Alexandra doll I had to have them made. I chose a very well known doll seamstress in the doll community that I have purchased from before to make the gowns. She had her own version of the Czarina and was able to make a perfect copy of the velvet gown.
Here is the Franklin Mint’s version
Here is Alana Bennett’s version
Just Gorgeous! I can’t wait to put it on my doll.
To order visit Alana’s Website
Thank you Alana for accepting this commission from me.
This doll has been on My list for ages finally I was able to acquire her a a decent price. She is 19″ Tall and made of Vinyl … She is Absolutely Gorgeous …Third Edition in the Celebrity Portrait Collection from World DOLL Company
She did not come with a stand so I used a Fm one and made one for her.I wanted to display her with Diana but as you can see se is quite a bit taller than the Princess. I love the jewelry but she needs a “Fur” Coat for sure. I am thinking of getting another one and repainting her shoes and have a couple of iconic outfits made from the show.
Joan With Diana
Now she may look better with the Fm Porcelain Diana dolls watch for that comparison photo tomorrow.
Those of us who have collected the Franklin Mint Vinyl Fashion Doll have been able to get the trunks that went with our dolls.
Since poor Kate will not have a trunk I had one made by a man here in town who has a workshop. This is a replica of the Fm trunks but in solid wood.
There is alot of decorating to do yet and this weekend I plan on doing some of that. I love how it opens all they way so much easier to display those awesome dol clothes!
A friend of mine has this doll and I fell in love with her. She is the only doll that i could find that represented the Queen mum in a decent size to fit with the others in my collection. She is made by a company called Showstoppers who have since went out of bussiness. They would sell British import items such as tea and knicknacks and Dolls. I happen to find her on ebay. I bid on her and held the low bid and my friend Jody bid on her thinking some one outbid me and ended up winning her. So The Queen Mum spent some time at Jodys While I made payments to Jody for her upkeep LOL. It was the funniest situation Consideing that Jody ended up paying over $100.00 for her and then the following week we watched another one go out at $24.99 ! Just too Funny but that what happens in this hobby.
The Queen Mum finally arrived last month and I couldn’t wait to get a good look at her She is missing her Cane and I think she needs a hand bag but that is no big deal I know enough people who can make those .
She really is cute! and Such a good likeness too.
Even has her signature Pearls
Close up of her brooch
Every one smile now for the Camera!
When I saw this I knew I was going to have to figure out how to get one . A Christmas Story is one of my favorite holiday movies.I watch it every time it is on and recently last year I saw A Christmas Story part 2. Tonner doll company has started a line of dolls for the movie all though I may not get all the characters I definitely have to figure out a way to add Ralphie to my collection.
to Order him go to Tonner