Beauties

Every once in awhile I find something so amazing I have to share it with you. I found this doll below the other day while combing the web for antique crèche figures. Isn't she stunning?!!

This lovely antique crèche figure was already sold, but I can still draw inspiration from looking at her.










Here is an old boudoir doll that I own. I'm thinking of creating a dress for her in the style of the doll above. If you look closely at her face you will see that she has a mole high on her cheek. I have one in the same spot!





The crown on this pretty girl was designed by Melissa Valeriote of The Holiday Queen. If you've never visited Melissa's site you're in for a treat. Visit her here.

21 comments:

bluemuf said...

Nancy, What a beautiful doll you found. But, I think your beauty is also lovely. A dress styled after the one that's sold would suit your lady perfectly. What fun you would have designing and making the dress. I want to come and play with you.

LW said...

Both are beautiful ….

I cannot wait to see what you do with your doll…
I love the crown.. Too sweet..
I have a reproduction French fashion doll that I have been
on the fence about keeping. Maybe, it was new inspiration that I needed…

Louise

Rosemary said...

Hi Nancy,
I can't view your pictures so I will check back later.
Rosemary

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!
These are so much more than dolls! They look like they could take a breath and speak to us, in French of course!
Hugs, Sherry
Oh I do hope you make a dress and show us someday! That style would befit her.

Rosemary said...

Hi again Nancy,
I can see the pictures now.
I see why you like this doll. She is quite beautiful.
Love the crown!! I make little crowns too.
Love them! I see Melissa is into Halloween like I am.
Wow!!
Thanks,
Rosemary

Lori said...

the doll you found is heartbreakingly lovely Nancy, her serene expression is just beautiful...your girl will be stunning outfitted so, the dress is gorgeous!!!

Recycled Rita said...

Nancy,
Both dolls are beautiful! What a cute coincidence! karen...

LiLi M. said...

Whow I love both dolls too!! I'm off to Melissa's, thank you for pointing me in her direction!

Ulla said...

They could be cousins... long distant ones of course! Yes, I think the dress would suit yours perfectly! Let's play dolls soon!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh my. Both are beauties. I could look at them all day.
It's so nice to find other grown ups who still love dolls!
Becky

rochambeau said...

Thanks for sharing these! Oh yes!! Her Magesty needs a new gown for sure! Both of these ladies are beautiful!!! What finds. Even if the first one is sold, she inspires me too!

Nancy,
You and I are riding the same wave. Two days ago I finished a large Marie Antoinette for Mike at Bodega she's going to sit on a chandelier! When I feature her your going to see what I mean! You will have to check out her gown!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nancy,

This is a beautiful find! I had my eyes set on a automation doll once and my husband and I even traveled all the way to Vegas to bit at the auction. Needless to say were out bit, but to this day I think How awesome it would have been to actually own it. Ahhhh....

Anyhow, thanks for the well wishes - doing much better again. I have also added a link to your store under my Shopping section.

Hugs,

Enzie at World Market Portraits

Margaret said...

The dolls are so pretty! The dress on the first one is really spectacular. It has so much texture and detail!

Have a great weekend, Nancy!

Miss.Maddie's said...

Such a lovely creature and she has been bestowed with the same enhancement as you, a beauty mark.Judging by the progress of the portrait that is just the case, a beauty mark upon your cheek.
A gown would be delightful!
Susan

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
These are GASP gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them!

Donna O. said...

Ooo, looking forward to it and you have a great beginning with Melissa's addition!
D.

stacycakes said...

i love your blog and added you as one of my favorites,these dolls are gorgeous!stacy

Dody Jane said...

Just found you - You have a lovely blog and I will enjoy visiting all the places you link to on your other blog. This doll is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing her.

dubuhdudesigns said...

These are incredibly beautiful and crafted! Thank you for posting these:)

Natasha Burns said...

Oh how beautiful Nancy, I would love to see what you come up with if you create a gown for your doll with the beauty spot! LOL i call them beauty spots since I have them too, mole is such an icky word isn't it?!

Lori Garbarino said...

Such beautiful finds! I just love to come over here for a breath of fresh air.

Hugs Lori