Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine Wish for You...

Hello, Dearest Friends!
Again, wishing all a wonderful
Valentine's Day!

It's a busy project day,
here at The Tearoom
and I would like to show you
some of what I have been working on.

This is Thursday.

Last year at this time, she was still packed away,
 in a box in the basement, in pieces,
as I had bought her at a flea market over 30 years ago.

As you can see from her face,
she has not had the easiest of lives.
When I bought her, she had many scratches
on her lovely face and no longer had hair,
only the glue that had once held a wig
on her dear little head,
which as it happens, is cracked.

But this summer, I started a project.
I decided to go in search of my mother's old dolls.
I found them, many of whom are 
in much sadder shape than
My Dear Thursday.

I also found where she was packed away,
restrung her parts back together
and began to hand-sew clothes for
all of these dear old things!
Who knows when was the last time any
of them had had new dresses!

I named her Thursday because of the old
children's rhyme:
"...Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go..."

This little doll had far to go to be loved again.

In spite of her flaws,
I love her just the way she is.

Today, she is modeling for you my most
recent outfit from her now-growing collection...
a drop-waist gown of deep red velvet,
with burn-out roses and trim of crimson satin,
an over-sized black taffeta bow,
decorated with one of my
and on her feet,
her favorite new accessory...

...a vintage pair of doll's rollerskates
I found for her on Etsy!

This is not exactly the first time
you have seen Thursday.
I posted a picture of her here this summer,
(along with her new adopted sister Bebé Agnès).

You will be hearing more about Thursday soon...

This is my dear little Charlotte Framboise.

I had wanted a Frozen Charlotte doll and last year,
I treated myself at Christmastime.
And, just recently, I decided that if I didn't make
a dress for her, she really would be
Frozen Charlotte!
It is really too cold in Maine to be
running around nakey!
So, I took some black taffeta, black tulle and
black and white cord and made her a 
festive little dress!
That's better!

She lives on my bed-side table and here she is pictured
with her friends, the mother cat and kittens,
Boston Terrier puppy and teeny, tiny duckling.

Here she is again,
posing on top of my favorite lip gloss treat,
Sweet dreams are assured if you go to sleep
with the taste of vanilla cream cake
on your lips...!

And because I just can't be happy working on
just one project at a time,
later today, this new collage sheet will be available

"The Rose Garden" is just the first of my new
collection of digital collage sheets
for spring!

And, what am I listening to on this
Happy Valentine's Day?

Something sweet,
just a bit trippy
and brand-new.

Enjoy two tracks from a new band called inc.
Their debut album will be released on 4AD on the 19th.

In the meanwhile, if you like what you hear,
you can stream the entire album on Fader.


  1. So lovely, all of these beautiful dolls!
    Love their new outfits, and the idea of falling asleep with vanilla cream cake on my lips. ;-)

    Happy Valentine's day to you and yours,

  2. Thank you so much, Merisi! And wishing you a Happy Valentines Day, as well!


  3. Those are two very beautiful ladies. I do adore the deep burgundy drop-waisted dress you designed...its lovely. And the thought you put into Thursday's lovely.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Betty. I hope you're enjoying the evening.

  4. Thank you so much, Joyti!! We are so happy you were able to come and visit with us today!


  5. Dear Betty,

    Your Valentine´s Day post is SO amazing and SO lovely!!!

    How much work and sweetnes and warm heart here.....:-)*

    Sending to you my hugs,


  6. I love Thursday SO very much! What a wonderful posting my sweet friend!


  7. Thursday est très très belle grâce à toi ! tu lui a donné une deuxième naissance ! c'est un vrai petit miracle, on dirait qu'elle ait vivante et très heureuse d'être avec toi ! ses petits rollerstakes sont adorables, bravo pour le soin remarquable et la façon dont tu lui a redonné vie, c'est très émouvant :)

  8. Thursday is beautiful. I love her heart hair band and little roller skates. :-)

    Your little frozen charlotte is very cute. She looks perfect on your bed-side table.

  9. Dearest Violetta,
    Thank you so much for coming by to meet Thursday and Charlotte! They were most excited for a talented designer like you to see their dresses!!

    Dear Friend LuLu,
    I'm so glad you could come by and see The Babies!!! Thank you, Dear Friend!

    Coucou Marie-France!
    Merci beaucoup pour ton visite de la Salle de Thé! Thursday et Charlotte était si heureux de te rencontrer !

    Dear Rachel,
    Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the compliments! It is always a pleasure to see you here!

  10. Hello Darling,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my cottage and for you sweet comment. Life, health-wise has not been very kind to me, however, I am doing much better now. I am hoping to be able to post as regularly as possible and I look forward to taking tea with you luv.

    Take care, 'til we talk again



  11. Cute cute things! And don't old dolls like these seem more "human" somehow?

  12. Dear Duchess,
    Thank you for checking in. Sending you positive thoughts! You have been missed.

    Dearest Maria-Thérèse,
    Thank you! I agree! I think Thursday has an unusually human quality, as do my mother's old dolls. I find old dolls very cute, but I do understand why some people find them so unsettling!


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