Monday, September 25, 2017


On November 4th 1873 a patent was filed
and Izannah Walker became
the first woman to receive an U.S. patent !!

Her invention was a mold
that could produce a
very special doll!!

Betany Bounty, Patience Faithfully,
and Freedom Liberty
are planning a lovely picnic in her honor!

A perfect day and there were
many wild flowers to collect!

 And the table to be set for tea and lunch,
and some crafts were to be made!

Joyfully the girls worked in
anticipation of a sweet feast!!


You can read a great article written by
Dixie Redmond and Edyth O'Neill
 for Early American Life Magazine



 The new "Antique DOLL Collector" Magazine
has a wonderful Izannah Walker
tribute article by Paula Walton
an expert Izannah Walker historian, 
and reproduction  Izannah Doll Maker!!
(This magazine managed to sell out but it is rumored
to be on stands at bookstores and such)
Also a great article on doll aprons !!
by: Joy Harrington

See what is going on at Paula's BLOG!!

Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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Hidden away in a sweet secret place
the girls gathered
And so the birthday picnic began!!

Betany Bountiful made by Paula Walton
molded from an original doll as well as
Patience Faithfully made by Lynda Hampton

Sweet little Baby Iddy~Pim 
Made by Judi Hunziker

Betany Bountiful
became a bit lonely
when she came to live,
so she got some dollies

But this was only a distraction
and she still felt lonely
and longed for a real baby sister!

Sweet little Baby Iddy~Pim
came and it made her very happy!!

Sometimes Betany got to babysit
sweet Noel a very special doll !

Then she found a Best Friend 
named Freedom Liberty
and this gave her much joy!!

 Molly Goat by Michi Ball

 They love to play and dream together !!

But soon Betany found out that she
had a cousin that was all the way from
Australia, she was beside herself!! 

Patience Faithfully came to live
and there was much joy,
and many things in common!!

Happiness indeed!

Mama Mildred and Missie 
want to wish a Happy Birthday
200 years to Izannah Walker
and thank her for paving the way for women!!

The Mousiekins enjoy visiting with the girls!!

There are other Dolls at the residence 
and Betany loves to socialize and 
reminisce about times past! 


On Oct 29th 2017 there will be a special exhibit
 with real original Izannah Dolls to view, during
The Jenny Lind Doll Club Annual Show,
in Southbury, CT


For more information click here:

Hope you enjoyed  xx oo
Blessings and warmth Linnie

Please make sure to visit
these sites today!!

~ 200 YEARS!! 

Friday, September 1, 2017


Monday August 28th was 
Author Illustrator Tasha Tudor's
102nd Birthday!

Mommy said;
"This is a perfect excuse for a celebration"!! 
And so we did!! 

It is FUN to bring out the linens,
and the fancy china
and wash them shiny clean!!

Tasha took great pride
in her baking and cooking skills
and so do Mommy and I!

We started early preparing
goodies for a feast

Tasha loved to be surrounded
by flowers from her beautiful
abundant garden and always
had cut flowers near by!

And outside here provided us with
plenty of flowers to bring in
for the celebration!

Mommy wanted to read
books about Tasha and
to wear a Laura Ashley Frock!!

“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose our femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get much more accomplished by being charming than we would by flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they’re wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error. Things half seen are so much more mysterious and delightful. Remember the term “a neatly turned ankle”? Think of the thrill that gentleman used to get if they caught even a glimpse of one. Now women go around in their union suits. And what a multitude of sins you could cover up with a long skirt if you had piano legs.” 
                                                                                                                      Tasha Tudor


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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Things began to take shape!!

Mommy thought that it

would be a great idea to set out

a cup in honor of Tasha, and one

for YOU!!!!! 


Cucumber finger sandwiches
made with goat chevre
and tuna on rye 

(Compliments of Molly Goat)!

Come and join us for tea!!!

Tasha loved her tea time

We chose two types of tea,
Tasha Tudor's 
Welsh Breakfast and

Simpson & Vail
Beatrix Potter's 
Herbal Tisane Blend

“There is no peace that cannot be found in the present moment.”  
                                                                                     Tasha Tudor

Mommy started us out with loose tea


We had such great fun!!!

And the doggies were happily near too!
(waiting for crumbs)


Happy Birthday to Tasha Tudor!!

After tea we enjoyed
watched DVDs about Tasha 

and ate our cake!

Mama Mousiekin and Missie
celebrated Tasha's Birthday too!!

Tasha Tudor Aug 28 1915 -June 18 2008

Older Tasha birthday posts:

We had to say good bye
to our beloved and sweet Pixie this August,
she is sorely and greatly missed!

United with her sisters, 
waiting at the Heavenly Mansion  


Mommy says:
"Get dressed up and take tea"!!!

Hope you enjoyed!
many BLESSINGS, love Linnie

Learn more about Tasha!
The Tasha Tudor Family website:

Join the Tasha Tudor Society: 

A Time to KeepProduct DetailsProduct Details

Product Details    The Tasha Tudor Cookbook: Recipes and Reminiscences from Corgi Cottage 
Pumpkin Moonshine     Corgiville Fair
The Private World of Tasha Tudor  Tasha Tudor's Garden  Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts