Friday, August 26, 2011

We'll Have Tea With the Queen

Dear Friends,

The Small Dolls are in a flurry; they'd really better hurry! They're scrubbing and scouring, smiling not scowling, for the Queen Herself is coming to town!

We found a little doll, commemorating the coronation of HRH Elizabeth II, at our favorite thrift store. She'll fit right in with our Small Doll Family, who are excitedly making crumpets out of Sculpey and dusting off their best tea set before her arrival! Of course, since her highness is currently armless, someone else will have to do the pouring, poor thing.

Perhaps we'll have to fashion some prosthetic limbs out of Sculpey, as well!

Till next time,




  1. What a fantastic find! The queen ought to inspire lots of imaginative fun. Pretty teapot!

  2. Oh my goodness gracious! What happened to the poor Queen? Yes, yes indeed, do make some arms for her Majesty! Perhaps she will Knight thee for your good deed! Then won't the Small Dolls have fun planning another party in your honour!

  3. Oh dear The Queen has been through quite a lot it sounds!! Well I am sure your wonderful daughters will have her up and going and drinking tea in no time!! What a great doll ~Love Heather

  4. OH DEAREST! This doll is amazingly TRUE to the likeness of the queen! FABULOUS! And thank you for your kind words and visit. I am drawing more these days, and I hope to continue to couple it with my poetry. Some day.....

    Be well! Anita

    What a PARTY shall it be!!! ;-D

    Your new look is SUPER LOVELY!!
    Lots of LOVE HUGS and Blessings,

  6. Hello Marqueta,
    What a lovely find! I am sure you'll make her all lovely and happy - I am sure she'll be a wonderful addition to your collection. Hugs,

  7. That doll is a Peggy Nisbet portrait model. I collected a bunch of 'em when I was in school, back in the '70's and early 80's. She might be quite valuable, as the company closed in the middle 80's. The dolls were lifelike and all the costumes hand-sewn. The company was based in Yorkshire, I believe, with one factory. I have Henry VIII, his six wives, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

  8. Oh dear, poor Liz - it must have been all that waving!lol!
    What a beautiful little treasure you found there.
    The likeness is so good.
    Her Royal Highness will make a fabulous addition to your sweet family!
    What fun :-)

  9. Oh,I hope you took pictures of the tea party....I have never been to a Queen's tea before :)
    Blessings on your week.

  10. Now--remember my dears--you must have clotted cream with your scones! How fun--I'll have to keep an eye out for a Prince Charles small doll--then you can use the Queen to whack him for foolishness in his lifetime!

    BTW--nothing is wrong with your broawser--I just posted a week's worth of entries on one day to catch up the dress experiment.

  11. Wow, how very fancy! and what a neat doll!~

  12. This was such a delightful little read. I can see this as a children's book. I can even hear the giggling at "since her highness is currently armless, someone else will have to do the pouring, poor thing." love that.


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