About a year ago, a dear friend sent me an unexpected package. I love vintage fabrics and trims, and the box was full of those treasures. The amazing thing is that Adrian included this lovely doll as well.
Adrian found her at an estate sale in Galveston, TX. She has survived more than a couple of hurricanes and decades of neglect. Elise arrived at my home in pieces, wearing her crumpled gold ballerina tutu and missing one shoe. She was glorious. Her eyebrows are mostly gone and she has some stubborn staining on her face, but in spite of these shortcomings, she is truly lovely. I gave her a careful cleaning and my friend Bradley restrung her limbs. As I learn more about doll restoration I’ll attempt to whiten her eyes and remove the yellow spots. But for now, I am content to enjoy her vintage charm and classic good looks. To belong in my collection, it’s all about character and this girl has it!
Thanks again, Adrian! She has found a permanent home here!