I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. I also love to design Victorian dolls. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Valerie, The Proper Victorian Lady Ghost - Victorian Ghost Doll

The Victorian side of "Valerie, The Proper Lady Ghost!" has her waiting patiently for her introduction while the "ghostly" side of her has been rather impatient.

"Valerie, The Proper Lady Ghost!" wants desperately to be thought of as a "lady" and being accepted by all the proper "ladies" of society.

She doesn't want to be thought of as a ghost and figures that if she gets accepted as a member of the "Victorian Ladies Tea Society" that the other "ladies" in her social circle will have to accept her.

So, she has been petitioning the "Victorian Ladies Tea Club" to let her join. For some reason, however, they have been reluctant to do so citing some old rule against ghosts becoming members.

"Valerie, The Proper Lady Ghost!" has been working endless hours on meeting all the members and showing them just what a wonderful "lady" ghost that she is.

She figures if they get to know her they will love her and will have to agree that she is in fact a proper lady ghost and entitled to membership. So, she is waiting patiently - ever so patiently. She's just hoping they decide soon before her "ghostly" side has just had too much waiting.

"Valerie, The Proper Lady Ghost" is a 13" Victorian ghost doll. Valerie is a self-standing ghost cloth doll. She has an embroidered and watercolor pencil painted face. She is wearing a cotton slip with black tassel trim and a lace trimmed black diamond printed dress. She has a fashionable hooded and lined multi-sectional cape with black tassel trim and a lined bonnet with matching black tassel trim.

Valerie is the epitome of class and style, if she doesn't so so herself! She just wishes they would hurry up and decide. "Valerie, The Proper Lady Ghost!" figures if the "Victorian Ladies Tea Society" doesn't allow her into their membership she'll just have to resort to her counter measures. However, she won't tell us what they are. We just hope they haven't been thought up by her "ghostly" side. YIKES! That might not be pretty or lady-like!

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

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