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.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Stunning Beauty Is Kimberly Anne! - Victorian Lady Doll




“Kimberly Anne” is a 13” Doll Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an  1876 Promenade Costume.

Kimberly Anne is a beautiful Victorian lady from a long line of beautiful ancestors. Her great grandmother was a stunning and beautiful woman as was her grandmother and her mother. However, despite their beauty her mother and grandmother always believed that inner beauty was more important than outside beauty and tried to instill this quality in Kimberly Anne.

"Kimberly Anne" is a 13" free-standing Victorian doll all ready to show off her fancy new outfit. She is wearing her favorite 1876 Promenade Costume. She has a fancy multiple layered lace & ribbon trimmed satin dress with lace trimmed & gathered sleeves, fancy lace & ribbon trimmed overskirt decorated in the back with wired ribbon bows, and lace & ribbon trimmed waistband. Her lace & ribbon trimmed lined bonnet has silk floral accents in the back and feathers. Her lined and fringed shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and arms. Her slip is lace trimmed and her long long curly blonde hair is tied in the front with ribbons. She is carrying a lined and lace & ribbon trimmed parasol accented with silk floral. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Silk ribbons adorn the dress and sleeves.

I just LOVE how she turned out.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Augusta Blue - So Regal In Blue!




“Augusta Blue” is a 13” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1850 Ball Gown.

Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue had been friends since they were babies and were so excited they could barely control themselves. You see, this was their year. Finally, they were debutantes and about to attend their debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear.

The three best friends were very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually bought the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, as best friends they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities.

Augusta Blue was very status conscious and wanted to make a good impression with her entrance into high society so she chose a regal and elegant blue dress that would not only show off her fine features, but convey an air of elegance. After all, this was her chance to show everyone what a fine lady and elegant wife she would be.

"Augusta Blue" is a 13" free-standing Victorian doll who wants to be the belle of the ball. She is wearing her finest 1850 Ball Gown. She has very fancy blue satin and lace trimmed dress with long puffed, gathered & ruffled sleeves and lace trim collar with silk gold button accent. She has a fancy satin and lace trimmed lined train. She has a gold sash wrapped around her waist and tied in a bow in the center back of her dress. Her satin shawl is lined and lace accented. Her slip is lace trimmed. Her long curly brown hair is fastened on the top of her head in a bun and accented with silk floral. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she has pearl accents. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Augusta Black - So Fancy In Black!




“Augusta Black” is a13” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1850 Ball Gown.

Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue had been friends since they were babies and were so excited they could barely control themselves. You see, this was their year. Finally, they were debutantes and about to attend their debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear.

The three best friends were very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually bought the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, as best friends they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities.

Augusta Black might be studious and very intelligent but that doesn't stop her from liking to be the center of attention amongst her gentleman callers. And, there were plenty of gentleman callers. So, Augusta Black wanted her dress to be something that would definitely stand out in a crowd with aspects as different as night and day. Well, the contrast between black and white design of her dress fit her desires to a tee.

"Augusta Black" is a 13" free-standing Victorian doll who wants to be the belle of the ball. She is wearing her 1850 Ball Gown. She has very fancy black satin and white lace & satin trimmed dress with long puffed, gathered & ruffled sleeves and lace trim collar with silk floral accent. Ribbon and lace trim adorns the sides of her front and back bodice. She has a fancy black satin & white lace trimmed lined train. She has a lace trimmed sash wrapped around her waist with silk floral accent in the center back of her dress. Her lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and arms. Her slip is lace trimmed. Her long curly blonde hair is fastened on the top of her head in a bun and accented with silk floral. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she has pearl accents. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Augusta Lilac - So Pretty In Lilac! - Victorian Lady Doll





“Augusta Lilac”is a 13” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1850 Ball Gown.

Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue had been friends since they were babies and were so excited they could barely control themselves. You see, this was their year. Finally, they were debutantes and about to attend their debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear.

The three best friends were very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually bought the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, as best friends they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities.

Augusta Lilac was the quietest belle of the group and a little on the shy side. She didn't like too much attention drawn to herself so she avoided bright splashy colors. She much preferred a beautiful lilac pastel color so she decided to choose a two layered lilac and lace covered dress.

"Augusta Lilac" is a 13" free-standing Victorian doll who wants to be the belle of the ball. She is wearing an 1850 Ball Gown. She has very fancy 2-layer satin & lace covered and lace trimmed dress with long puffed, gathered & ruffled sleeves and lace collar with silk floral accent. She has a fancy 2-layer satin & lace covered and lace trimmed lined train. She has a lace trimmed sash wrapped around her waist with silk floral accent in the center back of her dress. Her satin shawl is lined and lace trimmed. Her slip is lace trimmed. Her long curly brown hair is fastened on the top of her head in a bun and accented with silk floral. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she has pearl accents. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue Are The Belle's Of The Ball!


Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue had been friends since they were babies and were so excited they could barely control themselves. You see, this was their year. Finally, they were debutantes and about to attend their debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear.

The three best friends were very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually bought the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, as best friends they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities.

Augusta Lilac was the quietest belle of the group and a little on the shy side. She didn't like too much attention drawn to herself so she avoided bright splashy colors. She much preferred a beautiful lilac pastel color so she decided to choose a two layered lilac and lace covered dress.

Augusta Black might be studious and very intelligent but that doesn't stop her from liking to be the center of attention amongst her gentleman callers. And, there were plenty of gentleman callers. So, Augusta Black wanted her dress to be something that would definitely stand out in a crowd with aspects as different as night and day. Well, the contrast between black and white design of her dress fit her desires to a tee.

Augusta Blue was very status conscious and wanted to make a good impression with her entrance into high society so she chose a regal and elegant blue dress that would not only show off her fine features, but convey an air of elegance. After all, this was her chance to show everyone what a fine lady and elegant wife she would be.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Roxy Ash Blonde, Roxy Black, and Roxy White Just Love To Dance! - Victorian Lady Dolls


They say that the roaring 20's were a time of zaniness and craziness and our trio "Roxy" flapper ladies were among the zaniest and craziest.

As cousins go Roxy Ash Blonde, Roxy Black, and Roxy White were very much alike. They were only a year apart in age and were all raised together. So, their likes and dislikes were pretty much the same. They loved to dress alike, have similar hair styles albeit of different colors, and do the same things. But when it came to dancing - well that's where they differed a little.

"Roxy Ash Blonde” is a 12” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing a 1920 Flapper Costume.
Roxy Ash Blonde loved to do everything with her cousins, Roxy Black and Roxy White, but despite her best efforts was never able to master the "Charleston." She just could not get her feet to move with the same rhythm as her arms. Her time was always off. So, no matter how hard she tried it was beyond her athletic abilities. So, she'd spend her time watching her cousins dance the night away.

"Roxy Ash Blonde" is a 12" free-standing Victorian doll who can hardly wait to go to the club and is wearing her favorite flapper dress. She has a fancy lace trimmed and ribbed dress with long lace trimmed sleeves and embroidered floral accents, lace overskirt with ribbon sash tied in a bow, lace shawl, boa, head band, lace trimmed slip, pearl necklaces, and long curly blonde hair. Floral accents adorn the ribbed bodice of the dress. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

"Roxy Black”  is a 12” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing a 1920 Flapper Costume.

Unlike her cousin, Roxy Ash Blonde, who despite her best efforts was never able to master the "Charleston", Roxy Black was a master at it. She could move with a rhythm all her own and was fascinating to watch. In fact, she considered herself the best dancer of the 3 cousins. She knew her cousin, Roxy As Blonde, would agree with her. Now her cousin, Roxy White, well that was a different story.

"Roxy Black" is a 12" free-standing Victorian doll who can hardly wait for to go to the club and is wearing her favorite flapper dress. She has a fancy lace trimmed and ribbed dress with long lace trimmed sleeves and lace collar, lace overskirt with ribbon sash tied in a bow and decorated with a crocheted bow, lace shawl, boa, head band with feathers, lace trimmed slip, pearl necklace, and long curly black hair. A gold button adorns the top of the bodice. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

"Roxy White”  is a 12” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing a 1920 Flapper Costume.

Unlike her cousin, Roxy Ash Blonde, who despite her best efforts was never able to master the "Charleston", Roxy White was a master at it. She taught herself very quickly and in no time had taught her cousin, Roxy Black, too. She had a certain style and flair to her "Charleston" and was fascinating to watch. In fact, she considered herself the best dancer of the 3 cousins. However, her cousin, Roxy Black, didn't agree and was always trying to compete with her.

"Roxy White " is a 12" free-standing Victorian doll who can hardly wait to go to the club and is wearing her best flapper outfit. She has a fancy lace trimmed and ribbed dress with long lace trimmed sleeves and lace collar, lace overskirt with ribbon sash tied in a bow, lace shawl, boa, head band with feathers, lace trimmed slip, pearl necklace, and long curly white hair. A silver button adorns the top of the bodice. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just Send Flossie Kate On An Adventure And She's Happy!


“Flossie Kate” is a 16” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1892 Traveling Costume.

Flossie Kate loves adventure and wants to be out hiking, mountain climbing, playing tennis, or on some wild safari. She just loves the outdoors and hates when she has to be presentable and make an appearance at her cousin's afternoon tea's. She may look every bit the "lady" but she is an adventurer at heart.

"Flossie Kate" is a 16" free-standing Victorian doll who is all ready for traveling and is wearing her favorite 1892 traveling costume. She has a full-length lace and ribbon trimmed 2-sectional lined jacket with lace, ribbon trimmed and puffed up long sleeves. Lace and ribbon trim adorns the waistline of the jacket which is fastened at the waistline with a silk floral. Her lined hat is lace and knit trimmed and has a silk floral decoration floral in the front. Her lace trimmed dress has a ribbon around the waistline and a full length center lace trimmed strip. She has a fashionable silk floral on the top of her dress. Her light brown hair with bangs is tied in a bun. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she is carrying a bouquet of flowers with streamers. She also has a painted wood head and a covered wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Flossie Jacqueline Just Wants To Be A Society Lady! - Victorian Lady Doll

Flossie Jacqueline Is A Refined Lady!


“Flossie Jacqueline”is a 16” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1892 Traveling Costume.

Flossie Jacqueline is the most dignified of the Flossie's. She wants to be a refined lady of society and marry into a good family. To do so she has to be well mannered, dignified, intelligent, and talented lady. Flossie Jacqueline thinks she is all that and more.

"Flossie Jacqueline" is 16" a free-standing Victorian doll who is all ready for traveling and is wearing her favorite 1892 traveling costume. She has a full-length lace and ribbon trimmed 2-sectional lined jacket with lace, ribbon trimmed and puffed up long sleeves. Lace and ribbon trim adorns the waistline of the jacket which is fastened at the waistline with a silk floral. Her lined hat is lace and braid trimmed and has a beaded decoration floral in the front. Her lace trimmed dress has a ribbon around the waistline and a full length center lace trimmed strip. She has a fashionable silk floral on the top of her dress. Her light gray hair with bangs is tied in a bun. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she is carrying a bouquet of flowers with streamers. She also has a painted wood head and a covered wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

So What If Flossie Anne Is A Bit On The Shy Side! - Victorian Lady Doll


“Flossie Anne”is a 16” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1892 Traveling Costume.

Flossie Anne is very quiet and shy and doesn't like a lot of attention which she tends to get because of her long curly blonde hair and facial beauty. She'd much prefer to be in the background helping wherever she can. She love organizing parties and afternoon tea's. She just doesn't like to be the center of attention.

"Flossie Anne" is a 16" free-standing Victorian doll who is all ready for traveling and is wearing her favorite 1892 traveling costume. She has a full-length lace and ribbon trimmed 2-sectional lined jacket with lace, ribbon trimmed and puffed up long sleeves. Lace and ribbon trim adorns the waistline of the jacket. Her fancy lined hat adorned with tulle is lace and ribbon trimmed and has a long ribbon tied in a bowl in the back. Her lace trimmed dress is tied at the waistline with a ribbon that is fastened in the back with a bow and decorated in the front with a silk floral. Her long curly blonde hair is hanging down free style. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she is carrying a bouquet of flowers with streamers. She also has a painted wood head and a covered wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Flossie May Just Wants To Be A Doctor! - Victorian Lady Doll


“Flossie May”is a 16” Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1892 Traveling Costume.

Flossie May is a book worm and very studious. She is hoping to be the class valedictorian when she graduates from college and wants to be the first doctor in the family. So, she spends a LOT of time at the library and studying. However, that doesn't mean that she doesn't like a little fun here and there.

"Flossie May" is a16" free-standing Victorian doll who is all ready for traveling and is wearing her 1892 traveling costume. She has a full-length lace and ribbon trimmed 2-sectional lined jacket with lace, ribbon trimmed and puffed up long sleeves. Lace and ribbon trim adorns the waistline of the jacket. Her lined hat is lace and ribbon trimmed and has a ribbon floral in the back. Her lace trimmed dress is tied at the waistline with a ribbon that is fastened in the back with a bow and decorated in the front with a silk floral. She has a fashionable button pendant on the top of her dress. Her dark black hair with bangs is tied in a bun. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she is carrying a bouquet of silk flowers with streamers. She also has a painted wood head and a covered wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

How Can You Not Love A Quartet Of Flossie's? - Victorian Lady Dolls


It doesn't get much better than a quartet of "Flossie's" all modeled after their cousin "Flossie" (LW011). In fact, the Flossie quartet's idolize their cousin Flossie so much that they decided to have similar names, look similar to their cousin and wear similar outfits. But, that's where the similarities lie as they are nothing like their cousin Flossie.

Flossie May (LW011A), Flossie Anne( LW011C), Flossie Jacqueline (LW011E), and Flossie Kate (LW011E) are 4 completely different "ladies." They are all refined and well bred, but their personalities couldn't be any different.

Flossie May is a book worm and very studious. She is hoping to be the class valedictorian when she graduates from college and wants to be the first doctor in the family. So, she spends a LOT of time at the library and studying. However, that doesn't mean that she doesn't like a little fun here and there.

Flossie Anne is very quiet and shy and doesn't like a lot of attention which she tends to get because of her long curly blonde hair and facial beauty. She'd much prefer to be in the background helping wherever she can. She love organizing parties and afternoon tea's. She just doesn't like to be the center of attention.

Flossie Jacqueline is the most dignified of the Flossie's. She wants to be a refined lady of society and marry into a good family. To do so she has to be a well mannered, dignified, intelligent, and talented lady. Flossie Jacqueline thinks she is all that and more.

Flossie Kate loves adventure and wants to be out hiking, mountain climbing, playing tennis, or on some wild safari. She just loves the outdoors and hates when she has to be presentable and make an appearance at her cousin's afternoon tea's. She may look every bit the "lady" but she is an adventurer at heart.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

They Don't Get Any Nicer Than Linda Sweetness! - Victorian Lady Doll


“Linda Sweetness" is a 16" Victorian faceless lady doll who is wearing an 1850 Street Costume.

They don't get much sweeter or nicer than "Linda Sweetness."  She just loves to help wherever she can with whatever she can. If she can do it she will. If she can't she'll try to find someone who can.

Linda Sweetness is a 16" free-standing Victorian doll all ready for her afternoon stroll and is wearing an 1850 street costume. Her outfit is the latest in Paris fashions and straight off the runways, but that doesn't faze Linda Sweetness. Clothes and fashion are niceties in life, but there are more important things to be concerned with. Like gentleness, sweetness, kindness, humanitarianism, and tenderness. Talk about that and you will get her attention.

She has a lined 2-tier jacket that is tied at the waist with a ribbon bow and has lace ribbon trim along the sleeve edges. Her 3-tiered lined shawl is tied at the neck as is her lined bonnet. Her print dress is lace trimmed dress with long lace trimmed and gathered sleeves. A gathered ribbon trim is wrapped around the waistline of her dress. She is wearing her finest lace gloves and lace trimmed slip. Linda Sweetness's hair is styled in long blonde ringlets with ringlets bangs that frame her face. She is holding a lace trimmed parasol. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals