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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ursula At Play - Colonial Girl Doll

I love "faceless" dolls as I believe that without their faces the doll's personality can speak for itself. You tend to look at the whole doll for her beauty versus just looking at her face. There is a quiet beauty to "faceless" dolls and "Ursula At Play" is one of those quiet beauties.

She and her brother, "Zacheus At Play!" along with her best girlfriend, "Rebecca" are a tight knit group of boys and girls. They are all "faceless" colonial beauties who just love hanging out together.

Rebecca is the most dignified of the group and the most studious. Ursula and Zacheus are much more playful and love to tease each other as only "brothers & sisters" can. They pay attention to their studies, but when their done - well, they just love to play.

Whether it's the lace that surrounds her, the colors of her outfit, the way her hair is fashioned, or her intricate beauty "Ursula At Play!" is a beautiful Colonial doll.

"Ursula At Play!" is a 12" Colonial "faceless" cloth doll with muslin body and blushed cheeks . Her boots are painted black and cross-laced. Ursula has a mass of curly brown yarn hair all over her head. She is wearing lace trimmed bloomers that are gathered at the waist. Her slip is lace trimmed and gathered at the waist, as well.

Ursula's yellow print dress has a multi-layer lace trim down the center front of the dress bodice. The sleeves are gathered at the shoulder and lace trimmed along the sleeve hem edge. Her dress has a combination dress skirt and lace dress overskirt that are both gathered at the waist.

Lace bows decorate the front and back of the bottom edges of the lace overskirt. She has a lace shawl wrapped around her shoulders with a ribbon bow in the front. Her lace kerchief sits beautifully atop her full head of hair and is tied in a knot just under her chin.

Ursula pays close attention to her studies and is very attentive to the needs of her brother, Zacheus and her best girlfriend, Rebecca. While she loves to play she never forgets her manners and always remains very ladylike.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals.

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