Want to meet her?
Here she is in her original box. Fifty one Shillings I think that was quite a lot but I'm too young to know for sure - ha ha.
She is really pretty and very tea rose pink - I know because it says so on the box.
Corsetry at it's best.
Tiny deer had to help hold the label down suppose after year's in a box it was a little camera shy.
Made by Desbeau
I am not sure which era she is from 50's or 60's maybe - or maybe not she may be older
Isn't she pretty,
When I said to Belle meet Pauline and presented her with the box she was aghast 'Oh no Mum not another scary vintage dolly - Belle is not a fan of my vintage dollies'. She did not really want to make friends with Pauline either. Oh well you can't win them all and I am fond of her.
Pauline means small and humble and is the feminine form of Paul from the latin Paulinus. It was at its height of popularity in the early 1900's when it's top spot for popular girl's names was about 33 in the rankings.
Don't you just love the Internet how did we manage before?
Some of the embrodered linen I got at the same time.
This is on a pillowcase and is really fine cross stitch.
Another pretty lady I can't resist a Crinoline - can you?
More haul - tapestry cottage, silky tea cosy and a massive piece of linen fabric which I believe is quite old as it is not very wide - it's so heavy.
A groovy crochet blanket which I grabbed, politely, as soon as it was put onto the shelf.
So neat and tidy
Close up of the linen it is quite brightly coloured with russet, orange, aqua - very on trend.
I love Charity Shop shopping just need somewhere to put them all now. Sigh. Suppose some will be keepers and some might go on Ebay I shall hold on for a while and see how I feel.
Oh I got a Lloyd Loom type linen basket too.
How much did she spend you must be asking - loads I reply. £14 for the lot. Happy Day. I was giddy.