Saturday, November 3, 2012


Mabel is a 17 inch Schoenhut Miss Dolly.  When I found her, she had on antique clothes and an old mohair wig.  Mabel is named after the main character in Harry Thurston Peck's The Adventures of Mabel. Here's a link to the book.

When I was in fourth grade, my teacher read a bit of the book every day to us.  I purchased the current 1963 copy at a local bookstore and read the book on my own.  I still have the book, safely stored in my bedside table. 

So...this is Mabel.  She's wearing a dress made from a baby's dress.  Mabel has tried on several wigs, and has chosen this one.  Although she likes the early 20th century styles, she LOVES being dressed in contemporary clothes.  All her joints work perfectly.  Her eyes are original (painted) and her face has been conserved carefully. 

Here's a closeup:
Mabel has lots of adventures planned to share.  I hope you like her.  She can be quite the character.


  1. Hi Mabel!

    Wow, you are a beautiful girl! I just happened upon your blog. You will be part of the Schoenhut School of the Arts. I was supposed to be as well, but not sure how that is going to play out. Mama is very busy these days.

    I'm gad to finally get to see you. Please visit me at my blog when you can.

  2. Hello. I just discovered your blog. I've really enjoyed it & hope you'll be treating us to more dolly updates. You've inspired me to buy a Sara Stimson Miss Marker Doll. She should be arriving in a few days. I can hardly wait! Again, I hope we'll be hearing more from your peaceful little corner of the world.