Monday, 18 April 2011

The Journey...Part Two......

The doll maker surveyed the damaged to the little poppet, with a sigh and a smile off she went to the studio. It was going to be a complete remake. As most of you know the heart of a doll maker is generous and loving, this was not an easy task but she knew it was the only way to make Little Elena would survive another trip. After several weeks and lots of hours, little Elena was making the journey to Canada again!

As fate would have it......after a month of waiting, surprise! The parcel turned up back at the doll makers home.....what?

Elena heart was torn, she loved her doll maker but she had for one brief moment known that her home way up North was also the right place for her to be.....she had glimpsed into the eyes of a new family.....she saw a deep love and understanding of someone who knows about dolls and loves them with all her heart.

By now the doll maker was struggling with the postal problems and this time she packaged up a new container and with it she generously sent along a companion. Oh my The French Bear was going to be surprised!!! Lady Emma was going to keep Elena company. Unfortunately, this time the parcel sat at the Customs office and then, we still don’t know why, it was sent back to the doll maker......oh dear, how could this be?

After much paperwork and stress for the frustrated parties, the parcel was sent out again!

This time the journey was a success, it was over a month long, but that did not matter.....what mattered was that the ladies arrived safe and sound!!! Indeed The French Bear was overjoyed and surprised!! Oh Julie, you cannot know how overwhelmed and loved I felt to receives not only my little poppet but a big sister too!!!! Your work is just stunning and the details in each doll are wonderful!

Emma is beautiful and I can’t believe you made me two dollies, first over all I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Here are the photos of my gorgeous dolls! The dolls now have a new home and I shall cherish them and love them forever......







The Dutchman made me a special cabinet for my Elena, the wallpaper in the background is made from letters, written by my Baba Elena to my Mom....the photo is of them before my Mother was married....

The little "B" brooch (B for Baba) was a gift I had given to my Baba when I was only five years old....it was in her sewing basket forever until sadly the basket just fell apart.
Thank you Julie, you have really touched my heart with your kindness and your unbelieveable talent, and these two beautiful dolls!!!

21 comments:

Bertie said...

Gorgeous Margaret, Elena is lovely, congratulations, she does fit perfectly in your habitat. The Dutchman is a wonder lol, that cabinet is to die for:))

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Margaret, I LOVED this story and the dolls are just breathtaking! The way you have displayed Elena in such a sentimental way is just perfection. And her wings.....beautiful....

Thank you for sharing this story and I know that Julie is so happy that they have such a wonderful home!

Lou Cinda

Sassy Marsha said...

Elena is just lovely, Mags! Your hubby is a sweetheart to make you a cabinet for her!

xxoo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a charming story! Beautiful dolls!...and so lucky to have that Dutchman! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How beautiful, Margaret! I love the display you have made for them; very fitting.

Margaret said...

How lovely! Lovely story, and wonderful dolls. How special this is!

Marie Antionette said...

What a beautiful story Dear, dispite the coil.
The dolls are so gorgeous.I love them soo much.How wonderful of their doll maker.And i'm happy they arrived.
Happy Easter Love,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Kasia said...

What a wonderful story! It made my day! The dolls are stunning and even the little card with the rose is adorable! Have a sweet day!

Hugs,

MosaicMagpie said...

What a wonderful story. It is a beautiful cabinet and what a treasure you have, full of memories. Julie is a special person with a dollmakers heart.
Deb

La Table De Nana said...

Exquisite~
It is wonderful how you made a story:)

Happy Easter..to you and all your dolls:)

Dorthe said...

Dear Margaret, this is a so loving story,- how much bad luck-untill those beautiful dolls at last,now live in your home, to fill your heart with joy- they are adorable- something all together different from what I make-and something I would,too ,love to have live in my home-- I think they are fantastic, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Diane said...

What a journey! I'm glad she finally made it to your home along with her friend. So sweet of your husband to make a special cabinet. I still love the part about the name of Elena. Gives me goose bumps. Blessings Mags, Diane

Doreen said...

Good day Margaret. What an absolutely beautiful doll and what a wonderful story!

Thank you for such a delightful visit this morning :)

Doreen

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Margaret, what a wonderful journey indeed! Elena is absolutely gorgeous and you have displayed her so beautifully and lovingly in that very special cabinet made by the Dutchman. She was truly meant for you in memory of your beautiful Baba! Best wishes, Tammy

Diane said...

These dolls are just so beautiful! I also love the music you have playing.
Hugs, Diane
Going to go take even a closer look at these beautiful dolls....

gail said...

Hi Margaret-Just beautiful-the journey, the doll, the images....love it all!
hugs,
gail

Evi said...

Julie makes the most beautiful dolls!
I love them. The cabinet is just wonderful and I love the touching story that weaves it all together.
Hugs, Evi

Michelle May (Shell) said...

The story, the doll and the cabinet! Oh wow! How incredibly wonderful!
xx, shell

Denise said...

What a wonderful story! AND she is just beautiful! And I tell you that cabinet is the cat's meow! You are a blessed little lady....

Have a blessed Easter my friend..... HE has Risen!

vicki said...

Oh my dear Margaret- these dolls ar so beautiful! I know they will be happy in your home! Your pictures are just stunning- I really cannot believe thatbsomeone made these treasures--
Vicki

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

I enjoyed reading the rest of the story of your beloved dolls.
So glad that they turned up safe and sound at your place.
Elena, is so beautiful and looks gorgeous in the lovely cabinet the Dutchman made.

Hugs
Carolyn