Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wanderings: The Dionne Quint Dolls.

Wednesday's Wanderings: LaVern's Latest Project

If you've been a follower for a while, then you know that my friend LaVern is a super talented lady.  She found these Dionne Quints on ebay without their clothing, and set to work collecting the five pastel colors the quints were famous for in semi-sheer batiste fabric.  She made their sweet outfits but they still had no shoes.

Here are some slightly closer shots of the dolls.  They are composition and were made in the forties, just like the real Dionne quints.  If you want to know more about the real quints, I found a fairly concise version of their story on an antique dealer's blog.  There is even a picture of how these dolls would have looked when they were purchased.  Just be prepared, its sort of a sad story.

Of course LaVern solved the shoe problem by designing and crocheting tiny booties for each of the dolls.  So very sweet.

She also dressed this larger Compo baby doll from the same period.  She used a vintage hankie to make the collar, with tiny pearl buttons.  This darling baby is still waiting for shoes.  Not to worry, I am sure LaVern is right on it.

If you would like to see some more of LaVern's goodies, I just did a blog entry on the blog for the antique store  where I work, and you can see that at the Treasures Antique Blog.


  1. I LOVE the dolls.
    So fun visiting with you today too. Here's the blog I was telling you to post your stuff....
    Talk to you soon.

    1. Thanks Kelli, you rock!! ... and it was great to visit today, thanks for coming by!

  2. Those Canadian quints!...yes, a sad story as far as I'm least when they were younger. Those are incredible dolls! Just amazing!