I had to wait for a couple of months since this doll traveled from KY to LA to PH with the help of my sweet relatives. My only problem is her messy mohair, loose strings, and getting her a new pair of shoes. The shoes were easy. I ordered a replica from a doll doctor who has a Shirley Temple doll of the same size. Soon as Shirley arrived in the Philippines, I immediately checked her up like a real doll doctor haha and scheduled her for a string surgery and hair makeover.
Doc Eton helped me with the operation. We both have zero experience in doll restoration but as much as possible we don’t want to make big changes from the doll.
So pretty! My sister liked Shirley as well because of me and I pushed her to order this doll too!
It’s a 27″ composition doll dressed in a blue sailor dress from Poor Little Rich Girl! This one has been repainted but we couldn’t resist! She’s one of the prettiest molds ever. Our plan was to have it shipped to my brother’s address in the US and wait for the balikbayan box on Christmas but the box arrived early as my brother got scared of the doll and had the box shipped right away haha.
They’re my first antique dolls! I feel so old yet so young haha but I find them so adorable. Do you like antique dolls too? I am planning to collect more. 🙂