October 6, 2011

Izannah Walker Doll at Corgyncombe Tea!

Izannah Walker (1817-1888) made dolls using a special technique.
Izannah Walker lived in New England and her Walker ancestors lived very near where Diane and Sarah's Walkers came from.
You can find more information about Izannah Walker dolls and the technique used in making them in the Christmas 2011 issue of "Early American Life" magazine and in the August 2011 issue of "Antique Doll Collector" magazine.

On the art stand is a hand painted Poppy and butterfly print and some late blooming lavender from the Corgyncombe Garden of Herbs. The art stand made by Seth Tudor is a replica of the art stand that Tasha Tudor had. In the little cup alongside are dried and saved Calendula petals.

A framed specimen on the Seth Tudor doll-sized art stand.

This Izannah Walker reproduction doll, made by Margie Herrera, is so delightful and sweet and everyone at Corgyncombe loves her!

She is enjoying a cup of Tasha Tudor Welsh Breakfast Tea.

Izannah and Kitty in front of a wonderful old quilt top.

A stunning view of rolling hills, meadows and cornfield in Corgyncombe Country!


"With what a glory comes and goes the year;

The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers
Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy
Life's newness, and earth's garniture spread out;
And when the silver habit of the clouds
Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with
A sober gladness the old year takes up
His bright inheritance of golden fruits,
A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene."

~ Longfellow

The Corgyncombe Courant soon hopes to be announcing the winner of "Drawn From New England, Tasha Tudor; A Portrait in Words and Pictures by Bethany Tudor". Readers have written us saying that they have had trouble leaving comments to enter the giveaway. There is still some time left to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment.

In honor of Tasha Tudor's Birthday, the Corgyncombe Courant is having a Giveaway of the book
"Drawn From New England, Tasha Tudor; A Portrait in Words and Pictures by Bethany Tudor".
Bethany Tudor is Tasha's older daughter.
This is a beautiful copy of "Drawn From New England", the inside pages look like new!



The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Diane and Sarah,
Isn't Izannah a Lovely Lovely young Lady! She has the softest looking skin and such content appealing gentle eyes! I just love her!
The rolling Hills photo is so pretty, isn't this just the best time of year?
Sending you warm Hugs, many Blessings and much Love during this Beautiful Harvest Season!
Your Friend Linnie

Gretel said...

No wonder they call it New England, that view is worthy of any corner of (my) England - just stunning!

Jeri Landers said...

Oh, I have missed your posts. I read the wonderful article in EAL about the Izannah Walker dolls. The blue dress on yours is just delightful, with such a lovely pattern on a sweet faced doll.
Corgyncombe Hills look breathtaking at this time of year. I must go take some shots of our vistas soon... they are actually quite similar to yours, minus the corn!
Cousin Jeri

Christie said...

How happy I was to see a post displacing your wonderful doll...holding that precious little teacup makes such a sweet scene, along with kitty:))
Isn't Autumn one of the most beautiful seasons! Your photo is breathtaking!
Thank you for coming by for a visit. Yes I know the Lucille Ball movie you mentioned...made me chuckle just having it recalled:)) my next post will show the autumnal displays. We are loving the fun that comes with each new season.
Blessings to all the creatures big and small at the corgyncombe cottage,
Christie and friends

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