Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wedding Doll

Nel is getting married in five months!  I was looking at my china doll that sits in my china cabinet, and it reminded me of her.  My mom made this for me 31 years ago.  My mom was an amazing seamstress that could sew just about anything.  What is so special about this doll is that she is wearing a replica of my own wedding dress, which my mom also made.  When she saw this doll, she wanted to make a smaller version of my dress, so I could remember it always.  She hand sewed the beads on the veil, and she even found a doll who has brown eyes and long brown hair, just like me.

Her eyes look so real-like.  I think she is lovely.

This is a jewel to put on a candle that I saw at Pier 1 Imports.  I still have to get a wedding candle for it.

Nel, it won't be long now that you'll be walking down that isle...

And driving away in this!!

"And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
This picture, once, resembled thee."
~Ambrose Philips



val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Dear Sheri,
This is such an edearing post. I have tears in my eyes.
How lovely that your mum made a copy of your wedding outfit. Which i might say is divine, so soft and delicate. Do we get to see the wedding photo!
I am sure that Nel is running around.
I feel that a wedding should be simple with close family and friends.
Will be keeping watch for more info..
Thank you Sheri. love to the girls.
val x

Zinnia said...

Very cute wedding dress and the caring mother you have. exciting that your daughter is getting married. A lot of work but fun. I wish you a very nice week! Zinnia

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

What wonderful "keepsake" and so special. Love your post, Hugs and have a great week! Marilou

Heidi said...

Hi Sheri,
What a gorgeus doll and wedding gown. Your mom is very talented. How exciting to have an upcoming wedding...Have a great week!...Heidi

Tulla and Catie said...

That is a lovely idea to have a copy of one's own wedding dress, and this one is so pretty! You must have been a pretty bride :-). Your mum was/is? really very talented!
I am looking forward to photos of your daughter's wedding.
Yours Barbara

Deborah said...

So cute!
How talented your momma is!
And a wedding~how exciting and fun!
And sentimental all at the same time...:)
Blessings Sheri!

Deborah xoxoxoxoox

Brenda said...

Your post sure brings tears of joy! I LOVE the beautiful bride (china) doll. What a special treasure to have from your mother that took the time to put so much love in. It is absolutely gorgeous! Something to have all your life and beyond. It should be something to be kept in the family for all times!!! Each grandchild to tell the story that you just told about the beautiful doll. A beautiful way to keep memories going. Congratulations to your daughter who will be on her way to an exciting new life with her husband.
Your post was just so fabulous today!
God's blessings to all!

NanaDiana said...

Sheri-That is the same thing I did for my daughters and for my dil. I think it is just such a special mother-to-daughter gift. Yours is gorgeous! xo Diana

C'est moi Claudette said...

How beautiful, how exciting. I can tell you are a very proud mom.

andrea@townandprairie said...

So now it's time to pass on the sweet doll to the next bride! Oh boy! Wedding photos to look forward to!

Karena said...

Sheri, Your doll is precious!! Such exciting times for your family; your daughter. The pin is lovely as well...

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Shirley said...

Oh Sheri,
Your post gave me the goose bumps! I love your doll and your dress. And it was made just for you. So special. It's exciting to know the wedding is so close and it will be here before you know it! Weddings are so much fun.
I'm sure you are counting the days!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow, what a very precious special gift from your mother!
I'm so excited for you that your daughter is getting married and pray blessing for her and her groom AND your whole family!

Nella said...

Dear Sheri, this is such a heartwarming, sweet post.....how exciting to have a daughter getting married...you must be so happy! I shall be looking forward to your posts of this happy occasion soon! N.xo

Lucy said...

What a beautiful idea,love that quote at the end too.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

She's so beautiful, Sheri, absolutely dreamy. Thank you for sharing her. She instantly warmed my heart.
Stopping by to say hello, give all of you a big online hug and listen to your music, always hypnotized by your beautiful music...sigh...


That WEDDING DOLL is gorgeous. A priceless treasure to be passed down through the generations of your family. I'm sure Nel's wedding is going to be picture perfect. Of course there is always a debacle or two that adds it's own unique charm to the festivities. LOL take care.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Beautiful post and I love the sweet doll in the dress, like your gown and even more special that your Mother made the dresses.
Wishing Nel all the very best and hope that the wedding preparations go well. Such a fun and special time for your family.

Sending hugs

miss b said...

What a thoughtful idea for your Mum to make a copy of your beautiful wedding dress - such a great way to remember your special day. I love the quote at the end too.

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Sheri - Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment. I always like meeting nice people.
Your post is just lovely. How exciting for you and your family that there are wedding plans in the making at your home. What a happy time for all! I also love Mary Engelbreit. :)
The gown and veil on your doll is beautiful; you have a beautiful heirloom to cherish, and I see you do. Have a great day!

Patty Patterson said...

What a nice way to remember your dress.

And that's a beautiful jewel.

Kris said...


I think you are very lucky indeed to have had a mother who wanted you to remember yourself as you looked on you're wedding day.

The detail on your veil is beautiful and the dress lovely.

Congratulations to your daughter and I hope the wedding goes smoothly for you. It can be a very hectic time for everyone.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Sheri --

Your bride doll is a wonderful keepsake! Your Mother certainly can sew with such exquisite detail. Thanks for sharing this treasure with us.

I can imagine the excitement at your home awaiting your daughter's upcoming wedding!


Hjem og Glede said...

Hello Sheri:)
Thank you for the wisit,it was my birthday and det photo was my brother and me.....
The Lemon pie was good!
Lovely wedding doll.

Hugs Camilla.

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. All the way from Egypt - how exciting! There was no link for you when I clicked on your picture, so please let us know if you have one and we will check it out. I appreciate your visit, and I hope you visit us again soon.

Sandy said...

I would love to have a wedding doll of my wedding dress. Unfortunately my mom didn't sew but my paternal Grandmother did and she could have made something beautiful like yours but she wasn't sewing by the time I married. Your doll is beautiful and the gown is just stunning. How lucky you are to have such a keepsake. It is just precious Sherri!

Katie said...

Cute Blog. Thanks for your comment over at mine. Katie xx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So nice to meet you Sheri!
Thank you so much for wandering over for a visit and leaving such kind words..
You have a beautiful blog here and I am now a happy follower of yours.
What a wonderful keepsake this beautiful doll is..
Congratulations to you daughter. I wish her a lifetime of happiness.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sheri, and thank you for visiting me at my blog... as for the new blogger, when you are in it, look at the top right hand side and you will see a little icon that looks like a wheel of some kind... click on that to the drop down box and click on "old interface" and you will get it back... not sure for how long, but it worked for me now!... let me know if you get the old one back!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jan n Jer said...

What a wonderful keepsake your Mother made for you! She sounds like a wonderful talented woman! Thanks for the visit to my blog n your nice comment! You have a lovely blog, I enjoyed all your photos!

Tiff said...

How exciting! I adore that beautiful doll, her eyes are amazing! Such a wonderful occasion coming up for you all, enjoy the journey! X

magie said...

Such a stunning wedding doll, what a lovely and touching present. Your Mother did an amazing job on the dress (such pretty details!).
Congrats to your daughter, may her day be full of happy memories to cherish :)
Magie x

Butterbean Row said...

This is such a sweet post! How blessed you are that your mom made your dress and the doll dress. What a pretty doll bride.
Thanks for sharing!

All the best,


Sandy said...


Your china doll is beautiful! Love the dress and the veil. When I was a little girl one of my favorite dolls was a bride doll. This is one of the most important days in a woman's life becoming a bride. Your mother was a sweetheart to make the doll for you with a similar wedding gown so you could always remember your special day. Yes, her eyes look real. Nel must be very excited. I love the jewel you picked out for candles. Are you having fun with the planning too? So many exciting events in your life this year.


Sandy said...


Your china doll is beautiful! Love the dress and the veil. When I was a little girl one of my favorite dolls was a bride doll. This is one of the most important days in a woman's life becoming a bride. Your mother was a sweetheart to make the doll for you with a similar wedding gown so you could always remember your special day. Yes, her eyes look real. Nel must be very excited. I love the jewel you picked out for candles. Are you having fun with the planning too? So many exciting events in your life this year.


♥Xanne & Dre said...

Hai Sheri,

yhanks for your sweet comment on my blog. So i thought i give it a try... ;b hihi No i'm kidding. I like to visit your blog and nice to see your doll. How beautiful is she! What a beautiful story about the dress and your mother. I also saw the dress of your doughter aaaaah sooooo pritty. I can not see her face but i think she is a pritty woman. So sheri nice to meet you and i'm and will follow you... I, I follow, I follow you, deep sea baby, I follow you ;b ;b ;b

see you next time


Linda Walker said...

Thanks for the info to find this link. What a lovely keepsake from your mom. I just love that doll! Your daughter's dress is gorgeous and the veil goes perfectly!