Dolls and other wonderful items incl doll couture by French Doll Costumes
About Grandma's parlour
Our Service PledgeI aim to described my items accurately. I am happy to answer questions or supply additional photos. I respond to orders within 24 hours. I ship within 2 working days of receipt of payment. I pack extremely well to ensure your item arrives safely and a tracking number with insurance against loss is always obtained. Please read the terms of sale, the link is on the item page. I am sorry I can no longer offer layaway, I do however accept credit cards via Paypal. I am happy to accept returns if the buyer, immediately upon receipt, notifies me of the reasons and all goods being returned MUST be clearly marked RETURNED GOODS on the customs declaration and the buyer is responsible for the safe packaging of the goods.
About UsSupplying antique dolls and their accessories also costumes handmade by me - award winning couturier Jean Jackson of French Doll Costumes. I have always been a sewer, from so young an age I cannot remember starting. In the early 80's I took up dollmaking as a vehicle for my needlework, becoming an international award winning artist and teacher. Textiles and needlework have always been my true passion so in 1995 I gave up dollmaking to go to college for 5 years as a mature student studying the history and techniques of needlework and embroidery. After becoming qualified I continued to create doll costumes following original couturier techniques and standards. I make all my own patterns inspired by the hundreds of photos and books in my collection. I use only antique or appropriate modern fabrics like silk, lawn and wool, antique lace, trim and silk or rayon ribbon. ( Rayon ribbon is acceptable as it was invented in 1855 and in common use as ribbons and trim by 1891) I never make two dresses exactly the same, each one is a unique work of art, as perfectly stitched on the inside as it is beautiful on the outside. I hope you have as much joy owning one if my creations as I have had in making it.
Also selling fine English porcelain, 19th century Japanese Satsuma, fine jewellery and costume jewellery. I hope you will always find something lovely in my shop, where you will receive a warm welcome and friendly service.
I appreciate the cost of international shipping is high especially for large heavy items like dolls, if I have overcharged you for shipping I will gladly refund the difference. I do not charge a handling fee. I do recycle packaging - doing my bit to save the planet - but rest assured it is always clean and fresh and in good condition. My home is a no smoking no pet home. If you have any questions or require more photos of any item I am more than happy to oblige.