She arrived dressed in this delicate navy dress and lacy apron. Accompanying her was this little trousseau of outfits in a small paper trunk. In the trunk was a smaller paper trunk containing yet more endearing delights, including Lucinda's very own Frozen Charlotte doll (Look closely and you'll see the little charlotte on Lucinda's lap!). Lucinda dates to the late 1800s, so she fits right in with our 1885 Victorian home. I love to think of how she was probably once cherished by some little girl.
The little girl who originally owned Lucinda must have loved to dress her up for she even came with her own fancy little petticoats. They both appear to be in very good condition.
Perhaps someday Lucinda will be able to move into this dollhouse that my husband made for me. It hasn't yet been painted or furnished but someday it would make a wonderful home for her. It took my husband 5 months to complete it in his spare time.
On another note, I wanted to post an update on that old red and green quilt that I blogged about back in September. I had sent out a call for help in trying to date it. I recently had a quilt historian look at it and she told me that it is circa 1870. I guess the dealer who told me it was from the 1930s was mistaken as the quilt expert said the greens in this quilt weren't at all similar to 1930s greens. Either way, the quilt is a gem to me and I knew I couldn't go too wrong getting it for $15.