This is the latest letter we received regarding a recent repair. We love to hear these stories.
March 10, 2019
I have always loved dolls. I have several from my childhood and have several that I have picked up through the years. I am automatically drawn to dolls that appear to have been loved a lot, or shall we say, appear to be abandoned after years of play. I literally have the words of the skin horse from the Velveteen Rabbit replaying in my head. “Real isn’t how you are made, it is a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time. By the time you are Real, you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
So I found this beautiful doll. She was on a site and she was well loved. She was actually missing her legs! They were kind enough to send them with her. She had the most beautiful face and dress. After some research I found out she was a 28 inch Sayco and I knew I needed to bring her home!
When she arrived I was instantly in love! She has the most beautiful face. Her limbs had actually been made with magic skin and it had not stood the test of time. I was blessed to be able to find Miss Audrey Meredith. She owns her own doll hospital! She has 37 years of experience and is so very talented! She was kind and was willing to make this beauty whole again. I am just thrilled with the outcome and display her proudly. I hope that my grand daughter shares my love of these dolls one day. Audrey was kind enough to share her knowledge and I hope she realizes what a gift she has! She is giving new life to dolls that may have been forgotten if not for her talent and dedication.
I am so happy we found her. She is currently working on my Simon and Halbig, who was again, well loved. I often wonder where she has been, was she a Christmas present? A birthday present? I know I have had her for almost twenty years and could not love her more. I know Miss Audrey will do an amazing job! She is giving these beautiful dolls a second chance.