Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me...(Well, it isn't my birthday!)

...this month, or next month, but hubby got me this wonderful early gift. I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet!

As a name is Rheema Rispanti. I was born in 1810 in the olde country of Rumania. We migrated to the United States and my wonderful grandmother, Anna Christiann, made this doll for me patterned after those dolls she had in the late 1700's. I have named her Anne.

Here is her perch on the guest room washstand. She likes it here among the woolen curtains and coverlets, the grainsack pillow cases and the porcelain bowl.

I just love the detail of her little fingers and hands. I am used to hardworking hands for a woman's work is never done on the homestead. Anne plays a wonderful harpsichord with her long, delicate fingers.

Anne's little face is scarred and worn, not perfect by any standards, just like me, but she is loved.

I do hope you have enjoyed this little trip with me. Frank got the 22 inch doll on eBay which was made by artist Daun Rochelle of Florida. If you get a chance to own one of her dolls, go for it! The quality is amazing and Anne will have a permanent place in my home and in my heart.

I guess a girl can have a birthday everday if someone loves her as much as Frank loves me!


  1. Replies
    1. Robin's Egg Bleu, I forgot to mention that your dolls are awe inspiring. So wonderfully detailed and beautiful.

  2. Happy Birthday, Pam! Your doll is beautiful, perfect!

  3. What a wonderful gift! She is beautiful and something you will always treasure :)
    Have a wonderful evening!
    hugs, Trish

  4. Wonderful "un" birthday present! Very thoughtful too. ~Ann

  5. Anne, what a lovely name for this thoughtful gift. Surprises like these makes life special.
    Hugs, Connie

  6. She is lovely. What a fun Birthday Surprise. Even if it's not your day. -Steph-

  7. Beautiful! Lovely blog; I'm a new follower!
    So nice to meet you, we are re-enactors as well ~ my husband's family also has a sutlery ~ :)
    Anne ♥♥

  8. Hi, Pam ~ It's Twin Rivers Mercantile, and for the past 20 years they've gone throughout the mid-south (what I consider around here)and south...however, due to my brother-in-law's poor health (he and SIL are in their 70s)I think they are talking about selling ~ not sure what the schedule, if any, is going to be this year...:( ~ they never did have it online...