Dolls Shelter

Beautiful porcelain dolls… Not antique ones to be valued and carefully stored by collectors, but modern ones. I find them abandoned on the shelves of thrift stores and garage sales.
Some of the dolls have been never unpacked and spent the last twenty years in their original box.

Some of the dolls spent the years in dusty attics, dirty, broken and miserable.
When I find the doll, I do my best to clean and fix her, give her a new dress… and a new life.

Read some of the dolls’ stories from our blog:

Lady Natalie

Natalie is a flawless noble lady. She is surprised to find herself in a modern house in the center of Canada!
“What? Winnipeg??? Ma-ni-to-ba? Where is it???”… read the full story 🙂

Charlotte: Reincarnation

The story of a porcelain reincarnation of Milady de Winter, a fictional character in the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. The original doll was purchased on a garage sale last summer. After restoration and repainting, she became absolutely new character: soft and tender Charlotte.

Samantha Collection 1998

This is Samantha, a porcelain doll designed by Samantha Medici in 1998 (at least this is written in her certificate).

Samantha was found in the Salvation Army store in Winnipeg. Her condition was not very bad, but some refreshing was definitely needed.
See what has been done

Blue eyed Angelina

Our very first doll, rescued on the garage sale, cleaned and dressed up. She came from the limited edition Angelina Collection by Angelina Visconti 1997. The original dress was lost, the new outfit was created by Elena Kuzina.

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