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Vintage Doll: Topsy Turvy Hansel & Gretel / Wicked Witch Fairy Tale Doll - S1019

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My grandmother, Besse Meador, made this cute Topsy-Turvy or two-headed fairy tale doll back in the 1980s. Hansel and Gretel are on one end, and the wicked witch of the gingerbread house is on the other.

Gretel is wearing a pale blue calico sprigged dress with a purple bodice and cape. Hansel is attached to her back with a strip of Velcro, so he can “stand” on his own. He’s wearing a blue jump suit and striped socks.

The witch is wearing a charming smile, a black calico gown sprigged with the children she’s eaten, and black calico cape lined with mustard yellow and black stripes.

This one of a kind, two-headed, topsy turvy doll is 13” long, 15” including the trailing dress. She was created to be played with, but that was 30 odd years ago; she may not withstand rough play now. The heads and hands are plastic, but the rest of the doll was handmade. My grandma stitched a little maker’s tag on the skirt.

My family made these dolls many years ago (around 1982 -1987) and took them to craft shows. They got packed away after my brother was in a car accident (he’s doing fine now). After the family moved, they got packed even deeper. But mom was digging through boxes lately and rediscovered them. When she heard about Etsy, she asked me to add them to my shop.

This vintage doll is not intended for small children. All measurements are approximate. Please remember that colors show differently on various devices.

If I can ship multiple-item orders cheaper than my posted rates, I'll refund any excess postage over $1.00.

Thank you for visiting our shop!

For more dolls and Christmas ornaments:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicSeeker?section_id=11541475

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My grandmother, Besse Meador, made this cute Topsy-Turvy or two-headed fairy tale doll back in the 1980s. Hansel and Gretel are on one end, and the wicked witch of the gingerbread house is on the other.

Gretel is wearing a pale blue calico sprigged dress with a purple bodice and cape. Hansel is attached to her back with a strip of Velcro, so he can “stand” on his own. He’s wearing a blue jump suit and striped socks.

The witch is wearing a charming smile, a black calico gown sprigged with the children she’s eaten, and black calico cape lined with mustard yellow and black stripes.

This one of a kind, two-headed, topsy turvy doll is 13” long, 15” including the trailing dress. She was created to be played with, but that was 30 odd years ago; she may not withstand rough play now. The heads and hands are plastic, but the rest of the doll was handmade. My grandma stitched a little maker’s tag on the skirt.

My family made these dolls many years ago (around 1982 -1987) and took them to craft shows. They got packed away after my brother was in a car accident (he’s doing fine now). After the family moved, they got packed even deeper. But mom was digging through boxes lately and rediscovered them. When she heard about Etsy, she asked me to add them to my shop.

This vintage doll is not intended for small children. All measurements are approximate. Please remember that colors show differently on various devices.

If I can ship multiple-item orders cheaper than my posted rates, I'll refund any excess postage over $1.00.

Thank you for visiting our shop!

For more dolls and Christmas ornaments:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicSeeker?section_id=11541475

Back to our main page: www.etsy.com/shop/ MagicSeeker

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Reviewed by Claudine DeCoteau
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 22, 2017
original, beautiful, and such a conversation piece-- I love it!
Baby Dragon Art Doll: Lilac & the Purple Shoe, Silver / Lavender Dragon

Reviewed by Lynn Powers
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 7, 2016
This is my 3rd time ordering Devils Claws from 3 different sellers on Etsy, & these - hands down - are the VERY BEST! The others were far too large to work with. And this isn't going to make sense at all, but it's true. These seed pods are more are more textural. I can only account for this perhaps through different drying methods? Chemicals used? Or perhaps these grew in a different region? However this came about, these are far more interesting than the others!

They are extremely sharp! Which now comes down to this seller's amazing packaging skills! These pods were packed so well, there was no way I would have ever been pricked. Somehow, their sharp points were wrapped and secured but in such away neither I or they would get damaged!

An easy transaction & an excellent seller all around!
This is my 3rd time ordering Devils Claws from 3 different sellers on Etsy, & these - hands down - are the VERY BEST! The others were far too large to work with. And this isn't going to make sense at all, but it's true. These seed pods are more are more textural. I can only account for this perhaps through different drying methods? Chemicals used? Or perhaps these grew in a different region? However this came about, these are far more interesting than the others!

They are extremely sharp! Which now comes down to this seller's amazing packaging skills! These pods were...
3 stems, 9 Devils Claws Seed Pods: Dried Flower Arrangement Supply - DC0026

Reviewed by Jennifer
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 6, 2016
My little musician dragon is just fabulous. I have made him part of my fairy garden, and he's perfect. So well-made and unique. Very pleased with my purchase.
Dragon Musician Art Doll: Taliesin, Silver Dragon Playing a Lute

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Texas residents must pay state sales tax of 8.25%

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Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Please contact me if you have any problems with your order. I'll be happy to help you.

If you are not satisfied with your item, you may return it unused and in its original condition for a refund. The shipping charges are non-refundable. Items must be returned within two weeks of receipt, and customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Shipping policies

I ship all orders ASAP -- usually the next business day -- by US Mail. I'll convo you with a shipping confirmation number. Because I use PayPal's shipping tool, I can only ship to the address on file at PayPal.

Overseas buyers are responsible for any customs fees.

Additional policies

I do have a cat (allergy warning) but he tries hard to stay out of trouble. He's the sweetest cat to ever share my home!

At this time I cannot do trades.

Vintage Doll: Topsy Turvy Hansel & Gretel / Wicked Witch Fairy Tale Doll - S1019

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  • Vintage handmade item from the 1980s
  • Feedback: 22 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people
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