Dolls

My Little Dolls co-founder Jennifer Moyer, left, lives in Pasadena, Maryland, while her mother, co-founder Cheryl Hoiler, lives in Virginia. Photo courtesy My Little Dolls

Dolly spa freshens old, tired dolls

Sara Jordan-Heintz Just like people, dolls need a little R&R sometimes. Mother/daughter team Cheryl Hoiler and Jennifer Moyer own and operate My Little Dolls, a company established in 1997 that sells and repairs antique and vintage dolls. Hoiler is based out of Onancock, Virginia, formerly in Gaithersburg, Maryland, while Moyer works...

After: A charming Shirley Temple complete with a replaced vintage Shirley Temple wig, curled, strung, and her original outfit cleaned. Photo courtesy Jill Alvord, Jack and Jill Doll Hospital

Doll Repair: Expert tips and insider knowledge

Experts give insights, tips on antique and vintage doll repair By Sara Jordan-Heintz  Stuffy attics, musty basements, wear and tear through years of hugs, dragging down steps and improper handling — the effects of Mother Nature’s touch and Father Time’s hourglass on precious antique dolls. When it comes to restoring luster...

Celebrating six playthings turning 60

Sixty years is a long time. However, as we all know, some things definitely get better with time. Although not many sixty-year-old toys may still have the shine of newness, the nostalgia they evoke is timeless. Take these six toys turning 60...