• New Paola Reina Dolls

    I first discovered Paola Reina dolls a few years ago when a customer suggested that they would fit into the Bambolina range. At that time I didn’t think they were quite right for us but a few years down the line, with lots of new doll designs having been introduced, I was thrilled to receive the 2014 catalogue. After much…

  • Introducing Lydia, Your Georgian Girl

    I am delighted to be able to bring you details of the latest doll in the series of historical dolls for girls from A Girl for All Time. Meet Lydia, Your Georgian Girl, a descendent of Matilda Marchmont, the first doll in the series from Tudor times. A Girl for All Time is the brainchild of Frances Cain, who struggled…

  • The Kidz ‘n’ Cats collection 2014

    This morning I rang With Heart & Soul and had a long chat with Sonja Hartmann about what is happening with these gorgeous dolls this year. We have so few dolls left on the shelves and there are lots of you waiting for news about availability in 2014 so I was very keen to know what Sonja’s plans are for…

  • Clementine, Your 1940s Girl

    Petalina is thrilled to be able to share a details of Clementine with you, the latest doll from A Girl for All Time. Clementine, Your 1940s Girl, is the latest doll in a series of six in total from A Girl for All Time. We already know Matilda, Your Tudor Girl, and Amelia, Your Victorian Girl, and in a few…

  • Maru and Friends have arrived!

    The gorgeous Maru and her friends Jamie and Savannah have just arrived and they are simply stunning. I always get excited about new dolls arriving at Petalina, but it isn’t very often that I am completely blown away by a doll’s beauty and quality. But I have been with these girls. Maru and her friends are the brain child of…

  • Introducing Maru and Friends

    I’m so delighted to be able to bring you the news that Petalina is now a stockist of Maru and Friends. These gorgeous dolls have been designed by Diana Effner, my absolute favourite doll artist, and I have been wanting to find an excuse to buy a Little Darling for myself. But now I don’t have to because I can…

  • Henriette, a customisable Kidz ‘n’ Cats doll

    Last weekend Kidz ‘n’ Cats revealed their first customisable doll called Henriette. She has a new face too to add to the four moulds already available. In the photograph she is shown with blonde hair and blue eyes but these can be varied. Anyway, this doll is limited to 300 worldwide and unfortunately for Petalina I was away last weekend…

  • Introducing the Schildkrot Dolls

    It’s official that these little Schildkrot dolls are just plain gorgeous! Those of you on facebook will have seen some of these pictures already. It’s not very often that we receive dolls that have such an appeal but these little dolls have really tugged at my heart strings. Everyone I have shown them to as well have reacted in the…

  • Gotz Classic Kidz are here!

    Today our first delivery arrived from Gotz. Just a few boxes and what would there be inside? I was really pleased to see that we had received a selection of dolls from across the range including many gorgeous baby dolls, Precious Day Jessica and Elisabeth and some of the new Classic Kidz range. Classic Kidz are a new range of…