• Gotz Classic Kidz Luisa 2015

    I’ve been meaning to take photos of Classic Kidz Luisa by Gotz for a while now, as she was my favourite last year. This year her outfit is very different and I wanted to show you the detail. Last year her outfit was pink and pretty using high quality taffeta. This year the look is much more casual but the same amount…

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    More about Gotz Precious Day Dolls

    The Precious Day Dolls are very popular 18″ dolls that have been designed by the world famous German company Gotz. There are three dolls available in the range which reappear each year, sometimes with new outfits and sometimes with a fringe or different parting. There is Jessica with blonde hair, Elisabeth with brunette hair and Julia with red hair. Julia…

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    Celebrating World Doll Day

    We first published this post in 2015 when we first heard about World Doll Day. In 2018 World Doll Day is on June 9, so a date for the calendar me thinks! The day was established in 1986 by Mildred Seeley to celebrate not just dolls, but nurturing, loving and caring, and the people who offer it, in general. Mildred…

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    New dolls at Petalina 2015

    I just love this time of year because all of our suppliers launch their new collections and every day I genuinely feel real excitement when I see that another catalogue has arrived in the post. It’s a bit like having a birthday as a child, eagerly waiting for the postman to arrive so that we finally know that the new…

  • Highlights of 2014

    Thank you so much to all of our customers for your support throughout 2014. We have had a really enjoyable year helping a record number of you find the perfect dolls for you and your little ones. It’s been such fun – thank you so much! Highlights during 2014 include our Silver website award from mumpreneur.co.uk, a badge of honour which we…

  • More about Gotz Happy Kidz dolls

    These dolls are one of my favourite ranges at Petalina! Gotz Happy Kidz dolls were introduced in 2012 and were one of the first dolls to have extra joints in their elbows and knees to give them a more natural and posable appearance. This is lots of fun for older girls and collectors alike as the dolls seem more realistic…

  • More about Gotz Hannah dolls

    The range of Gotz Hannah dolls has been one of Petalina’s best selling ranges since our launch in 2006. Every January we look forward to the Gotz catalogue arriving so that we can see what the Hannah dolls will be like in the new collection. Each year some dolls stay the same but there are always new dolls being introduced…

  • Why we love Gotz Hannah dolls

    Gotz Hannah dolls were the first type of Gotz doll that I discovered while exploring which makes of doll to stock at Bambolina, as Petalina started out. But I think I had come across Gotz a few years earlier. It was while I was searching for a Sasha doll for my eldest daughter Libby because I had had Sasha dolls…

  • 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…