• More About Paola Reina Las Blandita Dolls

    Las Blanditas are a range of cuddly toddler dolls by Paola Reina. I looked up the meaning of Las Blandita in Spanish and it means ‘The squishies’ which is lovely and describes these dolls perfectly! They are 36cm cuddly dolls which are perfect for little girls of age 3 or 4 wanting a more grown up doll with hair. The…

  • More about Paola Reina Las Amigas Dolls

    Las Amigas dolls are small standing dolls that have been made entirely in Spain by Paola Reina using materials sourced from within Europe. They are 32cm/13″ all vinyl dolls with Paola Reina’s trademark vanilla scent. The dolls are quite slim and based on the body shape of a pre-teen girl. Their heads turn and their limbs swivel, and they have most…

  • More about Paola Reina Every Girl Dolls

    For the last few years Paola Reina have been going from strength to strength with the range and variety of dolls they design and make increasing. 2015 sees the introduction of Paola Reina Every Girl, a range of 18″ dolls to compete in the popular 18″ doll market along with Gotz Precious Day, American Girl and Bonnie & Pearl dolls.…

  • new dolls 2015

    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…

  • 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…

  • Our trip to the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016

    We last went to the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Germany, in 2011, so the prospect of going this year was SO EXCITING!! I really was behaving like an over excited child and couldn’t wait until it was time to go……. As it was a bit of a treat as well as a business trip, we stayed in a really lovely hotel…

  • Best doll for a 3 or 4 year old child

    At the age of 3 and 4 children tend to use their dolls for role play, especially being a little mum or dad, or acting out life experiences such as going to nursery school or playing in the park. I love seeing little girls out doing the shopping with their favourite doll in a pram or pushchair pretending to be…