• New! Max boy doll

    New Products from A Girl for All Time

    A Girl for All Time is one of my favourites brands of doll for several reasons – the designs are amazing, the quality is superb and the service is second to none. I will never forget the first time I met Frances Cain, founder of A Girl for All Time, who visited Petalina HQ and brought with her Matilda and…

  • dolls for sale

    NEW! Petalina’s Dolly Market

    Petalina has been asked many times by customers over the years, ‘Where is the best place to sell dolls?’ and all we have ever been able to do is recommend Ebay or specific facebook doll collector groups. Now that I have a bit more time on my hands I thought I would experiment with a classifieds section on Petalina’s blog…

  • Sophie doll fabric body

    John Lewis Collector’s Doll Range

    John Lewis is one of my all time favourite retailers and a couple of years ago I was very interested to see that they had introduced their own range of dolls for little girls at an amazing price of just £30. The dolls are 46cm high, with pretty faces, long rooted hair and are suitable for age 3+. The doll…

  • Kathe Kruse Gluckskind Emelie

    More about Käthe Kruse Gluckskind Dolls

    Since closing the shop at Petalina I seem to have acquired quite a collection of my favourite dolls that we sold over the years. However, I missed the last few Kathe Kruse dolls during our closing down sale as I hadn’t anticipated how quickly things would sell out, and for the last year I have regretted not keeping one. My…

  • Gotz Happy Kidz Emilia

    Gotz Dolls 2019 revealed!

    It’s that exciting time of year again when the catalogues start to arrive and retailers get to see all the new goodies contained within. I have to admit to it being slightly different for Petalina this year (yes I’m missing dollies at the moment), but I’m still excited and delighted to be working with Trisha from KR Bears and Dolls…

  • All the Hearts for Hearts Girls

    Hearts for Hearts Girls

    Hearts for Hearts Girls are the most beautiful 36cm vinyl dolls representing girls from around the world. Each doll is a character in a story that will inspire today's girls to help others less fortunate than themselves. They really are very beautiful and the quality is superb. I know they will be difficult to resist by the young and the…

  • Cuddle + Kind dolls feed hungry children

    A few weeks ago I fell in love with a range of beautifully designed hand made dolls from a brand called cuddle + kind. Not only are they exquisite, but the story behind them is wonderful too and I just had to share the brand with Petalina’s readers. Charlotte and Noah, the dogs from the cuddle + kind family The…

  • Zwergnase Azalea

    Zwergnase Junior Dolls 2016 have just arrived

    At Petalina we always love receiving new dolls. The boxes are opened with such excitement to reveal the beautiful little souls within. Today it was the turn of some of the Zwergnase Junior Dolls Collection for 2016 which had recently caught my eye. Zwergnase is a German make of hand produced dolls, that have been designed by the founder and…

  • Corolle Ma Corolle dance class

    Corolle launch Ma Corolle dolls in 2016

    As many of you will already know, this year has seen changes with our assortment of Corolle products. We are great fans of Corolle because their quality is amazing and the dolls are beautifully designed with gorgeous faces and clothes, so they are an all out winner. If you want to buy a doll that will last for a long…