“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen,” begins “The Secret Garden”. However, the story goes on to tell how Mary began to grow and blossom tending to the roses in her secret garden. This is my art doll version of the heroine of Frances Hodgeson Burnett’s classic story.
Mary’s dress is made of delicate vintage floral-patterned linen, salvaged from linens belonging to my grandmother. Over her dress, she wears a removable mustard yellow wool coat that is fully lined with dark green plaid cotton, and decorated with tiny antique amber buttons. Mary also wears tan leather boots with green laces and buttons, and a removable cotton hat decorated with a bow and several fake roses. Around her neck, Mary wears the brass key to her secret garden strung on a green ribbon.
Mary comes with her very own doll size yellow watering can, which has been filled with roses. “The robin who showed the way” to her garden perches on the handle. She also comes with the robin’s nest, which is filled with moss, roses, and 4 blue clay eggs.
Mary is available for purchase on my Etsy site.