This is not your average toy store - it deals exclusively in dolls, and even Jason couldn’t imagine how his daughters could prefer an American Girl Doll to a handmade doll, made right in this shop. We visited on a Saturday and there was only one person working in the workshop, but it was still interesting to watch her create a doll.
Les Dames de Soie - The Ladies of Silk provides an opportunity to visit a small museum tracing the history of dolls, reinforcing what all doll lovers already know: this is no passing fancy.
If you have always dreamed of making your own doll, this is also possible at this shop. If you prefer, you can choose from one of the fabulous historic and collectible dolls of all sizes that are for sale here. To call them gorgeous doesn’t begin to do them justice.
I have never considered myself a doll collector, but I fell in love with the lush fabrics and beautiful porcelain face of Gwenevere. I didn’t indulge myself, but it took a great deal of restraint.
If you can’t get to Quebec, you can still order a handmade doll from the shop - they have a web site, www.damesdesoie.com.
This is a delightful, one-of-a-kind shop for girls (and boys) of all ages. There are dolls in a full range of sizes and price ranges, from $20 to over $1000.
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S7H 1K8, Saskatchewan
May 5, 2010
From journal Old Quebec
August 13, 2004
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