In the small village of St Remy, Provence resides an artisan who creates the most exquisite French dolls.
Thais has been making her dolls and bebe mobiles entirely by hand for the past three years. In that time she has created the most beautiful characters – unicorns, bunnettes, mistouflettes, mice and deers.
She began her atelier after one of her daughters had asked if she could make her a doll. And voila! Talena et Louison was born.
Thais (pronounced Tyeis) uses beautiful fabrics and materials – lace, faux fur, wool, tulle, linen, cotton, little flowers, threads of gold. Linen is one of her favourite fabrics.
Once a florist, Thais taught herself to sew and continues to experiment each year coming up with the most beautiful dolls. She draws her influences from Provence – the gentle, feminine countryside, the traditional vintage style.
For Thais, inventing a new doll is one of the most satisfying parts of her job. Her forest pixies or Mistouflettes, which have just arrived in Australia are her most recent creations and they are simply stunning.
Rainbow, oak leaf and chestnut purses, little ears and fur for hair. The prettiest faces and the most lovely clothing which is detachable, and pretty French lace culottes.
Little French Heart is privileged to offer Talena et Louison Dolls and French bebe mobiles. You can find the beautiful dolls of Provence on my site under collectible dolls.