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*** MINIATURE BLEUETTE'S ***
                                                                   by Lucie Winsky

Mini Bleuette measures a mere 2 3/8 inches tall.
 
As featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine.

These dolls were also shown along with several other mini doll artists Bleuettes, in the Feb. 2006 issue of The Dolls' House Magazine which is published in the UK. I am also the featured artist in the Vol. 2 No. 3 Summer 2009 issue of "The Bleuette Connection".

WHO IS BLEUETTE?

The original Bleuette (measured 27 cm. (10 5/8”) in height) is a doll that was offered to young girls in France from 1905-1960, and was only available through La Semaine de Suzette, a weekly periodical for girls. The magazine was filled with games, crafts, recipes and stories along with patterns to make clothing for Bleuette. There were more than 1,060 patterns published over the 55 years Bleuette was produced.  She was the Barbie doll of her time. Several different heads were produced during these years, the most popular being the 301

Here is a picture of the miniature Bleuette's with a larger (10 5/8") Bleuette to give you an idea of their size.

My miniature reproductions of the sweet Bleuette 301 have real upper lashes and painted straight down lashes just like the original 301. Mini Bleuette 301 measures a mere 2 3/8 inches tall. She is perfect as a doll for your special larger Bleuette or as a special dollhouse doll in a miniature scene.

Bleuette is an all-bisque doll and is made of the finest porcelain. She is jointed at the neck shoulders and thighs. Extra care and detail was put into the making of her. Each face is individually carved in the greenware stage giving each little Bleu their own unique look. Special attention to details like fingernails and polishing of the bisque for a smooth surface adds to the value of this tiny doll. Delicately china painted features were fired in a kiln up to 5 times to build up a natural coloring. I use an original Bleuette 301 as a painting guide.

 

The costumes are reproductions of the outfits that were featured in La Semaine de Suzette and are not removable, thus allowing a better fit and an all around match to her outfit such as shoes, hats and hairstyles.

ORDERING INFORMATION

If you would like to order a miniature Bleuette, please send the name of the doll you would like along with your payment (personal check or money order in the USA) along with $7.90 shipping for any size order to:

Lucie Winsky Dolls
154 East St.
Easthampton, MA   01027-1212

You may also email me your order and I will send you a Paypal invoice:
email:  lwdolls@yahoo.com
CANADA:  Paypal only. Shipping $14.50.
Please allow 5-8 weeks for delivery.

Becassine Bleuette with doll $175.00 

                                                                  

This little Bleu is dressed in one of her favorite outfits inspired by a Bécassine Costume appearing in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in 1908. The dress is made of green cotton with black velvet trim, red and white cotton bodice and a white batiste apron and cap. Lace undies and a red and white checked slip keep her warm underneath it all.  Bleuette’s  Bécassine doll wears a matching outfit. Little Bleu has soft brown hair that is made of viscose, a rayon fiber. She has striped red and white stockings and faux wooden shoes. 

Marin Bleuette $165.00


This little Bleu is dressed in her Marin costume based on the one that was advertised by Gautier-Languereau in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in 1933-1934. She is wearing a sailor outfit which consists of a red cotton blouse and hat with a navy blue pleated wool skirt and sailor collar. A silk ribbon bow is tied in the front of her dress. Tiny wooden buttons trim the skirt.   stockings and shoes are made from decoupaged paper. Tiny thread bows adorn her shoes. Mini Bleuette’s dark blonde hair is made of viscose fibers. She stands easily with a dab of mini wax at the bottom of her shoes.

Red Collar Bleuette $165.00


She is dressed in one of her favorite dresses with a red check collar. Tiny pearl buttons adorn her dress. Mini Bleu wears matching red shoes and a matching red silk bow ties up the curl on the top of her head. Her hair is a lovely golden brown shade of the finest viscose wigging material.

Nurse Bleuette $165.00


Nurse is dressed in fine white cotton batiste. Red cross designs adorn her uniform.  Tiny pearl buttons adorn her dress. Mini Bleu wears matching white shoes.Her hair is a lovely golden blonde shade of the finest viscose wigging material.

Pierrette Bleuette$165.00


This little Bleu is dressed in one of her favorite outfits inspired by a Pierrette Costume advertised in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette on March 16, 1922. The dress is made of white silk charmeuse trimmed with black pom poms. Her dark auburn curly hair is made of viscose and she wears a matching hat trimmed with pom poms. Little pom poms also adorn her shoes. There is a ruffled net collar framing her sweet little face.

Bathing Bleuette $165.00


Bathing Bleu is dressed in her swimming outfit inspired by a Bathing Costume advertised in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette. The outfit is made of fine red cotton and is trimmed with dainty white trim and a silk bow. Her dark auburn hair is made of viscose and she wears a matching hat trimmed with a pom pom. She has on her little red swimming shoes.

$165.00 each

Dutch Girl Costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in the March 31, 1930 issue. The dress is made of blue cotton and a white cotton batiste blouse and cap. Bleuette’s blonde hair is made of silk fibers. She has striped blue and white stockings and faux wooden shoes made from decoupaged paper. NOTE: Dutch Girl now comes with a short bob hairdo true to the Dutch style.

Normandy Regional costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette 1930 issue. The dress is made of red cotton with a white cotton batiste blouse. The vest is black velvet and is trimmed with an antique ribbon. The coif and apron are made from antique fabric.

Alsacian costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in the Nov. 14, 1915 issue. Her dress is made of green cotton and a white cotton batiste blouse and apron. The vest is laced up the front and is made of black velvet as is the hat and trim. A large 3-looped black silk bow adorns her hat and hangs down the back of her head.

Party Dress appearing in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette 1928 issue. The dress is made of pink silk taffeta and is trimmed with pink silk ribbon. Her hat is made of Swiss straw and trimmed with pink silk ribbon flowers and a bow.   Bleuette’s dark brown hair is made of viscose fibers.

Party Dress appearing in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette 1928 issue. The dress is made of pink silk taffeta and is trimmed with pink silk ribbon. Her hat is made of Swiss straw and trimmed with pink silk ribbon flowers and a bow.   Bleuette’s dark brown hair is made of viscose fibers.

Bretonne costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette Feb. 20, 1930 issue. The dress is made of green cotton with a black cotton batiste blouse. The apron is made from white Anglaise cotton. French cotton lace and black silk ribbon makes up her bonnet/coif. Bleuette’s brown hair is made of viscose fibers and is styled in the Breton fashion.

Limited Edition

Bride Bleuette $185.00

This little Bleu’s outfit is inspired by one of her Déguisement outfits of a Wedding Dress costume that was published in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in 1908. Miniature Bleuette loves to play dress-up and dreams of her wedding day.

Miniature Bleuette’s wedding gown is made of white china silk and French cotton lace. Her veil is made from silk illusion netting which is so soft to the touch and drapes meltingly over her gowns train. Tiny silk ribbon roses adorn the top of her veil. Matching roses make up her bouquet, which is attached to her hand by tiny elastic. Delicate pearls are interspersed with the roses. Mini Bleu has little white shoes with pearl trim. She wears her mothers pearl necklace and even wears a blue garter to have “something borrowed and something blue”.

Aviator Bleuette with Plane $185.00

Aviator Bleuette comes with her plane (Limited edition)

This little Bleu is ready for adventure and is dressed in her Aviator costume, which appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in November 1927 titled “Bleuette Aviatrice”.

Mini Aviator Bleuette is dressed in a blue cotton jumpsuit. Tiny wooden buttons adorn the front of her outfit and close the straps at her wrists, ankles and her belt. She wears a suede Aviator hat with leather goggles. A warm red scarf wraps around her neck.

Her brown boots are made from decoupaged paper. She stands easily with a dab of mini wax at the bottom of her shoes or you may place her in her plane for an adventure!

Bleuette's nurse Bécassine!   $125.00

This is a miniature porcelain doll of Bécassine. She was first seen in the first edition of the French magazine “La Semaine de Suzette” on February 2, 1905. Between 1913 and 1950, 27 volumes of the adventures of Bécassine appeared. The character Bécassine is still very popular today. Little Bécassine wears her traditional Breton housemaid uniform. The outfit is made of green cotton with black velvet trim, a red and white cotton bodice and a white batiste apron. Lace panties and a red and white checkered slip keep her warm underneath it all.    Bécassine carries her umbrella and red and white checked covered bundle just like in the comics.

The miniature Bleuettes are the same size as Bécassine and make a cute scene together.