Customer Comments

As a small doll repair and doll restoration business , I value customer comments on doll repair and opinions on my services.

Knowing customers have many choices when searching for doll repair, doll restoration or doll clothing, I strive for the excellence they will be looking for. I appreciate customer comments inΒ  choosing Antique Child Doll Restoration & feel confident I can meet their doll customer repair, restoration and doll clothing needs.

Valued customer comments on doll repair . . . .

Good morning, Janie.

The big box with the doll in it was waiting for me yesterday when I got home. Of course, I opened it right away. I am really pleased with the quality of your work. You would never know that there had been an eye chip. The repair was amazing!

How did you get the new hand to fit on the old arm? I do wish, however, that I had chosen a darker hair color and not so tight curls, but the overall effect makes me smile! Now I'll rummage around in my collection of clothes and see what I can come up with.

The price on the little tag, is that what you think the current value is or was that the tag that was attached to the body?

I will certainly recommend your services.


Wiley Parker

The clothes were a PERFECT perfect fit. Thank you for your hard work. I don't collect dolls...this was a labor of love that could only be complete with the perfect pieces you made. Bessie lives on! I was worried. I was on the porch waiting for the box. I felt I should have sent her, but after spending a lot of time and money, I couldn't bring myself to ship her off. I am not joking when I tell you everything fits perfectly! I had to squeeze her hips into the opening of the drawers, but once on, they are a custom fit. Your work is amazing and I'm very grateful I found you.

Thomas Stark

Janie, Thank you SO MUCH!!!! This Floradora sure has come back A LONG WAY!!!!! MAN! Just to really think she was is such deplorable condition! WOW!!! Really nice work you've done on this one!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I think I will give this doll to my mom for Christmas!!! The quality of the work you've done is outstanding!!! AWESOME!!!! The head is PERFECT!!!! The dress is SUPER AWESOME!!!! THE FEET!!! She finally got her feet back after... who knows.... 70 years?!?!?! Thank you!!!
Felipe Nistal

Felipe Nistal

Amy looks adorable! Her hair is really cute. Is it a wig? I think it was straight before but this is wonderful. She is just perfect!!
Thanks so much. I'm really glad I sent her to you-
Please let me know if you ever need customer comments or recommendations.
Chris Dyan

Chris Dyan

You are amazing! I hope you don't mind if I post this all over Facebook, I have siblings that have been in the loop on Mom's doll that will certainly appreciate your craftsmanship! Thanks so much, can't wait to get her home.
Much appreciation,
Colleen Hayko

Colleen Hayko

When my Grandmothers doll arrived I was in shock that you could put all those pieces back together so beautifully. The doll had only been in my possession for a few months before the the tragic accident, I would have been devastated if she were able to see the damage to her childhood doll, she is now 96 years old. Because of your unbelievable work she will never have to endure that, nor will I.
Thank you so very very much! She is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sheryl Riley

Sheryl Riley

We received the doll yesterday. She arrived in great shape and looks EXCELLENT! We are very pleased with the job you did.

Thank you.

Paul Wilde

Nancy Godfrey(Doll shoes had family history written on the inside lining. The original lining was retained, with new outer put in place.)

Wow Janie, they look fantastic! "Sally" will be so happy to have her shoes back.

Nancy Godfrey
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Peggy FlynnEffanbee fashion doll

Janie, the doll came today and I am absolutely thrilled. She is beautiful! I am so pleased. Thank you so very much for doing such fine work. I will take her to Mom tomorrow...and I will report to you on Mom's response. What impresses me the most is that you were able to retain the integrity of the doll...she is the same doll just all gussied up! You are a master!

Mom was thrilled too! She was pretty worried that she would not get her old doll back...that she wouldn't recognize her. But she did recognize her and she said that Janie was right. She just spent the month away in a beauty treatment! πŸ™‚ Peggy

Peggy Flynn
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Marianne  KerrThe doll arrived and she is absolutely beautiful. You did an outstanding job on her, I was going to sell her but now I am definitely keeping her for my collection. Thanks again for a great job and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Marianne Kerr

Yes you can include me on your list. I will definitely recommend you to any one needing your services you do EXCELLENT work! Thanks again

Marianne Kerr
Composition fashion doll

Luisa EspejelThis is Luisa again to let you know I received Rosa last Friday July 31st. You did such a wonderful job!!!, thanks again. I loved your job.

Luisa Espejel
Childhood vinyl baby

(Tim had this doll done for his Mother for Mother's Day. She came in pieces with an original dress. Fully restored, she is lovely.)

The doll arrived today and she is awesome, I know Mom will treasure her as she did as a child. I want to thank you for your time and attention and when I get the reaction on Mothers day I will be sure to let you know.

Tim Stone

Bobbie PearceDolly Madison China head

Just wanted to let you know that I found a stand for Dolly, and put her on my antique side by side in my bedroom. She is my favorite china :0) I pinned her shawl down just a little so I could see her face a little bit better. She is so beautiful. I cannot believe it. I love her face. You should be very, very proud of your work. I couldn't be happier..just had to tell you again how happy I am.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Bobbie Pearce
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Lori Hammond & Kurt Greenwood(Family heirloom, leather body German doll and wardrobe, fully restored. PLUS! The rare paper covered trunk was fully restored. Lid was disconnected, much of the design was restored & repainted with reinforcement utilized for strength.)

Thanks so much for your hard work - she looks awesome! Kurt is very pleased. πŸ™‚

Lori Hammond & Kurt Greenwood

LuAnne BrownAmerican mama doll type

The doll looks simply wonderful. My mom took me aside a couple of weeks ago and told me she wanted to talk about her doll. She said how much she wanted to have it restored and what did I think. My sister and I decided that we had better just tell her that the box in the basement was empty and the doll was well on the way to restoration. She will be thrilled. Thank you for your expertise and hard work which has made this possible. Thank you,

LuAnne Brown

Dorothy Jagou1920 bisque head character baby, face broken in many pieces and completely restored

I just love the baby. I think that at my sisters' house she was dropped. Probably by a maid or one of her cats. I will never get the true answer. But she is lovely, I have her in my guest room on the bed. My cleaning lady thought she was a real baby.

Thank you so very much for all the work you did. My Mother and I will cherish her until she goes to my granddaughter in the future. Thank you once more for doing the impossible

Dorothy Jagou
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Kevin MacDuffWhen my mother saw her doll, she nearly fell over. We are stunned at the quality of your work. Wow! Are we ever glad we found your web site. Many sincere thanks for your brilliant work!
Sincerely, Kevin MacDuff (son) & Betty MacDuff (Mom)

The doll arrives 10 minutes ago, and now I can't get a word in edgewise with my mother. She is totally delighted with your work!

Many thanks again. Regards,

Kevin MacDuff
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Doris HagedornPet Name china head shoulder plate rebuild & clothing

Thank you so much for the beautiful doll! I do like everything you did. I love the shoes!!!!!! Thanks....and the lace and buttons on the dress. The hair and face are perfect....the way it was, and worn from Grandma and/or Mom's use! You are highly esteemed for your work!

Doris Hagedorn

Peggy FlynnOh, Janie, I am so pleased. The girls arrived and they are absolutely gorgeous. I am taking them for my mom to see today...she will be tickled. She is a doll collector herself and this doll restoration project is really thrilling to her. Thank you for the conscientous, tasteful, thorough restoration you truly are a master.

Peggy Flynn
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Janie Nafsinger
17122 W. Locust Lane
Caldwell, Idaho 83607

Process & FAQ
 Process & FAQ

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Wiley Parker talks about her 28" Kestner 211 character doll who had bisque and body work. She was missing a lower arm, among other things . . .

Wiley Parker