When I lived in Edinburgh, the only doll source I was aware of was the toy section at the Jenners department store. My favorite things to browse at this store were the beautiful Sasha dolls and the numerous Playmobil sets. I also remember the realistic Beswick porcelain horses in the home department that I would admire while my parents were looking at dinnerware.
Before we left Edinburgh, I wanted to return to Jenners (now owned by House of Fraser) to see how the toy selection had changed over the years. I also wanted to visit Smyths, because my online searches suggested that this store is similar to Toys R Us--one of my favorite Maine haunts. In addition, I took Nealie's advice and stopped in at the Edinburgh Museum of Childhood to admire their collection of antique dolls and dollhouses.
I'll share some of what I found at all of these places with you, starting with one of my favorite little Scottish faces:
|Flirty-eyed hard plastic Pedigree walking doll, c. 1950s|
(Edinburgh Museum of Childhood).