Seeing lots of really happy people makes the work all worthwhile. Although still focused on dolls and teddy bears, the hospital also repairs toy prams and vintage baby prams.
Family heirlooms make up the majority of work, but emergency surgery on a child’s favourite toy still takes precedence. These are the familiar faces who lost their jobs, and the new names you will be hearing a lot more from.
We will package and return her as soon as she’s ready. It made me sad that only few are being produced currently.So unique and still comfortable for children.
I often visit there to buy presents, the clothing and always manage to find something special for myself.
We bought the kids bikes and a trampoline from them after looking around for months. The service is very friendly and most importantly the clothes are great quality and unique. Also had wonderful, fast and friendly service!!
Clothing very practical and wash and wear fantastic.
A New York carpenter’s true labor of love is repairing vintage and antique dolls. Faith Salie visits the Taggerty Doll Clinic in Elmira, …
Recommend to any one who wants something different and stylish.
I have bought many products from here and the service is great as well as their huge range. Beautiful unique childrens wear, their home brand ‘a little pocket’ being my favourite. Would highly recommend visiting in store or even their website. The goods arrived promptly and exactly the way they were described.
I was also impressed with the range of baby products on offer. When we finally had enough of waiting for the toy to be fixed, we advised we were going to collect the toy to take it elsewhere. When confronted the store owner denied all knowledge and said it just fell apart!!
I have tried contacting them on both numbers and they donot answer their calls. The item was supposed to be here well before christmas as it was my present to my child unfortunatley still no goods but they have my money!!!
Roll the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. Grab and drag by holding down the left mouse button (a hand shape will appear). Please supply references from past clients. Take pictures of the doll before shipment for insurance purposes. Melbourne’s first doll hospital is home to many recovering dolls. Physical disfiguration, damaged hair, bruised cheeks and broken limbs. It is nothing but a small priceless treasure box filled with many colourful characters. Restoration is carried out with emphasis on authenticity and sensitivity to the clients childhood memories. Who would have thought all these years later that my earliest memories have become my working life. When dolls and teddies arrive, there are many procedures that can be carried out. Antique dolls can have their eyesight restored with antique glass eyes, their limbs restrung and mended, wigs rejuvenated or replaced and teeth repaired. Antique clothing can be restored or if lost remodeled. Hard plastic dolls can have their mechanisms repaired, their eyes and lashes replaced or the full beauty treatment including a facial. Reserve stocks are limited but we can always restore damaged parts.
Teddies hold a special place in our hearts. Retaining the fine character of old bears is one of the most important aspects of our restoration work. Every bear has a personality which we aim to preserve.