We can help you decide by our viewing a photo of your
doll. We have salvaged many original wigs which always adds value to a
vintage doll and helps to bring back your memories of her when she was new. If
she once had Rolled Banana Bangs and you cut them short or off, IF we have her
hair color here in the Saran, we do make "Banana Bang Hairpieces"
that you will not be able to tell are not her original. (this is an extra fee not recorded in our
information at this time)
You will be the one making the final decision and if you do
decide you want the wig replaced we can recommend your visiting Online http://monique.com We are very impressed with the quality of these wigs. You are responsible
for the cost of the wig and their prices are not bad at all. (I might add that we receive no monies from any
transactions) For Shirley Temple Wigs we suggest: http://dollsparts.com If you should
purchase these or from anyone else, tell them to send the wig to our
Just a little bit of information for a 22" Saucy
Walker's new wig. Her size is 14/15 Also: To put a wig into
braids is not suggested. A Wig that has braids already is the best
because there needs to be a seam down the back to separate the braids. I
have done this for an owner once and the braids looked okay but actually it is
best to buy a wig suited for braids.
Smiles cross my face as I make an attempt to answer this
particular question. We both are Christians and love our Lord with all
that we are about. In the flesh we are decent folks who tend to be very
much the perfectionists. So much so that we may add a week to your
doll's shipment back to you in the slight event that Dr. Hubby finds something
he was not aware of on your doll and refuses to let her go until that problem
is solved by him. He wants you to know that he will let you know what
she needs on her body and if he finds something on her he will then tell ME
to talk to you about it and just about insist that you agree that he should
repair whatever it is. We answer to God alone so no fear of anything
being created by us for any reason or any extra fee. Believe me, we do
fear the Lord.
Let me begin by telling you that I, Sheryl Elaine Hale Black,
am a Web Designer. I have been since 1998 and have founded a few
sites such as http://thescripturetree.com
and nd http://thescripturetreeshop.com
which now is http://saucywalkerscorner.com
and also I have created web sites I don't even remember for others over the
I converted our
"The Scripture Tree Shop" into the vintage Doll Hospital because of my mother's passing in June of 2008. I started this doll Web Site in the memory of
my Mother, Mary Nell Hale. She loved these dolls and through her I have
learned that they are precious and really do have a spirit of their own.
I have also learned that the world of dolls can actually bring happiness to
women and from that joy that we feel, healing is possible for our bodies.
Look at them close and see the joy they have brought to a child who imagined
them to be real. They may be old, but their spirit is still alive. My
prayers go with each and every one I have restored, that they might bring joy
to their new owners. It is my guess that as long as I live and while
there are still dolls on this earth that need our help I shall by the grace of
God be able to continue along side my husband, Caroll Don Black, lovingly
known as Dr. Hubby or Cary to restore them and bring loving memories back to
Now who is this
husband of mine? Caroll Don Black, Cary and or Dr. Hubby? He is
the most amazing and intelligent man I and even my own mother, who lived with
us, have ever known. Mom was quite the intellect all her life until she
met her match...her son-in-law. My heavens they would talk for hours on
end. I have had an office at home for ten years and Cary, as he was
known by Mom before she passed would walk straight by me sitting at my desk,
not a peep from her to me, straight to Cary to ask him or tell him the simplest
thing. I would sit there with mouth open as my eyes followed her to him
here in our shop and from him and back out the shops' door. One would think her mother did not like
her daughter? Not really. she so admired her son-in-law called
"Cary" that I thought mostly how blessed I am to have a man in my
life so close to God and who would be the FIRST one I had ever seen her be so
taken up with. I truly am grateful.
Okay, now who is
he vocation wise? He is a specialist machinist, working and wanted by
many companies from coast to coast because of his expertise. We did do our
share of traveling over the years. He is also a man who worked along
side the crew that created the Hubble Telescope at N.A.S.A. at the The
Redstone Arsenal located in Huntsville, Alabama. This is one of their
locations, they do have quite a few. Now think on this: He is also
a man deeply in love with guns and knives? Does this give you an idea
that this man with this background could EVER want to work on dolls? HA!
When I began
this business, I would spend anywhere from 12 to 14 hours every day of the
week for one year UNTIL a few months ago as I was finishing the first Shirley
Temple doll repair on our site's front page. This is when I began to
feel a wee but strange. To make a long story shorter, my Doctor's frank
and unyielding suggestion to me was to STOP IT!! This man I call "My Husband" and lovingly now whom I
call "Dr. Hubby" immediately came to my rescue or this business and
the new lives of many dolls would be out the window. So thank you Dr.
Hubby! God's love shines brightly through you each and every moment of
our lives together.
Although he had
helped me with the Shirley Temple doll he had not fully gotten into the Saucy
Walker Dolls as I was until now. So for those of you who care to know
who does what here: I am the repairing of the eyes specialist, I also
salvage the wigs, I clean the faces and I re-string the whole bodies on the composition dolls. (Well I use to
re-string them...Dr. Hubby just took away my re-stringing job as well...hum?
That is okay..He Cannot Repair The Eyes...that is my secret for now anyway...I
will jump up and down for joy if he ever sits still long enough to learn that
one!!) I dress them, and make
all the bows and stiffen them for display. I order supplies and do all
the web work. I also spend two hours packaging the doll for shipment, each
doll. My daughter will paint the mouths if needed but Dr. Hubby"
Does the rest which is taking the heads off, sanding, fillers, cracks, seam
splits, painting with the ""Air Brush" gluing, blushing, eye
shadow, and he takes the walkers apart to make sure the walking
mechanism is perfect.
We have five
adult children and three granddaughters and two grandsons between us and one Black Lab
and one spoiled Shih Tzu and a home that has for three years housed
not only us and our business and tons of vintage dolls but my mother, a few adult kids
and a grand daughter and a son. Our daughter and granddaughter now have
an adorable house in town and one of our sons is also in town. So
that is who we are all in a nutshell, a rather large one at that. God
Bless you for taking your time to read this small book.
IN FULL: We prefer checks, money orders, cashier checks, or Paypal.
Either one is fine with us. PLEASE
NOTICE: If you pay with PayPal, we can start repair in a day or so from
the time we receive her, depending on our work load. If it is a check, Money Order
(Which can be canceled by the buyer) or cashier check you prefer to
send, please know that we wait up to ten days from the time we deposit it to
know that it has cleared before we begin repair work and/or send the doll.
REPAIR DOLL PACKAGE "A": We prefer
that you send no more than $150.00 for the down payment on Package "A" until we finalize her/him.
Then we will send you an email Invoice or Paypal Invoice, which ever one you
prefer for the balance. The shipping fee is separate
can let you know how much the shipping cost is when we find out, then you can pay us anyway
you find the easiest to do. (Shipping
can be paid anyway that you can find possible before we send the doll because
we are only able to Lay-A-Way our time spent on the doll and not money spent
Keep in mind we do have very easy and simple Lay-A-Way plan on
PACKAGE "A" repair dolls as well as dolls that we sell. (See the "For Sale"
policy below) We will keep your repaired doll to 4
months if you request us to do so. We prefer the first $100.00 upfront on our
Package "A" (Display Ready) repair doll and you pay what you can and when you can within 4
months we will not send an invoice to you. If you have PayPal use the
SEND MONEY button to send a payment when you can. If we
do not hear from you after 4 months of no payment and 2 emails from us, and a
phone call or two to your home or cell phone if we have an updated number... we reserve the right to cover expenses
and will sell the doll. (This has never happened and we do not expect it to.)
LAY-A-WAY POLICY FOR SALE LISTED DOLLS
We ask 20% down and a Lay-A-Way fee of $25.00
that is to be paid with the down payment up front plus the shipping of cost of
$35.00 which we consider a flat fee and will reimburse the difference to you
if the charge is less. After the fee, shipping cost and
down payment is made then 4 months following the down payment and fee the next
20% shall be due on the 1st (First) So if the doll is $375.00 then the down
payment will be $75.00 plus the fee of $25.00 and the shipping cost of $35.00 = (Equals)
front. Then each of the 4 months following on the 1st (First) $75.00
will be due. ( We allow 7 days to receive that payment.) (When you click
to pay the down payment to us through Paypal or any other method that we agree
to, we will expect that you have read the policy on our Lay-a-way Plan here
The moment the down payment is made it belongs to us
regardless of any changed minds. We will refund the fee of $25.00 and
the shipping fee of $35.00 if you
should have buyers remorse within a 31 day period, After 31 days the
$25.00 (From either the Lay-a-way Fee or if there is no Lay-a-way fee charged
on the Doll's Ad Page, we will deduct the $25.00 from the the shipping fee
paid upfront and reimburse the $10.00 back to you.
send you a Paypal invoice each month to let you
know that payment is due that week and what your remaining balance is. Important to make a note of this: You
will have 7 full days to pay the monthly amount from the date of the first
Paypal invoice. If after 7 days we have not gotten a response from you in
writing or through a payment, we will then re-list the doll for sale
immediately. We will not refund the down payment but as mentioned above, we
will refund the $25.00 fee within the 31 days from the time it was paid. Please read our rules on Refunds below for a
Lay-a-way doll/dolls. If you should have a
problem with any payments, don't hesitate to contact us and let us know, we
can work with you within reason.
If you should change your mind
within Only 31 days after the Down Payment and fee payment is made, we
will keep the down payment
up front money and reverse back to you the $25.00 Lay-a-way Fee. If you have paid
on the doll for no more than one month after your down payment is made on a
Lay-a-way doll/dolls and change your mind, we will pay back the
one month payment made by you as well as the Lay-a-way Fee but again will
retain the down Payment on Lay-a-way Doll/Dolls.
After 31 days on a Lay-a-way doll/dolls, we consider
that it is too late to be changing your mind as we have invested many days
that she could have been sold by us. We will keep all that is paid to us
including the Lay-a-way fee if there should be any from the time the down payment is made including
the first month invoiced payment. We will reimbuse your shipping fee paid
upfront. (i.e If you have made the second month
invoiced payment we will return that back to you in the time frame that we
received it and if the third and fourth payment as well has been paid to us by
you...each payment will be sent back to you 31 days apart.)
We ask that you
read all of this policy very carefully and please do not intend to purchase a
doll from us unless you are very seriously wanting to own her.
For a Custom Doll Orders and Our Budget For The Doll Cost... Is As
Please note: If we should work with
you through email or on the phone, anything agreed to in that email or phone
call supersedes the below policy.
Please make note: We have changed our Budget to Our buying
the Doll only and we pay no more than $100 for her. Any cost for the doll
above the $100.00 is added to the balance when the doll is ready to photograph
in her finishing photos. If the doll we choose is less we will deduct
the amount left over from your final balance.
The Custom Doll Customer needs to fund the
clothing and all else such as the wig and any extras you want her to have such
as a little purse, blanket or stuffed animal to hold. The price of a
Custom made doll is $395.00.
If you require more than a month for us to
wait on clothing or wig (from the time she is here in our shop) we will
invoice you for the balance of our work to be paid then and gladly remain
waiting afterward for those things that are yet to come. Once we get
them we will post her finishing photos on her web page. Dr. Hubby does
not like to wait more than a month to be paid for his fabulous work.
If you should change your mind about continuing the doll's custom
construction at any time or for any reason while we are making your custom
doll, we will keep the down payment of $100.00 to cover all efforts and work
that we have done or if the doll was $100.00 upfront which was bought from the
Down Payment, we will sell her to cover our expenses and any work done by us
on her. We will keep the doll and the Down Payment in other
words. We will send back to you the clothing or anything you have
bought for her. So it is vitally important that you make sure there will be no
changing your mind BEFORE you order her. So far out of all the custom dolls we
have created there has never been a problem.
When your doll
is paid in full he/she will be shipped to you USPS Priority Mail in our custom
shipping box. Please make sure that your Paypal address is your current
address because we will be using that address unless notified in plenty of
time beforehand. We always ship USPS Priority with Insurance
the dolls against postal damage. Shipping fees are not added to the cost of
the doll's For sale, For repair or For Custom made dolls.
If you want us to hold
a doll because you
want to pay her in full in two months after the
Down Payment is made, we will require 1/2 of
her price as a down payment to hold her plus a $25.00 fee and a $35.00 fee (If
the shipping cost is less we will reimburse you the difference). We
will Invoice you for the second month for the balance. Let us know after the down payment and fees
are made if you will need more time to pay the balance.
(If we list a "NO FEE REQUIRED" on
the dolls payment page then no $25.00 fee will be required on her/him).
Your Mind within 31 days
We will keep the Down Payment Amount paid to
us, however . We will refund your $25.00 and the $35.00 Shipping
fee paid upfront. After 31 days
we will keep a fee of $25.00 plus the down payment. (If a Hold Doll fee was
not required we will deduct the $25.00 from the upfront shipping fee and
reimburse the $10.00 back to you.
So please make completely certain BEFORE you put her in
our "Hold The Doll" plan that you will not be changing your mind at
The dolls are always stored with your name and information in plastic except for
the vinyl faced dolls and composition. Depending on how long they remain
with us...We cover vinyl and composition
dolls in cloth. Plastic can create moisture build-up.