Saturday, February 25, 2017

Richmond Doll and Teddy Bear Show!

Today I went to the Richmond Doll and Teddy Bear show. I took a few pictures, because I went on a buying frenzy. The only way I can explain it is I had a bag. I had brought one of those recycled bags, so I had to fill it. lol. 

No, this show they had fantastic stuff...at please take me doll collector, please! those kind of deals.  

Also beautiful, soulful, antique dolls. I think my husband is glad I don't have gobs of money laying about or one of these beauties and their furniture would have come home with me. 

Yeah, I am prop whore. That antique gilded age salesman sample was making me slobber all over the display. Especially that doll with the pink on the right. The antique doll dealer was nice enough to point her out to me. Before I go further, if any of you are nuts about antiques, here is Chad Wilkinson more pics of his booth-











What I liked most about Chad after I asked to take photos was he was so knowledgeable about each and every one of his dolls and bears. They were in pristine condition and he knew all about the history of them. Such a pleasure to deal with. Below is his card with its contact info if you are interested in any of the dolls that you see pictured here in his booth. 



There were alot of dealers with Barbie everywhere...


That is my friend Karon gazing at one of the Audrey Hepburn dolls..We do the shows together with our other co-hort in Barbie crime and then we all have lunch. 


There was also the large booth that our Va. Fashion doll club does each year, made of several of our members who bring tons of stuff to sell. They have several tables and are always in the back.



Some of their vintage shelves...


They had a few shelves dedicated to playline and Kelly, Chelsea...













Back aisle /back of the booth. Even the shelves on the back of the booth are covered with stuff. 



This was the entrance on the booth, where inside you can see Nita on the left, and Laurie , two of our club members inside. 


This was the booths up near the front, selling a variety

Now for my loot! What did I buy, you ask? I purchased some great deals from our club booth. 

I got this wonderful BMR outfit with the Teresa doll from Debbie at the club booth. Karon had purchased hers for $10, I got mine for $18. I bought it mainly for Poppy. Always wanted this outfit. 


Also purchased this Twilight Victoria doll out of the box for $15. I am thinking she will make a great OOAK project for her skin tone and that hair. Medieval like or an angel thing going on. I know I know. I have so many want to do projects going on that haven't begun! Argh....


A little Kelly dress for $2 which is so cute and I have a Kelly with jointed knees it might look cute on or one of my bjd's. 


I got the chair from Leslie Greenburg, one of our club members and the zipper barbie case- adorable from another club member selling. Totally awesome. 

From another dealer Karon and I found these ladies selling these wonderful handmade gowns. I picked this one up it was $10 and it came with jewelry!!!


Afterwards we went to lunch at a little Italian place called Arianna's and pigged out. I am always so hungry and I really hate eating at McDonald's or fast food joints. I like somewhere that has a good menu and doesn't charge the same amount and the food is good. Karon got  a mushroom and steak sub and I got the philly cheese steak , they both came with fries. Marina got a pasta dish. 

So we had loads of fun, after a long hiatus of being sick- it seems everyone has been sick with the flu. Hopefully will be getting together again soon.

Enjoy the pics! Lisa

Monday, February 20, 2017

Barbie Fashionista Curvy Girl #51

I have finally given into the 'Curvy Girl' (aka Fat Barbie) craze when I fell for this little lady while walking down the Walmart aisle. And who can resist her for $7.94?? I know, I know calling Curvy Girl Barbie Fat isn't politically correct but I'm fifty years young and can't get over the fact they made Barbie...curvy...er...fat...Giggle. 

Here she is. She is so cute. 


Though I have had a couple of new dolls I just haven't taken their pics. This little lady is the first. Her dress is what made me want to take pics of my dolls again. I have just realized it's been almost two months since I have done a real scene or taken an interest in my dolls. It's amazing what being sick with the flu and work can do to you.






Here I have her staged with a Barbie Basics 02 Model Ken and a W Club Bon Bon Poppy Parker. They all seem to mesh together, and the variations in body types flow. I need some other dolls with different skin tones, and then it will look better. These two were just sitting around so I grabbed them. 

Here is the whole fashionista line of 2017. The Curvy girls really interest me the most. The petite ones are cute too. I was thinking of using them as fillers in my town, and cafes. I like this little lady alot. I want the one with pink hair so I might be going back to get her. 

I just wish, wish wish, they would give the curvy girls articulation. The only curvy girls to have this are the Harlem theatre singer dolls on 
barbiecollector.com 

Enjoy! Lisa

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!



The Girls decided to get together for a photo op holding hearts in their gowns. 











Hope your day is filled with lots of love, laughter and roses and chocolate!
Lisa

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy 150th Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder!


Happy Birthday to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie books, her birthday is today! She would have been the ripe old age of 150 years old!

Shown above is my custom #55 Just Like You American Girl doll, meant to resemble or be my custom Laura Ingalls. She is celebrating her birthday with a chocolate cake, decorated wtih sunflowers. Probably a lot more decadent than anything the real Laura Ingalls had as a little girl on her birthday. 

For more information on Laura Ingalls Wilder, visit Little House on the Prairie
website. It has tons of info on the TV show, Laura's story, the books, the history, and recipes and crafts from the time period and more. 

I am sorry that I have not been active on my blogging, but have been sick with the respiratory flu bug for a couple of weeks now, and so has my husband. It began with a headache/earache then a sore throat and then a persistent cough and cold. Yesterday and today were the first days I could breathe without wheezing and felt really good. It really knocks the wind out of you. Ugh. I hate being sick. But, back to normal now. 

Hopefully I will have some pictures of some dolls up soon, as new dolls have arrived and I haven't taken any photos yet! Been too sick...

Happy Birthday to Laura Ingalls!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lots of Doll Food!

I have finally got back into the thick of sculpting doll food and it is fun. I have a few items that are recently listed and here are the photos. These items are in 1;6 scale as well as 1:3 scale, for American girl/My Twinn sizes (18-24 inch dolls) Where necessary, I have also put the listing so you can click and see the listing on ebay.  




1:6 scale Cherry pie for Barbie Poppy Parker on ebay   $8.99



1:3 scale Cherry Chocolate Tart for American Girl doll  $9.99


1:3 scale Chocolate Raspberry tart for American girl  $9.99


1:3 scale Bread Board for American Girl doll   $10

1:6 scale set of 3 eclairs for Barbie poppy parker  $7


1:3 scale set of eclairs for American Girl doll  $7

1:6 scale set of 4 eclairs SET B Fashion Royalty  $8

1:6 scale set A set of 4 eclairs  $7

Some of the others are on auction so are ending soon, today one has already been relisted on Buy it now.