I recently posted about some housecleaning in the dollhouse, and have just got around to cleaning up the pics of Brunch with the Barbie club members. One of our members, Marcia is moving to another state, but will still be participating in club when she visits Va. That is one of the great things about the Va. Fashion Doll Collector club- we may move away, or leave, but we always, always come back for friends and dolls!
Here are some pics of the One Sixth Scale Dollhouse (aka Maison de la Royale) before the club members visited the shop for picture playtime, and the de-boxing of Karon of Va's (Karon Monatague) (on doll Divas) IFDC Red Queen.
with the garage door closed
with the garage door open, & the thunderbird out for a spin-
But first we gathered at Feathernesters, the tearoom & boutique of my friends Tony & Mark next door. It is a simply marvelous brunch on Sunday- brunch is buffet style, and omelets are special made, and included in the cost if you wish an omelet! Served with either orange juice, iced tea or raspberry tea, coffee, the brunch was marvelous- ham, bacon, sausage, casserole of egg, sausage and cheese, fruit, tea cakes, homemade donuts- and more. Yum! While there, after brunch we also had brought Dolls! (like our President Debbie said- Duh! bring your dolls for the table!LOL!) boy we had fun, especially with the folks watching the ladies in pink put on the Feathernester hats for a photo op. Our president, Debbie, is a photographer, which means we always have good photos of us- and great photos of the dolls in our newsletter...
my friend Sandra
Jody & Debbie talking about hats-
Marcia eating- I caught this pic at a bad time-
photos of the dolls-
The dolls were holding little banners wishing Marcia a safe trip and good wishes. After we had had brunch, doll photo fun, and hat fun at Feathernesters' it was time for the fun of de-boxing a gorgeous doll!Karon Montague, (my Luchia and Agnes are wearing little chemises bought from her at a club meeting) generously brought along some boxed Jason Wu ladies- the Red Queen and gasp! (my holy grail of dolls- Queen V from Dollybird) We opted for Red Queen (who I really really need......lol)
here are the pics of the De-boxing...Karon is fuzzy because she was moving too much....
Karon had also brought her Mini Gene in blue, another doll I have wanted..lol
Mini Gene is standing on our doll table in the shop, next to a walnut 1:6 Bespaq French table. She is truly exquisite...sigh.
Great fun was had all around, I had never had so much fun! More later on the one sixth scale dollhouse, as I just had more Mickey & Minnie Rement arrive! More progress on the Mickey Mouse diner/sweet shop later in another post!