Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dolly play date & Lunch with my friends...

I had a dolly playdate yesterday with my friends Marina and Karon and we all went out to lunch at Sedona Taphouse in Midlothian.  I know the lady whose son in law and daughter own this chain of restuarants and each Monday is a Steak-out-for-Charity meal day. Each month, they choose a charity and $2 of the Steak dinner meal is donated to that charity for the month. The steak dinner is $6 dollars, all day on Monday. This is what we had and it was awesome. Mike, Karon's son went with us. Mike and I also had a salad with it. Sedona is known for having exotic and imported beer on the tap, as well as fine wines. But their food is gourmet as well. I love it there. I did not have beer, just water and unsweeted tea, but I took a pic in the moment...


We went back to Karon's place to chat and look at Dolls.

Karon pulled out her Valia, but did not debox. We just oohed and aahed.




Yes I did bring Beau my Elf on the Shelf along. He decided to get into some mischief later.  He was a good little elf at first.....



He  found Karon's rocking horse and rocked on that.  But as usual, I got the whacked elf on the shelf and when he saw the Poppies congregating on the table, well.....he decided to get a little laid back shall we say....





Then Marina decided to stage a couple of my dolls on her couch.....



Here is Marina dressing some of the dolls, she brought some of the most beautiful outfits ...


Marina's Barbie look basic dressed in a ballgown off of ebay...gorgeous!



Some more of Karon's dolls- Victoire, and Poppys . When we get together we just bring whatever suits our fancy at the moment and put them together on the table no rhyme or reason or size, and not necessarily fashion royalty or poppy or barbie. I had brought a Blythe too. 

All of our birthdays fall in May so this was our very late birthday celebration, all of us have had the stress in different degrees from hell. Marina and I with medical problems, and Karon with family so it was nice to get together for a wonderful leisurely lunch and doll time. The time flew! 
Enjoy the photos! 

4 comments:

Phyllis said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful time with friends -- and they play with dolls too! You are very lucky to have dolly friends nearby. Your lunch sounded wonderful and I like the idea of them giving part of their sales to a charity.

I hope this means you are feeling a lot better!

Lisa Neault said...

Thank you Phyllis- and yes it does! Since I have got my stent out I feel a lot better! That thing was really hindering me and the stone is gone now, thank goodness. So I have one more health issue to get checked out, another test to go through in July and hopefully that is just nothing. I am hoping to get my strength back up to walking and getting back to my routine and working more regularly on my projects.

I really needed this day, it was so relaxing. Good to sit with friends, even if you don't share doll interests and just chill.

Farrah Lily said...

Great photos and post! I love beer sign in the beginning..so true, lol. How nice to have close friends that share this hobby. I would love that! Maybe in due time I will be connected with others close-by (there could be more doll collectors in the closet around me that I just don't know about yet!)
Nothing beats spending time with good friends and I'm glad you had such a nice time.

Lisa Neault said...

I met my two buddies through my fashion doll club. Karon I became close because most of the members of the fashion doll club are die hard Barbie and Karon and I are into Integrity/Fashion Royalty dolls. Marina is more into Barbie even though she is a member of the W club she is still having a hard time understanding she has to pay attention to the emails and getting a dealer, that some dolls you get through the club, some dolls you get through lottery, etc., so she is still finding her niche. It takes some adjustment with Integrity or being in the 'know'. But we really enjoy each other's dolls and company alot when we get together.