Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Richmond, Va Doll Show and New Dolls

Yesterday I attended the Richmond Doll and Teddy bear show and it was great! Only I did not get many photos like I usually do. I did alot of socializing with friends at the show but boy was it fun! The dolls there at this show were really really amazing. There was a huge variety of dolls from Barbie, vintage Barbie, to Integrity dolls, to antique dolls, Madame Alexander, Cissy, Cissette, to Jumeau, Bebe, to Kestner, to Steiff bears, modern and antique, to Patti Playpal and PETER Playpal dolls! The choices were amazing. 

Here were some wonderful Madame Alexanders at a booth...and of course Sylvia Butler's booth as well

I was also able to finally get my Huret head from to just order the body...from Dollspart  I have been wanting this doll for ages and now they have just debuted the Jumeau. (sob) But I would really rather have a 12 inch Smiling bru . Before any of those ladies come home, Annabelle needs a beau. 

Before I went to the show, I was feverishly working on two dolls for my friends Karon and Marina. Karon stated she would be sharing a table with one of our doll club friends Anna and selling some of her Integrity and Barbie dolls . We have not been able to get together for lunch on our birthdays, in May, so I went all out and created dolls for Halloween- their favorite holiday- and brought the dolls to the show for them. 

I used Fashionista Kens I had on hand or had purchased at yard sales. Their outfits were made with Halloween socks and ribbon  from Dollar General. I painted their faces. 

Marina's doll is the Scaredy- Cat Ken clown, I thought this one turned out pretty well, especially his face paint. 

This one I did for Karon. I received the socks in my pumpkin treat at the halloween party from Jodi and she instantly recognized them. The doll I got in my raffle from Scarlett. The ladies at our Barbie club booth went nuts and asked if I could teach them at a club meeting how to do a sock tuturial and I said sure .. It 's fun and easy and you just really take the sock and cut to fit the ken doll since he is basically a figure. The pom poms were from  Hobby Lobby. 

It was so much fun I was thinking of looking for more weird looking Fashionistas and doing more clown dolls since I have some more socks to use up. 

I also got some dolls at the show. The first picture shows ALL of my loot, including my Huret head from Sylvia. 
I got the two Donny Osmond Look alike dolls for $3 each at one booth, and the Malibu Francie from Arnoldo who is selling off his stash for $5 , and the BMR outfit from a friend, Linda for $20. One of my Poppy's doesn't have enough If I had had unlimited money I would have brought home more dolls. I need to look up my two guys. But they really look like Donny Osmond. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

New dolls from Integrity and the Raffle prize I won..

I forgot to post pics of the Raffle prize I won at the October meeting. Also the Lottery dolls from Integrity arrived today. I also haven't posted pics of Soda Pop Poppy Parker so I figured this would be a good post to do that. 

The first item was this wonderful Zen tabletop fountain, that is perfect scale for Barbie. I was so pleased with it! I can do this neat diorama with plants and it will be perfect for the museum diorama I am planning . 

The 2nd item was a glitzy sling purse that Leslie explained is what you wear when you're room shopping at convention! Bling Bling!

The third item- be still my heart. Miniature purse and miniature Louis Vuitton shopping bag with scarf . It's so pretty packaged I am having a hard time un-packaging it. I do not know which doll will claim it, but of course the Agnes crew will claim it for their own, or my favorite Aggie will, I know her. 

This was the gorgeous back of that package.

I did do some room shopping at Club, as Leslie is one of the people working on the OOAK Convention for 2020. These are some OOAK dresses she was selling so I was able to snap them up for my Poppy Parker dolls at an incredible deal. That blue one is going to look wonderful on my bright red haired Poppy. 

Onto the new dolly arrivals......

First up is my Soda Pop Poppy Parker Registration doll. I did not go hog wild with my registration dolls this year. When she arrived I had meant to take her out of the box, and take some drop dead photos of her. That never happened. For some reason, I just loved looking at her in that box! They are doing the boxes differently now, with no ribbons tying them on the sides, which I really miss. It used to look like a confectionary hatbox, like such a present with those ribbons on the sides. It does still look like a candy box, which I do enjoy. 

Next up are the Lottery dolls giftset. 

The front of the box is a window box which is very cute. Their outfits are adorable. I am not that drawn to Darla Daley but then again, I never have. But she is growing on me, her outfit is so cute. I have never owned a Darla and some of the others have had a softer face mold than this one but she is cute in the lime green. So she will probably end up staying. 

The boxes match, I stacked them so you could see what I was talking about on the sides...

No ribbons- but they have a gold edge and an orange strip in the middle. I really miss the ribbon ties but they were probably expensive to produce on the boxes. 

All for now and enjoy!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Va Fashion Doll Club October Meeting

Our VA Fashion Doll Club meeting was yesterday on October 7th. This was our big meeting with our club raffle. It was held at our club President's home, and she went all out decorating. 

Our club raffle is held each year to fund our Christmas party which is usually a fun place the club members choose to go- somewhere to have tea, and enjoy the Christmas decor. This year it is being held at the Jefferson hotel which hosts a wonderful Christmas tea.

Our centerpiece table with bring your dolls dressed in Halloween attire. 

Our Food looked amazing as well. We were asked to think up spooky names for our treats. I brought apple slices with caramel, or 'Poisoned Apples with Caramel dip anitdote' ...

Debbie (our Club President) went all out decorating her home, even the staircase as you entered the hallway, you were greeted by Halloween Kellys coming down the staircase...

The Previous raffle year, our Vice-President Janice had purchased everyone a pink pumpkin and we were asked to bring it so we could all do our trick or treating with each other. They made a cool pink Barbie display on Debbie's sofa..

These were the raffle items gathered..
Nifty 60 Linda's entry

Halloween- Marina's Entry

Easter- Debbie's entry

Christmas 1- my entry

St. Patrick's day- Jodi's entry

Summer- Laurie's Entry

New Year's Eve- Nita's entry

Independence day- Scarlett's entry

Happy Birthday- Barbara's entry

Christmas ll- Leslie's entry

Thanksgiving- Janice's entry

Some wonderful photos of Debbie's doll room and collection throughout her home..

....and I also won the raffle item prize donated by Leslie! More on that later- as it was awesome! I need to take closeup photos of it. It was just gorgeous.