Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Parisian Afternoon with Bleuette

This past weekend I got to attend the Maryland Society of Doll Collectors' luncheon, A Parisian Afternoon with Bleuette.

The room was decorated exquisitely in pink, black, and white.

There was a display of antique and reproduction black dolls in gorgeous outfits.

And many fun helpers.

The program was a history of the Bleuette doll and a fashion show, with children modeling modern versions of what Bleuette would have worn.

At the end of the luncheon, every attendee received a gorgeous Bleuette made by Goldie Wilson.

A wonderful time was had by all.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue

Today was Miss Carroll's Doll Study Club's luncheon, Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue.

Besides the regular Helper selection, the club had put together a special helper: a 12" fashion doll, with trunk, wardrobe, and accessories.

There were plenty of door prizes, everyone won one.

And the dealers had some wonderful items at their tables.

The tables were festively decorated in red, white, and blue.

Each centerpiece consisted of a white tree decorated patriotically, a handmade cloth doll, a doll quilt, a military diorama, a handmade teddy bear, Uncle Sam on a bicycle, a framed ribbon doll, and a patriotic charm bracelet. 

The programs were adorned with beautiful paperdoll ornaments.

The competition was fierce in the handmade patriotic outfit category.

After a wonderful program, attendees were presented with the souvenir - a MIM doll in a modern take of a Columbia outfit.

A grand time was had by all.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Passionate in Purple

I had the privilege of finding a true treasure at the thrift store today.

An Annie Lee Passionate in Purple doll from her Sass 'N Class Girl's Night Out series, 2004.

She is missing her shoes and one earring, and needs to have the price tag adhesive removed from her back, but is in otherwise great condition.

She is tall, at 17 1/2 inches, and is very curvy.

Her foot reads - Sass 'n Class Annie Lee

Look at how pretty her hands are.

What a neat find on a rainy Tuesday.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Time Is On My Mind

Today I am going off topic. I am feeling nostalgic for the watches I used to wear in order to tell time, since nowadays I just check my cell phone.

My first watch was a plain Timex, a lot like the one in the photo below. I go it in second or third grade and it lasted until I got to high school.

In high school I got a Swatch Watch, just like the one below. I loved it. I even got a Swatch Watch guard to wear over it, for protection, the next Christmas.

When my Swatch eventually broke, around 1990, I wore my brothers for a while, but I can't find a photo of his online.

Then in 1993, I was given this awesome Superman watch by Fossil. I wore it for quite a while, replaced the band at least once, but it really needs a new crystal and a tune up.

Then I bought this Superman watch, but the pin that holds the strap snapped.

I then went through a Disney Store cast member watch that I only wore for work,

 two identical marcasite watch necklaces (they were very convenient, but broke easily), and a Tweety Bird watch.

Next up was this pretty, green, Avon cuff style watch. It always made me feel pretty when I wore it.

In 2002 I moved to Maryland and bought a new watch to commemorate it, Eeyore!

And then a few years later, I got this dressy watch (it came with a matching bracelet and earrings). Unfortunately, I got what I paid for it, cheap, and it only worked for a short time. 

Now, if I want to wear a watch, it is Eeyore. 

Do any of my readers still use a watch.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Greetings

It is Spring and my yard is covered in snow. 

So here is a little warmth and sunshine from Ginny and some of her peeps.

I hope you are keeping warm, too.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Scary Godmother Doll

In August 2013, artist Jill Thompson launched a Kickstarter project to produce a doll based on her book character, Scary Godmother, for adult collectors.

After many trials, tribulations, and changing factories, the dolls were finally manufactured and shipped. Mine arrived today, and she is glorious.

She came packaged in a lovely cardboard box decorated with her artwork.

Look at that face!

But, ohhhh, so many twist ties. My fingers hurt just looking at it.

She comes with a stand, her pet cat/ghost, 3 bags, and detachable wings.

She was meant to be able to carry the cat by the handle, but that is not going to happen. The cat is made of too heavy a plastic.

It took some doing, but I finally got the wings in. First I tested the holes.

Then, while the outfit is still opened, I slid the wing pegs through the outfit and into her back, before zipping her outfit back up.

One of the knee joints on my doll is a little loose, but I will undress and inspect her body another day.

I am very happy that she finally arrived. Now to read the books.