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.