Saturday, September 6, 2014

Doll Show

Last Saturday, Jim and I went to the Crossroad's Doll and Teddy Bear show. There are two a year and I just wait for them! They are so much fun and it's just so neat to see lots of dolls and accessories. I really like the vintage dolls the best.

I love to see who attends these shows...I talked with the sweetest little older lady who was just thrilled to be at the show. It was a delight just to watch her.

Jim's a good sport to go with me. He looks for things he might be able to sell and also likes to study prices. He goes to so many Estate sales, so these shows are helpful.

Here's a little look at the goodies that came home with me. I try to be selective. I will sell a few things.

Jimmy spotted this little dolly quilt. I am always on the lookout for dolly quilts.

I adore the graphics on this baby shoe box! I love the look of the art of this time period. Each side has a different cute.

This folk art GRANNY is handmade, is sitting on a little chair and is reading her little bible. The dealer said she came from Montana.

These two dollies look like they were made with an Edith Flack Ackely doll pattern. The vendor wasn't sure, but thought they might be. I have gotten into rag dolls lately, so they just called to me. Of course, the dealer offered me a discount if I bought both of now I have two. I couldn't resist and they can live in my Mary Engelbreit cottage quite nicely.

And now for my very favorite new addition for my doll collection. I first saw the box on a table and wondered what was inside. I thought it might just be an empty box, but when I opened it, I was so happy to see what was inside! It had a little dolly and a sewing kit with a bit of fabric for making her an outfit. Pretty cute for a sewer and a dolly collector. It's just the right color to live in my tea room.

The next show....Valentine's Day 2015~a bit of time to save up some spending money.


Jane said...

Love the doll in the sewing box. :)

Micupoftea said...

WOW! You found some nice things but I am enthralled with the Dolly Work Box. So unique! What a treasure. Glad you got to go and visit with other doll collectors. I have a small collection of dolls, mostly porcelain and a few rag dolls. I even have a porcelain doll with yarn hair :)
Happy Sept, Linda!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I really like your purchases. Nice pictures. A great fair. Fabulous shoebox. Lovely. Keep in touch

Denise said...

What a wonderful day-those are My fave kind of days as You know by now,and such lovely treasures came home with You.I spent the weekend with two tiny rambunctious house guest.Ethan 3 and Christian 5,While their parent's celebrated 10 years of marriage.This is what I'm doing to settle down Myself.So nice keeping in contact :) hugs Denise

Susan said...

Oh Linda.

You KNOW I would have loved that show. I always look for my childhood "wooly dark haired" Tiny Tears doll.

I'll bet the prices were high at the show though, weren't they? Usuallly wayyyyy over my budget.

Still, you got some sweet things. Susan

mamasmercantile said...

What an amazing show and some amazing finds. The dolly in the work box is just fantastic, the intricate detailing is delightful. Have a wonderful week.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What treasures and you are so knowledgeable on each of the dolls. I have a few dolls too-some from when I was just a girl myself, and a very old Barbie that I let the grands play with.
(I suppose I shouldn't!)
Well my dear happy September!

Stephanie said...

Looks like so much fun! And the dolly quilt is beautiful!

Love to you, sweet friend!