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 picture....so 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 them...so 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.