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August/September 2017 Newsletter

What a show that was yesterday? Someone said that it was as though the whole country stopped for just a few minutes and took a breath. What a lovely idea to practice every day. 

Even though August doesn't really have a real holiday, it sure has been busy. My daughter is a teacher so there was a week of getting her classroom in order. One of my "jobs" that she likes me to do for her every year is to organize her desk. Last year, I was still recovering and couldn't make it so this year was a real challenge. I'm telling you, there must have been at least 1,000+ pieces of writing instruments! Pens (black, blue & red), pencils, crayons, sharpies, dry erase markers and color magic markers. You name it and she had an abundance of them. I realized something very important while completing this task for my daughter - Always know what you have and use up what you have before you buy more. 


Show Schedule

Several shows in August but September is the busiest time of the season. Be sure to check out what's happening in your neck of the woods.

Again, always check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it.

Kind reminder ~ Listing fees will change/increase on September 1st, 2017. If you have questions concerning this, please email me privately at

Free Listings are no longer listed here.
Click <HERE> for a complete listing.

 Aug 15-26 (Tue-Sat) ~ Thousand Oaks CA
 Aug 19 (Sat) ~ Concord CA
 Aug 19 (Sat) ~ Clackamas OR
 Aug 20 (Sun) ~ Strongville OH
 Aug 26 (Sat) ~ Schertz TX
  Aug 27 (Sun) ~ Fort Wayne IN
  Aug 27 (Sun) ~ Dedham MA
 Aug 27 (Sun) ~ North Mankato MN
  Aug 27 (Sun) ~ Bellevue WA
  Aug 28-Sep 3 (Mon-Sun) ~ Nashville TN

  Sep 1 & 2 (Fri & Sat) ~ Anaheim CA
  Sep 2 (Sat) ~ Westampton NJ
  Sep 8-9 (Fri-Sat) ~ Springfield IL
  Sep 9 (Sat) ~ San Diego CA
 Sep 9 (Sat) ~ Las Cruces, NM
  Sep 9 (Sat) ~ Alexander NY
  Sep 9 (Sat) ~ West Chester OH
  Sep 10 (Sun) ~ Santa Ana CA
  Sep 10 (Sun) ~ Maquoketa IA
 Sep 16 (Sat) ~ Burbank CA
  Sep 16-17 (Sat-Sun) ~ Rocky Mount NC
  Sep 16 (Sat) ~ Salisbury NC
  Sep 17 (Sun) ~ Nashua NH
  Sep 23-24 (Sat-Sun) ~ Rocky Mount NC
 Sep 23 (Sat) ~ Florence SC
 Sep 23 (Sat) ~ Spokane WA
  Sep 24 (Sun) ~ St Charles IL
 Sep 24 (Sun) ~ Flint MI
  Sep 24 (Sun) ~ Omaha NE
  Sep 24 (Sun) ~ Chagrin Falls  OH
 Sep 27-30 (Wed-Sat) ~ Panama City Beach FL
  Sep 30 (Sat) ~ Wichita KS
 Sep 30 (Sat) ~ Fletcher NC
 Sep 30 (Sat) ~ Jonesborough TN
  Sep 30-Oct 1 (Sat-Sun) ~ Wilmington OH

Special Note: Michael Kouri's events listed in the pink book for October 7th & 14th have been cancelled.

Doll Club Meetings are starting up again after summer break. Please complete the submission form to be sure your club information is up to date.
Click <HERE> for the direct link. contains a ton of free information on what to do with dollies. If you haven't checked it out in a while, you may want to take a look. Here is a list of what you will find . . .

  • Link to for professional doll or teddy bear Valuation/Identification.
  • Selling Guides for Selling Dolls both Onlne and at Events.
  • Website Development & Business Building Guide 
  • - a Directory of both Brick/Mortar & Online Doll, Teddy Bear/Critter, Miniature, Toy & Train Shops
  • An Auction, Dealer & Valuation & Repair Services Directory
  • NEW Classified Ads website & monthly eNewsletter. (See below for more information)
Designed to fill the need for an easy and affordable way
to sell your Dolls, Teddy Bear/Critters, Miniatures,
Toys & Trains & Related Items ONLINE.

A Simple Classified Ad Style Site with No Membership or Sign-up Required. No Final Fees. Buyers & Sellers Work Directly with Each Other.

Flat rate online ads include a picture with details
and, also, a Monthly eNewsletter and Facebook exposure.

Help get the ball rolling Special. Email me at  and I will send you a link to the submission form for 2 free ads. Offer expires September 12th, 2017.

Pinafored Poupees: Aprons on Dolls

Posted August 9, 2017 in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Vintage aprons for life-sized “dolls” have been popular collectibles for several years, but dolls, too, are big fans of apron-style.  Here are the top five “pinafored poupees:” 1. Raggedy Ann:  Ann’s combination apron-pinafore made of snowy white material is iconic.  Aprons like hers that covered a little girl’s dress were de rigueur fashion pieces when… Read more »

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