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Merry Merry Month of May

May 2018 Newsletter

May is almost here! I really do love the Merry Merry Month of May in Tucson. Everything is really blooming including the yellow flowers on the palo verde trees, all the cactus with bright flowers of many colors, the oleanders, bougainvilleas and lantana but most importantly the saguaros!

Although many of the outside world views Arizona as a barren desert, to look at it from an aerial view, you would see that it really is quite green and lush.

There is beauty everywhere and each area has its own special glory! All you have to do is stop and smell the roses. (and yes, we have them too.)

World Doll Day - June 9th
Coming up fast here and we do want to make it the best one ever! How will you Celebrate? Here are some ideas....

Donate a Nice Doll to be Raffled - Dolls are listed on WDD's Raffle page along with your name, email plus your website and/or Facebook page. People enter for the WDD Raffle directly through you using your email or can be directed to your website to email from there.

Make or Collect Dolls Now to Give Away -  Children's wards of hospitals, libraries, museums activity centers, parks or other children's events.
OR ~ Adult care and rehabilitation facilities.

Have a World Doll Day Party! Invite scouts or doll club members' families and friends to attend.

Print up some Coloring Cards to hand out during your travels that day or use the cards to make bookmarks or other items. Cards are business card size,10 on a sheet <Click Here>  (Thanks Judy Gonzalez for this great idea!)

May Showcase Event
Saturday May 5th, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Mt. Juliet Community Center, TN

Come join in the fun and laughter of our annual event for children and adults of all ages. Our New Location at the Mt. Juliet Community Center brings you Beautiful Antique Dolls, Classic and Vintage Dolls and Toys, Compositions, Modern dolls, Original Art Dolls, Hand crafted Dolls, Miniatures, Teddy Bears, Doll furniture, clothes,accessories and much, much more.
Click for <Details>
Show Schedule

Please check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it. And Remember! It's never too early to post your events. People sometimes do plan vacations and other trips surrounding our events so the sooner the better.

Free/Mini Listings are not listed here. C
lick <HERE> for a complete listing.

May 3-4 (Thu-Fri) ~ Dublin CA
May 5 (Sat) ~ Pleasanton CA
May 5 (Sat) ~ Maitland FL
May 5 (Sat) ~ Westampton NJ
May 5 (Sat) ~ Willoughby OH
May 5 (Sat) ~ Mt. Juliet-Nashville TN
May 6 (Sun) ~ Chagrin Falls OH
May 6 (Sun) ~ Capac MI
May 6 (Sun) ~ Easton PA
May 12 (Sat) ~ Anaheim CA
May 12 (Sat) ~ Batavia NY

May 18-19 (Fri-Sat) ~ Greenwood IN
May 18-19 (Fri-Sat) ~ Norfolk VA
May 19 (Sat) ~ Pasadena CA
May 19 (Sat) ~ Columbus IN
May 19 (Sat) ~ Fayetteville NC
May 19 (Sat) ~ Williamsfield OH
May 20 (Sun) ~ Madison Heights MI
May 20 (Sun) ~ Mounds View MN
May 20 (Sun) ~ Princeton Junction NJ
May 20 (Sun) ~ Princeton Junction NJ

Jun 2 (Sat) ~ Missoula MT
Jun 3 (Sun) ~ Concord CA
Jun 3 (Sun) ~ Fullerton CA
Jun 3 (Sun) ~ Belleville IL
Jun 3 (Sun) ~ Sturbridge MA
Jun 9 (Sat) ~ WORLD DOLL DAY
Jun 9 (Sat) ~ Green Valley AZ
Jun 9 (Sat) ~ Raleigh-Durham NC
Jun 10 (Sun) ~ Naperville IL on Facebook

Have you checked out the Facebook page lately? You don't have to be a member just to look at what is going on.
Just click this link ->

If it asks you to sign-in or sign-up and you don't want to, just click the "X". If you are a facebook person, be sure you Like/Follow the page and share with your Facebook doll friends. That way, you should get the updates on your timeline when they are posted.

I also have Facebook pages set up for ~ at at

A Beginner's Guide to Buying Antique Dolls

Posted April 26, 2018 in Dolls
by Ruby Lane

Generally speaking, an antique is an object over 100 years old, or in some cases, over 80 years old. For dolls, the definition has been stretched to around 80 years and over, which makes many collectible composition dolls antiques. Everything else up to the 90s or so is generally considered vintage.  Some experienced antique doll dealers and auctioneers use the terms 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century to refer to various dolls from the era.   Read more »
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