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December 2019 Newsletter

Wow! Have I had a month of memories! As many of you know, I was born in Cleveland OH and we moved to Tucson AZ in the late 1960's.  I had not been back for 50 years. Since I had my daughter  with me to help with Toledo Doll Show Nov. 17th, I decided that I'd like to stay an extra day and visit my old neighborhood and show her how I grew up. I had always thought back on my days in OHIO as cloudy, hazy and gloomy. The weather did not disappoint there. It was just as I remembered. We found the house and all I could think of was how could that big kitchen fit in that small house. It appeared in good repair with the front porch, where we used to play house all summer, filled in and made into a "mud room". We didn't stay long as Jessika didn't want to people to think we were stalkers. She was amazed at how narrow the tree lined streets were. No wonder our parents had no problem letting us go across the street to hang out and play with our neighbors. 

We also found the little park that we used to ride our bikes to that was about 4 streets to the south. Of course, in my head, it seemed about about 5 times bigger. There was a little drainage ditch that we used to play in. Again, I remembered almost a river, now just a little trickle of crystal clear water.

After lunch, we went to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. There is nothing like music to take you back to your younger years! If you ever have a chance to see it, it is worth it but be sure you have at least 4 - 5 hours!

We are well into our holiday season but looking ahead to spring. I know I sound like a broken record but please check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. There aren't many events in December but come January and February, you will find quite a bit more. Please keep in mind that promoters, both private and organizational, and sellers, all work diligently getting ready to put on the best event they can for you  Be sure you take a moment and tell them how much you appreciate them. A little kindness goes a long way.

Showcase Featured Event
Virtual Doll Convention - A new idea in Doll Events
Theme: "Victoriana" - A Tale of Two Cities

Wednesday - Sunday, January 8th - 12th, 2020
Click <HERE> for Details
The Legend of Huguette Clark
Doll Connoisseur Extraordinaire

By Florence Theriault
Dolls were, always, the life nexus of the dreamy-eyed second daughter from the second family of William A. Clark, America’s 19th century copper baron. Huguette Clark was her name. She was born in Paris in 1906 and spent the first five years of her life living in gilded luxury in that splendid city. Violin lessons, travels to historic chateaux outside of Paris and a taste for delicious fresh brioche from Paris bourgeoisie highlighted her life in those early years and became the genesis of her collecting. But, mostly, it was her daily walks to that Parisian paradise of childhood treasures, Au Nain Bleu. Continued
Event Schedule
Please check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it. It's never too early to post your events. People do plan vacations and other trips surrounding our events so the sooner the better.

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

Dec 7-8 (Sat-Sun) ~ Gaithersburg MD
Dec 14 (Sat) ~ Virginia Beach VA

Jan 5 (Sun) ~ Fullerton CA
Jan 8-12 (Wed-Sun) ~ VDC - Online
Jan 12 (Sun) ~ Nashua NH
Jan 12 (Sun) ~ Hauppauge NY
Jan 17-18 (Fri-Sat) ~ Naples FL
Jan 18 (Sat) ~ Portland OR
Jan 25 (Sat) ~ Verdugo Hills CA
Jan 25 (Sat) ~ Lake Worth (Palm Springs) FL
Jan 26 (Sun) ~ Naperville IL
Feb 1 (Sat) ~ Chandler AZ
Feb 1 (Sat) ~ Leesburg FL
Feb 1 (Sat) ~ Westampton NJ
Feb 8 (Sat) ~ Bennett CO
Feb 8 (Sat) ~ Ft. Myers FL
Feb 8 (Sat) ~ Schertz (San Antonio) TX
Feb 9 (Sun) ~ Lynnwood WA
Feb 23 (Sun) ~ Strongsville OH
Feb 29 (Sat) ~ Roseville CA
Feb 29 (Sat) ~ Largo FL
Feb 29 (Sat) ~ Punta Gorda FL

Click <HERE> to Continue...

All Decked Out
Posted November 22, 2019 in Dolls
by Ruby Lane

Every doll enjoys getting all decked out in her finest and what could be more enjoyable for a collector than a doll with a wardrobe of her own. The fun of having a doll with extra bits and pieces, from simple child-made dresses to elaborate seamstress creations added a new dimension to doll play for children of the past and that same fun is experienced by those of us collecting today.  Read more »
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Until next time, see you at the doll show!  ~Karen

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