Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Doll & Teddy Bear show in Richmond, Va

Yesterday was the Christmas Doll and Teddy Bear show in Richmond, Va usually put on by the Capital Doll club at the Richmond Raceway complex. My Va. Fashion doll club usually gets a couple of tables and chips in and sells some of their items at this show every year. This show usually happens twice a year, in November and February. This year, however, is the last year the Capital Doll club is hosting it as their membership is dwindling and they are turning the show over to the promoters, who are moving it to a larger building next year in the Raceway complex. One of my friends who is a dealer signed up too late and couldn't get a table. So some of the dealers were happy, some were not, as the date is also moved from February to APRIL. My Barbie club members , some of them, weren't so happy since it coincides with alot of other events like Easter, etc. 

But onto the show-! I got alot of cool loot for bargain prices- An Elf on the Shelf St. Bernard for $10, A collectible Angel Barbie still in the box for $5, a little jacket for a quarter, and a 5 issues of Antique Doll and Doll News for $2 I originally planned to spend not much at all. 

My friends Marina and Karon and I shopped and then had lunch at Arianna's , a little Italian joint nearby which serves great food. We love to just sit over lunch and talk about the dolls we see and the ones we hope to get, and the differences between the Integrity dolls  and the Mattel Barbie/ Silkstones, etc. 
We had a great time this year since we took our time and the deals were wonderful this year. I was mainly looking for fashions like the others to dress the dolls in for Christmas. 
Enjoy the pics!



























Monday, October 30, 2017

Va. Fashion Doll Club- October Halloween Meeting & Raffle party

Every year my Va. Fashion doll club has a meeting in October, for Halloween which is one of their most fun meetings because of the dolls. It is a fun meeting and to make it even more fun- we came up with a Raffle to support the cost of our Christmas party. Each member will donate items for the raffle, tickets are sold and prizes are won. Rules are you can win 2 items, but if you win more than 2, you have to choose which ones to put back. Every member goes home with two raffle prizes. It is alot of fun with alot of food, and we also always have a theme. 

This year's theme was Creepy Kids. The lament over Mattel doing away with Kelly and Tommy has never stopped among collectors, and 'Chelsea' has never really really grabbed our hearts with her skinny long legs and neither has Darrin. So this theme was to create the Halloween Tommy or Kelly that Mattel never did. 

We also did Tricks or Treat and the club provided pink pumpkins for us to put our candies in. 

The meeting was held at Jodi's house. So hold onto your witchy hats, because there are alot of photos. Jodi's house is always 'tricked' out for Halloween as she hosts a huge party each year for her family. 
The fireplace in Jodi's den-










Her displays in her entry hall-




Next, our Creepy Kids display-





Mummy tommy by Nita


Frankenstein by Janice 


I did the Above Faraway Forest Elf Kelly & her tree stump home, which won third place, and the belong Suicide Squad Joker Tommy . 



Klown kelly by Mattel brought by Anna



Bride of Frankenstein by Debbie in a barbie wedding dress


Mr. Bill costume Kelly by Scarlett


Kelly in the hood for Halloween by Barbara


Cousin It and Thing by Jodi


Elvira Mistress of the Dark Kelly by Marina


Frankenstein Tommy by Janice & Bride of Frankenstein by Debbie


Mummy kelly by Leslie with coffin 




Display with Dracula and bride of Frankenstein by Leslie


Boo Kelly brought by Laurie

                            'Caged Creepy Kids' by Leslie 

Then onto our raffle tables and gifts--






















These were just a sampling of some of the spook-tacular gifts we had a chance at winning!

And then of course, there was the wonderful goodies and Treats-















Then of course, we could not leave without visiting Jodi's doll room-































Happy Halloween! 
Enjoy the pics!