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AUSTIN DOLL COLLECTORS SOCIETY

The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September 1, 2014, Meeting

Because our usual meeting place was not available on Labor Day,  member Sylvia McDonald generously opened her home to the club.  This gave everyone a chance to admire Sylvia's delightful dolls, beautifully displayed throughout her house.







Kathy Meador gave a presentation on her Santa Claus collection, which included several beloved family heirlooms.













Kathy shares a laugh with some of her jolly old elves.


Other members also shared some of their special Santas.





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Hill Country Doll Show is Coming!

Dorothy Meredith's 6th Annual Hill Country Doll Show and Sale will be held September 20, 2014, at the Schertz Civic Center at 1400 Schertz Parkway from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, contact Dorothy Meredith, 830-606-5868.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 4, 2014, Meeting

Barbies in summertime finery welcomed members to the refreshments.


Member Brenda Kay White reported on the United Federation of Doll Clubs convention.


She told members about the many events she attended and shared her convention treasures.











Other members showed off some of their convention finds and favors.











Rebecca Richards displayed some of her convention blue ribbon winners.


Nancy Countryman told members about attending the 2014 Barbie convention.






Saturday, July 26, 2014

Many Generous Donations to Our Charity Booth!


We just received a generous donation of 200 Barbies for our charity booth at our upcoming October 18th doll show. Here is just a sample of some of the many other dolls who will be appearing at our charity booth! If you have some old dolls and doll-related items in good, clean condition that are taking up space and you like to get rid of the clutter AND help a good cause, please consider donating them to our club charity booth. Booth proceeds go to Austin SafePlace and the Austin Children's Shelter. The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Contact Sharon Weintraub: (512) 323-9639, sharon@weintraub.name, or Elaine Jackson: (512) 832-5663, elaine@gaj.com. We will arrange pick up and provide a donation form.



Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 7, 2014, Meeting

In belated celebration of the Fourth of July, the refreshment theme was red, white, and blue.




Member Beverly Evans presented a slide show on Bru dolls from the United Federation of Doll Clubs.  She brought several examples of reproduction Bru dolls.





There was an example of the centerpiece the club was making for the "For the Love of Rag Dolls"  luncheon at the upcoming United Federation of Doll Clubs convention near San Antonio.


Members also brought items for sale.