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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 6, 2014, Meeting

The theme for the October meeting was Halloween (of course!).

Member Jes Hawkins, who gave this month's program, donned appropriate attire for her talk.

 Her program was a wide-ranging talk on Halloween customs, intertwined with her own childhood memories, and she brought a variety of Halloween related toys and decorations.

This gorgeous gourd gal was a door prize generously offered by Jes.

The lucky winner admires her pulchritudinous pumpkin!

Other members brought Halloween related dolls and decorations to share.

Member and master doll artist Mary McKenzie shares her latest prize-winning creations.

Mary's extraordinary interpretation of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from the American classic novel, "The Great Gatsby."

Her exquisitely made and dressed reproduction of a rare French fashion.

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.