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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 4, 2016, Meeting

 Member Sallie Howard gave a program on the 2015 Modern Doll Collectors Convention.

She brought many examples of the unique (and adorable) dolls she found at the convention.  A number of renown doll artists design these limited edition resin dolls just for the convention.

Other members brought dolls to share as well.  These dolls belong to Pam Wolf.

Pam thought that this reproduction antique doll resembled her as a child and dressed the doll to match a childhood portrait.

Talented doll artist Mary McKenzie brought this example of a recent project, a reproduction of a lovely and rare Simon and Halbig 1469 lady.  She made the doll's human hair wig.

Other dolls included this cute toddler with an antique bisque head and a Madame Alexander Cissy from 1956, still with her original box.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Party, December 7, 2015

December 7th was our annual holiday party, generously hosted by member Sylvia McDonald at her beautiful home in Pflugerville.  Throughout her house, Sylvia had dolls and collectibles beautifully arranged and arrayed in Christmas scenes and holiday themes.

The ornate scrollwork creche was created by Sylvia's talented husband, Frank.

Beneath an antique clock, and surrounded by Santas, this scrollwork clock is another of Frank's delicate creations.

Under the beautifully decorated Christmas tree are a pile of pretty packages, brought by members for the gift exchange.

Members brought a plentiful variety of delicious delicacies for the potluck dinner.

Members gather around a festive table to enjoy the feast.

In the spirit of the season of giving, several members distributed pretty packages of party favors.

The grand finale to the evening of fun and festivity was the gift exchange.  There was plenty of smiles and laughter as presents were opened and gifts displayed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 2, 2015, Meeting

The refreshment table was festive with Thanksgiving-themed finery.

Member Nancy Countryman gave a program detailing the history of Mattel's Barbie doll, illustrated with examples from her extensive collection of vintage dolls.

Member Faydra Jones shared this fantastic fairy forest home she is constructing to house some of her delightful doll creations.

Several members brought dolls to share. . . 

. . . or sell.