The first of the KMFA "On Key, OffBeat" promotions picturing our club's very photogenic Mary McKenzie (as well as many, many dolls of our members) was spotted at the Long Center's production of the opera, "The Manchurian Candidate."
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, October 9, 2016
Member Pam Wolf gave a program on the history of dollhouses. Here she is sharing a favorite book, Big Susan by Elizabeth Orton Jones. Written in 1947, the book tells the story of the Doll family, a family of dolls who live in a dollhouse that belongs to a little girl named Susan (or "Big Susan" as the dolls call her).
Pam brought a large variety of doll-sized and dollhouse furniture from her collection.
Two diminutive dwellings that could serve as a dollhouse for a little doll or in a larger dollhouse.
Pam brought photographs of the Faith Bradford dollhouse, residing in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, as well as pictures of her own dollhouse.
Member Myrna Loesch shared some marvelous miniature furniture that was purchased in 1930 from the Marshall Field's department store in Chicago.
Member Beverly Evans displayed some diminutive dolls that would certainly be at home in a dollhouse.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Check out the schedule for our October 15th doll show, including our hourly "Doll Secrets" presentations, which cover hints on how to tell authentic antique all-bisque dolls from modern fakes, ball jointed dolls, American Girl dolls, restringing dolls, and hat making for dolls.