Today is World Doll Day. World Doll Day was established in 1986 by doll collector and artist Mildred Seeley. What better way to celebrate than by sharing this recent delightful display of 106 dolls for the Friendship International Culture Fair created by member Sylvia McDonald for her church. The dolls are from her extensive collection of international dolls, but Sylvia managed to slip in four of her childhood dolls just for fun. She creates this display every year, but Sylvia stated this is her largest so far. Sylvia said that it is easy to get her dolls out of their cases, but that it is a real job to put them all back, as they seem to enjoy their time outside. This photograph is by Keith Mitchell.
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.