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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Party!

On December 5,  2011, the Austin Doll Collectors Society held its annual Christmas Party.  Many members donned their gay apparel.


 Several members got into the holiday spirit, distributing charming gifts and lovely cards.

 But mixing business and pleasure, there was a brief meeting.


In the meantime, Austin Catering laid out a luscious feast. . . .


 Dinner is served!

After our delicious dinner, there was a gift exchange.  Each member wishing to participate brought a doll-related gift.


This was no ordinary gift exchange.  Each member could select a gift from under the tree or could claim a gift already opened by another member.  The member who lost her gift then had the choice of taking a present from under the tree or claiming another member's gift.  This resulted in a bit of suspense and trading back and forth, but it was all in the spirit of holiday fun and in the end everyone was pleased with their presents!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 7, 2011, Program on Modern Ball Joint Dolls

Member Nancy Choate did a program on modern ball joint dolls.

Originally made in Japan, Korea, and China of high-quality resin, these dolls have multiple joints.  Modern doll artists in the United States and other countries are now producing ball joint dolls in resin and vinyl.

These dolls are meant for adults, not children.  They are made to be modified, and their owners can paint the faces (called "face up") and change the wigs, eyes, and even body parts, making the dolls their own unique creations.  Some dolls come with interchangable faces.

Nancy shared dolls from her own extensive collection, and many members brought their own ball joint dolls.


October 15, 2011, 36th Annual Doll Show and Sale

The Austin Doll Collectors Society held its 36th Annual Doll Show and Sale on October 15, 2011.   You can see an album of photographs from the show on our Facebook page.