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.

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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Doll Show, October 24, 2015

The day was very grey and rainy, a perfect excuse to stay indoors and shop for dolls!

The charity booth was full of a diverse variety of donated dolls and other items.

The vendors' booth also offered every type of doll.

There were beautiful bisques. . . 

charming china heads. . . 

bevies of Barbies. . . 

cute Kewpies. . . 

vintage belles. . . 

endearing infants. . . 

elegant Madame Alexanders. . . 

fuzzy friends. . . 

artistic creations. . . 

modern BJDs. . .

dolls with a Halloween theme. . . 

and ethnic dolls.

There were ample accessories as well.

The Austin Doll Collector Society thanks all the vendors who participated and all attendees who braved the elements for the chance to mingle with fellow collectors (and to find that perfect doll!).