Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I just got notification within the last few days that the "Kreativity" doll and teddy show that was scheduled for the end of January in Sarasota, FL. has been cancelled due to the ill health of the promoter and apparent lack of follow-through on the part of vendors.  I am disappointed about this, as it should have been a good show.  Anyhow, this means more dolls for sale at Rowbear Lowman's "National Doll Festival" which will be in Orlando August 1-5 at the International Palms Resort.  It is always held at the same time as the UFDC annual convention, so there is a lot of doll excitement in one place!   For more information, go to and see the ads in Antique Doll Collector magazine. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Just thought I'd include a few pictures of the Christmas decorations here at our home in Florida.  It's called the "Pasco" house, because Senator Pasco of Florida lived here after the Civil War.  The home was built about 1850.

Entry Hall tree

Bannister arrangement

Stair garland

                                                    Mantel décor

This is my "teacup" tree; it has many porcelain tea cups and tea-related items

This tree is in my breakfast room, and is my "wildlife" tree.  I love birds and wildlife, and have an abundance of pheasants, birds, and other little wild animals on here.  Pheasant feathers adorn the top.

Mantel décor in French parlour

Pink Victorian tree with antique doll beneath

Annalise, Grace and Jewell at their Christmas tea

I put up four trees this year, each with a different theme.  I have made a lot of the ornaments myself that are of small dolls. 

I hope this finds all of you well, and getting ready for Christmas!  It's been really busy around here with holiday parties, etc., and I am getting ready to do a new doll show in Sarasota, the Kreativity Doll and Teddy Show at the end of January.  Here are a couple of new dolls I've been working on.

This is "Annalise" having Christmas tea.  She is about 18" tall, and has a synthetic mohair wig.  Her dress is of fine batiste with cotton laces.  I decided to changer her hair style; a previous post had her as a blonde!  Which one do you like better??

"Suki" is about 14" tall, and is holding her sampler pillow.  Her wig is synthetic mohair, and she is dressed in a simple ruffle yolk dress.

                                        "Violette" and "Suki"
 Miss Violette is 22" tall, and represents a young mixed race girl from 1890's New Orleans.  Her dress is made of dotted swiss, with lace trim and blue satin sash.  Her wig is synthetic mohair.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season, and I'll see you next year!