Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The dollz have an outing...




Patiently waiting
for tea and cookies



Jocko, Edie, and Hitty


Once a month I attend a UFDC doll club meeting in a wonderful mansion that is open to the public for rental for meetings. We spend the better part of a day at a business meeting, having a light luncheon, enjoying a program and sharing our dolls.

Doll collecting is studying history...and fun. I have learned so much from collecting. We have twenty seven members in the club and every member collects a different type of doll. There are exquisite antiques that are major investments: bisque, porcelain, china and wood. Some, like me, collect mostly cloth. But, we all collect dolls we just cannot resist and have that in common.


Hannah, Pollyanna, Edie, Hitty and Jocko came with me. Jocko was my purchase in VT. He is missing his Steiff button but he was too darling to leave behind and the price was just right for my budget. (I only collect what is in my budget...and that budget is tight.)

Summer has slipped back here despite the fact today it is actually autumn now. Hazy, hot, humid ...


What do you collect?

Time to get moving here... as always, dear reader,


enjoy the day!




5 comments:

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dear Helen!
Can I join the UFDC doll club too!!!?
I bring The Skating Monkey he would love to meet some new friends and maybe invite some good looking girls for afternoon tea in The Vintage Fairy Tales:)

I will go to Martha and Jane now, to see what they are doing...
Love
Becky

Shelley said...

I have really enjoyed visiting you here....I guess you could say I am not a serious doll collector but,I do love dolls of many kinds and have a collection of different ones. Raggedy Ann is special to me and baby dolls are a favorite as well. I adore the ones from the 60's as that was my childhood years but,older ones are a favorite too and even a few of the newer ones...I just love dolls...what more can I say:)...I have thought many times about joining a local doll club or even starting my own....that however is still a thought....blessings...

Flutterby Patch said...

Lucky you. The doll club sounds great. Not sure who has the most fun, humans or dolls!!

Christine LeFever said...

What a pleasant club you belong to. Still playing with one's toys is a wonderful thing. Jocko doesn't know how fortunate he is to have fit into your budget.

Christina said...

it must be so interesting to go to those meetings. and dolls seem like such an amazing study.
xo