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Monday, December 15, 2025

Mission Statement

We are a non-profit organization and a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC). Our goal is research, education, conservation, and collecting and appreciation of dolls. With the dedication of our members working together, we preserve yesterday and today for tomorrow.

Sunday, December 15, 2024

Why Join a Doll Club?

There are many rewarding reasons to join a doll club.

1. Share. You can share your doll collection with other interested people and "talk dolls" with those who understand your passion and enthusiasm.
2. Make friends. Doll collectors make friends easily because they share a common interest that needs to be discussed.
3. See more dolls. A doll collector cannot own all the dolls that interest him/her so there is great enjoyment when friends get together and share their collections.
4. Learn. We all want to learn more about our dolls. A club is where we can find information about their dolls through programs, speakers, and sharing resources.

Do you know someone who would like to become a member of our Birmingham, Al club? Email hopkins.martha@att.net

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Cook Book "Delicious Delights" For Sale


Here is the Birmingham Doll Club's "Delicious Delights," a 156-page cookbook with recipes, household hints, photos of beautiful dolls from our collections, and hints for preserving and restoring old dolls. These make wonderful gifts for others - or for yourself. Our money goes to charities and to further education concerning collecting and preserving dolls. For a copy, email hopkins.martha@att.net
. They are $10.00 per copy or 2 for $15.00 plus a small charge for media mail. Email for accurate shipping charges.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

2017 Annual Birmingham Doll Club Sale! March 18, 2017

The Vestavia Hills 2017 Annual Birmingham Doll Club Sale is being held on March 18, 2017.  
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Place: 1809 Mission Road  Vestavia Hills, Alabama
We will have antique to modern dolls, collectible-play dolls, doll magazines, doll related items.  Some proceeds to benefit charities.  Bring your dolls for free identification and values!
See you there 😊😊

February, 2017 Meeting of the Birmingham Doll Club

The February, 2017 meeting of the Birmingham Doll Club was hosted by Janet S., who gave a program on Dolly Darling Dolls by HASBRO.  These 4 1/2" dolls were produced from 1965 to 1968.  The original six dolls and their accessories were packaged in "hat boxes"and had molded hair. 
Beth at the Supermarket       

John and his Pets


Susie goes to School

Cathy Party

Karen Slumber Party


Sharon Takes a Vacation
Later dolls had real hair and less elaborate packaging.


Competitor doll makers came out with their own hat box dolls.



Hasbro made many other types of toys in the 1960's and is still one of the most popular toy makers today!

Dolly Sewing Kit


The Bridal Trouseau Sewing Kit

Monday, January 2, 2017

December, 2016 Meeting of the Birmongham Doll Club

Our December, 2016 meeting of the Birmingham Doll Cub included our annual Christmas celebration with our secret Santa gifts! Beverly and Debra hosting the meeting and had wonderful refreshments.  Secret Santa was good to all of us!!

We were greeted by Santa and the children!





Everyone received a beautiful baby from Debra

Beverly received a plaid bear

Lucky Beverly also received this little girl!

Barbara received this lovely young lady

Jill S. and her secret Santa gift


Billye received this tiny doll and trunk as well as the Tiny Town doll below

Tiny Town artist

Sharon received this handsome Japanese doll


Debra received this hand carved Shirley from Sharon


Ann received three dolls

Gorgeous ear rings for one of Dorothy's luck dolls
Jill M. was thrilled with her sewing mannequin doll!

November, 2016 Meeting of the Birmingham Doll club

The November, 2016 meeting of the Birmingham Doll Club was hosted by Dorothy.  The meeting included a workshop to make felted angels.  Dorothy always makes crafting look so easy!  First we took a hunk of wool and worked it into a tight round ball with a special barbed needle. 

The ball became the head and was further felted onto a wire frame to make arms and a torso. 




Additional wool was added to create a felted skirt over a styrofoam cone



Lastly the hair and embellishments were added to make the angel beautiful!

Finished angels
 
Dorothy made these two Christmas angels
A felted Santa

October, 2016 Meeting of the Birmingham Doll Club

The October, 2016 meeting of the Birmingham Doll Cub was hosted by Billye and included a workshop for making small doll bonnets from a few simple materials and tools!  We used lace, ribbon, tape measure, and a pair of sissors. 

Everyone was hard at work!




 


This sweet little 8" china doll models the finished bonnet.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Birmingham Doll Club September, 2016 Meeting-Summer Finds

The September, 2016 meeting of the Birmingham Doll Club was held on Sunday 9/11/16.  Barbara was the hostess and the theme was "Summer finds".  After a productive business meeting and delicious refreshments,  members showed off their new (or new-old) dolls. 

An early Martha Chase doll

A good doll keeps her bonnet on.

A sweet German baby doll.

Gladdie was purchased last month at the Twickenham doll show in Huntsville, Alabama.


This cute carved wooden doll won a prize in 1954


This doll was purchased with the other wooden doll.  Both dolls are jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

Close up of the second doll's face.


A modern Tonner doll with beautiful eyes!

Madam Alexander Sonja Henie doll

A Deb Canham bear

A small celluloid doll. 

The label on the bottom of this birthday girl says" Libby Conway Dolls". 

This handwritten paper tag is attached to the Libby Conway doll's back.


A sweet all bisque baby

This doll and her crocheted clothes are adorable!!

A small all bisque girl doll


A walking Schoenhut!
This hinge attaching the doll's thigh to the torso allowed the doll to walk with help from her mother. 

A Wendy Lawton wooden doll

Small peg wooden doll

A sweet smile

This all original girl is made of painted metal and has sleep eyes.