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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. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doll Sale to Benefit Alzheimers association

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members of the Birmingham Doll Club were given the privilege of helping with a special doll sale to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  The dolls were Madame Alexander and Effanbee dolls owned by JoAnn Kernan. Mrs. Kernan had many beautiful dolls           which she cataloged and took excellent care to maintain in perfect condition                                                    Mrs. Kernan LOVED her dolls!

JoAnn Kernan is seen here with her daughter Valerie and family and friends.  

Snow White with the doll, Snow White!

Scarlett and Rhett

Madame Alexander herself

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Madam Alexander Doll Program at new Directions Ministry Thrift Store

On Saturday, May 15, 2016 members of the Birmingham Doll Club presented a program on Madam Alexander Dolls for approximately 15 budding doll collectors.  Jill Sturgeon presented information on the Madam Alexander doll company and their dolls and showed a short video.  Lemonade and cookies were served and then each child was presented with an eight inch Madam Alexander doll (dolls from the collection of Eunie Doster donated by Eunie's daughter Billie Currie) and a goodie bag. A good time was had by all. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 Birmingham Doll Club Spring Sale-April 30th!!!

 2016 Birmingham Doll Club Spring Sale 

Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:  9 am to 2 pm 
Location:  1809 Mission Road
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35126 

Please join us for the 2016 Birmingham Doll Club Spring Sale.  
There will be a wide variety of dolls available to purchase ranging from antique to modern. 
 There will also be free doll identification and appraisals available.  
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 30th!!!

We say "Be there or be square!!"


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Welcome Back Miss Iwate

Miss Iwate, Birmingham, Alabama's own Japanese Friendship doll is back from her recent trip to Japan.  Miss Iwate traveled to Japan to undergo an extensive conservation to restore Miss Iwate to her original beauty.  Some of the members of the Birmingham Doll Club participated in the celebration to welcome Miss Iwate back to the Birmingham Public Library in Alabama. 

Miss Iwate and her many original accessories. 

Miss Iwate is beautiful!!

Welcome back Miss Iwate!

March 2016 Wood Carving Class

March 3-6, 2016 was the date of the 2016 Wood Carving class taught by Janet Cordell and hosted by Sharon Kirby.  We had a great class and learned a lot about wood carving.  Many of the class members were carving Hitty and we concentrated on learning to carve a pretty Hitty face.  My dolls still required the "Hand of Janet" to make them pretty, but I had learned a lot and had a great time!!!