Today was the doll show! Ann had a new dress made special for the day, Annie and Anne (all my style of Raggedy Ann Dolls) wore their original dresses. Yesterday after picking the fabric they would not leave me alone until I made at least one new dress.
So, this morning off they went to the Doll Show, a bit nervous because they had never been left alone in a strange place. They made some new friends that came home with us, along with a tiny doll tea set in a picnic basket.
They were so happy because each of them won a ribbon! Their raggedy doll smiles were twice the size as when I left them there this morning and their raggedy doll hearts were bursting with joy. . .now they want to go to more "Beauty Shows" as they call it. . . but that is it for this year.
The show was not as large this year. We were told that because of the bad weather we had a lot of the dealers did not make it. Last year the rooms were packed with so many wonderful antique dolls, new dolls and all other doll related items. This year the dolls seemed not such great quality and the selections were not that great.
Just for fun I entered 3 of my own Raggedy Ann style dolls and when I went back to pick them up I was very happy to see them wearing ribbons! I did enjoy the show, picked up a few fun treasures. It was nice to go out for awhile and get away from the unfinished kitchen! Now I need to put away my Raggedy Dolls and the new ones I brought home! I included a photo, a tiny tea set, a little McDonalds doll dressed like Minnie Mouse ( I have a little collection of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a tea set) a Mary Engelbreit doll named Rebecca and a sweet old doll which I know nothing about, she is composition, original clothing, very sweet. . .her head is a bit loose and needs to be tightened, but she is in great shape for her age. . .off to the dollie cupboard they will all go, need to make some room!