Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fred Hopper by Kathy Lawrence

I was so pleased to find this in the gift shop of the Folk Art Museum. Fred Hopper of the Hopper Family Paper Dolls by Kathy Lawrence (daughter of Queen Holden). It was published by Shackman in 2011. There are three other dolls for purchase separately: a mother rabbit and two bunny children. Kathy's artwork is exquisite. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Anniversary, 1944

My husband laughed when I showed him this card -- the golfer isn't facing the right way! Oh well. It's the thought that counts.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 2014 Midwest Paper Doll Party

Peggy Ell sent along the following message via email:

Happy Spring Paper-Dollers!

It’s that time of year. Nancy Mershon and I will be hosting the paper doll party in Des Moines this year Saturday, May 3rd, and we hope YOU can come. It’s an informal format, with lots of opportunity to buy and sell paper dolls. We have a show and tell, a boxed lunch and a special favor for everyone that attends.

We hope to see you there!!!!!
Peggy Ell


When:  Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 to 4:00
Where: Zion Lutheran Church

              4300 Beaver Ave

                 Des Moines, Iowa
Who:      Hostesses this year are Nancy Mershon and Peggy Ell
Why:    For fun, friendship, and paper dolling!
What to Bring: Paper dolls you want to sell (make sure your price and initials are on each item and that your name is on your box).

Our theme this year is: Children Around the World

If you would like to bring a foreign/traveling child paper doll to display and a paper doll for show and tell we would be delighted!

A donation of a PD item for the door prizes would be very much appreciated! If you are a paper doll artist (amateur or pro) and would like to donate an original paper doll as a souvenir, please bring one for everyone.  Email Peggy for a head count a week prior to the party.  

Cost will be $14 (to help with the cost of the room, lunch, decorations etc.) and is payable at the door.

We need an RSVP from everyone to order sandwiches and keep our mailing list current.

___I will be coming to the 2014 PD party on May 3rd
___I will not be coming to the 2014PD party on May 3rd

I would like a     ___ Turkey                  ___ Ham   
___Roast Beef   ___Veggie          Sandwich
___Please keep my name on the permanent invitation list.
___Please take my name off the permanent invitation list.
Questions? Call Peggy Ell 319 752-7670 or E-Mail her at ell(at)mchsi(dot)com or Nancy Mershon at nmers44(at)iowatelecom(dot)net

Please respond by April 29th 

Directions to Zion Lutheran Church

Coming from the East on I-80: take I-35/I-80 until you get to exit 131 ( Merle Hay Rd) Take exit 131 and turn left (south) onto Merle Hay Rd.  Now continue with part B below.
Coming from the West on I-80: take I-35/I-80 until you get to exit 131 ( Merle Hay Rd.). Take exit 131 and turn right (south) onto Merle Hay Rd.  Now continue with part B.

Coming from the North on I-35:  take I-35/I-80 until you get to exit 131 (  Merle Hay Rd). Take exit 131 and turn left (south) onto Merle Hay Rd. Now continue with part B below.

Coming from the South on I-35: take I-35/I-80 until you get to exit 131 ( Merle Hay Rd). Take exit 131 and turn right (south) onto Merle Hay Rd. Now continue with part B below.

Part B    
Now Everybody: From exit 131, go three stop lights to Aurora Ave. (Bob Brown Chevrolet is on the right (west) and Dahls Foods is set back from the street on the left (east).  Turn left (east) onto Aurora Ave. Continue east until you get to Beaver Ave (one mile).  Go left (north) on Beaver Ave. one block. Zion Lutheran Church is @ 4300 Beaver Ave.

Area Hotels

All of these hotels are within the 1st mile on Merle Hay Rd.
5000 Merle Hay Rd.   1-800272-6232

 Quality Inn
4995 Merle Hay Rd.   1-800-228-5151

Holiday Inn
4800 Merle Hay Rd.     1-800-465-4329

Days Inn
4845 Merle Hay Rd.    1-800-32-746

Econo Lodge
4755 Merle Hay Rd.     1-800553-2666

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Special Tribute to Larry Bassin

Louise Leek is hosting a paper doll party that will celebrate the work of Larry Bassin. It will be Saturday, May 17 at the Methodist Church in Streetsboro, Ohio. There will be sales, raffles, show-and- tell, and a program presented by Larry himself. Attendees will also receive a souvenir paper doll by Larry. There's a Dress-A-Doll to design for, too, but make sure you get the invitation from Louise so that you have the right size. I scanned this doll in and the size may be off.

Click on each image for more information.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nan C. Moorehead Sales List Update

This is a brief two-page update to the Jan. 2014 list; Nan hopes to have a new selection of vintage paper dolls to sell soon. Special on this list: original artwork by Sandy Vanderpool. 

Nan is also selling a few back issues of Golden Opportunities, must-haves for the serious collector of vintage and antique paper dolls. 

Above, featured on the back cover of issue #64 of G.O., a New Yorker cover from June 16, 1945. It's one of my favorites, all about the dawn of the post-war era. The New Yorker cover is also for sale for $15.

Don't forget: call Nan first before mailing your check to make sure the item is available.

Nan C. Moorehead, 523 Maple St., #204, Edmonds, WA 98020. Phone: (425) 778-1324

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Morgantown Paper Doll Luncheon 2014

One of many gems in the sales room of the Morgantown Paper Doll Luncheon. 

Valerie Keller, Linda Hoerner and Jill Miller got in the spirit of the Mad Men theme by dressing up in 1960s- inspired outfits. Jill's leopard-print coat says it all! 

Mike and Bernie Bussacco had an inspired display for their Carol Heiss paper doll book.

Linda Hoerner and Louise Leek catch up. Louise is hosting a party honoring the artist Larry Bassin next month. More on that later.

Eileen "Rudy" Miller at her sales table. I snapped up her Barbra Streisand paper doll.

I love seeing the paper doll- inspired clothing that collectors wear to parties and conventions. That is Louise Leek's fun vest from the back.

It's always great to see paper doll chums again! I was busy selling raffles and managing the event, so I didn't have enough time to take more pictures (I did sneak away to make purchases, and will post those shortly).

Valerie Keller won the prize for best Dress-A-Doll outfit, and Margaret Brown won the binder filled with everyone's submissions.

The party was over too quickly, but we'll begin planning next year's event soon. Stay tuned for date and theme.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Brownie card: "It never rains but it pours --"

This is an adorable little greeting card -- about 3 1/2 inches square. It's unused, and the back is marked "Brownie 5 L 197 Copyright". I bet someone out there has a collection of these. Would love to know more about the artist and company.