Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bridge Tally, ca. 1920s


Bridge tallies are one of my favorite things to find at a paper doll convention. The colors and artwork are wonderful.  Amazing how common these tallies were at one time.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Chestnut Vendor, 14th Street, woodcut, ca. 1930s


This 4x4 print appear to have been removed from a book; there's no printing on the back. 
It has a perfect November kind of mood about it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Special Exhibits: Pat Rooney's vintage closet

Pat Rooney saved her outfits from the 1960s-early 1970s -- and we are glad she did!




Who can forget the platform shoes?


Sweet Mary Janes in bright orange.

Beaded handbags were trendy.

A fabulous velvet minidress with large white collar. 


I'm betting this poster hung in Pat's room.

The Artists Gallery: Ralph Hodgdon





Friday, September 1, 2017

The Artists Gallery

Sandy threw many people off with the wig! She created a clever paper doll set 
that featured the outfits she wore at the convention. 


Sylvia Kleindinst showcased her original art







Anita Korsonsky, attending her first convention, displayed a paper castle from her collection.


Karen Hunter's amazing artwork -- she captures the stars from some of our favorite TV shows. 
That's Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey) top left, and 
 Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York from Bewitched.

Karen also collects Betsy McCall paper dolls and figurines that she shared in Special Exhibits.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hippie Night


Lynne Hills and Sharry O'Hare in hippie finery. 
Many people were inspired to dress up -- perhaps made easier 
by personal memories of the era and memorable costumes once owned.

Betty Kappel


Grace Keene

Denise Bond

Julie Cruz-Jones and daughter Gina Lannen. 
It was their first convention and they jumped right into the fun!


Laura Cushing Kidney


Jim Howard

Ralph Hodgdon with Jeanette Craker and Jane Borg

Ron Fong, Carol Carey and Monduane Harris


David Wolfe and Sharry O'Hare

Convention Snapshots


David Wolfe took us back to the 60s in style!



The first of two Ralph Hodgdon workshops




Jane Borg and her sister Jeanette Craker


Ron Fong and Linda Hoerner. 
Linda designed our logo, centerpieces and name tags -- and came up with the idea of a name-tag decorating station so attendees could color and embellish their own name tags.