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.




Monday, August 14, 2017

Convention 2017


So much to share! Here's a small sample, more to come.

Map your memories with Penny Arrowood




Mask-making with Monduane Harris


Special Exhibits (Anita Korsonsky's table)


Artists Gallery (Debra Van Dyke's table) 


Show and Share (from Marion Creamer's collection)


Competition


Freebie Table

Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 INTERNATIONAL PAPER DOLL CONVENTION Email #11: Free Parking!


Parking at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport is free for Paper Doll Convention members! Allison Cole, our hotel contact explained as follows:
  • When you pull into the parking lot, take a ticket at the automatic gate.
  • Bring it to the front desk to have it validated  -- and then hold on to that ticket!
  • You'll use that same ticket for exiting and entering the lot as many times as you need to -- without paying a fee.