Springtime in Puyallup WA

Find the Enchantment – It’s Magical!

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Dolls & teddy bears have never gone out of style. They remain cool, as well as hip, and can make you laugh, cry or sigh. This  family friendly event is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with  dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes, accessories, furniture and  supplies.

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Early Birds at 8:30AM
Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015
10AM to 3PM
Location: Washington State Fairgrounds
110 9thAve SW  Puyallup, WA 98371
Admission: Early Birds $10.00
10AM admit: Adults $8; Children under 12 $4

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~Doll identification & appraisal, bring up to 2 items
~Teddy Bear identification & appraisal, bring up to 2 items
~Extensive selections of antique dolls, teddy bears, & miniatures on sale
~Meet artists showing their amazing creativity
~BJD meet-up 1PM on Saturday
~Find play dolls & teddy bears for younger collectors
~Doll stringing and repair evaluation available

A Special Valentines Day in Portland OR

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What a great day in Portland OR we had this past weekend.  I saw so many of my favorite people and met some amazing new artists.  The weather really cooperated and everyone was in good spirits.  I found a treasure for my collection and hope you did as well.  We will see you in the fall!  Enjoy the pictures here.  Be sure to look at our Facebook page keep the Doll Sale Marketplace bookmarked, many of the items you see here will be posted for sale soon.

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The First Show of the Year, San Diego Style

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This was a great weekend in San Diego!  It is always good to see everyone and get out of the winter blahs – and there were certainly no blahs at this show!  The class on Friday was fun – we thank Art Rogers for being such a great teacher.  All of the students finished in time to put their class creations in a Saturday contest.  Congrats to Wanda Shope for her return to the Teddy Bear world and for winning the contest (sorry Wanda – my picture of your Kit the Kat was terrible).  We also congratulate Stevie T for winning two Industry Choice TOBY awards announced at the Saturday evening banquet.

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I was glad to have extra help at the show (Thanks to Adeline, Jean and Maryll) so that I could take pictures and boy did I!  As usual for this show, there was a wonderful selection of original work by prominent artists, fabulous antiques, great vintage, an more miniatures than I have seen in a while.

Enjoy the pictures, I will post more on Facebook soon and many of the dolls, teddy bears and critters will be listed on the Doll Sale Marketplace during the week.