Doll News Fall 2014 - (Page 66)

by Judy Smart G lorious Spring weather, interrupted by occasional light showers and splendid rainbows, welcomed attendees of Carmel Doll Shop's first in a series of "Lunch, Listen and Learn" events. The premier event, billed as "Tea With Victoria," featured an exceptional French fashion doll, her extraordinary trousseau and her remarkable story, presented by author, historian and award-winning doll costumer, Denise Buese. The Victorian home-studded town of Pacific Grove (also known as Peeking out from the curtains of the Opera House, beautiful fashion dolls look on with approval as the Carmel Doll Shop awaits the arrival of the "Tea With Victoria" guests. A large display case showed off Victoria and her belongings in grand style. 66 FALL 2014 home of world-renowned Carmel Doll Shop. Situated on the rocky coast of the Central Coast region of California and upon scenic Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove was a destination that seemed tailor-made for doll collectors last March 1 and 2. Due to the popularity of this function, it was necessary to stretch a planned one-day event into two days, in order to accommodate all those wishing to participate. On each day, the respective attendees were welcomed to a luncheon tea complete with warm scones and jam, traditional tea sandwiches, delicious desserts and, of course, the Carmel Doll Shop's wellknown white glove treatment. Victoria, a lovely Clément fashion doll, held court in a large display case along with her trunk, her ten gorgeous and remarkably well-preserved 1870s costumes, and all the accessories a fashionable doll could want. Following lunch, Denise Buese presented her memorable program, which wove the extraordinary true story of this doll and her young owner through their

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Fall 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Conference Calendar
Welcome Newest Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions, 2014 UFDC 65th Convention Coverage
Black, Bisque & Beautiful
Gabriela Rose Original Paper Doll
A Veritable Feast in Every Way
Bob the Boy Scout Doll
The Luckiest Fella on Earth – The Story of Paper Doll Artist Tom Tierney
Tea with Victoria
Home Sweet Home – Lithographed Paper-Over-Wood Dollhouses
Ranch Life in Montana – A Visit with Alan Scott Pate and Robert Capriccio
Once Upon a Time – A Fairy Tale by the Sea
Barbie’s Best Friend
Janet Johl – The Fascinating Story
A Stroll through the Woods
Mix-and-Match Magic
Mix & Match Mates!
Fiesta! Junior Collector Round-Up
American Girl Place – A Dolly’s Day Out
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
UFDC 2015 Nominating Committee and Declared Prospective Candidates
Convention Sponsors
Annual Report of the President
Annual Report ReAL Services
Annual Report of the Second Vice-President, Director of Convention Services
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
Resume Minutes of the 65th Annual Meeting
Credentials Alert
Interim Financial Statement
In Our Memories
News & Notes
MAL Application Form

Doll News Fall 2014