A week ago, Integrity Toys held it’s annual doll convention. Three days of fun, festivities and dolls, dolls, dolls! I’ve yet to attend one, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. There were quite a few convention attendees who kept the rest of us tuned in – in just about real time. Between twitter, blog and Flickr updates – you’re practically there. From the initial registration, during the workshops and store tours, through the luncheon and dinner events, with about forty new doll reveals sprinkled throughout it all and unleashed upon the world…the images and info were sent out…and I happily took it all in.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a better collection of dolls concentrated into one convention. Every one a beauty, you could almost hear the sighs of desire and whoops of joy emanating through the computer screen as each one was revealed.
Though I was only standing on the sidelines, the convention was a major win for me. I managed to find a lovely collector willing to sell me one of the dolls I fell in love with for a very attractive price. And I found another fantastic collector willing to trade a doll that I had not bonded with for another of the convention cuties that caught my eye.
The first doll I fell for has already made it here…
Oh, my gosh! Isn’t she just the most! EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Today’s model is Elegant Evening Poppy Parker. She was the featured centerpiece at one of the luncheons during the convention. She’s wearing her original fashion (minus a golden bracelet – not a fave & I was afraid it would fall off during the shoot…or get all fiddly and turned backwards – so I left it off). I gave her hair a little brushing to tame the flyaway strands. Her photo was taken in our front yard in the morning sunlight.
I Could Not Have Dreamed You
I Think You Must Be Real
Because I Could Never
Have Had A Dream
As Beautiful As You