Wednesday, June 30, 2010

August gathering brings doll couture to Nashville along with Frist's 'The Golden Age Of Couture'


I had a lovely dinner with Sandra Stillwell tonight in Nashville, and she filled me in on plans for the upcoming doll couture event in Nashville. You can read all about it at:


Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Exclusive Nashville Doll Couture Event 
As announced in Fashion doll gathering planned in conjunction with Frist's 'The Golden Age Of Couture,' an exclusive doll collectors event is being planned for late summer to take place during the Frist Center's "The Golden Age Of Couture" event. Exciting details have surfaced, and event planner Sandra Stillwell was gracious enough to meet with me during one of her Nashville planning trips to share some of the official news....
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More details at:

Celebrating "The Golden Age Of (Doll) Couture" 
According to the local dolly rumor mill, an intimate gathering for collectors of 16"...
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Statue of Liberty Barbie doll; Stefano Canturi Barbie

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
The Landmark Barbie Collection 
Barbie Collector Dolls of the World Statue of Liberty DollIn celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dolls of the World®, one of the most popular and longest lived of the Barbie collections, Mattel presents the Landmark Collection featuring world-famous landmarks transformed into stunning gowns. 
Just in time for the 4th of July, The Statue of Liberty Barbie Doll is now on store shelves....
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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ken Carson has his day - a look at Barbie doll's boyfriend, Ken

  Two new articles about Barbie's boyfriend, Ken!
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 · 1 comment
Ken Carson - Barbie's Boyfriend 
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 · 7 comments
Ken in Toy Story 3 
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Farrah Fawcett doll by Mego Corp - a 1977 tribute to actress Farrah Fawcett

Friday, June 25th, 2010
Farrah Fawcett Doll by Mego Corp 
Various versions of the Farrah Fawcett doll were issued by Mego Corp in 1997 during the success of the series "Charlie's Angels."...
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Farrah Fawcett (9999) - 
Swimsuit Poster - 1976 - 20 x 28

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Who are the Belle Meade Plantation Belles? History of Nashville doll club



Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club
The Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club was formed by three women in September of 1997 at the old Shoney's in Belle Meade. Two of the women, Donna from West Nashville and Kathryn from Bellevue, had met at a doll show earlier that year and placed a classified ad in the local paper announcing the first meeting in September. Lorena from Pegram joined them at the first official meeting and the club has met every month since then.

Plantation Belle Barbie Outfit
The club was named after the location where the club was founded and the Plantation Belle Barbie outfit, one of the original Barbie doll fashions from 1959, which is pictured in the club logo above.
The Plantation Belles doll club was originally a Barbie collectors club but has expanded to include other fashion dolls including Tyler, Gene, and Fashion Royalty, and many other dolls have been displayed and discussed including Effanbee, Madame Alexander, Vogue and other dolls. Barbie doll remains a popular topic at meetings, however, and the club has been invited by Mattel to participate in special events in Nashville in the past such as the release of the Country Rose Barbie doll.

Club members have held doll displays at the Bellevue Center, displayed Barbie cars at the Bellevue Cruisers car shows, donated toys to Agape Child Services every Christmas, and participated in many other fun events.

Plantation Belles Club Meetings
When the Belle Meade Shoney's closed, the doll club moved to the Shoneys in Bellevue where they continue to meet the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.

Plantation Belles Club Membership & Dues
Visitors are welcome. The first meeting is free. After that it is $3 per meeting or $25 a year to join the club. Since expensive collectible dolls are frequently on display, membership is open to girls 12 and older.

More details at plantationbelles.webs.com. Join the discussion on Facebook at Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club and on Yahoo at  Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Tonner Doll Company adds Galadriel figure to Lord of the Rings doll collection

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 · 1 comment
Tonner Doll Company Lord of the Rings Collection 
As reported in Tonner Doll Company to release Lord of the Rings dolls in June, doll artist Robert Tonner of the Tonner Doll Company has undertaken to make 16" versions of character figures from The Lord of the Rings...
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Tonner Lord of the Rings Figures 
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Mattel Lord of the Rings dolls: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas & Galadriel

A look back at one of my favorite collections:

Mattel Lord of the Rings dolls: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas & Galadriel
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Barbie Doll as Galadriel 
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Generation Girls Barbie dolls a decade later: the Barbie doll series that ushered in the millennium

Friday, June 4th, 2010 · 2 comments
Generation Girls Barbie Dolls Ushered in a New Millennium 
The current Barbie Basics collection brings to mind another collection of Barbie and friends issued around the turn of the century the Generation Girls!
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fashion doll gathering planned for September in conjunction with Frist's 'The Golden Age Of Couture'

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Celebrating "The Golden Age Of (Doll) Couture" 
According to the local dolly rumor mill, an intimate gathering for collectors of 16" fashion dolls will take place in Nashville in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition "The Golden Age Of Couture" at the Frist Center in Nashville.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Elvis Presley: gospel singer, rock 'n roll singer, movie star, Barbie doll & now Mr. Potato Head

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 · 1 comment
Elvis Presley: gospel singer, rock 'n roll singer, movie star, Barbie doll, Mr. Potato Head 
Elvis Presley was a gospel singer, a rock 'n roll singer, a movie star, a military serviceman, a Barbie doll, and now a Mr. Potato Head toy!
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tonner Doll Company to release Lord of the Rings character dolls in June

  As a Lord of the Rings fan and doll collector, these really appeal to me!
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Tonner Lord of the Rings Figures 
The Robert Tonner Doll Company has unveiled the upcoming Lord of the Rings dolls, a new collection of character figures for 2010. ..
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