A very large Steiff bear, signed, came home but is too large for the case I wanted to put him in. One of the replicas of a few years back, this one is the cream colored Margaret Strong bear in the largest size. He looks a lot like my replica 1906, lost in the house fire. That bear I called Elvis because he said to me in a deep bear voice “I wanna be your teddy bear”. This one I call Rowbear for the show promoter.
As there were 5 bags, most heavy, It took two extra people to get me out of the hotel and onto the sidewalk. It was a parade with Rowbear the bear looking over the top of his sack. There was one spectacular big fashion doll there shown with her owner, Val of Val Star Antiques in IL. It was my favorite doll for best in the show.
In this picture in front of the Ida Gutsel cloth boy, see the tiny shoulder head? I did not see it till I lifted the Gutsel boy out to look at him and then saw the early little Goodyear head!
I could not leave the clock, it keeps time and chimes from a battery run works. Close ups of my purchases will be posted soon.
I had a good time visiting with people, met a friend of Dixie Redmond's. A lady came up to me at the show and said are you Edyth? I said yes. She is Terri from another Texas town. She said I recognized you from your pictures on your blog, love the blog etc.. She is a great fan of Dixie's and Kathy Patterson’s and Peggy Flavin’s, and had a doll by Lone Pierette in her booth for sale. Lone is a great doll maker in Denmark. I enjoyed running into an internet friend. Dixie has woven a great web of us together round the world making and enjoying dolls together. e