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Tulsa Doll & Toy Show

This past weekend me and @TheChicGirl met up with my mother-in-law, Miss Linda, at the Tulsa Doll & Toy Show. 

We started the trip down with a stop at Star Bucks, where @TheChicGirl, had to get her morning coffee. I choose to get a nice warm hot chocolate and try their delicious pumpkin muffin with cream cheese filling, yum!

Star Bucks Pumpkin Muffin
Star Bucks Pumpkin Muffin

Miss Linda is an avid doll collector, while I just kind of go for the cute dolls. This years doll show seemed to be a little smaller than the last.

Online auction sites seem to have contributed to the decline of dolls shows. Despite the small turn out, this year’s show still had some neat finds.

Sometimes I just like looking at all the old toys.
Sometimes I just like looking at all the old toys.

As always it’s fun just to see some of the dolls that are on display. Some of these antique dolls can go for thousands of dollars. 

Antique Dolls can go for thousands of dollars
Antique Dolls can go for thousands of dollars

Sometimes dolls & toys aren’t the only thing you find at the doll show. I cam across an interesting glove box, but couldn’t give up $40 for it. 

Vintage Glove Box
Vintage Glove Box

Personally, I tend to be more fond of Barbies, having grown up playing with them. Seeing the Barbies on display made me think of  @andibgoode, one of the vintage bloggers I follow. She’s blogged about her doll collection in the past, so I had to send her a pic of all the cool dolls I saw at the show.

I hate it when people don't dress their dolls
I hate it when people don’t dress their dolls

I left the doll show with several goodies, including a steal of a deal on this Coke Cola doll. 

She was the last Coke Cola doll I was missing from my 50’s Coke Cola Barbie collection. All I need now is the Coke Cola Soda Jerk Ken. 

Marching Band Coke Cola Barbie
Marching Band Coke Cola Barbie

I also dug around the dollar bin and found some cute accessories for my Lala Loopsy mini collection.

Dot Splatters loves her new jar of pencils
Dot Splatters loves her new jar of pencils
Sugar loves her new Gum Ball stand
Sugar loves her new Gum Ball stand

 

At the event we heard that the Oklahoma City doll show in May is expected to be bigger, so I have it marked on my calendar to go. 

OKC Doll Show
OKC Doll Show

The day was rather nice for November, and after the doll show, we decided to do some antiquing. Overall, I had a good time with everyone.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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