Izzybelle’s Travel Journal – Part 3 The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention

Izzybelle loved the excitement of the convention and getting to meet new friends!

Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.

Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.

The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.

The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.

The escalator down to the hotel convention center.

The escalator down to the hotel convention center.

2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention www.izannahwalker.com

These are some of Izzybelle’s favorite dolls that were on display in the competitive exhibits and special exhibits at the convention.

The UFDC's Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.

The UFDC’s Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.

Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.

Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.

Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.

Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.

Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.

This is my table in the Artist's Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.

This is my table in the Artist’s Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.

my table at 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention www.izannahwalker.com

my table at 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention www.izannahwalker.com

my table at 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention www.izannahwalker.com

A very, very nice convention attendee brought two of Izzybelle’s cousins, a pair of post patent Izannah Walker dolls, down to meet Izzybelle and the rest of my dolls.  It was amazing to get to see them in person!

A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.

A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.

A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.

A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.

Izzybelle's very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come  home with us!!!  Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing...

Izzybelle’s very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come home with us!!! Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing…

Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!

Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!

Izzybelle and I had a fantastic time at the UFDC convention.  We did have to say good bye to some of Izzybelle’s sisters, who found new homes, which made Izzy B. sad.  However she brightened right up when she found out that Ismay was coming home with us to join our family ❤ ❤ ❤

It’s getting late and Izzybelle is up way past her bedtime, so she will have to tell you all about her adventures in Fredricksberg tomorrow!

You can see a fun video of the Artist’s Showcase at the convention that Turn of the Century Antiques posted on facebook by clicking here.

More photos of the convention can be seen on the UFDC’s facebook page.

 

~ by paulawalton on July 25, 2014.

6 Responses to “Izzybelle’s Travel Journal – Part 3 The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention”

  1. Great pictures, Paula! Thank you for sharing your journey. 🙂

  2. Hi Paula,
    I’ve really enjoyed your photos and Izzy’s adventures! Thanks for posting them during what I think must have been a slightly if not really hectic time!!! I hope you had a wonderful show and made lots of new friends! I see that another little someone snuck into your heart and made her way home with you! How exciting! Rest well-you’ve earned it, girl! Love, Charlotte

  3. Hi Charlotte,
    It was a pretty crazy week and I have to admit that I have been sleeping in a lot the past few days 🙂 I did go a little nuts and spend all of my profits from the show on another Izannah! But Ismay is worth it and I just couldn’t leave her behind!!!
    Love,
    Paula

  4. It’s so fun Izzybelle found a sister! Yay!

  5. Izzybelle and I were both pretty thrilled about that 🙂

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