Saturday, May 26, 2012
It's Party Time!
I shot the reception video this morning. Hope to have it up by tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy a few of the pictures.
The decorating team did a nice job. The balloons are made from Easter eggs and I glued straws to the base after painting them black. I then added a pink ribbon.
The appetizer table is on the left and the main course table is on the right.
There is a small makeshift bar with wine, champagne, and beer.
The kids will drink punch from the fountain. I made this using some old instructions I had on file. To make your own, here is a link to the instructions. http://www.dolldivas.net/Dioramas/2007%20Dioramas/DD-diorama-WaterFountain.html
A closer look at the appetizers
A closer look at the main dishes. Not too much is new here except the shrimp. The turkey is resting on a bed of rice.
Meet Gene and Toni Burrough. They do not live in Morristown. I met Toni in 2006. She was visiting a porcelain doll exhibit I had up at a local facility. She explained that she was telling her life story using fashion dolls. I went to see her dolls and the rest is history. She and I are now best of friends. She is the reason I started making doll furniture. She was my only client to start, then I branched out to Ebay. She is also my inspiration for telling my doll stories. She has not done much with her dolls in the past 3 years, but you can see her old stories at www.mydollsstory.com. All of the stories on her site are true. This doll looks just like her, and the male doll resembles her husband. She is wearing a Robert Best outfit, called Midnight Mischief. (Thanks for the info, Matty).
I love the brooch. Sorry for the blurry picture. For all of you looking for high class fashions, Jason Wu doll clothes are top of the line. Dressmaker Details is another maker of fine clothes. That link is just to one dealer. There are other dealers and of course you can find them on Ebay. A third choice would be Randall Craig RTW fashions. There are many other options out there for high fashion clothes. Don't feel limited by the kid fashions that Mattel has chosen to produce.
Toni would want me to show the shoes.
Toni and Gene will return to their own home after the video. In the video she plays the role of Tina's (my psychiatrist) older sister.