Our 2017 Doll, Bear & Toy Show – Including Our Special Izannah Walker Exhibit

All of the members of the Jenny Lind Doll Club would like to thank our fabulous, hard working dealers who helped to make Sunday’s show a huge success! They went above and beyond, enduring pouring rain during their move-in and move-out, and those that spent Sunday night at the Wyndham also had to deal with a power outage! So a large and lengthy round of applause for all of our 2017 dealers!!

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Izannah Walker Exhibit at the 2017 Jenny Lind Doll, Bear & Toy Show 10/29/17, Southbury, CT

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Izannah Walker Exhibit at the 2017 Jenny Lind Doll, Bear & Toy Show 10/29/17, Southbury, CT


Izannah Walker Exhibit at the 2017 Jenny Lind Doll, Bear & Toy Show 10/29/17, Southbury, CT


Izannah Walker Exhibit at the 2017 Jenny Lind Doll, Bear & Toy Show 10/29/17, Southbury, CT

The Jenny Lind Doll Club would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the owners of all the Izannah Walker dolls that were on loan for our very special exhibit! You made our 30th show one to remember! What a glorious way to celebrate Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday! We greatly appreciate your generosity and the time and effort you put into getting your dolls to the exhibit.  Additionally, we’d like to acknowledge the former members of the Jenny Lind Doll Club, who throughout our 79 year history, have loved and cherished the Izannah Walker dolls in their own collections.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to everyone who came to our 2017 show!!!

*If you would like to see a short video of our Izannah Walker exhibit, please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/jennylinddollshow/


Sneak Peek Number 4 ~ The Toy Museum of New York!

queen marlenes toy museumThe Toy Museum of NY will be at the Jenny Lind Doll Show, this coming Sunday, October 29th, at the Wyndham Southbury Hotel in Southbury, CT!!!! They are working on a new pilot episode for a children’s  television show called “ Queen Marlene’s Toy Museum  and Friends”.  A example of this new show will be at their booth for you to preview.


Here’s more great news. Have you ever wanted to see your own favorite doll or toy on television?  Well here’s your chance. Stop by The Toy Museum’s booth, bring your favorite doll, teddy bear or toy for a Hollywood style photo session. The photo of your toy may appear in one of the episodes of Queen Marlene’s Toy Museum and Friends.   The Museum is most interest in photographing your dolls and toys that are from the 1800s – 1960s. The only other requirement is that you will need to sign a release form at their booth giving the Toy Museum permission to use the photograph of your toy.


Here is a description of their new children’s television show:


Queen Marlene’s Toy Museum and Friends is a children’s television show geared for young audiences ages 3 – 9 years old.  The show takes place in a happy and friendly toy museum world.  Queen Marlene is the host of the show and is ready to help children learn about everything from counting and colors to spelling and the history of toys.  The museum is Queen Marlene’s classroom as she takes the students through the exhibits, explaining and teaching along the way.  The Toy Museum’s Royal Theater is her playground as she introduces live entertainment; including an assortment of acts, dance moves, music, folksy humor, slapstick and other fun and educational shenanigans to delight the children. Other areas of the show include visits to the Arts & Crafts Room, the Library, the Gift Shop and the Café, to name a few. If you love laughter, good times, surprise and learning, this show is for you. Episodes will have recurring puppets and performers, as well as special guest appearances. There is always something new happening at this fun and entertaining Toy Museum.  Lastly, the show is somewhere between Buckingham Palace meets Mr. Rogers and Broadway.

For more information on the Toy Museum of NY, please visit their website at www.ToyMuseumNY.org or stop by their booth at this year’s Jenny Lind Doll Show 30th Annual Doll Show, on October 29th, 2017.


2nd Sneak Peek – Reborn Dolls by Pastora Heredia

You may remember the precious babies created by reborn artist Pastora Heredia at last year’s show. Pastora is returning this year with more of her adorable infants. Here is just a sample of some of her work that will be available at the Jenny Lind Doll, Bear & Toy Show at the Wyndham Southbury Hotel in Southbury, CT, next Sunday October 29th, 2017 from 10:00 – 4:00!

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Stop by space #27 to chat with Pastora and ooh and aah over her Reborn darlings! ❤

1st Sneak Peek of Some of the Great Items You Will See at Our October 29th Show!

Our 30th annual Doll, Bear & Toy Show is a week from tomorrow, on October 29th from 10:00 – 4:00 at the Wyndham Southbury Hotel in Southbury, CT!!! Here is a first glimpse at some of the wonderful things our dealers will be offering for sale.  Come back to visit us here on our Jenny Lind Doll Show blog throughout the week to see more “sneak peeks”!!!

Today we are showcasing a few of the fantastic things that Monica Bessette will be bringing to sell. Those of you who are Izannahphiles know Monica for her in-depth articles about Izannah Walker’s life, The Search for Izannah Walker in the Spring 1994 issue of Doll News, & Walker Dolls: A Family Affair, Doll News Summer 1998.

The Search for Izannah Walker by Monica Bessette

Monica is currently working on her forthcoming book OCCUPATION DOLL MAKER: The Life and Times of Izannah Walker

Monica will be at our show in the Great Hill Room, space #41, right next to our special Izannah Walker Exhibit. In her own words she’ll be “selling and chatting”. Here are just a few of the fun things you’ll find Monica selling:

lots of photos of girls with dolls – tintypes, cabinet cards, carte de visite, stereoviews, etc.,  a good selection of West German flocked animals, painted bisque doll house dolls, doll books, Classic American Doll Stamp sets, etc., & a Chase mannequin!”

What fun things!!! I know that I can’t wait to see them and I’m sure many of you feel the same!


We Have a Wonderful Show Planned For You! – 40 Outstanding Dealers – Izannah Walker Exhibit – Make & Take Doll Crafts – Raffle – Silent Auction – Appraisals – Doll Doctor – Great Food & Fun Times!!!

Our 30th annual Doll, Bear & Toy show is going to be bigger and better than ever! We have expanded our sales area! There will be 40 great dealers on hand who specialize in a vast array of antique, collectible, and artist dolls, bears and toys!

Note to dealers: Our 2017 show is fully booked! If you would like to be placed on our wait list, in case of last minute cancellations, please email jennylinddollshow@gmail.com.

In Celebration of Our 30th Annual Doll, Bear & Toy Show – Special IZANNAH WALKER EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT!!!

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Two of the dolls that will be on display October 29th, 2017 at a special educational exhibit of Izannah Walker dolls, presented by the Jenny Lind Doll Club.

The Jenny Lind Doll Club is very pleased to announce that we will have a special educational exhibit of Izannah Walker dolls at our October 29th, 2017 show. This is an almost unprecedented gathering of so many of these rare dolls at a public event. There will be at least eleven Izannah Walker dolls on display that belong to current Jenny Lind members, along with photos and memorabilia of Izannah Walker dolls owned by past members, including legendary Izannah Walker collector Maureen Popp. At this time discussions are underway with friends of the Jenny Lind doll club about the possibility of additional dolls being loaned for the exhibit, so the total number of dolls on display may be slightly higher. There is no separate admission fee to view the educational exhibit. Entrance is included in the doll show admission of $7.00.

All exhibited Izannah Walker dolls are part of private collections, they are NOT being offered for sale. This is strictly an exhibit in celebration of both our Doll Show’s 30th anniversary and Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.

*If you will be attending the show and own an Izannah Walker doll that you would like to add to the exhibit, please contact us at jennylinddollshow@gmail.com to make arrangements. ❤

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Ursula Schink


Ursula Schink at our October 25th, 2015 doll show.

We are greatly sadden to report the passing of Ursula Schink, a very talented and creative doll lover and exquisite seamstress, who used her talents to create fabulous doll clothing and tiny dolls. Those of you who have gone to our shows in previous years will remember Ursula as one of the mainstays of our show. Her booth was always filled with a wonderful selection of antique dolls and an abundant array of antique doll and infant clothing, as well as sewing trims and notions. She will be greatly missed ❤