Articles for the Month of October 2014

2014 Christmas “Doll Giveaway”

It’s that time! Land of Oz Dolls would like to announce their newest “Christmas Doll Giveaway”. Over the last couple years, I have given away quite a few dolls during the different holiday seasons. I would like to share with you my “Christmas 2014 Holiday “Doll Giveaway”. This is a S & H 1448 “Little Star” dressed in her Christmas finery. Costume was made by Clara Pelfrey. She comes complete with her trunk and toys. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Drawing will be held at 8:00 am Christmas morning and the winner will be notified by email. You may only enter once but by sharing to your other social networks you will receive one entry every time someone clicks on your link.

"Little Star" S & H 1448

“Little Star” S & H 1448

"Little Star" S & H 1448

“Little Star” S & H 1448

Drawing Website 2

Merry Christmas!!!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Calling All Modern Doll-Makers! Modern Doll SFGW Catalog Started!

Good evening everyone, I am so pleased to tell all of you I have finally started to catalog my modern doll molds. I have hundreds to do so watch for many more pages to come. I am starting with The Doll Artworks. During the hey-day of modern doll-making, during the late 80’s and 90’s and into the 21st century, The Doll Artworks was one of the major producers of life-like children and baby dolls molds available for doll-makers around the world. I have not started on the shopping cart buttons as of yet, but at least I have a start to listing all these wonderful dolls available from Land of Oz Dolls in soft-fired greenware. Here is a link to the start of the catalog: Soft-fired greenware has been fired to cone 019 and is ready to clean, fire, paint and assemble. The finished dolls shown are examples of the finished product made by The Doll Artworks and are not for sale. They are examples only. Most dolls from The Doll Artworks consist of head, shoulder plate, arms and legs in porcelain with a cloth body. There are a few exceptions.

Christmas Special October 20th through December 1st, 20% off soft-fired greenware for “The Carolers” I have the molds for the large 27″ Dawn 24″ Beth, and 22″ Lori, and also the smaller size Dawn, Beth, Lori, Angelica, and Rosie. If you have any questions,want to know prices, or would like to place an order for any of the soft-fired greenware dolls shown, please contact: Connie. Happy Doll-making!

27" Dawn, 24" Beth, 22" Lori, Small size Dawn, Beth, Lorie

27″ Dawn, 24″ Beth, 22″ Lori, Small size Dawn, Beth, Lorie

Angelica and Rosie Small Carolers

Angelica and Rosie Small Carolers

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

French Doll History

Good evening everyone! I hope you all have had a great weekend. Are you ready to sit down, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy reading some French Doll History? About ten to fifteen years ago when my daughter worked for me, she compiled together some history of some of the more popular French Doll Companies. Many who make authentic antique reproductions like to study the history of the original antiques, after having enjoyed these pages on my old website for years, I decided to also move them onto this newer site. This will give you a brief summary of some of the wonderful old French doll makers such as Bru, Jumeau, Steiner, etc.

Just click on the link to the French history doll pages: French Dolls History

Original A. Marque

Original A. Marque

A - Series Steiner

Illustration 32: A-Series Steiner

Illustration 8 - Bru Jne 15

Bru Jne 15

Have a great evening and enjoy a little bit of French Doll History!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Virtual Tour – Christmas in the Doll Room at Land of Oz Dolls!

Welcome everyone, to my new virtual tour of the Land of Oz Dolls doll display room. Everyday is Christmas at Land of Oz Dolls! For those of you too far away to visit during our Christmas Open House on November 14th and 15th, during the second weekend of the Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop, we put together this virtual tour so you would n’t have to miss seeing a thing. ( I will not be open the first weekend of the Shop Hop due to the Des Moines, Ia. and Davenport, Ia. doll shows.) Sit down, relax, have a cup of tea, and enjoy the tour! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

The New “Frenchettes” Have Been Listed For Sale!

Good evening all,

My three “Frenchettes” have been finally listed for sale. Photos and complete descriptions are on my Dolls For Sale page.

15" Bru 5 Frenchette

15″ Bru 5 Frenchette


15" "A" Steiner  Frenchette

15″ “A” Steiner Frenchette

15" "C" Steiner Frenchette

15″ “C” Steiner Frenchette

Here is the link to the “Dolls For Sale” page:

Have a great dolly evening, until next time,

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

New 15″ “Frenchettes” Will Be Listed For Sale

"C" Steiner, "A" Steiner, Bru Jne 5

“C” Steiner, “A” Steiner, Bru Jne 5

Good evening all, I will soon be listing all three of these 15″ “Frenchette” dolls here on the website on the “Dolls for Sale” page. “Frenchettes” are a series of 15″ dolls I created back in 2009. All dolls are on the same FB12S composition body and stand approximately 15″ tall. There clothes are all interchangeable with each other. The dolls may be purchased undressed or dressed. The undressed price for all “Frenchettes” is $345.00. The dressed price is $495.00. Shipping and insurance within the continental U.S. is $20.00. I do ship worldwide but international shipping will have to be figured by individual country. You may email me for a shipping quote. The “C” Steiner costume was made by Pam Willits. I made the costume on the “A” Steiner. The winter coat, dress and muff was created by Lorna Yates. Other dolls that have been presented in the “Frenchette” series since 2009 is the Bru 13, AT 11, Jullien, Circle Dot Bru, F.4G., and Schmitt & Fils, I have quite a few patterns available from Lorna’s Lovable Dolls that fit the “Frenchette” series. I will soon be setting up a page here on the website featuring all the “Frenchette” series and will have all the patterns available listed for sale also.

"A" Steiner

“A” Steiner

"C" Steiner

“C” Steiner

Bru Jne 5

Bru Jne 5

"C" Steiner, Bru Jne 5, "A" Steiner

“C” Steiner, Bru Jne 5, “A” Steiner

If you are interested in any of the “Frenchettes” and don’t want to wait until I have the listings and page completed, you may contact me at or call 815-565-0024. Have a great dolly evening!

Until next time, Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Information on 28″ Bru 13 Doll and Costuming Seminar with Lorna Yates

Here is the information on the upcoming costuming seminar with Lorna Yates here at Land of Oz Dolls. The seminar is October 31st, November 1st, and 2nd. Deadline to register for seminar is October 15th. Dolls and costume kits may be ordered without taking the seminar for those of you too far away to make it to the seminar.

28' Bru 13 Costuming Seminar with Lorna Yates and Connie Zink

28′ Bru 13 Costuming Seminar with Lorna Yates and Connie Zink

Deadline to register to attend the seminar is October 15th. For those unable to attend we do ship worldwide.

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“Googly Hand Mirror” Kits Available Now!

Googly Mirror Kits For Sale

Googly Mirror Kits For Sale

I am back from the Oklahoma City Doll Show now and will be finishing getting the remaining “Googly Hand Mirror” Kits ready for sale. Kits are $90.00 plus shipping. U.S. shipping is $10.00. Shipping to other countries will have to be calculated upon request. They do not fit in a small flat rate Priority Mail box. I  ship by Priority Mail worldwide. I am just finishing up the complete photo and written instructions and packing all the ribbons and trims into the kits. Here is a link to a previous post with more photos of finished kits:

Here are photos of the three “Googly” head styles available. If there is a sold next to the head in the photos that particular one is no longer available. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis. These are currently what is available but I will try to get more completed in the near future.

Kestner Googly Style

Kestner Googly Style

K&R Googly Style

K&R Googly Style

"Einco" Googly Style

“Einco” Googly Style

If interested you can contact me at

Have a great dolly day!!!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

New Costuming Seminar With Lorna Yates Coming to Land of Oz Dolls!

Land of Oz Dolls is very pleased to announce our next costuming seminar with Lorna Yates of Lorna’s Loveable Dolls here at Land of Oz Dolls on October 31st, Nov 1st, and 2nd. We will be making this costume to fit the 28″ Bru 13. Lorna will be providing the costume kits, I will be providing the finished doll ready to dress. Complete details and prices coming soon. You will have three wig color choices, the pale blonde, dark blonde, and light brown. Also you will be able to choose between light blue, dark blue, and brown eyes. For those of you unable to come to the seminar, dolls may be purchased along with Lorna’s costume kit at a special combination price and you can make the costume at home.. Complete details coming soon!!!! 

Bru 13 with Dark Blonde Wig

Bru 13 with Pale Blonde Wig

Bru 13 website 3

Bru 13 with Light Brown Wig

Bru 13 website 4

Costume Made by Connie Zink Using Lorna Yates Pattern

Bru 13 wesite 2

Bru 13 with Dark Blonde Wig

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink