Articles by ConnieZink

About ConnieZink

I started Land of Oz Dolls in January of 1979. I make Museum Quality Antique Reproduction and Modern Porcelain Dolls. I also carry a complete line of doll-making supplies.

5th Day of “Christmas Sales”2018

It’s the 5th day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale! 

#733 Girl Dress Shoes

#733 Girl Dress Shoe 

 

For all of you Bleuette “lovers” out there!

I am very pleased to announce that the 38mm, #733 Girl’s Dress Shoes for Bleuette are today’s Christmas Special. These darling vinyl, strap shoes with side buckles, come in your choice of eight colors. The 38mm size fits the wooden Bleuette body. Colors available are white, black, light pink, light blue, purple, red, yellow, and light green, Cost is regularly $7.00 per pair, but the special sale price is $5.00 per pair. No limits to how many you can order while stock is available. I have always had many requests for these beautiful little vinyl shoes and they have been out of stock for quite awhile, so now is the time to restock some of these great colors you have been waiting for. These shoes are on Christmas special from now until December 20th. Please email or phone in your order. The website will not give you the sale price. Email is landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. 

Until tomorrow,

Have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

4th Day of Christmas! Look at What’s on Sale!

It’s the 4th day of Christmas and look at what’s on sale!

12" Googly by Connie Zink

Today’s Christmas special is this adorable 12″ JDK 221 Googly. She is made from the S-001Dear Googly mold from Seeley’s and on a GB8S composition body. She has green-grey glass eyes and a synthetic mohair wig. Sue Sharp of The Sharp Needle made this beautiful little costume with the decorated straw hat. She comes complete with cotton crocheted stockings, vinyl shoes, and a metal base doll stand. Her regular price is $395.00 plus shipping. She is on sale for only $350.00 until December 20th through this website. Only one available! Please contact me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or call me at 815-565-0024 to purchase her at the sale price. I can send a Paypal invoice or take your credit card info over the phone

This little “Googly” will make a great addition to your reproduction collection. They are such fun little dolls. Her straw hat is awesome. Check out some of the closeup photos of it below. 

12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink 12" Googly by Connie Zink
Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

3rd Day – “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” 2018

German Paint Collection

It’s the 3rd Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale! Today’s feature is my German Collection China Paint Set. Our line of china paints are produced to give reliable results each and every time. These china paints contain lead which allows for consistent firings and excellent fluidity. Our paints blend easily and fade less than unleaded china paints during firing. All of our china paints should be fired to cone 018. When doing many multiple firings I do fire to 019 and then evaluate on the last firing if I need to fire one last time to 018. 
The German Collection can be used for all types of German dolls including “Mein Liebling”, “Hilda”, and many of the “Heubach” children. The collection consists of German Wash, German Eyelash, German Light Hair, German Dark Hair, German Light Brow, German Dark Brow, German Lip, and German Lip Shading and Cheeks. 
Regular Price on the German Collection Paint Set is $54.00. From today until December 20th, it is on special for $40.00 for the set of 8 colors. I have multiple sets available so this offer is not limited to one. 

German Collection Paint Set
Sample of Colors of the German Collection Paint Set

Please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com to place your order. Please do not order from the China Paint page on this website as it will not give you the sale price. Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day! 

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

2nd Day of “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” 19″ “April”

19" April by Connie Zink

It was the 2nd Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale! This Doll Has Been Sold!

19″”April” by Connie Zink 

19" April by Connie ZinkThis beautiful 19″ April with blue painted eyes is a true work of art. She has an all porcelain body. April was originally sculpted by Dianna Effner and made from a mold available through Expressions. Her exquisite smocked costume was crafted for me by Sue Sharp of the The Sharp Needle. April stands 19″ tall but you need to allow 21″ in height on a shelf to accommodate the bow. She is wearing a yellow print cotton dress with a hand smocked cotton pinafore. She has a cotton slip and underwear along with yellow shoes and cotton stockings. I have been painting and teaching lifelike modern painted eyes for over 15 years. It takes numerous firings to achieve the depth as shown in these painted eyes. From the photos you can see this doll is painted to perfection with a lifelike realistic expression. The regular price on this doll is $550.00. For the Christmas sale she is reduced to $495.00 plus shipping. Sale ends December 20th. I am not including a shopping cart button for this doll as I only have one. Please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024 if you are interested in purchasing her and I can send a Paypal invoice or you can call with credit card info.19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink

Have a great dolly day! See you tomorrow for the “Third Day of Christmas Sales”

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Please contact me if you have any questions!

 

The “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” Are Starting! See What’s On Sale Today!

24" Kimple Father Christmas

Welcome to my “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales”!! This is Day One! Every day from now through December 18, I will be offering an item or items on sale for your Christmas pleasure. The items will remain on sale through December 20th or whenever the items are sold out, whichever comes first. Some items I will have multiples of, but many will be limited to one. I will not be including shopping cart buttons for these items. I do not want to take a chance on selling them more than once. The item will go to the first person who emails me and wants to purchase the item. Once the sale is confirmed I will send a Paypal invoice or you can call me with a credit card. So get ready! Here goes!

First Day of Christmas: 24″ Father Christmas Ready to Costume!

24" Kimple Father Christmas24" Kimple Father Christmas

This 24″ Father Christmas made from the Kimple mold was completed in 2008. I’m sorry to say he never was finished with costume so I have decided to offer him for sale as an undressed doll. He stands 24″ tall and is complete on his cloth body with the under robe and metal doll stand. I do not have a costume pattern to go with him. He has a beautifully painted porcelain head with beard, bisque hands and painted brown boots. Father Christmas has blue painted eyes. Completed with a traditional Father Christmas robe he will make an awesome addition to anyone’s Christmas collection. He will be my one and only offering of this size. I lost this mold in the storage unit fire of 2012 and was never able to replace it. He is a one of a kind offering from me. I do however still have the large size Father Christmas mold from Kimple that I offer soft fired greenware and blank bisque. 
Regular price is $450.00 however his sale price through my “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” is $375.00. If I list him in my eBay store or Etsy he will be listed at the $450.00 original cost. Sale price is only available through the website sale here. To purchase please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or call me at 815-565-0024. The first person to contact me will receive him at the special price. I can then figure out shipping costs to your location. He is available for both domestic and international shipping. Here are some more photos of Father Christmas:

24" Kimple Father Christmas

24" Kimple Father Christmas

24" Kimple Father Christmas

24" Kimple Father Christmas

24" Kimple Father Christmas24" Kimple Father Christmas

 

Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day!

Dolly Hugs, 

Connie Zink

Please contact me if you have any questions:

Check Out My New 21″ A 11 Jumeau!

Welcome Back To Land of Oz Dolls!

Tonight I wanted to share with all of you my new 21″ A 11 Jumeau! She has such an adorable expression and was so much fun to paint. She was one of my samples I painted during my “Online Jumeau Class” last Spring. More info will be coming soon on future “Online Classes”. If you have any questions on this doll or doll making classes please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com 

Update: This Doll Is SOLD!

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau

If you would like more information you can find her complete description and purchasing information here: https://landofozdolls.net/dolls-for-sale/a-11-jumeau/

Have a dolly great day!

Connie Zink

New E12J Jumeau Available For Purchase!

Welcome back to Land of Oz Dolls! I would love to share with you tonight my newest E12J Jumeau. She stands 21″ tall and is now available for purchase. She has such personality and is one of my favorite Jumeau’s.

This Doll Has Been Sold!

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

 

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

She was made from the S-185ST Seeley E.J. Camille head mold. This doll is perfection at its best.The artistry is superb with wonderfully detailed and shaded French eyebrows, beautifully spaced eyelashes, perfectly shaped lips with accents, and a hint of mauve eye shadow. Her porcelain head is on an FB16JS composition body from New York Doll Products. She stands 23″” tall on her wooden base doll stand with bonnet. (Allow height on shelf for stand and hat, doll alone is 21″ tall). The wooden base doll stand is included. She has beautiful dark blue-grey Schoepfer paperweight eyes with intense depth, the photos just do not do the eyes justice. She has a Monique Human Hair Dark Brown Helen Wig . The costume is made from a beautiful shade of blue silk covered with gorgeous antique cotton lace and netting. The dress with antique lace trim and a bonnet  was created by Pam Willits. She also has a beige cotton slip and underwear, along with taupe hand made leather shoes and crocheted cotton stockings. If you are looking to add an exquisite antique reproduction Jumeau to your collection this may be the one for you. Dressed as shown this doll is $650.00. This doll will only be sold as a dressed doll. If you would like to visit her listing on eBay here is a link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123460758908?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

She may also be purchased here on my website. Here is a link to her sales page: https://landofozdolls.net/dolls-for-sale/e-12-j-jumeau/

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

New 17″ Bru Jne 8 For Sale!

This Doll Has Been Sold!

 

Welcome back to Land of Oz Dolls! Newly Listed On My Website! I just wanted to share another beautiful Bru with you. This one is the Bru Jne 8. She is 17″ tall (doll only) about 18 1/2″ tall when you allow for the doll stand and bonnet. Bru’s are one of my favorite dolls to paint. I have never met a Bru I haven’t absolutely loved. See below for a more complete description of this doll and more photos along with the shopping cart button. She is being sold as a dressed doll only. 

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

This gorgeous, museum quality 17″ Bru 8 antique reproduction porcelain doll was lovingly created by “Millie” winning, world renowned artist, Connie Zink of Land of Oz Dolls. She was made from the VL-27 Bru Jne 8 Virginia LaVorgna head mold. This doll is perfection at its best. Her porcelain head is on a FB14S composition body from New York Doll Products. She stands 18 1/2″ tall on her wooden base doll stand. (Allow height on shelf for stand and hat, doll alone is 17″ tall). The wooden base doll stand is included. She has beautiful light blue Schoepfer paperweight eyes with intense depth, the photos just do not do the eyes justice. She has a striking vintage new (never used) old store stock Cheveux French Human Hair wig from the late 1980’s . The costume is made from a beautiful shade of purple “raw” silk. The dress with antique lace trim and a bonnet  was created by Pam Willits. She also has a beige cotton slip and underwear, along with cream hand made leather shoes and hand crocheted cotton stockings. 

 

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

Layaways Available

Layaways are available. For dolls that you cannot purchase outright, please contact me and I’ll try to make the purchase possible for you through layaway. My email is landofozdolls@mchsi.com or you may call me at 815-565-0024.

Until next time! Have a great dolly day! 

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

New 27″ Bru 13 For Sale

Welcome back to Land of Oz Dolls! It seems so long ago I stopped by with any news here at the shop. I have an exciting announcement of my latest creation along with some photos to share with you. Now that summer is over and the hot weather is gone, I am back in the studio creating some new dolls. I also have started my newest session of Online Doll-making Classes. I am currently redoing my Bru course. If anyone would like more info on the course please contact me at 815-565-0024 or email landofozdolls@mchsi.com and I can give you more details. Now all about the new Bru that has been listed for sale here on my website and on eBay. I am really excited about this one I think she turned out absolutely beautiful.

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Isn’t she gorgeous? She is probably one of my favorites I have ever painted and I just love this costume. This costume was created by Lorna Yates of Lorna’s Lovable Dolls. I believe this was a pattern originally shown in a Gildebrief magazine. I know I just love it. If you would like more information on this doll, her cost, and the shopping cart button to purchase, please click on the link below:

27″ Bru 13 Museum Quality Antique Reproduction Doll

Dolly Hugs,

Hope to be back real soon with some more dolls to share! Connie Zink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day! Little Star Bleuette Friend!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am listing this beautiful “Little Star” (S&H 1448) Bleuette “Friend”!

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

This doll has been sold.

This beautiful museum quality antique reproduction 12″ ”Little Star” S&H 1448 Bleuette “Friend” was lovingly created by world renowned porcelain doll artist Connie Zink. “Little Star” has perfectly painted china painted features including authentic eyebrows, delicate eyelashes, multi-shaded mouth and flawless cheeks. Just a hint of eye shadow finishes off her superbly painted face. “Little Star” is on a wooden composition reproduction Bleuette body. She comes complete with dark brown human hair wig, blue-grey threaded glass paperweight eyes, white cotton underwear and slip, a white and red heart “Valentine” dress made by Clara Pelfrey, white socks, white shoes, red earrings and wooden base doll stand. Each doll is individually hand-painted by Connie Zink and no two dolls are alike. If you are looking to add a beautiful antique reproduction Bleuette “Friend” to your collection this doll is for you. The cost of the dressed doll as shown is $350.00 This doll may also be purchased undressed with wooden base stand for $295.00. Priority Mail shipping and insurance is $18.00.

To purchase this doll please visit our Dolls For Sale Pages: https://landofozdolls.net/dolls-for-sale/little-star-bleuette-friend/

 

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink

"Little Star" Bleuette "Friend" by Connie Zink

“Little Star” Bleuette “Friend” by Connie Zink