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.

New Bleuettes and “Friend” For Sale!

Bleuettes and Friend

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and are enjoying the New Year! Wow, 2019 is here. I am looking forward to a brand new year and many dolls are in the works for this year along with new online classes and other things. I just finished putting together these two Bleuettes and a “Friend”! Tonight I am offering them as undressed dolls. I am hoping by Monday to get them dressed and then they will be available dressed or undressed. Undressed they are $325.00 each, dressed they will be $375.00.

Seeley Premiere Jumeau

The first one is made from the Seeley “Premiere Jumeau” mold. She has blue paperweight glass eyes, a pale blonde mohair wig and hand carved teeth. 

1907 Jumeau Bleuette Friend 4

I just love this 1907 Jumeau Bleuette “Friend”. She is made from a Jean Nordquist Collectible Doll Company Mold. She has brown glass paperweight eyes and a blonde mohair wig with hand carved teeth. 

Premiere Jumeau Bleauette Jean Nordquist Collectible Doll Co. mold

This is the Premiere Jumeau Bleuette made from the Jean Nordquist Collectible Doll Co. mold. She has brown glass paperweight eyes, a mohair wig, and hand carved teeth. All dolls are available undressed for $325.00 plus shipping. Please contact me at 815-565-0024 or email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com if you are interested in purchasing. Layaways are available. Thanks for stopping by Land of Oz Dolls and see you real soon!

Have a great dolly day! 

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

12th Day of Christmas Sales! This Is What’s On Sale!

Welcome everyone to my 12th Day of Christmas Sales! I am finishing off the last day with my newest 27″ Bru 13! 

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

I finished this beautiful Bru 13 today! She was made from the VL-7 Virginia LaVorgna head mold. She 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 lavender eye shadow. Her porcelain head is on a FB-21.5S composition body from New York Doll Products. She stands 27″ tall but allow 32″ of shelf height space to accommodate the bonnet (total height in costume 32″). She has beautiful blue-grey Hand English paperweight eyes with intense depth. She has a striking blonde human hair curled wig with bangs from Global Dolls Company. The metal base doll stand is included. 

Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Her exquisite costume was created by me from a Lorna’s Lovable Dolls pattern. Layers of beautiful mauve dupioni silk, cotton laces, and silk ribbons come together to create the perfect costume for this beautiful antique reproduction Bru 13. She has a cotton slip and pantalettes with cotton laces and a beautiful bonnet decorated with antique flowers and silk ribbons. She has cotton stockings and handmade leather shoes by Pam Willits. 

Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Her regular price is $1495.00 plus shipping. She is on special right now for the “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” through December 22th, (four days only)for $1295.00 plus shipping. Only one available, this costume is a limited edition of ONE! It will not be duplicated. Layaways are available on this doll. 

 You will need to contact me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone me at 815-565-0024 in order to receive the correct pricing. 

I hope you enjoy seeing more photos of this gorgeous Bru!

 

Bru 13 by Connie Zink Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Bru 13 by Connie Zink Bru 13 by Connie Zinkhope you have enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas Sales! Thank you so much for looking! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Talk to you all soon and don’t forget Bleuette’s are coming this week!!!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

11th Day of Christmas! This Is What’s On Sale!

It’s the 11th Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale! For all you Bleuette “Lovers” Monique Trading has just introduced a brand new shoe that will fit the wooden Bleuette body. Isn’t this just adorable? See the little kitty face on the toe of the shoe? They are called Kitty T-Strap Shoes and come 38mm long by 20mm wide. The colors available are White and Black, Black and White, and Red and White.  Order yours now at the sale price!

Bleuette Shoes Kitty T-Strap Shoes

Bleuette Kitty T-Strap Shoes

 

The regular price is $8.00 a pair and I am offering them to you as my 11th Day of Christmas Sales for $6.50 a pair. I  will be ordering them in the next couple days and am taking pre-orders right now at the sale price. I had such a great response on the #733 Girl’s Dress Shoes I am restocking these and taking orders for more at the sale price until December 20th ONLY! The #733 Girl Dress shoes are regularly $7.00 on sale for $5.00.

#733 Girl Dress Shoes

#733 Girl Dress Shoes

Order your Bleuette shoes now by emailing me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone me at 815-565-0024.

Attention Bleuette Collectors: I am currently painting Bleuette’s this week, I have a couple of orders I am trying to finish and am painting three extra dolls. I am hoping by Friday to have three Bleuette’s up here on the website for sale! If all goes well I will have two Premiere Jumeau Bleuette’s and one Bellette Jumeau 1907 for sale. Keep watching! Bleuette’s are coming! 

Until Tomorrow, Have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

10th Day of Christmas Sales! This Is What’s On Sale!

10th Day of Christmas Sales

It’s the 10th Day of Christmas! This Is What’s On Sale! Today’s feature is a little different than the normal. I am showcasing some adorable items suitable for any doll maker or collector’s Doll or Christmas display. The first item is this whimsical guy sitting on a Christmas Box by Bethany Lowe Designs. The entire piece together stands about 19″ tall. He retails for $62.95 and is on sale for $40.00 plus shipping. I have two of these available.

Bethany Lowe Design

Bethany Lowe DesignBethany Lowe Design

The second item is this stand up wooden Christmas sign. This sign stands on its own and is approximately 10 1/2″ by 9″. I have ONE only of this sign. Regular price $20.00 on sale for $15.00.

Victorian Christmas Sign

I also have four of these smaller hanging signs, approximately 9 1/2″ by 6″. Regular price is $15.00 on sale for $10.00

Victorian Christmas Sign
Last item using this lovely Christmas design with the Santa and the dolls is a Christmas Candle. Candle height is 5 1/2″ and the scent is Christmas Spice. The candle is about the size of a large Yankee Candle. Regular price $25.00 on sale for $20.00. I have two of these. All items are plus shipping and if you want multiple items shipping can be combined. 

Victorian Christmas Candle

If you are interested in purchasing any of these Christmas items please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024.

10th Day of Christmas Sales

Until Tomorrow, Have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

It’s the 9th Day of Christmas Sales! This Is What’s On Sale!

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Today, I am very happy to share with you my beautiful Bru 13 as today’s featured item:

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

This beautiful Bru 13 was made from the VL-7 Virginia LaVorgna head mold. She 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 lavender eye shadow. Her porcelain head is on a FB-21.5S composition body from New York Doll Products. She stands 27″ tall but allow 30″ of shelf height space to accommodate the bonnet (total height in costume 30″). She has beautiful brown Hand English paperweight eyes with intense depth. She has a striking blonde mohair curled wig with bangs from Dollspart Supply Company. The metal base doll stand is included. Her exquisite costume was created by Lorna Yates of Lorna’s Lovable Dolls. Layers of beautiful peach dupioni silk, cotton laces, and silk ribbons come together to create the perfect costume for this beautiful antique reproduction Bru 13. She has a cotton slip and pantalettes with cotton laces and a beautiful bonnet decorated with flowers and silk ribbons. If you are looking to add an exquisite antique reproduction Bru to your collection this may be the one for you.

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Her regular price is $1495.00 plus shipping. She is on special right now for the “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” through December 20th, (five days only) for $1295.00 plus shipping. Only one available, this costume is a limited edition of ONE! It will not be duplicated. Layaways are available on this doll. Layaway terms are shown at the bottom of this page: https://landofozdolls.net/dolls-for-sale/27-bru-13/

Please do not purchase this doll through her sale page as it will not give you the sale price. You will need to contact me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone me at 815-565-0024 in order to receive the correct pricing. 

I hope you enjoy seeing more photos of this gorgeous Bru!

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

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

Until tomorrow, Have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

8th Day of Christmas Sales! This is What’s on Sale!

It’s the 8th Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale!

I have one only 9 1/2″ Bambino “Bleuette’s Baby Brother” as my featured selection of the day. 

Bambino Bleuette Brother

Isn’t he just adorable?? Bambino comes complete with his little pants, shirt, and hat. The authentic reproduction costume was sold for many years through Global Dolls. Bambino has painted hair, brown glass eyes, and a paper mache baby body. Bambino stretches out to about 9 1/2″ long. Bambino (“Bleuette’s Baby Brother”) was made from a Collectible Doll Company Mold. Bambino has a cut out mouth with a porcelain molded tongue inserted. 

Bambino Bleuette Brother

Bambino Bleuette Brother

Bambino’s regular price is $395.00 but is on sale through December 20th, 2018 for $350.00 plus shipping. I only have one so if you are interested in purchasing or have any questions please contact me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. If you are a Bleuette or Rosette collector he will be a great addition to your family. 

Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother Bambino Bleuette Brother

Until tomorrow, Have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

7th Day of Christmas! This is What’s on Sale!

It’s the 7th Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale:

Today’s featured item is my “In-Depth Modern Doll Blue and Brown Eye China Paint Kit by Land of Oz Dolls! The kit includes eleven colors of dry china paints, all the colors needed to paint both blue and brown eyes. Included is the paints to completely finish painting a modern doll. 

19" April by Connie Zink

19″ “April” with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

19" "April" with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

19″ “April” with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

 

China Paint Colors in the Kit: Darkest Blue, Blue-Grey, Pale Blue, Aqua Green, German Dark Brow, Innocent Pink, French Lip, Rose Sugar, Pupil Black, German Dark Hair, and Dark Coffee Bean. 

Regular Price is $74.00 on sale through December 20th for $65.00. To order please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. 

Don’t forget the “April” Eye Painting CD Workbook is currently on sale for $35.00 through December 20th. I also have a Modern Doll Eye painting Brush Kit available. Painting these beautiful eyes is a challenge but oh so rewarding. I love watching them come together over multiple firings. 

Modern Eye Painting Brush Kit

 

Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day! 

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

6th Day Of Christmas Sales! This Is What’s On Sale!

Welcome to my 6th Day of Christmas Sales! Today I am offering my CD Workbooks at a reduced price from now until December 20th, 2018. Learn to paint beautiful antique reproduction and modern painted eye dolls with the help of my complete step by step photos and written instructions. 

CD Workbook Set by Connie Zink

CD Workbook Set by Connie Zink

I currently have three different CD Workbooks available. I have “Creating the Perfect Bru”, “Creating a Tete Jumeau”, and “April” In-Depth Eye Painting (Blue Eyes). The set of three is regularly priced at $100.00 for the set. It will be on sale until December 20th for $90.00. I will also be selling them individually right now for $35.00 each. Regular sale price here on my website is $45.00 each.

Here is a description of the Bru and Jumeau CD Workbooks:

If you have a difficult time making it to seminars, let the seminars come to your studio and guide you through the steps of pouring, eye-cutting, soft-fire greenware cleaning, and china painting your Bru or Jumeau. I will guide you with step by step photos through the entire process of creating a beautiful heirloom antique reproduction doll. The Bru CD Workbook has been written for the 30″ CDW 201 Bru 14 and the 28″ VL 7 Bru 13. The Jumeau is using the Tete Jumeau as an example. The CD Workbooks are step by step comprehensive photos and directions put on CD. They cover the complete process from eye-cutting thru soft-fire greenware cleaning, and all the china paint firings. The CD Workbook requires a pdf reader on your computer to open it. (This is not a video) You may study and paint from the clear concise photos on your computer or print off the workbook for a hard copy. Please realize the clearest photos will be on your computer.

Here is the description for the “April” Blue Eye CD Workbook: 

If you have a difficult time making it to seminars, let the seminars come to your studio and guide you through the steps of pouring, soft-fire greenware cleaning, and china painting your April. I will guide you with step by step photos through the entire process of creating a beautiful heirloom modern painted eye doll. This CD Workbook has been written for the 19″ April doll from Expressions. I will be doing blue eyes on this doll. This CD Workbook is 110 full-color pages of step by step comprehensive photos and directions put on CD, of the complete process from pouring the head mold, soft-fire greenware cleaning, loading the bisque fire kiln, thru all the china paint firings and doll stringing assembly. The CD Workbook requires a pdf reader on your computer to open it (This is not a video). You may study and paint from the clear concise photos on your computer or print off the workbook for a 110 page hard copy. Please realize the clearest photos will be on your computer.

I am now also offering online classes that use the CD Workbooks as an aid in the “live” classes. New sessions will be starting in January. After the first of the year I will be publishing more information and a schedule here on my upcoming classes and how they work. It is wonderful to be able to sit in the comfort of your own home and learn porcelain doll-making. 

To receive the special pricing of $90.00 for the set of three or $35.00 each until December 20th you must email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. (Paypal invoice or credit card sales are available). The website will not give you the sale prices. You may also request the CD Workbook’s as a download and have no shipping costs. Shipping will be $8.00 for a small priority flat rate box on any purchase of CD’s shipped whether one, two or all three are purchased together. 

Below are photos of dolls that I painted as samples during the online classes using the CD Workbooks. Give the gift of doll making knowledge to yourself or someone else this Christmas! 

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau by Connie Zink

19" April by Connie Zink

19″ Blue Eyed “April”

Until tomorrow, have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

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! THIS DOLL HAS BEEN SOLD!

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