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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 Zink hope 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

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

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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

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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

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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 Zink This 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 Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" April by Connie Zink 19" 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!

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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 Christmas 24" 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 Christmas 24" Kimple Father Christmas

 

Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day!

Dolly Hugs, 

Connie Zink

Please contact me if you have any questions:

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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