My tour of the Doll Room is coming to an end with this final installment of thirteen photos. I hope you have enjoyed your tour of Land of Oz Dolls. Some day, I hope many of you can stop by for a visit. If you are traveling through the area and would like to stop by to see us, as of September 2014, we opened Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. We would love to have you stay with us a few days! We have just been featured on Carroll County Illinois Tourism’s website. Here is a link to the article: http://visitcarrollcountyil.com/roberts-roost-country-guest-house/ .
Land of Oz Dolls is very proud to announce the opening of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House in Savanna, Illinois. After always wanting a quiet retreat setting for my seminar students and visitors to the doll shop, that dream has become a reality. We have transformed a former family property into a beautiful country garden retreat with two bedrooms, living room and dining room combination, complete kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor entertaining area. You can read about the history of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House at: http://robertsroostcountryguesthouse.com/about/ .
Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House
Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House has two bedrooms, one with queen size bed and one with full size bed, living room /dining room combination, complete kitchen and one full bath with tub and shower. Here are some photos of the inside of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House:
Many of you know that I am into “Nature Photography” and Roberts’ Roost provides the perfect back drop for many of my photos. Here are a few photos of some of the birds, blooms, and flowers of Roberts’ Roost.
I currently have a promotion running where you can sign up to win a free two nights stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. Just go to the website http://robertsroostcountryguesthouse.com/ to register for the drawing. Drawing will take place on December 31st, 2014 and the winner can use their prize anytime in 2015 (availability permitting) .
The next time you are planning a trip to visit Land of Oz Dolls or the surrounding area please consider a stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. I guarantee you will enjoy the peaceful serenity that Roberts’ Roost has to offer.
Land of Oz Dolls was founded in January, 1979 in Savanna, Illinois by Connie Zink. After having signed up for a porcelain doll class that was advertised in a local newspaper, Connie had no idea she had embarked onto a life-long journey into the art of porcelain doll-making.
Now 38 years and several thousand dolls later, world renowned artist Connie Zink, is still producing museum quality antique reproduction and modern porcelain dolls for her customers all over the world. She has exhibited her dolls at shows across the country, and in 1997, Connie was awarded the coveted “Millie” at an international competition in Oneonta, New York.
Connie enjoys making both authentic antique reproduction dolls along with painted eye modern dolls. Selections of Connie’s current dolls for sale can be found here on this website under the “Dolls For Sale” page.
Connie and Dennis Zink
Her husband, Dennis, pours the greenware for the approximate 2,000 plus different antique reproduction and modern dolls that Land of Oz Dolls offers to its customers. Their studio in Savanna, Il along with its beautiful doll displays, also offers a vast array of soft-fired greenware, porcelain slip, brushes, wigs, eyes, shoes, socks, and doll stands for the doll-maker. Land of Oz Dolls carries their own line of china paints for antique reproduction and modern dolls. A complete selection of supplies makes Land of Oz Dolls, a one-stop doll making shop. Connie also occasionally teaches online classes and seminars on porcelain doll-making.
When Connie is not working in her doll studio, she is an active gardener and enjoys working in her many flower and vegetable gardens at her home. Connie was awarded the State of Illinois “Outstanding Master Gardener” award by the University of Illinois Extension Service in 2007. Connie and Dennis also have many flower and vegetable gardens at the guest house they own and operate called Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House located just outside Savanna amid the rolling hills of northwest Illinois. Connie also enjoys bird-watching and nature photography and many of her nature photos are on display at Land of Oz Dolls.
During the months of January through April, you can also find Connie several days a week at the Savanna H&R Block office as a tax associate preparing income taxes.