On Saturday, September 19th, I traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet Laura Ward on our planned mini trip to attend the Triple Crown Doll Show scheduled to be held at the Radisson hotel and to begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 20th. We were so happy that Heidi Wheeler met us for dinner Saturday night and this photo was taken by Laura from the 18th floor of our hotel where the 360 Restaurant tops the hotel building. I am on the left and Heidi is on the right side of the photo. The bright outside light dimmed our faces a bit. 🙂
The restaurant actually rotates slowly while you eat and so your panoramic view is a full 360 degrees. The river in the background is the Ohio River which eventually flows into the Mississippi River. The tall buildings in the background are in downtown Cincinnati and our hotel is located in Covington, Kentucky. The Ohio River separates the states of Ohio and Kentucky in this area.
It was wonderful to see Heidi and catch up on life events and talk about Sasha dolls too. The food was scrumptious too! 🙂
I made two purchases at the doll show on Sunday. The first purchase was made early on and almost immediately upon arriving at the doll show. I spied this amazing 1968 Trendon Brunette boy and snatched him up quickly. He is in minty condition and looks like his clothes have not ever been removed and he retains his plain back, gold wrist tag. His white leather sandals are both for left feet! But I just bet his is an excellent dancer in spite of the mismatched sandals! 😉 His hair is nice and stable too. But, the most amazing thing about this boy is that his beautiful, hand painted brown eyes have radiating irises! I have never seen this in person and only in a single photograph prior to finding this dear boy. 🙂
My second purchase was this dear little Doucet pram which is in very good condition. The canopy and cover are navy blue and not black as the photo may suggest. I purchased the pram from a dear man at the doll show and he was very kind and witty too. I really enjoyed talking with him and so many other nice people at the show. Anne Votaw was also there and it was so nice to see her. 🙂
I also won two dolls that were helpers or raffled dolls. Very exciting to win a doll, isn’t it? One doll was a Madame Alexander “Puddin” doll and the other an Ashton Drake doll with a teddy bear. 🙂
This post is very short and, since I am very tardy posting on my blog, I thought it best to just focus on the doll show finds and the wonderful dinner with Laura and Heidi. I wish I had a photo of Laura but missed that opportunity. I will do better next time, watch out Laura! 🙂
Thank you for visiting the blog and I hope you enjoyed this abbreviated post. I will post again soon and have photos of a few dolls that I adopted from Laura during our mini trip. Have a wonderful week everyone! 🙂 xxx