#tonnercon: Round and Round at the Carousel Ball – Tonner Doll Convention

You guys are not going to believe the amazing costumes here tonight.  I mean seriously.  Our attendees ROCK!  Tonight, we put some serious film costumers to shame, I tell you!  Oh!  But let me get to the dolls first, because that’s really what you want to know straight away, am I right?  Plus you all know that the Saturday banquet is always when the guests get their coveted Tonner souvenir.  So here goes:

Lady Grace Souvenir

Lady Grace Souvenir

Lady Grace (Souvenir)

  • Cami Head Sculpt
  • Antoinette Body
  • LE 300
Lady Catherine Centerpiece

Lady Catherine Centerpiece

Lady Catherine (Centerpiece)

  • Antoinette Head Sculpt
  • Antoinette body
  • LE 100
Lady Agnes Centerpiece

Lady Agnes Centerpiece

Lady Agnes (Centerpiece)

  • Duchess Head Sculpt
  • Antoinette Body
  • LE 100
Lady Ann Centerpiece

Lady Ann Centerpiece

Lady Ann (Centerpiece)

  • Precarious Head Sculpt
  • Antoinette Body
  • LE 100
Lady Emily Centerpiece doll

Lady Emily Centerpiece doll

Lady Emily (Centerpiece)

  • Daphne #2 Head Sculpt
  • Antoinette Body
  • LE 100

I know, right??  4 simply stunning centerpiece dolls!  And each doll is majestically displayed on one of six different beautiful carousel horses from the incredible Kronemann Carousel Collection by the talented Jenny Kronemann.  As noted on her site, www.jennykronemann.com, each piece is gingerly hand-crafted from coldcast stone resin and meticulously hand-painted and glazed to a gorgeous glossy finish, and then set upon a rich, sturdy wood base with a solid brass carousel pole.  Another remarkable fun fact is they each include the artist’s signature and Certificates of Authenticity, as well.  They are breathtaking, people, and collectibles in their own right.  Some of them are even adorned and embellished with authentic, precision-cut Swarovski crystals!  We pulled out all the stops, folks  :D

Kronemen Carousel Horse

Kronemen Carousel Horse

So ok, now back to the amazing Edwardian costumes!  There was a costume contest, and attendees did not disappoint!  I think Robert and Joe had a tough time picking a winner.  See for yourselves:

Costume finalists

Costume finalists

Lorraine Bonecki:  Costume Contest winner

Lorraine Bonecki: Costume Contest winner

Check out some video of the costume parade:

We dined like Kings and Queens!  After our delish meal, we turned our attentions to the screen up front, where we got to see Part 2 of the Super Secret Video.  Simply gut-busting!  Side-splitting, I tell you!

When we all caught our breath and recovered from our laugh-induced tummy aches, Robert handed out the Collect-O awards.  This is where we hand out special tiny statues, awarding our dear collectors the way they should be awarded.  With some humor thrown in.  Take a look:

Paul Bailey:  Most supportive spouse

Paul Bailey: Most supportive spouse

Jack made as special announcement about a Super Secret Early Bird Special Surprise in the Tonner & Wilde Sales room tomorrow morning at 6am sharp. …what on earth could that be??  Guess that means another early morning for us, doll lovers!

And then……..we DANCED!  Robert had been waiting for this moment all weekend.  He’s light on his feet, and a whiz on the dance floor.  Everyone couldn’t get enough of his groovy moves.  What can we say?  He’s an artist in every possible way!  The DJ was hot on the scene, and he spun all the right tunes.  I mean, people simply could not stay off the dance floor!  A big THANK YOU to our DJ for keeping us moving all night long.  And of course there was some dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth!  Have mercy, that was SO much fun!

Dance party!

Dance party!

Get Down!

Get Down!

Check out some video of the hot dance party:

To see ALL the pics from tonight:  click HERE!

And now….for bed.  Exhausted, but a GREAT exhausted, you know?  Until tomorrow, Doll Lovers!

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