Tonner 2015 "Guilty Pleasures" Convention Part I

It's really great that the Tonner people are posting the event dolls on their FB page even while the convention is under way.

So far, my favorites are from the break out event called "Wilde Tea Party."

Vintage Tea Ellowyne $165.00
Vintage Baker Pru $165.00
Vintage Kitchen Lizette $165.00

I also loved the Special Exhibit of vintage dolls which included Sweet Sue and Miss Revlon.  Credit for photos was not posted.

There were some very special early Barbie dolls as well on display.

Opening Dinner Event - "Rockabilly" attendees were dressed in square dance attire and received this doll:

Dixie  LE  200   $165.00
Kit head sculpt and Chic body
Maxine  LE  200   $165.00
Magnolia Sculpt and Chic Body



Comparison Photos: Violet, Oona, Madra, Gene and Trent

Anne Monday was gracious enough to allow me to repost her excellent photos which compare the newest resin Jamieshow Gene Marshall line to earlier releases.
The new versions are on the right except in the case of Grey Lady Gene.


 Grey Lady Gene (On the right is the original vinyl version.)



Pictures From our Visit to Chicago During Jamieshow Convention

Gino's East

America Windows by Marc Chagall at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago

Millennium Park including Cloud Gate (the Bean) and the Crown Fountain

 Scenes from the Architecture River Cruise

On Michigan Avenue 

Nathan Hale statue ("I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.") at the entrance to the Tribune Tower. It was Red Nose Day which I had never heard of prior to that day. He is sporting a red nose.
Dylan's Candy Bar
Cupcake Kiosk inside Water Tower Place
American Girl Store

Build-A-Bear Workshop store - not just for bears anymore.

Navy Pier Park

Museum of Contemporary Art
Many unusual exhibitions. Fantastic gift shop. 
Stairwell Looks Down to Koi Pond

Unusual seating in the Lobby
We managed to fit in plenty of sight seeing in the short time we were in Chicago.  The weather was fabulous. We could have used many more days there.

on a jet plane
in the rain.