Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Off To The Tinsel Tent, For Carnival Dolls" Post Five
It's nearly 12pm, Sage and I have been playing games for almost an hour straight, collecting tokens, and tickets to spend in the Carlisle Pavillion or to save and spend inside The Tinsel Tent. Inside the Tinsel Tent you will find the Royal Flyers Show, The Dunk The Queen Game, The Tinsel Parade and Sparkling Doll Carousel and stands filled from top to bottom with Carnival Dolls, waiting for you to buy or use your tokens on.

Inside the Tinsel Tent, doll crafters have workshop displays and demonstrations on how they make many of the dolls at the carnival, here is a display of finished bisque doll heads They are so vintage.
Vintage Bisque Doll Heads!
About 5 booths down I came across the biggest Carnival Doll Display ever, so many dolls to pick from, I had enough to purchase two, but here are some pictures of them standing magically from their displays:
Carnival Dolls!
Carnival Dolls! 3
Carnival Dolls! 2
Carnival Dollies! 7
So you see, winning was easy, but picking the prizes were not, how do you pick from so many, LOL...I choose these 3, I won 2 and bought 1, and still have money saved for the rest of the day, including the tea time event at Delilah Mae's Tea house located inside the Candyland Court which borders Henrie O'Laughton's Food Pavillion, just minutes away from the French Quarter. At Delilah's Sage and I saved up our money to have tea with Last Years Carnival Queen: Corneilia Gatsby and Zoe, The Fiji Mermaid. Zoe can stay out of water for 2 hours, but must hydrate her fin every half hour with a water fan.
Come with me to the Candyland Pavillion and Tea Time with Corneilia and Zoe.....

21 comments:

SarahD said...

Lisa so many great Dolls....how wonderful xxx

KarenHarveyCox said...

OMG, LISA, you are amazing. I am in awe of how much work and creativity you have put into this. It is no wonder why your book is so gorgeous and well constructed. Happy carnival, and thank you for hosting such a wonderful event.

Karen

Lola Enchanted said...

You just keep the funning coming!! I love it, and I love the dolls you've aquired! I MUST go play that game!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

The doll crafters in Tinsel Tent, sure do have some wonderful displays and the demonstrations are so informative. What amazing talent they possess.

Nichole said...

Wow! The dolls are so cute! From a distance I thought the one with the black collar had a mustache!

Loving the Soiree so far. Have shared some memories at my blog, and brewing some tea now!

snippetgirl said...

So fun to have lunch and continue to enjoy the soiree of delights! It is such a nice escape....

Tiedupmemories said...

OOh those lovely dolls! love them all! I'm off to the dunking tank!!So much fun!

Tecu'Mish said...

I'm having a BLAST!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Miss Lisaaaaaaa, Happy Carnival Soireeeeee!! I just woke up and it is raning here. A perfect day for a virtual carnival!!

What amazing posts you have done, and what a treat indeed! I must read them all a couple of times. What fun, what joy!! Thank you for being a delightful magical hostess!! xoxo

April said...

Just look at all those dolls!!!

bluemuf said...

Lisa, the dolls are wonderful. I am having so much fun today.

Thank you

Karen

Bee Serendipitous said...

The dolls - the dolls, bring in the dolls...oh Lisa this is so much fun...my childhood memories are flooding back to me and they are sooo sweet...thanks for the memories...Q Bee C

Noodlegirl said...

I love the dolls they are adorable!

Debra said...

Am I too Late, are there any dolls left to win. All these beautiful dollies I want to play and take a chance. the line is long and I do not wish to miss any of the carnival.

faerie enchantment said...

Its never to late to win a prize or doll or two or three, the doll makers are always making some to for all to enjoy!

I won 2 for myself and bought one, LOL! I just love the Tinsel Tent, don't you!

Happy Carnival Soiree to each of you and to all who are still visiting!

XO!
Lisa!

Ann said...

I am having such a great time!! The carnival dolls are wonderful...I remember them from when I was small...haven't seen one in a long time...eye candy for me!! Ann

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

OOH you get to Tea with ZOE! yeah for you my dear! Oh such decisions you must make!
GOOD FOR YOU
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse

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Priscila said...

ohhhhhhhh I LOVE THESE Dolls! I love them love them love them.........how cute! I want them as my carnival prize.:) haha

Jamie said...

What dollfaces ;-) I can see why you had a hard time choosing Miss Lisa! Good for you taking 3 home.

StampinMom :-)

Cher said...

lol u are too fun! luv the dolls...not sure where I might find any in my neck of the woods..but congrads on your success..cher

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So many different things to see and do. I do live dolls...m..