The Doll & Toy Collectible Show and Sale takes place at the Charlotte Habor Event Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida.
The show is in it's 36th year and is hosted by the Port Charlotte Club of Florida. The host city of Punta Gorda is a small town in Charlotte County where Hurricane Charley made landfall in 2004. You can read about that in a previous post In Which I Explore Dean Park.
The town has recovered and it is a nice place to live and to spend the day. Beautiful murals adorn the downtown buildings. Shopping and restaurants downtown as well as those at Fisherman's Village draw locals and tourists alike. You can read about Fisherman's Village in a Hitty Travel Doll Post A Day Trip to Punta Gorda.
A regular at the doll shows in SWFL is Don L. Meindl of Martini House. He is a multi-talented fashion designer who also creates OOAK (One of a Kind) fashions for Barbie and Friends. He is avid historian and has presented exhibits and programs on dolls to local organizations and national conventions.
OOAK Fashions of Don L. Meindl of Martini House
OOAK Barbie Fashions by Don L Meindl of Martini House
The dolls you find at a doll show is an eclectic mix of old and new, budget priced and well.....not so budget priced. Fun for young and old.
A box of Barbie Dolls for Two Dollars Each
Antique Dolls at the Port Charlotte Doll Show
Antique Doll and Presentation Box from Germany
Vintage Dolls and Jewelry at the Doll Show