In Which I Travel to Orlando To See Dolls and Meet Doll Artists

Doll Show Florida Hitty Gale

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty Doll

IDEX  is the acronym for the International Doll Expo.  My adopted human, Shirley,  was able to attend for one day and I got to ride along. The 2011 annual trade show and exhibition took place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida.  

Hitty at 2011 IDEX Orlando Florida

Hitty at 2011 IDEX Orlando Florida

This trade show is a premier event that brings together doll retailers, doll designers, doll artists, doll manufacturers and doll collectors from around the world. 

The three-day event includes charity events, dinners and luncheons with souvenir dolls and accessories.  Demonstrations, seminars, and training classes are given by top doll artists.  The trade floor is open to the public for a few hours on Saturday. What fun to attend, see new dolls and meet doll artists.

IDEX 2011 Helen Kish

IDEX 2011 Shirley with Helen Kish of Kish & Company

IDEX 2011 Monika Levenig of Masterpiece Dolls

IDEX 2011 Monika Levenig of Masterpiece Dolls

IDEX 2011 Monika Peter-Leicht of Masterpiece Dolls 

IDEX 2011 Monika Peter-Leicht of Masterpiece Dolls

Just a few of the lovely dolls we saw at the 2011 IDEX Trade Show in Orlando Florida:

Tonner Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Tonner Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Harry Potter Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Harry Potter Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ellowyne Wilde Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ellowyne Wilde Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ellowyne Wilde Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ellowyne Wilde Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Wonder Woman Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Tonner Wonder Woman Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Boneka Dianna Effner Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Boneka Dianna Effner Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Ashton Drake Dianna Effner Alice Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Ashton Drake Dianna Effner Alice Doll at the 2011 IDEX

Hildegard Guenzel Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Hildegard Guenzel Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Hildegard Guenzel Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Hildegard Guenzel Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ruby Red Gallery Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ruby Red Gallery Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Ruby Red Gallery Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Helen Kish Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Helen Kish Dolls at the 2011 IDEX

Helen Kish Olivia and Effie Dolls at the 2011 IDEX



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