Barbie for big girls.

NBDCC 2012 Day 4 …..Viva La Roma!

The last day of convention is always a little bittersweet.  Exhaustion has usually taken up permanent residence in most convention attendees by this time but no one seems to care.  I am posting this after the event has long ended ( family vacation got in the way of posting) but I decided to go ahead and continue.  The last event of the convention was a dinner in Rome.  The convention doll was unveiled to great applause.  I had the extreme pleasure of sitting with some of the best people at convention this year.  My table host Jim was fantastic and each and every person at the table made it a pleasure to go to an event.  Thank you Jim and table #73!

The centerpiece was fabulous as always with a roman temple and two OOAK dolls ( nope…didn’t win either of em….I am 0 for 4 years of convention attending on centerpieces..I don’t sound bitter do I? LOL!). 


I have to put in a note here to say that the food for the entire convention was THE BEST.  I have never had food this wonderful at a large organized event ever…and I have been to a few.  Here is our menu card for the final dinner



It was so good I had to drop my fork to take a picture…and folks that just doesn’t happen every day LOL!  Yes, the food was phenomenal but the real expectation of the evening was the unveiling of the convention doll.  Our table host Jim was waiting along with the rest of us for the big reveal….


And here she is…Rome Eternal by the talented duo Magia2000




The doll itself is gorgeous…the dress needs to be cinched a bit more in the back so as to avoid the problem with all empire waisted gowns….looking a bit pregnant.  I am looking forward to photographing her in the studio. 

One other exciting item to mention, our table mate Kathy won a big award for he Barbie quilt in the competition room.  Congratulations Kathy!!!  This is one talented woman folks.  She had numerous entries in the competition room and all of them were fantastic.  The quilt really was out of this world brilliant though and the convention attendees agreed.

The quilt


Kathy with her ribbon and in her amazing pink steam punk ensemble


It was a glorious convention beautifully put on by the host doll club and steering committee.  Loved it!  The National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention for 2013 will be in New Orleans.  For more info on that and how to register, please go to


9 responses

  1. Tom Carr

    Thanks so very much for each of the convention postings, including this latest and last one. Your updates became the best-next-thing to attending the convention. I’ve enjoyed each and every one! Tom

    July 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    • I am so glad you have enjoyed my coverage of NBDCC 2012 Tom! Thanks for leaving such a lovely and encouraging comment.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

  2. It was (is) always SO MUCH FUN to read your comments and see the pictures you post! Thanks so much, it made me (almost) feel like I was there!

    July 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I am so glad people are enjoyed the photos and reports. It encourages me to keep doing it. 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

  3. So glad you went ahead and posted! I needed a little more post-Con-after-glow……wow, 0 for 4 in the table centerpiece department? You are the Susan Lucci of the centerpiece! But next year is YOURS – I can feel it!


    July 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    • Heeehee…the Susan Lucci of centerpieces…I like that. Happy to give you your post convention fix my dear Peter. It is always an exteme pleasure to hear from you as it was an extreme pleasure to sit with you at table 73 this convention. You will have to take my luck with you to next years convention…will not be able to attend next year 😦

      July 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

  4. Ro

    It’s a pleasure to read your convention coverage. Next best thing to being there.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:24 am

    • Thank you so much! I was thinking of you when I went to a Mattel pullout session ( see blog post today) They went into the design of all the sets…you would have been fascinated and they would have loved seeing your work.

      July 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

  5. Sam

    You know how I feel about you work behind the camera. I am still in awe of my experience at the convention. Sorry you will not be there next year, no matter what we are so bless to be members of your blog.

    Your pictures of the 2012 convention are remarkable and bring back much joy and fond memorie. Thank talented lady. A fan Sam.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

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