About Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers
Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers is a southern California Doll club dedicated to Creating, Collecting, and Sharing their passion for all things dolls.
Founded in 1985 in the city of Santa Monica California, Crescent Bay is proud to spend this year celebrating its silver anniversary! Named after Santa Monica's "Crescent Bay", the club has grown to include members from all over Southern California. Crescent Bay is part of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc., an International non-profit organization of doll collectors and a member of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Dolls a group of clubs who meet to plan and participate in educational and charitable activities within the Southern California Doll Community.
Crescent Bay has a multicultural membership made up of doll artists and enthusiastic collectors. Their interests in dolls is eclectic and includes interest in antique and modern/contemporary dolls in all mediums including porcelain, wood, composition, soft sculpture and paper.
Crescent Bay begins another doll year this September 2017 with increased membership and a new slate of officers. Lolly Walker takes on the helm as President, with Alonia Alexander joining her as Vice President. Catherine Cornelius joins the team as our new Secretary with JoAnn Collins becoming Treasurer.
A NEW DISPLAY IS IN THE MAKING!
There's a new spring exhibit at the library this year and our own Mary Kimbrough and Stephanie Moore have gone out of the way to make it a special one.
Back by popular demand, the annual doll display at the Baldwin Hills Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is already drawing an audience and a host of positive comments.
This year Mary, has taken the lead and chosen this year's theme which is spring. The ladies have gone all out to present a display which is filled with flowers, and spring themes. A wealth of dolls are included and offers something for every eye! Adult collectors will delight in the upper shelves, while the young will enjoy the 18 inch dolls, and wonderful tin figures they can find on the bottom shelves.
Member Dennis Ross has also contributed to the display by donating Mason an 18 inch boy doll, and miniature Easter tin figures for the bottom shelf display which the littlest of visitors to the display can enjoy.
The display has been created to be a changing display first showcasing Easter then other spring holidays and activities. It promises to engage every visitor and make a frown turn into a smile. Stop by the library to check out the display. It should be up through spring.
Creating a display is fun but it is a process. Click here to go to the picture gallery for step by step foto journal which highlights the journey taken to create this display.