By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008
Virginia Turner, a favorite doll maker of doll collectors around the world, will be at My Doll Castle in Claremore November 1.
Doll lovers, an amazing opportunity to meet an accomplished doll maker – whose works of art are loved around the world – is coming soon to a castle near you. Virginia Turner, known for creating gorgeous dolls with incredibly beautiful eyes, will be at My Doll Castle in Claremore on November 1 for a special doll signing event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Virginia Turner, recipient of the 2007 Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award, has been making dolls for more than a quarter of a century and in the process has developed a huge following in the doll-collecting world. A former bank employee, her career in doll making began in 1981. Today, Turner Dolls makes about 150 dolls a day. All of the dolls are crafted in the company’s studios in Heltonville, Indiana. Virginia sculpts each of the dolls and designs most of their beautiful clothing.
Traveling around the United States and interacting with her fans is something Virginia truly enjoys. Many people she meets say that they are drawn to her dolls because of the emotions the dolls inspire in them. “Virginia Turner dolls are lovely,” says Gloria Pierce, owner of My Doll Castle. “She is a favorite of all doll collectors.”
Don’t miss the chance to meet the amazing doll maker Virginia Turner and have a great time on November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. My Doll Castle has hosted several successful events since opening earlier this year. They have featured artists Linda Rick, Sarah Lynn Babik and Beverly Stoehr.
While you’re at My Doll Castle, why not peruse the enchanting store for some early Christmas gifts? “We have a huge selection and a convenient layaway plan,” says Gloria.
The store has dolls galore: paper dolls, rag dolls, brides, fairy godmothers, Native American dolls, retro dolls and baby dolls. Many talented doll artists are available, including Heidi Plusczok, Berdine Creedy, Adora, Ashton-Drake, Beringuer, Marie Osmond, Linda Rick, Madame Alexander, Ginny and Precious Moments. Recently added were dolls by German artists Hildegard Gunzel and Sissel Bjorstad Skille, and new dolls by Barry Cathers also just arrived.
My Doll Castle’s inventory is growing all the time. Gloria is excited about the store’s new collectible bears by Gund and Charlie. The Gund line consists of premier and limited edition bears. Another new item is Awake/Asleep rag dolls, which make perfect, unique gifts for babies or little girls. On one side the adorable rag doll is awake, and on the other she is asleep.
You can find a huge selection of dolls for all ages – infants, toddlers, little girls, teens and adults. Whether you want a doll that is soft and cuddly, lifelike, for play or for education, chances are My Doll Castle has the perfect doll. Doll clothing and accessories are also available.
Stop by My Doll Castle at 407 W. Will Rogers Blvd. to check out the vast and varied collection. The store is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go online to www.mydollcastle.com to learn more.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.