Last weekend, we had the opportunity to attend The Grovian Doll Museum's Event - A Trio: Wood, Wax, and Papier Mache Retreat. Virtual and in-person attendees were delighted to learn and see spectacular dolls, enjoy camaraderie, and delight in fabulous cuisine - and that is only the start!
The event was spectacular - from a movie tour around Pacific Grove to the culinary delights by David Robinson, and the dreamy amount of knowledge in the seminars and DOLLS to behold throughout the event - attendees had a magical time from start to finish.
We also had the opportunity to film many facets of the event as it unfolded and put it together into a playlist for you to enjoy and relive as much as you want. Links are below!
Thursday, September 12th:
Arriving at the Thursday evening Opening Gala:
Behind the scenes at the opening gala for the Wood, Wax & Papier-mâché retreat:
A Peek Into the Wax Doll Special Exhibit (Video inside the January 2020 Convention Group)
Sunset on the Beach:
Friday, September 13th:
Friday Lunch at The Grovian:
The lunch souvenir at the Wood, Wax, and Papier-mache Retreat lunch:
Peek at the famous Artichokes for dinner plus see some of the fabulous dinner this evening:
The exquisite dinner souvenir paper doll by John Noble!! Wow!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Elizabeth Anne Coleman:
Saturday, September 14th:
Choosing tablecloths for today’s lunch and dinner with Michael Canadas and a table-side chat about dolls, costume, and history with Ann Coleman:
Lunch preparation is underway! A peek into the production of the famous Curried Chicken Salads from the kitchen of David Robinson:
Antique Doll Collector Magazine Read party by the beach:
Sunday, September 15th:
A mini talk on spectacular woodenn dolls with Chris Collins Madrid (Video inside the January 2020 Virtual Doll Convention Group)
The wooden class just ended + see the paper doll souvenir by John Darcy Noble + peek into the kitchen and the rest of the museum:
The Wood, Wax, and Papier-mâché Retreat souvenir doll reveal! The papier-mâché doll is inspired by a doll owned by John Darcy Noble and was made by Carl Armstrong: