NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures
Preservation, Education and Fun
Formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures

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Events

Everyone is invited to join our events at NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures in Spencer, North Carolina. We certainly have a lot in store for you!

Benefit Sale

Dates: April 6th and 7th

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Come shop through a large variety of items including:



Antique Dolls, Modern Dolls, Doll Accessories, Doll Clothes, Toys, Action Figures, Model Trains, Diecast Vehicles, Miniatures, collectibles & much more etc.



Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style)
This Benefit Sale and Antique Appraisal Fair will last for 2 days.

Dates: April 6th and 7th

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Want to know the price of a  family heirloom, yard sale bargain and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements? Bring them on in and let our experts reveal the fascinating truths about your special finds.

Antique dealer Michael Hansen will take a look at your items. He will also offer advice and information regarding a broad spectrum of general merchandise, including toys. Appraisal cost is $5 per item.



WORK SHOPS TEA AND TRUNK SHOW WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST STEPHANIE BLYTHE


Fantasy, especially fairies, has always characterized Stephanie Blyth's astonishing work. Join an International Doll Artist at the North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures for two fun and creative workshops, a special exhibit and trunk show. Stephanie's work has been featured across the globe including the Louvre Museum, The White House Christmas Tree, Neiman Marcus, Goebel & Richard Simmons .... Just to name a few


In this 3 hour class, you will be making a tiny porcelain baby nestled in a silver spoon, wrapped in textures and vintage leaves.

 Silver Spoon Baby Class will include - Friday, April 21, 2018 10am-1pm
*1 China painted baby head sculpted and handcrafted by International renowned doll artist Stephanie Blythe.
*An abundance of magical textiles to work with
*Vintage Velvet leaves
*A choice of silver plate teaspoons (sterling silver spoons will be available separately or bring your own teaspoon)

You will learn how to make a miniature ribbon rose, a miniature bow, and a finished silver spoon baby.

*Maximum 18 students. Price $85.00 per person
*Please bring: small scissors and magnifiers

Mini Merbaby Workshop -  Saturday, April 21, 2018 10am-1pm
In this 3 hour class, you will be making a tiny porcelain baby mermaid reclining in an abalone shell blanketed with a variety of tiny seashells.

Baby Mermaid Class will include:
*1 China painted baby head sculpted and handcrafted by International renowned doll artist Stephanie Blythe.
*Metallic Fabric, silk netting and vintage lace which you will hand dye
*Tiny seashells, an abalone shell and tiny jewels and embellishments
Note: You will learn how to use special dyes to color the fabrics for your merbaby tail &assembly

*Maximum 18 students. Price $85.00 per person
*Please bring: small scissors and magnifiers


TEA AND TRUNKSHOW-  Saturday, April 21, 2018 10AM-1PM

Enjoy an afternoon of tea in an intimate setting at the Country Club of Salisbury. Program by Stephanie Blythe. Includes Souvenir and Museum Tour


*Cost is $35.00 per person


Mama Mia! We're Touring Italy - A Special Cultural and  Doll Themed Luncheon

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

Programs will highlight the history of Italian Dolls.  



Each Registration of $75.00 includes:  Displays *Helpers * Door Prizes * Luncheon * Museum Tour * Programs * Sales Tables * Souvenirs * Museum Reception

 

Special Features: Extensive Italian Doll exhibits on display and Sampling of Italian Foods.  


REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 10, 2018.

No refunds after August. 15th.  Limited Seating. 


All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures (formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum). The mission of the NCMDTM is to provide educational and cultural experiences through the preservation and collection of dolls, miniatures and toys.

 

Event Location: Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive Salisbury, NC 28144. 


Peer Into the Future with us…Let’s Make a Fortune Teller Doll


Saturday, December 2

Cost $85.00.Registration Required.


No crystal balls needed for this workshop! Doll artist, Susie Hines will guide us all the way during this one-of-a-kind hands-on workshop at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures (formerly Spencer Doll and Toy Museum) on Saturday, December 2nd.  

Students will create a reproduction fortune telling doll. She is a glazed, hand-painted half doll. Her skirt is made of acid-free and lignin-free paper. She has a short over skirt of silk burgundy with white lace. She is posed upon a paper Mache cone on a wooden base. Her fortunes are typed, cut and ready to be assembled. At the end of this creative workshop, you'll leave with a finished doll. This project is simple and fun.


Fortune-telling dolls like this one, were very popular in the Victorian era. The skirt is composed of folded pieces of paper with the mottoes written in ink. The doll's skirt is made from many folded colored paper leaves, each one concealing a prediction for the future

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. You’ll also enjoy door prizes and souvenirs.

 

Susie Hines is a distinguished artist who lives in Charlotte, NC. In 1984, Susie caught “the fever” when she began collecting porcelain dolls. While attending classes at Merrie’s Doll Boutique, Susie was encouraged to compete in competition and study under the Doll Artisan Guild School of Doll Making (DAG). Susie has received her doll artisan certification in 2000, her DAG master in antique reproduction in October 2002 and her DAG Grand Master in antique reproduction doll making in June 2004. It’s no wonder she has she won many blue ribbons in competition!

 

Susie is a current member of the Rowan Doll Society and has a passion for antique dolls and Santa Clauses.  Her collection consists of all types of dolls which is why she especially enjoys studying the history of dolls.  .



Tea With Mrs. Claus

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018    

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Mrs. Claus will pay a special visit to the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures. Join us for tea, cookies, and more!


The cost to attend is $28 for one adult and one child pair. Additional fees are $13 for each additional child or $15 for an additional adult.


Mrs. Claus has agreed to pose for pictures, so don't forget to bring your camera. This event is sponsored by the Rowan Doll Society and UFDC. All proceeds will benefit the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures.



Resuming in January 2018 EVERY THURSDAY – Downton Abbey Club

Time:  2:00pm

We will be pick up the club meetings by watching Season 4 – Come early and enjoy the museum!
Please come and join us for an episode, tea, cookies, trivia, drawings and great conversation!  We will make room for a few more! 
*Regular Admission price with a special membership option.

Rowan Doll Society for Jr. Doll Collectors Meeting – To Be Announced

Join the Rowan Doll Society for a Jr. Collectors Meeting at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures. The fun and casual get-together will be hosted from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and will include:

  • Story Time 
  • A Short Program on American Girl

  • Refreshments

  • Door Prizes 

One lucky attendee will receive an 18-inch American Girl doll. This event is being held in line with the Rowan Doll Society’s campaign to encourage education and collecting for young children.