Several years ago I began collection the Robert Tonner Oz dolls, with the intention of creating a giant "dollhouse" type Emerald City. Well, I started the project, even built the base for the display, but then life happened (lost job, found job, produced two musical, got fired....) and I never finished it. I was planning on unveiling it as a big Christmas display that year, complete with giant Christmas tree and doll scale decorations. Instead the dolls and props ended up in storage.
So, this year I decided, while it wouldn't be my huge, grand display I had originally imagined, I would still set something up in my Oz room using some of the stuff. Above is the main part of the display, and I must say I'm kind of proud of it!
Dozens of Oz themes ornaments cover the 3 foot Christmas tree at the center. Dorothy, Glinda, Scarecrow and other Oz characters look on as Santa Claus adds one final ornament to the tree. Santa is a regular guest at Oz parties. But Christmas is his special time of year. Thanks to Dorothy, the citizens of Oz are learning the TRUE meaning of Christmas, in addition to the part Santa plays.
The Tin Man introduces the Queen of the Field Mice to Gloria (left ) and Jinjur (right). Like many of the ladies in the Emerald City, both of these beauties have secret crushes on our "galvanized friend".
The Scarecrow receives his very own copy of Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz! This is a very popular book in this country!!! An elf also shows Scarecrow a little marionette he made. Santa's head elf is at his side in case his holiday boss should need her. And Toto (at Dorothy's feet) keeps an eye out for any dropped Christmas cookies.