My name is Jennifer Craig – welcome to A Dolly Hobby!
A Dolly Hobby is a small, online boutique located in beautiful, rural Virginia close to the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. We specialize in vintage dolls & accessories.
A Dolly Hobby is a division of Vault of Wonders, LLC, – the small company that I own with my husband, Scott. Vault of Wonders is comprised of several smaller, niche businesses, including the Vault of Wonders Vintage & Collectible Game Shop, Cutter Mountain Productions, Flame Noir Candle Co., Whispering City RVA, and A Dolly Hobby.
Life-long collector of vintage & antique wares, I added auctions and estate sales to my antique and thrift store crawls back in 2019 while doing work with my vintage boutique, Whispering City RVA. It was during this time that I fist acquired a large lot of bisque Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls. In the months that followed, (and as I worked closely with the dolls to clean and photograph them), I started to develop a real love of them. What attracted me most was their diminutive size, their hand-painted, sassy faces, and their incredibly beautiful costumes. From Nancy Ann, I branched into hard plastic Madame Alexander dolls. My interest has continued to expand into composition dolls. From Mary Hoyer to Betsy McCall, I’ve become an absolute doll fan! Opening A Dolly Hobby just seemed like the next logical step. It’s my goal to create an informative, joy-filled shopping experience that is dedicated to these wonderful glimpses into childhoods’ past.
My husband and I are non-smokers and everything I offer comes from a smoke free home & office. I will provide as much information as I can about the vintage dolls that I list in my shop to help you make your selections. Since we live out here in “the sticks”, the nearest post office is a bit of a drive for me. I go twice a week and always pack items safely. I accept returns on everything except digital patterns, paper dolls or any other digital files I might offer.
Still have questions? Contact me. I’m happy to help!