DOLLS OF PAST ON EXHIBIT IN SAN JUAN SHOW

Elaborate Victorian-style doll houses decorated for the holidays are the focus of "Christmas in a Doll House," an exhibit scheduled through Jan. 4 at the San Juan Capistrano Library. Most of the doll houses, along with a display of dolls and other antique toys, have been loaned by local ranch owner Alice O'Neill Avery, whose extensive collection was also the source of a 1983 exhibit at the library. Some of the dolls on display were made in the 19th Century and feature ceramic heads, top. At left are windup toys used by Avery's son Douglas. Other exhibits include a German doll and wooden chair, above right, and a working carrousel. "Christmas in a Doll House," sponsored by Libros y Artes de San Juan Capistrano (organizers of last year's "At Home in an English Country House"), is open daily, except Mondays and holidays, from noon to 5 p.m. The library is at 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano.

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