Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meager Thrift Store Finds

Exactly what the title says. Well, I found a doll but she is not Barbie. We'll get to that in a minute.

Here is what I did find for Barbie!....maybe.

Oh my, the yellow is in bad shape. It has a snap and looked Barbie size. The coat is velcro and neither have any tags. I thought the little balloon might be from a Kelly doll. However, there was a TON of Polly Pocket dolls in the toy mix this time so it might be from one of them. A Barbie hand does not fit in the loop.

And look! A PAIR of boots! Know which doll they were from? I think they're pretty snazzy.

A google search for "Pink Barbie Doll Boots" brought up these.
Yowza! The only reason these boots are cool is because they are Christian Louboutin and I hope to own a pair of those $900 shoes someday. Look, Barbie has her own Louboutin collection. I love these shoes but don't like the faces on the Louboutin dolls. What do you think?
Here is the doll I bought. I've seen her the last few times I've been to the store. I've thought about buying her because she looked old but passed her up a few times. I told myself if she was there this time (which I figured she might be) then I would take her.

She has the eyes that close when you lie her down but I have no idea how old she is. My dad specializes in antique toys so I was going to ask him about it. Anyone have any ideas? She has all limbs intact, the only thing that is falling off is her hair.

I will add that she has all the hair, it's not deteriorating. I can see glue in a few places on the head and hair where it was spread about to cover the scalp. The front part where the hair is rooted is going no where. I gave it a good tug and it's solid.

I've been feeling a little under the weather trying to get over a cold and working all day is not helping it go away! I hope to have another post in a couple of days, most likely another one of my collection showcases!

~Love the old dolls~


Andrea said...

The boots are so cute. I remember that boot mold came up during the fashion fever era, but I never saw this lace edge detail on them before.

I don't recognize the clothes either, sorry.

That doll looks like one of these souvenir dolls that come in all kinds of regional traditional clothing. Usually their hair is just glued onto their heads, maybe the glue just stopped sticking from age. Doesn't she have markings on her neck or back?

Forestminuet said...

I know! Such cute boots. I think I have the perfect doll to put them on. :) I can't just let them sit in the box right?

The doll does not have any visible markings. I checked her legs, arms, torso, and neck. The skirt seems like it is actually sewn into the body so I can't lift it up to see onto the back. The top is stapled down on the back too. I pulled it back as much as I could but there were no markings that I could tell. Such an odd little doll!

Andrea said...

Being sewed into her dress i a giveaway for those souvenir dolls. As a kid I had one in Tutti size and was so dissapointed, that I couldn't undress her and put Tutti in her dress.

Estimating her age, I'd guess 50's or early 60's.

The boots are way to cute to be hidden in a box.