Friday, October 26, 2012

Thrift Store Goodies and Clothing Fun

I had a fun experience with the Boo-tiful Halloween Dress. I had all my freshly washed clothes laying out in the bathroom. I went in there to take a shower and then after my shower I turned off the light and started to leave. However, the dress caught my eye and startled me because it was glowing! I should have known but it was cool nontheless!

Okay, on to the goodies!

First, we know who this girl is (mainly because I have her.) The palm tree earrings are a dead giveaway.

She is Giltter Hair Barbie and she came with three different hair colors. My dolls hair is blond and this girl is a gorgeous redhead! I washed her hair so it's nice and shiny.

I dressed her in something to match the earrings. A fun 90's pink and purple party dress and bolero jacket. So cute!

I picked up a couple of Hannah Montana dolls too! Here is the first one.

She came wearing a pair of distressed jeans. There are not a ton of Hannah dolls out there so I looked for some that had the same type of jeans. This is what I found.

The Hannah Montana In Concert Collection. But the doll I have doesn't sing. I wonder if she came in a non-singing version like some of the singing Barbies do.

Here she is. She still needs the cute teal shirt. Don't worry, she won't be displayed like this. Just a little risque!

Remember that this was "Carolyn's" favorite jacket?

Nothing a little oxy-clean and a toothbrush can't remove.

The other Hannah Montana doll. This one I dressed in the Secret Star Sleep Over outfit I got last week. She is holding the robe she comes with because you can't get it on over the puffy sleeves on the nightshirt. I love it!

Other finds. There were a lot of these Disney dolls in the mix. She looks like a Tinkerbell. I didn't take them because I wasn't thrilled with the body types. This one has a older style Barbie body so I figured I could use it if I have a spare head.

A pretty Teresa with the older style body.

This lovely lady has a pretty face.

She has to be a fairy. But how do her wings move? I don't have the wings but I didn't see a button or something to flutter the wings.

And I mentioned in the last post that I picked up the Liv "It's My Nature" Sophie doll. I took Andrea's advice and bought it for the articulated body. I never had a doll with articulated ankles!

Since I had her original outfit I decided to dress her in it.

You know, I kind of like her! Her glass eyes are really pretty. I don't usually like dolls with big heads but it doesn't seem that inproportionate to the rest of her body. Not like Bratz dolls or anything.

I was searching for the "It's My Nature" dolls and apparently there are a few of them and they all have a different outdoor hobby. Sophie is the snow bunny hair stylist. I have the hat and I WISH I had that super cute vest!

Check out this link for some really cute pics of Sophie and her friends.

It's My Nature Sophie - a photoset by ★dms_a_jem★ on Flickriver

So I think that Sophie will have to go on my shelf.

I got a few pieces of clothing too.

A cute sparkly gold shirt

Another cute sparkly shirt

Cute blue shorts

And a nightshirt. I think this may be for a baby doll though.

All of the clothes don't have tags except for the shorts which have a tag that reads "myscene."

I also got some accessories!

Cute orange purse. Don't the Fashionistas have solid plastic purses?

And of course, some shoes. What's with the cloth boot? I wish there were two of the brown ones. Wonder which doll they go to.

And one last accessory. This cute directors chair.

Here is Sporty Fashionista proudly displaying her vintage friends.

Okay, some clothing fun.

The Boo-tiful Halloween dress came out about 2 shades lighter after I washed it and I worked on the other little spots and got them out too.

So I put it on this doll.

I might take it off though. The sleeve did not want to go over her bent arm so it's really tight. But I wanted to put it on a doll with this face.

Remember Skipper? Her hair was really flyaway and was kind of smelly so I washed it when I washed Glitter Hair Barbies.

I was going to put this outfit on the Generation Girl Dance Party Tori. However, her dirty nose did not come clean so she will have to stay in the box until I can work on it some more. So I dressed my Skipper. And now she has really nice and shiny hair (and awesome smelling too!)

The jacket with stars fits great. The shirt is just a little big but not as big as a Barbie shirt. The skirt is huge so I tucked the shirt in to kind of hold it there. Not a bad look for Miss Skipper!

Maybe someone can help me ID these boots. Super cute. SUPER tiny!

They don't fit a Barbie or a Skipper. I forgot to take a side pic but really, you can tell how small they are from this pic. They are super super tiny. They have a slit in the back so you can get them on easily. Maybe a Kelly?

That's it for this post! My mom also called and said she got me this years Halloween Barbie. I should be getting it around Thanksgiving so I'll post it up then. And maybe some more thrift store goodies in the next post! There was a lot of "stuff" at the toy bin and everything was everywhere. They should have it relatively picked up next time so I can try to find completions to outfits. We'll see!

~Teresa, the Barbie super hair styler~


Andrea said...

Super Hair Barbie looks great - how lucky her hair wasn't cut.

There were a ton of Hannah Montana dolls with that face and hairstyle. The only possibility to distinguish one from another are their earrings, if they still have them, that is. You did a great job of cleaning the "autographed" jacket.

There was a Disney fairy movie and a doll line to follow the movie, but both totally escaped me. She has huge eyes.

Teresa is 2000 Flower Power Teresa.

The Barbie is 2003 Barbie as Odette of Swan Lake. She had light up wings and the button is on the casing of the the wings that fits into the two slots on Barbie's back.

That is the strange effect of the big headed dolls - they look really weired together with regular sized dollheads on the same shelf, but if you keep them on a seperate shelf all of a sudden they become cute. Sophie looks sweet in her outfit. I hope you can find the cute vest soon.

The glittery Shirt belongs to 2007 Fashion Fever Teresa L3330.

The pink glittery top belongs to 2007 Fashion Fever outfit L347.

The blue My Scene shorts are a My Scene Seperates Fashion H4039.

The pink pink nightshirt is actually the top to 1994 Slumber Party Teresa's pyjama, but someone cut off the sleeves.

Yes, the Fashionistas have solid plastic purses, but so did the Fashion Fever dolls and outfits. This one looks like the one to 2007 Fashion Fever Outfit L3382.

The brown boot is from a My Scene doll or from one of the many accessories packs to that doll line.

My guess for the cloth boot would be one of the Prince dolls to the Barbie Princesses. They often had cloth boots.

I think I saw that director's chair along with a Hannah Montana playset.

Great Finds!

Forestminuet said...

Finding long Barbie hair that isn't cut is rare now days. I know, so lucky that she has the full length!

I can't believe that someone cut off the sleeves of the Slumber Party Pyjama for Teresa! I would love to have that doll, I have the 1995 Bedtime Barbie. The fuzzy slippers on them are so adorable!

I'm actually liking the Hannah Montana dolls. I like their face design and they came with some really cute outfits! They all had that same face though so trying to match them up is almost impossible.

I love the chair it's so cute. I think it would work best with a Fashionista (or other doll with articulated legs) because they sit much better than the other dolls.

I can't wait to see what i get tomorrow!

Did you pick up anything good this weekend? :)

Forestminuet said...

Oh, and I just looked up the Disney Fairy Movie and it's called "The Secret of the Wings" and those dolls are most definitely from that line :)

Andrea said...

I like the Hannah Montanas too, especially their cool clothes. Actually I like the Playalong Hannahs more than the ones produced by Mattel.

I picked up some dolls and - I know, it's unbelievable - a NRFB Fashion Fever Mannequin outfit.

Here's a link:

Totally Hair Barbie 2008/2009 and Diary Barbie 2006, both had their original outfits minus the shoes. And a cute little clone doll of Lilly from Hannah Montana. I just couldn't resist that bright pink hair.

Andrea said...

Skipper looks very cute and sweet in her new outfit.

The small boots look very much like Kelly or Chelsea, but I can't tell from which one. Mattel renamed Kelly into Chelsea in 2010. Do they do this to keep us collectors confused?

Forestminuet said...

Congratulations on your finds! The NRFB Fashion Fever is definitely a score for sure! How awesome! I'm excited for you :)

The bright pink hair is definitely cute. I love her little headset. I have one of the Fashionistas Swappin' Styles heads with the pink hair and I just love it.

I have Diary Barbie too. I picked her up at a yard sale. I have her original pants and that's it. I put the Christie Really Rosy shirt on her and it actually looks good. I don't know, I might change her clothes soon.

I got a couple things at the thrift store this week so a new post will be coming probably tomorrow. It's been really busy with halloween and all!

Andrea said...

Thanks. It is hard to believe that I overlooked the FF outfit 3(!!!) times passing that stand, lol. My hubby had to stub my nose on it. Thang god, he is a well trained Barbie collector husband.

But isn't it also kind of sad, that the kid it belonged to obviously never wanted to play with it. The girl was maybe 10 or 11.

Forestminuet said...

You do have your husband trained well! I think if I missed something my husband would just let me walk on by. :)

I often wonder how you can buy things brand new from a house that had a little girl. If I had that outfit it would have come out of the box and onto a Barbie hanger in her closet! :)

I think my little niece has the Barbie Glam Pool still tucked away in the parents closet. It was a gift from her friend for her 3rd birthday. They didn't like the idea of there being "drinks" included with the playset so they opted to keep it until she was a little older. She is now 5 and got a ton of Barbies this birthday so I'm hoping that she will now get the Glam Pool to play with. Or else this is another situation where a Barbie toy was never played with!

It is sad. And to think that some kids don't have any toys. I love buying the heavily played with dolls. It's fun!

Andrea said...

I do hope your niece gets to enjoy the pool playset. If her parents are concerned about the drinks, I would just set up the pool for her and keep the drinks hidden, until she is older. That way she could at least have fun with the pool.

Sometimes I just buy dolls for their clothes. Then I clean them up, style their hair and redress them in clothes I have extras of (If you buy whole boxes or bags at fleamarkets you get extras of the same outfits real fast, lol) and donate them to an orphanage or the Christmas in a shoe box project, where a shoe box filled with toys and candy goes to children of families who have to live on social welfare and can't afford to buy much for x-mas presents.

Forestminuet said...

You know, I felt the same way about the drinks. You take out those pieces it's less items to get lost right? :)

What a great idea, the shoebox Christmas. I was at church today and they had an advertisement for Shoebox Christmas. I am totally going to do that. I have just one duplicate dress and I'm sure I'll get more dolls, lol. Maybe I can buy the other dolls at the thrift store and dress them. Awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

the "fairy" is indeed the odette barbie
i had her when i was a child
i took her to everything, and lost her someday.
it was the most beautifull barbie i ever saw, she was my favorite
she had indeed light up wings
and she wore a pink with blue diamond crown, that was attached in those "hairstrings" and a nice dress
you could also buy a horse and so on

My Barbie Blog - Teresa said...

Welcome! Glad you stopped by. I do love Odette Barbie. She is truly a beautiful doll. We all have those dolls that we take everywhere with us don't we? For me it was Totally Hair Barbie, she was definitely my favourite. I would love to get Odette someday and check out those awesome light up wings! I hope that you will be able to get her again. :)