Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Set is Complete

I'm back. Did you miss me? Just kidding. :)

So you might be asking "what set is complete?" Remember in previous posts that I had a set of beautiful gowns that I received as a Christmas present from my parents when I was a child. These were purchased at Costco and are not Genuine Barbie fashions. But they are so pretty and I just had to put them on dolls.

First was my 2004 Birthday Wishes Barbie in teal and green

Next was Teresa from Barbie of Swan Lake wearing the pink ballet dress

Third was the 1997 Happy Holidays Barbie wearing gold and black

Fourth was my Clueless Cher doll wearing the wedding gown

There were just two left. I'd been waiting for some older body type dolls to put the dresses on. I finally got some and here they are!

A generic 80's/90's doll wearing purple and gold

All of the dresses come with some kind of headpiece. I didn't want to mess up the hair of my Birthday Wishes Barbie so I didn't put it on her and Teresa's hair is so gorgeous that I couldn't bear to put it up to get the headpiece on. But this one looks stunning! So British I think. They always wear beautiful hats.

Finally Odette of Barbie of Swan Lake finishes out the set in black and pink.

Perfect! And the bow is cute too.

Her hair is better. This is one of the dolls whose hair was very tangled and ratty. I tried to smooth it out as best as I could when I washed it and it looks okay. But not perfect.

Anyway, I'm glad the set is all represented and makes a great addition to the top of my Barbie shelf.

However, my mom bought me these dresses at a yard sale.

I'm thinking that this might be another set like the ones I have! Each has a headpiece and accessories and a wedding gown in the mix. The wedding dress is to die for. Mine is an off-white with pearls and lace. This is a true white with glitter, shimmer and pearls.

Hmm, another set might be in the works!

Ready for thrift store goodies?


Okay Andrea, you will have to help me with this one. The halter top does not fit obviously. I just wanted to put it on her so I didn't have to hold onto it at the store. I also put the little daisy shorts on her too.

She has awesome two toned blond hair.

She is different though as she has a lever on her back.

And the string on her hand pulls out. When you pull down the lever, the cord is sucked back in.

Absolutely NO clue who she is! So help is definitely needed with this one. And maybe the shirt too. She has an older body type so I'm not sure if it would fit on a newer doll. I haven't tried yet.

And last, this precious little Kelly that I missed last week.

A cute little ballerina that I'm guessing goes into some kind of music or jewerly box.

She's so cute! Once I get the hair fixed she will be a perfect little addition.

That's it for this week. I'm going to try to be more dilligent in posting. No more of this once a week stuff! (hopefully). Thank you for all your support of my blog. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting. :)

~Barbie: the only girl who could pull off wearing a different ball gown every day!~


Andrea said...

Sometimes the not Mattel brand clothing looks better, than what they make for Barbie. Your childhood set does look very well made and elegant. Love those ball gowns.

The set your Mum got you looks lovely too. Can't wait to see those on a doll. Especially the wedding dress and the hot pink dress with the silver trim.

Great find! She is 1998 Totally YoYo Skipper, she came with a YoYo and different figurines that plugged into the cord. Here is a link with lots of pics, so can see her original clothing and accessories:

Her body is much slimmer than Barbie's, so no chance that top will fit a regular Barbie. My best guess for the top is some sort of Winx Club clone, because the tag with the numbers is definetely no Mattel tag. It is very pretty though.

The shorts could be part of a Fashion Avenue outfit set for Teen Skipper (#19507 from 1997).

Kelly is very cute. She is 2006 Little Sister Kathleen from "Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses". When you push a button on her stand, she starts to spin off her stand and dances pirouettes all over the floor - as long as it is wood and not carpet.

I do enjoy your posts very much and of course I missed you, lol.

Unfortunately no thrifty finds for me in the past week or this weekend, but I hope to score something at a big indoor fleamarket end of this month.

Forestminuet said...

I think I have a couple of dolls with the older body style that I could put a couple of the dresses on. Next post maybe? :)

Another Skipper! I never would have guessed. She's so cute! I wish I had the accessories. And the shorts, they probably are for a Skipper because they fit perfectly. I think that's why I thought she was some kind of "Barbie" when I first looked at her. And Kathleen is so cute. I wish I had the base for her. I'll find another way to display her though.

ohhh, I love indoor flea markets. Please tell me what you find. I love sharing the excitement for good doll finds! :D