Sunday, January 19, 2014

Christmas Treasure #3

Totally unrelated to Barbie, anyone watching the last week of football?

We've already got the Broncos in the Super Bowl, now it's up to the 49ers and the Seahawks. I live in Central Oregon so I'm right in the middle of Seattle and San Francisco so I get a lot of back and forth between friends. But we shall see. However it's a perfect time to blog since I really don't care who wins. Ha!

Last time we saw the most beautiful PJ wearing a winter Fashion Avenue wedding dress, complete with snowflakes!

I mentioned that this post would also feature snowflakes.

I present to you...."Snowflake" herself!

This is a collector edition classic ballet doll. I believe that my dad picked her up for me at one of the booths at the antique store where he has his own booth set up at. That's a very lucky gig, he gets to be at the store to change out his inventory and he gets to see all the new stuff the other vendors bring it. Fantastical!

Her box is a little beat up however she has a very friendly box allowing for deboxed pictures!

I have never seen The Nutcracker and in regards to dolls, only have seen the Sugar Plum Fairy. Snowflake is also very pretty, dressed appropriately in white and pale blue.

She is a newer body style doll and has a very sweet face. As always, we love the real eyelashes.

She has the cutest snowflakes on her bodice and I love the trim used for the straps, top and bottom of the bodice. And of course, the glittery sleeves!

The back of the box has a great picture of the doll as well as a little excerpt talking about The Nutcracker.

"Experience the wonder and charm of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet, THE NUTCRACKER with Barbie doll as Snowflake.

The story takes place on Christmas Eve and centers around young Clara, who dreams that she saves her toy nutcracker from the evil clutches of the Mouse King. The nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, who takes Clara to a magical land filled with sugar plum fairies and confectionery delights. As they enter this enchanted kingdom, shimmering snowflakes come to life and dance in their honor.

Barbie doll as Snowflake reflects the splendor of the dancing snow in her shimmering tutu of soft satin and tulle. Glittering snowflakes decorate her bodice while sheer, iridescent tights and delicate blue toe shoes complete her lustrous look. A silvery tiara adorns her beautiful cluster of blond curls.

The Classic Ballet Series features classic ballets that come to life with Barbie. Your Barbie doll as Snowflake has specifically designed legs so you may pose her in actual first through fifth ballet positions for play or display."

I have decided that these dolls with tattered boxes will most definitely have to come out. As much as I love having dolls in their boxes (unless their dresses or hair are messed up then it kills me not taking them out) this doll I think I'm going to keep in the box. The backdrop is too cute to not use. However when I get to display her, I think I'll just keep her tacked onto the cardboard. I love it too much to take her off of it.

This doll even comes with a certificate of authenticity. Unlike the box this piece is in pristine condition.

Side note - I have another doll in a tattered box and have just decided to take her out of the box. But that's for a later post :) You can read my original post about her here!

What do you think of Snowflake? Do you have her or any other dolls from the Classic Ballet Series? Love hearing from you in the comments!

The next post also features snowflakes! Stay tuned!!


Andrea said...

Congrats on this lovely beauty. I love the dolls from this line. Sugar Plum Fairy, Swan Queen, Marzipan and Snowflake are living here.

Keeping her in box most of the time might be a good idea, especially if you live in an area with a high dust concentration in the air. White clothes tend to grey and yellow, when exposed to the air and dust.

Pretty neat, that your Dad can score the other vendors dolls for you.

Forestminuet said...

I'll have to check out those other ones. I'm sure they all will be so pretty. It might be a nice set to have. I like mini sets like these ballerinas. I even have a few ice skating dolls. And of course, my little Barbie Jazzercise dolls, haha!

I do live in an area with a high dust concentration. We have a huge undeveloped field behind our house so it wreaks havok on our things. It's a constant dust battle! And my Starlight Bed lace has yellowed as well. Boo!

ChampagneBarbie said...

You have some wonderful christmas gifts, I just recently got rid of my ballet snowflake nutcracker doll from that line. I just wasnt loving it anymore and wanted to cut down on my doll collection for more space. Its so hard when doll collecting that you get into a habit of hoarding instead every doll instead!

Forestminuet said...

Oh Christine I know what you mean! I tend to hoard to the max! I love clothes the most and I have all these dolls to dress them in. Problem is I keep getting more dolls and/or clothes that they keep stockpiling because I have no place to display them. :) It tends to drive my husband nuts but it's easier to manage when they are all tucked away in a nice plastic tote right?

Right??? ;)