Saturday, January 30, 2016

A very *vintage* Barbie Christmas!


Okay okay....I know what you're thinking. The title has "vintage" in it! Does that mean I got something vintage for Christmas?

Why YES! Yes it does!

So excited when I found these underneath the Christmas tree this year. 

I present to you, the newest vintage dolls to my collection. Dolls! As in, more than one!

#1 - Barbie!

A beautiful brunette bubblecut doll. She's lovely!

She also came wearing what I believe is the Plantation Belle outfit. (need to get her a slip though!) She also came with the hat and purse.

#2 - Another Barbie!

Lovely Blonde Bubblecut doll. 

When I removed the veil, her hair came with! I think we all know which doll this is!

She is one of the Fashion Queen dolls from the 60's!

She did come with her super stylish wigs!

Unfortunately I do not have her original outfit. Rats! She did come with the Brides Dream Dress but I don't think that's the original veil. Could use a cleaning. So excited, this is going to be fun to make it look like new.

She also came with pantyhose! How fun is that!

And I do have some white open toe heels I can give her. Brown doesn't go too much with a wedding dress. :)

Okay, SO super excited about these next two.

#3 - MIDGE!

*squee* I can't believe I can add another of Barbie's Best Friend to my collection! Last year I received my very first Midge from the California Dream series. Now I have this fabulous vintage one for my collection. Her hair is in perfect condition and she has freckles. I love the freckles!

Not sure about the dress though. I think it might be a OOAK. I didn't check for any tags. Can anyone confirm?


Goodness, I just can't believe it! Now I have three Midge's in my collection. And two are vintage!

She's so cute. But the poor girl is missing a sock!

She also has freckles and came dressed in the Tennis Anyone? cardigan however that's not the correct skirt and top. It matches though!

She did come with the fabulous tennis racket and ball! Not sure what the gold thing to the right is. Maybe it could be a belt? 

And in the box I still had one more doll!

A beautiful 80's - 90's doll wearing a very interesting fashion.

I was curious so I did some Google digging. And actually found it! I am so horrible at fashion ID's so I'm surprised my keyword search got some hits. 

These are the Barbie Astro Fashions from 1985! The one I have is Space Racer.

But wow! Look at these! I'm in love. I have to have them all. I have to! Look at the blue of the Dazzling Dancer? These are so awesome! Why have I not heard of these!

This outfit comes with a helmet of some sort with silver wings. 

The bodice is one piece with a belt and the jacket is actually a vest. Gotta love those shoulders!

And this poor lady is also missing a piece of footwear. Her boot. Wonder if I can make one to get me by. 

I checked to see if I could get a boot on eBay but these fashions are scarce it seems like. There were only a few and no accessories that anyone wanted to part out. 

Well, that's all for today! Do you have any of the fashions that these dolls are wearing? Have any vintage Midges in your collection? Anyone have some of the super duper fabulous Astro Fashions? Let me know in the comments!

See you next time!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Very Barbie Christmas

Hello again Barbie Friends!

Today I've got one of my newest Barbie additions from Christmas to show you. 

As I do every year, here is the new edition of the Holiday Barbie!

Isn't she gorgeous? 

And as in recent years, the box has been friendly to allow for some great photos!

I love her face however, I do wish that they all had real eyelashes. Anyone else with me on that one? 

Her dress has a beautiful jeweled upper while the lower is a mix of printed silver and red organza. 


I had to search a little to find her shoes. They are peep-toe pumps. Super cute!

As in past years, there is an excerpt on the back of the box. It reads: "A joyful winter wonderland awaits you! The pleasure of being home for the holidays - fragrant evergreen forests, a horse-drawn sleigh, and lots of love and laughter - are the wishes for this beautiful scene, delivered by 2015 Holiday barbie. Lacy white "branches" frame our radiant Barbie doll dressed in a ruffly red holiday gown embellished with a silvery brocade inset. An intricately sculpted, silvery trim accents her sweetheart neckline. Happiest Holidays to you!"

And I also got the Holiday Barbie Hallmark Ornament! She's so cute and I love how they included a hanger. Those generic ornament hangers don't work so well on ornaments this heavy. 

However I remember posting a while ago about how Hallmark would no longer be making Barbie ornaments anymore. Strange.

As the back of the box says, there are branches around her and I do love them. Adds to the overall winter feel of the box. The last few years we have seen dolls dressed in red but I do love this one. She is just exquisite! 

Did you find the 2015 Holiday Barbie under your tree this year? Let me know in the comments!

I'll have more Christmas goodies coming up soon!