Saturday, September 23, 2017

We Love Vintage!

Hi Friends,

Well, if you see the title of the post, you can guess what it will be about right? 

Over a month ago (before I got sick) we stopped at what was titled a "Kids" garage sale. So we figured there would be a bunch of toys right? Yep, there were. Surprisingly we only picked up a couple of books for Jacob but my hubby and I scored. He got a wireless Bose speaker for $10 and I got some absolutely awesome vintage goodness. 

The kids were running the sale but dad was there as the supervisor. :) He said that these dolls belonged to his wife and she absolutely loved them. There were two trunks of dolls and clothes and each were $25. I picked up only one and there was just ONE reason I chose this one. 

For this guy.

*squee* VINTAGE KEN! Can you even believe it? 

If you remember back a couple of christmases ago, my dad got me a TON of vintage Barbie clothes from a woman who was getting rid of her collection. There were also vintage Ken clothes! If you want, feel free to go back and revisit the post here!

There was one outfit of Ken I just totally loved that I got in that batch. 

Terry Togs. Don't quite know why, I kind of like the robe and the towel! So now I have a beautiful vintage Ken doll to dress him in!

This Ken is not in great shape. He does NOT have flocked hair so he must not be one of the very first Kens. His hair does need a repaint which is no big deal. And he's VERY dirty so he'll have to have a bath. 

I believe he is wearing an original Ken fashion. I can't remember (and the dolls are back in the garage.) The dolls and clothes had the smell of old house attic. I'm sure you can imagine what I am talking about. The clothes are airing out but the dolls were covered by the clothes (doh!) so they still are smelly. So they are back out there to air out. And as you can see, the clothes are dirty as well. So soon there will be bath time and laundry time.

Also in the box...another Ken!

Poor  Ken. He IS wearing an original Ken shirt (I also got this one in my Christmas vintage haul) but his pants are homemade and very long. I loved this face mold!

But I need help. I searched and searched for him but I can't pinpoint what year he is from. 70's I'm guessing. It was even hard to identify from the Vintage Doll Guide. Can anyone help?

Hello Red Sweater Pak from 1963!

Also in the trunk were two female dolls. One was not very hard to figure out. 

1975 Ballerina Barbie!

She is in VERY good condition with non-matted or ratty hair (only a little crushed from being in the box) and she is relatively clean. 

Since she does not have the rest of her clothes, she either came from this "On Tour" pack or as a stand-alone doll.

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She is beautiful!

Her clothes are not dirty and in excellent condition!

And last, but certainly not least...

More vintage Barbie!

So, going to need some help with this one. :) I know 70's but not sure which 70's. She looks older than my Sun Lovin' Malibu Barbie and I know she's not from the late 60's. (or is she?)

Her dress is a little small, can you tell? That's because it's a vintage Skipper Fashion! There was a little tiny fragment of tag left and I got from it an S. It's the Platter Party Fashion. Too bad there is no vintage Skipper doll to put it on. But I do love the boots!

Every single other piece of clothing in the box was handmade but there are some really awesome OOAK fashions in there. But as I mentioned above, they are still airing out in the garage. There was a small bag of accessories and another bag of straight fabric. I almost wanted to go back and get the other trunk but I didn't. I don't know if the other trunk had genuine fashions but there were four female dolls in that one. 

However I am very happy with this purchase. I am even getting some more dolly shelves for my birthday! So I'll be able to display even more dolls in my doll room now!

Next time I do have a super, seriously cute set to show you that is just perfect for Halloween. I'll get that set up for next week. 

Until then!


Mel Frizell said...

How awesome!
I have 2 of your 2nd Ken. One is very loose and in the play box.
The other is in a tennis suit and has a matching Barbie, and is complete, rackets shoes and all. They are indeed from the 70s and on the shelf.
The ballerina I have, as I was told, an ice skater. I love this face. It is my favorite. It was also the Sweet 16 face in 74.( The year I shocked my mom by asking for a Barbie instead of cars)
My first thought on the last lassie was "suntan" Barbie. Not sure if that was a thing or if it was a name my mom made up. Also from the 70s. I had a pop up camper with mine. (second hand even then)
I like the look of the first Kens (I lucked into a flocked hair one) much better than the Justin Bieber, airhead look the new blonde ones have.
Though a couple of the new dark haired guys look pretty good. I need the one with the glasses but can't find him. (LOL my hubby as Ken...)
I am glad you are feeling better!

Teresa Brown said...

Hi Mel!

I love the tennis outfits. I have the one from the early days, I think it's called "Tennis Anyone?" So cute!

The face is such a beauty on the ballerina and your ice skater. You are so lucky to have a flocked hair Ken! I think the most handsome Ken is either the second one in this post or the 90's Ken's that have the Alan head mold. I love that one! I don't like the Justin Beiber looks at all and my mom hated the ones from the 80's. She was astonished that I wanted a Ken (She always said Barbie needed a better looking Ken, LOL!) I like the looks of some of the new Fashionista Kens but none of them have real hair...boring!

Treesa said...

After checking my copy of The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book by Marcie Melillo, I'm fairly confidant that the Ken in the red sweater and the Barbie in the Skipper dress are both Malibu dolls from the 1970s. However I'm uncertain which versions you have. According to the book, these dolls were available for most of the 1970s and there were numerous variations. A number of sets used the Malibu Barbie as a base doll including Newport Barbie (a sailing themed doll), Sun Valley Barbie (skiing)and several different Gold Medal Olympic Barbies. Your best bet is probably to look through the outfits that came with the dolls and see if you can narrow it down.
Signed, Treesa

Teresa Brown said...

Thanks Treesa! I appreciate your information! (And I'm totally going to have to get that book!)