My dad always knows what I like :)
Under the tree I saw this huge package.
You know, the kids always get the big presents so I thought it was for my son...until I saw my name on the top.
When it came time to open the gifts, I tried to slide it in front of me and it weighed a TON. It felt like bricks. After I got the wrapping paper off, there was a plastic tub that was filled with BOOKS!
Not just any books, books about BARBIE! See, he does know what I like.
I've had so much fun flipping through these. Let's take a look!
The Barbie Doll Collectors Handbook. It includes awesome information like how to grade the condition of the doll.
Next is the Fashion Doll Price Guide. Not that useful now since it's from 2000 to 2001 but it's still fun to look at the color pictures!
5th Doll Fashion Anthology, price guide. There are some really pretty dolls in here!
Now we have the fabulous hardcover books. Like this one!
Barbie: What a Doll! I have a pocket size version of this book but this larger one is arranged differently. Mine goes by year. This one has a range of years on the pages.
So for the pages shown above, this is from the chapter titled "Party Girl." So these are party dresses. There are also chapters titled "Tailored Chic" and "Career Moves."
Funny when I randomly opened to the page above, I noticed a dress I already had :) There are no formal names on the fashions (for instance the dress on the bottom right of the second page is a Perfume Pretty fashion) and that's the only dislike I have about the book (this is the Barbie's Sweet 16 doll.)
Now is Barbie: Four Decades of Fashion, Fantasy, and Fun.
More full color photos that talk about tags, packaging and more!
The Collectible Barbie Doll. An Illustrated Guide To Her Dreamy World. Love the 40th Anniversary doll on the front.
Dreamy world indeed! Queen of Hearts Mackie Barbie anyone?
Now this is a fun one. Barbie Doll and Her Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World Of Fashion. 1967 to 1972. Gotta love it! It's a price guide but still color photos! With a mod book I would hope you would have color photos, that's the best part of mod fashion!
The Story Of Barbie. AH, Goddess of the Sun Mackie doll.
How about this one! Barbie Doll Accessories! I've been looking through this one a bit. We love accessories! And it includes paper dolls! I recognized some of the ones I found in here.
This is a fun one if you are into finding out which stores had exclusive Barbie merchandise. I don't know what years this is from but does go through some of the 90's. It even has dolls that were exclusives in other countries.
And lastly we have Barbie The First 30 Years 1959 through 1989. Unfortunately I wish this went through the 90's as most of my dolls are from the 90's. But as you can see on front, I do have some dolls in this book! :) (One of my top 5, Superstar Barbie.)
And that's it! I am in love with these and had to keep myself on track when I was photographing them, I was spending too much time flipping through the pages. There is quite a bit to read in them, even the price guides so it will be fun to see what there is to read about!
So friends, do you have any of the books shown above? Have any other books you recommend? Let me know in the comments!
And that's it for today. Next post will be super exciting so stay tuned for that one!