Friday, April 30, 2010
I got her in a trade (when I was trying to restore my doll budget and failed miserably--but I did get three amazing new dolls). See more photos of her on my Flickr photo stream.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
She's a brownette 1968 Talking Barbie, and yes, she actually talks. I got her nude, and I need to probably find some real vintage clothing for her next--as soon as my budget starts to recover. She's in very nice condition--her face has yellowed a bit, compared to the rest of her body, but her hair and rooted eye lashes (and talking!) distract me so much from this that I just can't help but love her to pieces!
For those of you who haven't been following my budget issues, you can read about them on my blog. Click on Newer Post for the next one. There are three posts about this issue, if you're interested, or if you are currently arguing with your loved one about your dolly dollars. Read through my posts and then you can talk to your significant other and claim, "Look at this girl. I'm not nearly as bad as she is!"
See the rest of this lovely lady's photos on Flickr.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I love doll meets. Especially when you know the rules of the club in advance, like if children are permitted or not. I prefer clubs with very few rules, which are run more like a get-together of doll enthusiasts who like to sit around and talk dolls for hours. And eat. And drink.
But that's more my style. To each his or her own, I say!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I am not sure that these repros are such a great idea. For one, they have sort of ignited a hidden passion for the original Barbie doll in me that I didn't even know was there. These repros and also seeing original mint Barbie in other collections possibly was an influence. But what a wonderful way to broaden your collection's horizon!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
You can see all Vanessa's shots on Flickr, and leave me a comment, to let me know if you think Vanessa or Vero carries off the best switch!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Jewelry is by LVNV Dolls and matches well, too. I love it! See thre rest of her photo shoot on Flickr.
Friday, April 16, 2010
The pre-sale event is April 28, 2010. If you fill out your information online, you will be put on the contact list for the event on April 28.
It's filled with twelve photos of True Royalty Vanessa (photo above is my doll, however). All different shots of the same doll, including some that have been rerooted as a platinum, brunette and even with silvery-pink hair.
Hope you enjoy it, and that you are inspired to create a gallery of your own. You can see my various photos of True Royalty Vanessa here. I just redressed her yesterday, and she's due for a photo shoot.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I feel like the father on A Christmas Story (you know, with the leg lamp)! I got a nice comment to one of my blog entries recently, stating that this blog has directed some of the most traffic to the Mini Treasures website in the past year. Fantastic!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
She's dressed in Grecian-style draped ivory cocktail dress embellished with gold embroidery, gold shoes and coordinating purse and earrings. The listing on BarbieCollector states that the fashion is actually designed for Silkstone® dolls, so she must be using a new facial sculpt. I think she's gorgeous. Almost pretty enough to make me join the Barbie Fan Club!
Monday, April 12, 2010
The cost of $275 may seem outrageous at first--until you hear that the price also includes a second doll! Each order will include either the brunette Valia Pivione or the Valia Raison d'Etre. Wow!
So jealous am I! I just think she is amazing.
Photo property of Integrity Toys.
I think her shoes aren't the right ones, and she probably needs earrings. But I find her adorable.
I'm pretty sure she was a rose-scented doll--I never owned her as a girl. My neighbor did, and I coveted her something awful. (Great grammar for a blog, don't you think?) At any rate, I'm thrilled to have her in my 1980s collection now!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
My six year-old daughter's doll, Boogie Beach Jasper, was a special Christmas gift. She sees a lot of play and was overdue for a spa treatment.
She got a nice shampoo and fabric softener soak recently. I think she's pleased with her After look.
Friday, April 9, 2010
I still need to take some real photos of her, but here is a fun silhouette shot of the new 2009 repro Peaches.
I had the original when I was growing up. The repro is not as tan as I remember. Plus, I could have sworn the original Peaches had purple eyes (I bought her when I lived in Germany). I could easily be mistaken.
Even with the differences, this doll is truly gorgeous in her own right, and I don't mind at all that she isn't as tan and has blue eyes and purple eye shadow. LOL! It's almost less embarrassing to my daughters.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Another shot of one of my Ebay lot Barbie purchases. She has straight arms, and the blue eyeshadow of the original Superstar Barbie, but her hair is too light, and her arms are straight.
Here she is dressed in Day to Night's bodysuit and Dream Date's convertible skirt with stole.
Monday, April 5, 2010
One of my favorite outfits of the 1980s era, Springtime Magic, is being modeled by classic 80s icon, 1982 Dream Date Barbie.
I grew up in Germany, and when I originally owned this outfit, it was actually sole on a dressed doll. Neither the doll nor the outfit is in my collection anymore, unfortunately, but I'm trying to rebuild the collection I once had. Without, of course, digging too deeply in my BJD pocket. It's not going too well, as you might imagine!
At any rate--a lovely outfit, in the spirit of a Easter dress. Happy spring!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
It's Crystal Barbie! I'm nearly 40, and she's finally in my collection! Now, I feel like I have accomplished something.
(I am so just kidding! She is adorable, isn't she?)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Can you help me ID any of these lovely Barbies? If so, leave a comment on my blog or on my Flickr photostream? Thanks ever so much for any help!