Saturday, March 3, 2012

A COUPLE OF MY BARBIE DOLLS

When I was a young tot my momma always bought
me one or two Barbie's with some new clothes every Christmas.
That was something that I always looked forward
to. They were beautiful dolls.
By the time I got married I had amassed over 20
of those dolls with so many clothes that Barbie could have opened
up her own Department store. Most of those clothes were never played with.
Of course I had my favorites.
Sure I would dress them - occassionally. But most of
all I did not want to damage them. All of their clothes
were in mint condition.
Well needless to say that when
I did marry I gave everyone of them away. Do not know
what ever possessed me to do such a thing - to guve away
the dolls that I cherished.  Perhaps it was the moment.
 I had a very rare set
of Barbie and Ken Majorette dolls. She had beautiful
almost white colored long hair pulled up into a poney
tail. She had her complete costume along with her
Pom-poms and Baton. Ken had his complete outfit.
Their outfits were red and white and I kept them in
their mint condition box. The box held both of them.
I will never forget what they looked like.
Never again have I ever seen that particular set again.
I never thought that when I married that I would
play with dolls again. It doesnt matter whether they
are miniature dolls or Barbie dolls - playing is playing.
One of my Barbie dolls had a black gown with tulle
at the bottom with a little red rose attached. She had
long black gloves, black heels with her microphone
set.
However today I sure do wish that I had kept all of
Barbie dolls and their accessories. And I have looked at all of
those Barbie dolls for sale on Ebay. But I never thought
about purchasing any of them. It would not be
the same. If I were to purchase any one of those dolls
I would not be able to attach any memories to that
Barbie. That stage of my life was gone forever.
So now at this stage of my life - I am into Minatures.
And have been collecting mini's probably for over
30 years. A little thing here and a little thing there.
However last year I had gone to the thrift
store and purchased a small bag of toys. There were
so many toys in the little bag that you couldnt see
what was in there. But the money for the toys goes
to a good cause. My thrift store donates lots of dollars
to Alzheimers every year. Thats one reason why
I shop there.
When I returned home BOY was I ever surprised to
see what I pulled out of that bag. Just months before
I had been telling Pep about that black gown that my
Barbie had. It was so beautiful.
Daisy loves dolls. She collects them only when she
can. While at work one day she ordered this doll.
The postman brought it to her today. I hope you
enjoy looking at what came in the mail today.
 I made the box for this doll. I went on the internet
and amazingly enough I found this picture. So I
glued it to the top of the box. The photo looks so
real that it looks like you are looking at the doll
up close. But you arent.
 Daisy has been opening the box.
 Isn't it amazing how good she looks. I think that
this little Barbie doll was given away by McDonalds.
And that she was not played with at all. I believe
that she was new. Her hair is in
the same position as the photo on the box. Never touched.
 I tried to stand her up better for you to see her.
Even though this is just a Barbie from a
sales pitch of McDonalds - (I guess) - I feel
like I have been given a second chance - in
MINIATURE!
As always Many hugs & kisses to you all,
conny