Some of you know that I’ve been collecting Barbie clothes, etc for about the last month. I decided that I wanted to replace the vintage Barbie that I was unable to keep for myself a long, long time ago.
When I was seven, I got a Barbie that looked just like this Barbie (Brunette Bubble Cut Barbie) from my dad for my birthday. (Image ‘borrowed’ via google search).
As I remember, it was the only Barbie I ever had. It was special to me, because my dad was special to me, and he didn’t live with us. I loved Barbie. (I also got a slinky…hmm…might have to look for one of those too!) When I was six, I got my first little sister. The next year, I got another little sister (Sissypoo). Almost two years later, I got another little sister, and then three years later, I got another one! Well, with four little girls behind me, I had to pass along my Barbie and all the home made clothes my mom made for her. This Barbie has always had fond memories for me, and since I enjoyed her so much, I wanted to have one just like her. (I was just informed last week, by ‘Sissypoo’ that she chewed my Barbie’s fingers off! ) I punched her….TWICE! Her comeback was, ‘Well, ‘E’ chewed off her toes!’ OMG. My Barbie was TORTURED!!!!
Anyway….I found a vintage Brunette Bubble Cut Barbie on ebay a few weeks ago, and here she is. (She was NAKED when I got her, so I put some clothes on her!) I’m happy to report that her fingers and toes are all intact! Whew! I’m keeping her away from Sissypoo!
I won a few auctions here and there, and I have accumulated some lots of clothing for her. I also got a bag of accessories, but the poor girl doesn’t have any shoes! I bought her a few pairs, and they are on the way.
One of the auctions I won included some friends. I dug the red rolling suitcase out from one of my closets, and this will be my Barbie case, until/or if/ I find something better.
Last weekend, I started looking for Barbie’s car. One year for Christmas, I got a car for Barbie. I remember that Christmas. I was about eight. My mom wrapped the gifts, but she didn’t put names on any of them. While mom was gone, at least one of my brothers, maybe both of them, would touch, pick up, shake, and maybe even on one occasion, untape, and retape a package or two to see what was in them. The package that my Barbie car came in, was like this. It had a transparent thin plastic protective ‘window’. (Photo borrowed from Amazon.com)
My brother lightly tapped the protective window, and was just ‘sure’ he was getting a big toolbox. I can’t remember if he got one or not, but it wasn’t this package. Of course, my Austin-Healey got passed down too, so I wanted to replace it. I won that auction last weekend. I got the car yesterday. There is a crack in the windshield, but otherwise, it is in good condition. The body is made of a plastic that is soft, so there are no cracks or breaks.
Here is all the Barbie stuff I have so far. I’m now looking for, and buying Barbies that are dressed at the thrift stores, just for the clothes. Pretty soon I’ll have a bunch of naked Barbies that I wont’ know what to do with. Some of them I’ll keep, but now my heart is happy, because I have my vintage Barbie. I think I have a green case under my basement steps just like the red one, and that case may be where I will store Barbie’s car.
G’Bye! I’m off to look for a slinky!