Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Show and Tell!


Kelli over at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ is hosting show and tell! Hop on over it's so much fun!
Today I would like to show ya'll part of my Barbie collection. Now these dolls are not the beautiful mint in box Barbies that most collectors want, but they are collectible to me because they were mine and they have been gently (or sometimes not so gently) loved.
All the dolls in this picture are Barbies. The "Bubble Cut" Barbie in the middle of the picture, Santa brought to me in 1965. The two pony tail Barbies on the end were given to me around the same time by my cousin who decided at age 8 she was too big for dolls. The blond on the left I got the next year for Christmas and the "Bald" headed one I got probably around the same time. She had wigs that came with her, but over the last few decades they have gotten lost or tossed!
The black Barbie is Julia. She was from a TV show in the late sixties or early seventies and was a nurse. I think Diahann Carroll played as Julia. Her hair has turned bright red over the years, not sure what is going on with that! The middle doll is Ken of course, Barbie boyfriend for the last 50 years! Talk about your long engagements! The doll on the left is Midge, Barbies best friend. She was one of my favorites because her hair flipped up and she had freckles like me.
This is Skipper on the left, Barbies little sister and on the right is her friend Scooter. Scooter has a special story. Two days before my 5th birthday my little sister was born. So the party at home was moved to my great aunts house because mom was in the hospital. The day of my party a huge snowstorm hit and the only little girl to make it to my party lived next door to my aunt. I was so disappointed. I had asked for "Scooter" for my birthday. During the party my Dad comes in with my gift. I unwrapped it so excited and it turned out to be another "Skipper" At that point I had a melt down. I threw a horrible tantrum (so my aunt and Dad say) and started crying. My Dad took the Skipper doll, went back out into the snow storm and drove back to town, (over a half hour in good weather) and picked up the right doll "Scooter" and brought her back to me at my aunts. What a Brat I was!!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week-end!
Linda

22 comments:

Trella said...

What a special father. I love all your Barbies. Your Show and Tell was like a history lesson.
Thanks for sharing,
Trella

Lana said...

Linda, your Barbie collection is great! We may have to start calling you Midge!

Have a great weekend!
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Lana G!

Father Mackenzie said...

Hey, I noticed the comment you left on my mom's site...i'd love to see a pic of the Lp!

Rose Mary said...

Neat to see all of them. I still have all my old Barbies, too.

Kim said...

I love Barbies, my daughters love Barbies. Who doesn't love Barbies.

ellen b. said...

I'm one of those girls who never had barbies. My daughter got some though...
We especially like her Russian one. Thanks for sharing your collection.
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Julieann said...

I just adore Barbie!! My daughter loves them too--I enjoyed looking at your collection.

Julieann:)

Mrs. U said...

Wow!! You've got quite a collection!!!

You know, I had forgotten all about Midge!!! :)

I never had a Ken doll. I had Donnie from the Donnie and Marie dolls and he was always engaged or married to Barbie. HAHA!!

His,
Mrs. U

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice assortment of the Barbie dolls. Wish my girls had saved theirs!

Lyndy said...

What a great Barbie collection. I have all mine stored in the basement.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Craftydaughter said...

What a collection!
I used to have a bunch of Barbies but got rid of them a few years ago.(got a little too old to play with them)
I still have one that is in the box. It's the Ireland Barbie.

PEA said...

Such a fabulous Barbie collection! Yup, I remember the tv show "Julia" and you're right, Diahann Carroll played the part:-) I have one of my Barbies and a couple of Skippers from when I was a young girl back in the 60's!! Such fun! xox

Jodi said...

Memories! I was quite a Barbie fanatic. And what a sweet dad!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful barbie collection, Linda! I love the one in the pretty green and blue dress and I also love the story of your dad driving back to the store to get the right doll! Too funny!
Kelli

Myrna said...

I think it is so great that you saved all the Barbie's. I never had one--they came along about the time I outgrew dolls.
I have a niece named Barbie--One of her daughters is an avid collector of the dolls.

Barbara H. said...

Oh how fun!! I so wish I had kept my Barbie stuff. I passed it all down to my four sisters, and I don't think there was anything left of them afterwards.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Morning Glory said...

What an awesome show and tell. I had a beautiful one with a fantastic wardrobe in the big black doll case, and much to my sorrow, I gave it to my niece when I got married. I thought she'd take good care of it, but she didn't. I love your Barbies!

Jenn4Him said...

Oh what a fun trip down memory lane with you. Yes, you were a brat, but you seem to have turned out OK. Maybe there is hope for my kids!

The Woman said...

Great dolls! And most of them still have hair! I was bad with scissors... LOL

Lori B said...

Cute Barbie Collection. You sure have lots of Barbies.
I missed show and tell as we just returned home Friday afternoon.
I'm almost caught up at home.
Now I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blogs.
I will try and post soon.
I'm working today and leaving again for the weekend to help my sister move and unpack and paint.

Lynne said...

I had many of those same Barbies. I no longer have them, they were passed on to my younger sisters msny years ago. It was great to see them again, sort of like seeing old friends.

Pam said...

ooohhh I wish I had held on to all my Barbies and friends! I had that exact same skipper in the red and white outfit! This brought back so many wonderful memories of building houses in my bedroom floor on Friday after school and not taking the house down until late Sunday night! My sister and I would play all weekend. Thanks for sharing these.