Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbie Wednesday



Hello Friends,
I want to show you this photo that you may remember from last year of my Suzy Goose Barbie furniture set. Suzy Goose created several pieces of beautiful Barbie furniture in the early 60's.
Some of the rarest pieces like a piano can sell for over $200.00 dollars on ebay. My Mom had the Ken wardrobe from her childhood that was from a garage sale. I always admired it and was happy to find out that there were so many more pieces of furniture!

I have slowly collected the pieces you see above from ebay.

I was thrilled to see this ad for Tarina Tarentino's Barbie inspired Jewelry line that was popular last year. I don't know how I missed this ad but isn't it neat how they used the vanity?


If you are a Twilight fan like me, then you will be thrilled to learn that the Twilight Barbie and Ken dolls will be released on November 12.

I love looking at the old Barbie booklets that had been included in the boxes and catalogs from the 60's.

Here is a poster for the Bild Lilli doll that inspired Ruth Handler to create Barbie.

Isn't this poster cool? I found it on allposters.com.

I like to think that no matter how many times the Barbie doll gets reinvented that people will always remember her with her ponytail!


Another cool version of this style poster. For the fortieth anniversary for Barbie.

Happy midweek, Lindsey

26 comments:

LiLi M. said...

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Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yup! Gotta love that pony tail!

Are you going to get the Twilight dolls? ♥

❦TattingChic said...

I just ♥ ♥ ♥ the barbie furniture from the 60's! It is totally cool!

Your Barbie Wednesday posts always make my ♥ heart ♥ sing♪♩♯♫♬♬♩♫♪

SparkleFarkle said...
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SparkleFarkle said...

I love seeing all the original Barbie furniture, again! (Thanks!) The neighbor girl I played with when I was a smitch had EVERTHING "Barbie." As soon as Mattel could pop out something new, she had it. I was in Heaven with her treasure trove! One of my favorite sounds from childhood is me scraping Barbie's plastic dressing table over my friend's Formica kitchen table as we rearranged her bedroom setting! Love it-- thank you for the memories!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Oh, what fun! I love that vanity, and those Barbie silhouettes are too cool! I love silhouettes...

Thanks for the fun trip down Barbie memory lane! :)

Cheers!
Kristen

Beansieleigh said...

Ooooh, I DO love the jewelry!!.. And I'm very *patiently* waiting for those dolls to come out too! ~tina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun post! I love all the precious pieces of furniture you've collected over the years! What treasures and how much fun to search and FIND them!

Shelley said...

Hi Lindsey,thanks for sharing your Barbie savvy with us...you are so informed about everything Barbie..have a blessed day...Shelley

becky said...

Love the blog today! I see skipper up there as well.Thats one I never had or my girls.

Yes everyone has to love the first Barbie with the pony tail.I didnt get that one but I did get that platnum hair one it was real full and short.The tweilight ones are cute.Thanks for sharing this sweet post.

becky said...

uGH! my spelling LOL.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You have such a fabulous Barbie collection! I love seeing all the oldies but goodies! Great fun!

Country Dreaming said...

Lindsey--
How fun. Did you catch the news
blip that Barbie is an outcast because her ankles are "too fat."
Oh,heavenly days there is so much in this world to worry about than that!! Don't you think???

Melinda

beedeebabee♥ said...

OMG...Twilight Barbie's!!! I'm also a Twilight fan...or should I say AN EDWARD FAN!!! Great post Girls, and I too love Barbie in a pony tail!

Florence and Mary said...

My friend is just going to die for the Twilight barbies.

Victoria x

Sophia said...

I love those Barbie posters. Wow...so, how many Barbies do you have any hand? Just curious. And...are you putting up your Barbie tree again this year?! :)

PS I am participating in Vanessa's Halloween Party bash, too. Won't you stop by and RSVP for my house party? I will most definitely be at yours as well!!! FUN! :D

Jacqueline said...

Did you know that Forks is in Washington State? I've been there and visited many times. My daughter Kara loves the Twilight series and couldn't put it down. They are already coming out with a Barbie/Ken set for Twilight? My goodness, life spins on by sometimes faster than an old 45 record. I have a little gift for you Lindsey. If you email me your address I'll get it packaged and onwards...
Send to Matthew1039amen@yahoo.com

Bluebird Papercrafts said...

Lindsey, I had the white wardrobe and bed. Thanks for the sweet memories! I have bought an album for the pages you are making me. You have inspired me to try and create a first page - I need a photograph first! A whole 12x12 seems so intimidating. A lesson on your blog would be super! Have a great rest of week! E

KatCollects said...

Hi Lindsey,
I hope your Wednesday was a good one.
Kathy

Heidi Ann said...

I love seeing the pieces in your collection, Lindsey! And all of the images with the iconic pony tail- wonderful!

Pearl said...

So much
Barbie
L♥O♥V♥E !

I had to swoon big-time over
those awesome Pink Pearls ...
amazingly beautiful ad ...
And, I'm a pony-tail fan, too!

Hope you're doing well, Lindsey ...
~ hugs ~
Pearl

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh, the Barbie furniture is gorgeous!!! I've never seen that before!! Thank you for all the wonderful pictures. I LOVE Barbie Wednesday!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

goldenbird said...

Ooh, I forgot about the Twilight Barbies! My sister's birthday is coming and I want to buy those for her. Thanks for another fun Barbie Wednesday.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lindsey
Your Suzy Goose furniture is lovely. It reminds me very much of the Sindy dressing table and wardrobe that I have that's from around 1977 time.
I love those Twilight dolls and know someone who will definately want them
Lindsay
x

kikko ganenda said...

i wanna have this :(

daygirl57 said...

Wow! So excited to see the 60's Susy Goose Barbie furniture that I had as a child (and still have). I especially loved my wardrobe which has amazingly survived 5 floods and 2 fires. I also have the original black haired pony tail Barbie and the first Skipper doll. I loved them so much I took exceptional care of them and don't think I could ever part with them, especially since they too have been very blessed to have survived so many hardships along with me. Would love to find some other pieces to replace those that didn't survive.