Sorry it's been awhile, not sure where the time goes. So let's catch up....... Before Christmas I found a few good deals. The first one was this 1971 Marlo flip TNT Barbie.
It's funny I was looking for one on Ebay to put on my Christmas list and found her at a local indoor flea market about a week before Thanksgiving. I hardly ever make finds like this around here. She is in great shape, good face paint and her legs click 3 times. Her hair is reddish brown (might be turning brassy from age). Her forehead curl is sparse but it is there. A bonus was she was wearing outfit #1476 (minus the slippers), which can be hard to find.
She is my 1st Marlo flip doll, but she might not be the last. I would love a blonde someday. So glad I found her! The next find came about 3 weeks before Christmas. This doll wasn't tops on my must have list but she was a fantastic buy and now that I have her I love her.
This Julia doll is gorgeous. She has really nice hair and it has oxidized into a brilliant red. She did not have her original nurses outfit but came wearing the Winter Wedding dress. It has yellowed and has what looks rust stains on the back but it is still a beautiful dress.
I am hoping to find her nurses' outfit or at least a reproduction one. But she will fit nicely with my other mod era dolls. My last find before Christmas was this Francie outfit Mini Check # 1209.
I found this complete on Ebay in excellent condition for a great buy. I never had a lot of clothes for my Francie doll growing up so am trying to add to wardrobe when possible. Those knee socks are soooo groovy!
Lucky me got everything I asked for for Christmas.
This gorgeous lady joined my other Model Muse swimsuit gals. Her hair is even more beautiful in real life. I may either pick it out a little or remove it from the rubberband to get a fuller afro, not sure yet which I'll do. Only one left of these ladies to get to complete the set.
Francie Go-Granny-Go #1267. This outfit is complete and in excellent condition! It even has the little record AND record jacket.
Skipper - Silk n' Fancy and Dress Coat #1906. I have always wanted this outfit to with Barbie's Silken Flame and Red Flare.
Ken - Saturday Date #786. I didn't have a Ken growing up, so I am trying to build a vintage wardrobe for the vintage Ken and Allen I acquired some years ago. I think this brings their wardrobe total up to 3 outfits.....they definitely lag behind the ladies!
My birthday is next Saturday, so I am expecting more great Barbie gifts!
I picked up a few Barbie pack dresses
that are suppose to fit all the new size
gals thinking they might be perfect for
the Model Muses.
Charmayne and Roxanne snatched them
up right away but weren't at all happy
with the fit. While they liked the knee
length, the waist wasn't as form fitting
as they had hoped so they each added
a wide ribbon belt. The fit is much
Once again I am disappointed in Mattel.
The backs of both dresses are made from
a plain fabric rather than the front print
fabric. Honestly, how cheap can you be,
it's doesn't take a lot of fabric, it's not
like the print fabric is that much more
expense and you still have to take the
time to cut out both the front and the
back pieces. I suppose it keeps them
from have to match the prints front and
back but it still disappoints me.