Meeting New Friends

Meeting New Friends
Jaxson, Cloe, and Sophina

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Small Items for Displays

On Monday, I stopped at the Thrift Store and picked up some items.  I could use your help 
in deciding what I should do with them. 
I put Kelly in the picture to show you the size of the items. 
The furniture is made from wood  Most likely from a doll house. 
The hope chest lid opens.  The dresser drawers and door opens. 
Should I paint these?  What color? 
The books in the bookcase do not come out. 

This piece I found all by itself. 
Salad Bar cart. 
Any ideas on how to use it in a display?
Found these pieces in the bag with the furniture. 
The blue open book, the apple and the globe are plastic. 
The rolled newspaper and bell are wood. 
I probably would use these in a school room display.

The blue plate is plastic.  All the other pieces are wood. 
The toast is removable from the toaster. The yellow item is
most likely a radio.  The blue box has the word Salz on it. 
In German, it is the word for salt.  So I am thinking all the wooden 
items were made in Germany.
There is a white bowl with fruit in it.  Took me some time to 
figure out what it was.  Then realized the brown colored item in the bowl
were supposed to be a bunch of bananas. 
Most likely a kitchen display for these items.

The first bottle is a shampoo bottle.
Next is a wine bottle. The third bottle is plastic. The last 
says Cola on it. 
In the back row, wood flower pot with overgrown flower which is not removable. 
Then I think the next item is an old-fashioned chamber pot. (top is removable)
There is a red canister with removable top.  Then 3 miscellaneous items.
Everything but the one plastic bottle is wood. 

Last of the items in the bag. 
Plastic items - pet food dish and teddy bear next to it. 
Everything else is wood. 
Red rectangular item says comics. 
Tooth paste tube with two brushes. 
Red and blue item is a toy car. 
Two different types of candlesticks. 
Two wooden clothespins 
Another teddy bear and last a scrub brush with real bristles. 
Any ideas I could use these items in displays would greatly be appreciated. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweetie Pops

Sweetie Pops
Made in Hong Kong 
5 1/4 inches tall
There is something unusual about this doll. When you take off her dress....
You have a doll who is kneeling.  And then a dress with arms and legs.
Picked up this doll from a lady whose garage sales I have been to 
and who now is selling at the Flea Market. 
Along with the doll, came two other outfits. 
These two outfits belong to the African-American version of Sweetie Pops. 
There also was a Sweetie Pops doll with brunette hair. 
In 1986, my older daughter was one at the time. I really don't 
remember seeing these dolls in the stores.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Halloween Charm

Halloween Charm 
Made in Indonesia 
Took out of box for picture since top was already opened. 
Flea Market find.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vanna White No. 2

Vanna White 
Limited Edition 
Home Shopping Club 
Somewhere between 1990-95
Made in China
Flea Market find.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Princess Leia

Star Wars 
Princess Leia Organa
11 1/2 inches 
Made in Hong Kong 
Original outfit with stockings and belt, missing shoes. 
Hair was undone, so I put it into two pony tails. 
Actress Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in the movie Star Wars. 
Thrift Store find. 
When I picked her up at the Thrift Store yesterday, I thought she was 
one of the Princess Leia dolls from the 1990's. 
It wasn't till I took her out of the plastic bag and looked at her markings 
that I realized she was a vintage Princess Leia from the 70's.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gene Marshall

Gene Marshall 
Mel Odom
Ashton Drake 
Flea Market find. 
As you can see I found my Gene doll. 
I got her today from the same lady I bought the Gene outfit from. 
Also bought 2 other dolls from her which I will post during the week. 
Every week she has some kind of doll goodies.
Can't wait till next Saturday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunset Malibu Christie

Sunset Malibu Christie 
Twist and Turn Waist 
Made in Korea 
Outfit - Lucky Ind. 
Jacket- Barbie Pink Label 
Gold heels
Doll bought on E-Bay
Clothes from various finds.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lollipop Girls - Bebe

Lollipop Girls 
Jan McLean Designs
Bebe from Barbados, West Indies 
Unimax Toys Limited
Made in China 
E-Bay find.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

International Dolls - Kelly clones

International Dolls 
Kool Toys 
Distributed by Target Corporation 
Made in China 
Kelly size clones 
Thrift Store find 
Korea, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, India 
Norway, England USA, China, Canada, Egypt 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion Queen - Repro

My Favorite Barbie 
Barbie and her Wig Wardrobe 
Fashion Queen Barbie - Reproduction 
Made in China
Another Big Lots find.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thrift Store Dolls 1st Anniversary

Some of the girls are celebrating Thrift Store Dolls first year of blogging!
They had to open that bottle of Champagne that I found on Saturday at the Thrift Store. 
All kidding aside, thanks to everyone who has visited Thrift Store Dolls throughout this 
past year.  I've learned so much from you and made many doll collecting friends. 
To another year of blogging.  May all your doll dreams come true!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Live and Let Die - James Bond 007

Live and Let Die 
James Bond 007 
Black Label 
Made in Indonesia 
Big Lots find

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gene - Blond Lace

Blond Lace 
Ashton-Drake Galleries 
Mel Odom 
Accessories include, beret, shoes, earrings and walking stick
Found at the Flea Market today.
Now to find a doll for this outfit.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Twist 'n Turn 
Made in Japan 
Wearing a purple label Barbie dress. 
Coat has no label. 
Purchased on E-Bay approximately 3 years ago. 

Big Lots

Just saw the ad in my area starting tomorrow for Big Lots. 
Collectible Barbies will be on sale for $15.00. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Music Loving Barbie

Music Loving Barbie 
Made in Hong Kong 
Bought on E-Bay about 2 years ago.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lollipop Girls - Cissy

Lollipop Girls 
Jan McLean 
Cissy from Sidney, Australia
Unimax Toys Limited 
Made in China 
E-Bay purchase

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

World of Love - Peace

Getting kind of nostalgic lately.  When I first started collecting dolls (over 30+ years ago), I focused on 
dolls from the 50's.  For some reason I wouldn't buy Barbie. When I went to garage sales,(remember this was the time before E-bay and the internet), I would try and find something unique. Something different, as long as it wasn't a Barbie. I did buy one Barbie which was a bubblecut, but she was the only one. 
Thought I would post some of the dolls I purchased years ago before I started collecting fashion dolls. 
The doll pictured is:

World of Love 
9 inches tall
Original outfit. (I have her box somewhere)
She is marked on her backside.
US Pat Pend.
On her shirt there is a cloth label that reads
World of Love
By Hasbro 
Made in Hong Kong.
There were 6 dolls in the series.
Love, Flower, Peace, Soul (AA), Music and Adam (male) 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Liv - Twist and Dance

Yesterday morning I went to a rummage sale, finding nothing there I thought I would just stop
at Walmart.  Going down the 1st doll aisle, there were no new Barbies, no new Monster High, no new Moxie Teenz, I thought I was safe.  Turned the corner to the next aisle which has Baby dolls, Littlest Pet Shop, there 
on the shelf, I saw them, Twist and Dance Liv Dolls. Here Walmart gets these new Liv Dolls (which I haven't heard anything about till I saw them) and they don't even have the new Barbie Basics. Go figure. 
I started looking at them and they reminded me of something familiar.  They have a twist wig, 2 styles in one. 
Tuesday and Tiffany Taylor, Barbie Jam 'n Glam?
  More makeup than usual,  (a heart, some lines, more eyeshadow)
Jem and Barbie and the Rockers?
They dance (There is a plastic piece which their legs are put into and a lever that makes their bodies move)
Vintage Live Action PJ and friends?
On the back of the box, there is a male doll named Chase. (Not on the website or at Walmart yet) 
What do you think?

I had a few dollars left in my doll money stash (which I was saving for Barbie Basics No. 2) but decided to purchase Sophie and Hayden.  
Twist and Dance 
Spin Master 
Made in China

To see all 5 girls go to:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Rose

The Rose
First in a Series 
Flowers in Fashion Collection 
Limited Edition 
Made in Indonesia 
Box crushed, looks like someone tried to free her from the box
Flea Market find.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Queen of Sapphires

Queen of Sapphires 
Second in the Series 
Royal Jewels Collection 
Limited edition 
Made in China 
Flea Market find 
This morning I decided to see if the Flea Market was open 
even though it was still cold outside.
I was pleasantly surprised to see more vendors than I expected.
A vendor who I regularly buy Barbies from had 2 dolls for me. 
Queen of Sapphires and another doll (which I will post tomorrow) were 
both in their original boxes . The boxes were in rough shape.
But I didn't care since I had two new beautiful dolls.
Such little things in life like going to the Flea Market make me happy. 

Friday, March 11, 2011


The last doll I purchased at Tuesday Morning. 
Starring Diahann Carroll
50th Anniversary Reproduction 
Mattel/20th Century Fox 
Made in Indonesia 

My two vintage Julia dolls.
Bought on E-bay 
Both redressed.
Marked Japan 
I remember watching Julia on TV way back when.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Favorite Barbie 1980

My Favorite Barbie 
Black Barbie 
Made in China 
Another Tuesday Morning find.
My two vintage Black Barbies.
One has her original outfit.  I added the red purse. 
Got her from E-Bay
The other doll I redressed. 
Don't remember where I found her.
Most likely another E-bay find
Both are marked 
Mattel Taiwan

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Favorite Barbie 1965

My Favorite Barbie 
Made in China 
The original Barbie came with Lifelike Bendable Legs. 
Hair colors were available in Platinum, Blonde, Ash Blonde, Titan, or Brunette.
The repro Barbie comes with a reproduction of an outfit called
"Matinee Fashion #1640"
Wish I had a vintage doll like this in my collection. 
Tuesday Morning purchase. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

James Bond 007 - Octopussy

James Bond 
Barbie Collector 
Black Label 
Made in Indonesia 
Picked up at Tuesday Morning

Monday, March 7, 2011

Harley Davidson Barbie and Ken

Went to Tuesday Morning with one of my co-workers on Saturday. 
Went overboard on Barbie buying, but thought I don't get to Tuesday Morning very often, 
so I might as well pick up the dolls I wanted. All the Barbies were 50% off their retail price. 
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles 
Barbie and Ken 
Made in Indonesia
Just realized Barbie has a jewel in her belly button.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shaving Fun Ken

Shaving Fun Ken 
Made in Indonesia 
Picked up at Toy's R Us today. 
To celebrate Ken's 50th Birthday
Toy's R Us is having a 50% off sale on Barbies this week.
(Collector Barbies not included in sale)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lt Uhura

Star Trek 
Lt. Uhura 
(Character played by Nichelle Nichols)
Marked on bottom of boot 
Found in a Junkology Shop

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tangled - Rapunzel

Found her last week at the Thrift Store. 
Since most of the dolls are in plastic bags I usually take a quick glance 
and in they go into the shopping cart. 
When I took her out of the bag, her hair was in such a "tangled" mess. 
It took 3 days to get the hair into a  half way decent style.
Still needs to be worked on. 
So much hair came out but it is still quite thick.
She has those iridescent strands throughout her hair.
Disney 2010 
Made in China 
Dress marked Disney Parks 
Found out on E-bay that this doll has 17 inch long hair.
Missing her shoes and accessories. I gave her some purple heels. 
. Going out Treasure Hunting with a friend tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another Barbie Basics Collection 002

This is the other model I found at Toy's R Us on Sunday.
Barbie Basics 
Denim Collection 
Collection 002
Model 17 
Mattel 2010 
Made in Indonesia 
He was the only one of Model 17 there.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Finally - Barbie Basics Collection 002

Finally on Sunday I was able to find a Barbie Basics 002 Model. at Toys R Us. 
There were only 2 different models  to choose from. 
Barbie Basics 
Collection 002
Denim Collection 
Model 08
Mattel 2010 
Made in Indonesia 
There were only 4 of this model available. 
Will post the other model tomorrow.