Meeting New Friends

Meeting New Friends
Jaxson, Cloe, and Sophina

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Super Cool Gal

Super Cool Gal 
(Bratz Clone) 
Made in China 
Around 2009
Has a nose stud and all the little extras. 
Hair changes color when heat from dryer is applied.
Haven't tried it yet. 
Front of box 
On the back it lists 4 different dolls 
Asary, Sairy, Misil, and Kasherly. 
I can't tell who this doll is supposed to represent by 
looking at the back of the box.
You can tell why.....
They all look the same to me. 
Flea Market find.

American Girl Minis - Emily and Kit

American Girl Minis 
Emily and Kit 
6 1/2 inches tall 
Marked on neck- American Girl 
Label on dress marked American Girl
Missing their shoes.
Made in China 
Thrift Store find

Monday, May 30, 2011

Golden Dream Christie

Golden Dream Christie 
Made in Taiwan 
Christie came to me in her original bathsuit only.
She needed a nice new outfit. 
Barbie Purple Label suit
Black heels and bag. .
Need something to go under the suit. Couldn't find anything I liked. 
Was cleaning out my closets at school when I came across a bag of
multicolored loops used to make potholders.  Took one of the loops
and cut it.  Was perfect for the look I wanted.
E-Bay find for a great price.

Memorial Day 2011

When I was small, my parents had a peony bush in front of our 
house which would bloom around my birthday.  When 
I bought my own house, my brother surprised me with my own pink peony.
My peony bush started blooming this past week. I have been meaning
to take a picture, but forgot.  At 6 am today we had a storm pass through, but it
turned out to be a sunny day after all.   When I went to take a picture of my peony bush, 
 all that was left was one flower and a few buds which haven't bloomed yet.
At least I got one picture, but have to remember to take another when the buds bloom.
Another year has passed. The body gets older, but my mind is still the same. 
Grateful for the past year. 
Today I received a nice monetary gift from my significant other. He would 
rather give me money so I can purchase whatever I please. 
So this morning, I decided to take a ride to Toy's R Us. Found they had 2 of the Denim Basics.
But didn't care for either one.  Anyway they were priced 21.98
Then I drove over to Target where I found 
Model No. 11

They also had Model No. 5 and Ken Model 16 with the Blond Hair.
 They didn't interest me.

I also picked up an Alexis with the darker skin tone. 

On the way home, I stopped at IHOP to pick up my favorite treat.
German pancakes with lemon and butter. 
It's been an enjoyable day! 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vintage Ginny

8 inches tall 
Caracul Wig or Poodle 
Marked on her back 
Vogue Doll
Wearing a 1952 outfit 
#26 - Carol 
From the Kindergarten Series 
Missing the green bow for her hair. 
One shoe's snap is broken
Thrift Store find. 
I was so shocked to see this doll at the Thrift Store.  
In all my years going treasure hunting I have never seen any older Ginny dolls. 
When I looked in the showcase at the Thrift Store, there she was 
in a Red Polka Dot box along with a Nancy Storybook Doll. 
I did a double take when I saw the price. 
 Who could leave her there....not me.

SpongeBob Squarepants 2

  SpongeBob Squarepants Barbie
AA Version 
Marked on back 
Mattel 1999
Original outfit. 
Came with her box and SpongeBob keychain. 
Thrift Store find.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

AA Astronaut Barbie

Astronaut Barbie 
AA Version 
Made in Malaysia 
Missing accessories, box in poor condition
Flea Market find. 

Had a wonderful day in my doll hunting travels.
Got some great buys at the Flea Market and the Thrift Store. 
The lady I purchased the two dolls from today at the Flea Market
told me that her mother had more at home and hopefully she 
will bring others next Saturday.
Can't wait!


Special Limited Edition 
Jakks Pacific 
Made in China 
11 1/2 inches tall, faux glass eyes 
Have box which is in poor condition
Flea Market find

Friday, May 27, 2011


We're Back!
Made in China
She supposedly talks, but her batteries must be dead.
Thrift Store find.
For anybody who is still having trouble logging in.
Try clearing out the cookies. It worked for me!
In Internet Explorer
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Click Delete.

Problem with Blogger

Just a quick note.
For some reason, I am able to access my blog account from work and not at home.  I am using IE 08 here.
Hopefully the problem will be fixed at home by the time I want to post tonight.  Just keep checking for new posts.  It should be fixed sooner or later.

I'll be back.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Halloween Star

Halloween Star
Made in Indonesia
Original outfit.
Took out of box for her photo.
Flea Market find. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scarlett O'Hara

Hollywood Legends Collection
Barbie as
Scarlett O'Hara
Gone With the Wind
Mattel/Turner Entertainment
Made in China
Garage Sale find.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Family Grandparents

Happy Family Grandparents
arrived in the mail yesterday. 
Sunshine Family Series 
Made in Taiwan
The grandfather is 9 1/2 inches tall, the grandmother is 9 inches.
Both have their original clothes.
E-Bay purchase.
My next quest is to find the Sunshine Family Grandparents
with original clothes at a reasonable price.

Winter Rhapsody

Had some time before going to work and there is a problem
with the browsers I use so I thought I would try and post.
Winter Rhapsody
Avon Exclusive
Special Edition
Second in a Series
Made in China 
Garage Sale find.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Barbie-Bild Lilli Clone

This doll brought back a flood of memories from the past. 
I remember back in the fifties and sixties, women would make 
bride dolls to be placed in the back window of the bridal car.
This doll is a Bild Lilli/Barbie clone.  
She has a U on the back of her neck which usually 
indicates the Uneeda Doll company.  In the sixties, Uneeda made a 
Barbie/Bild Lilli clone called Wendy. But from my research
this was a stock head which could be used on different dolls by different companies. 
She is 11 1/2 inches tall and has bumps on the tops of her feet (To keep her shoes on) 
I believe the dress may be handmade. It is removable. 
It has an eye and hook closure. It has a layer of stiff net under the gown. 
She has on a pair of panties.
Gown is yellowing.  Missing her shoes. 
Hair is in perfect condition (looks like it did when it came out of the box)
Veil is attached to the ponytail. No holes in the veil. 
Close up of face.

She was purchased at an Estate Sale over 
the weekend. 
Anyone have any more information please let me know.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Winter Velvet

Winter Velvet 
Special Edition 
Avon Exclusive 
First in A Series 
Made in China 
Garage Sale find.

Baby Dolls

Thought I would post about the two Baby Dolls I found 
at the garage sale yesterday. I just couldn't leave them for what 
they were asking.
The first doll is
"Baby Face"
So Shy Sherri 
Mold #9 (Found on head)
Jointed at knees and elbows
13 1/2 inches tall
Original outfit, missing headband 
Marked on her head and back 
1990 LGTI
If you want to learn more about this series of doll go to:
Baby So Beautiful 
14 inches tall
Original outfit.
Marked on backside:
J S & A
Baby So Beautiful 

Will have another post later on today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Disney Animal Kingdom Barbie

Animal Kingdom Barbie 
Disney Exclusive
Made in China 
Flea Market find

Such a beautiful day today.  Got out of the house at 7:45 this morning
to start my Treasure Hunting.  The first garage sale I wanted to go to
opened at 8:30 and in the newspaper ad it said "Barbie Dolls".
Found three boxed Barbies, two baby dolls, and 
two Hallmark Barbie unusual ornaments. 
The next stop was the Flea Market I usually go to every week. 
Found only one boxed Barbie.  
My biggest finds were at my next stop.
It was at a yearly flea market held by one of the churches in my area. 
There was one lady who was selling Barbies and I almost wiped her out. 
I purchased all her bags of clothes and accessories.
4 small boxes filled with shoes. 
The Animal Kingdom Barbie and another redressed Barbie. 
And two different sets of Barbie Sisters. 
I even met two former co-workers who I haven't seen for awhile.
The next three stops consisted of the Thrift Store, a house sale, 
and another flea market which produced nothing of importance.
All in all it was a good day. 
Just maybe I will go back to the first garage sale tomorrow since the lady
said they had more stuff they hadn't gone through yet. 
More Barbies?

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Scene River

My Scene 
From River & Barbie "Night on the Town"
Made in China 
12 1/2 inches tall
Original outfit. 
Thrift Store find

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fab Fashions

Fab Fashions 
Made in Indonesia 
Thrift Store find.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry 
First Doll in the "Ladies of the '80s " Colllection 
Pink Label 
Made in Indonesia 
From the box:
"Debbie Harry is singer, songwriter and 
frontwoman for Blondie"
Another purchase from the Barbie Collector sale.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pop Life

One of my purchases from the Barbie Collector Sale
Pop Life
Pivotal Mod Dolls 
Barbie 50th Anniversary
Gold Label 
Made in Indonesia 
Doll has 12 points of articulation. 
Wanted to buy the blond also but was gone when I went to order.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Sun Colors 
Made in China 
Flea Market find

Sunday, May 15, 2011

John Smith

Sun Colors 
John Smith 
Made in China 
Flea Market find

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1988 Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays 
Special Edition 
Made in China 
First of the Happy Holidays Barbie 
Doll all original.
Box in poor shape.
Yard Sale find

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Proud Family

The Proud Family 
Hong Kong 
Mother and Father 9 1/2 inches tall. 
According to the story book. 
The dolls are Bill and Sally Proud.
Bill was a teacher and Sally liked to paint pictures 
of birds and animals and trees and flowers.
(Typical 50's or 60's story) 
Never mention the word pregnant. 
Story doesn't  tell the gender of the baby, but 
looking at the cover of the book, it is a girl.
Contents includes:
Mother, Father, Baby, Maternity Dress,
Bassinet with Soap Dish, Talc Bottle(Baby Powder),
Baby Bottle, (It's red, looks more like a ketchup container to me) 
and Duck. "Proud Family" Story Book.
From the instruction sheet:
The Mother Doll can pass through the stages of motherhood by
depressing the button located in her back. To fully extend the doll's stomach
the button must be depressed all the way.  To return to normal position, push
stomach in.
Also says:
Both the Father and Mother dolls have positionable left arms
so they can hold the baby. 
Saying on the package:
The Proud Family 
Mommy and Daddy Now Baby Makes Three,
All Loving Each Other,,,,,The Proud Family. 
Haven't found much information on "The Proud Family 
on the internet or in any of the doll books I own.
In great condition with all the original accessories. 
E-Bay purchase. 
I like the unusual.  Purchased at a great price.
Waited for it to go on a second time after no one bid and then 
got it for half the original starting bid.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Friend of Dusty 
First Edition 
Marked on back:
G.M.F.G.I  (General Mills Fun Group Inc.)
Kenner Products 
Made in Hong Kong 
12 inches tall. 
Spring action waist that allowed her to swing a bat or a golf club. 
Sports-oriented type of dolls. 
Skye and Dusty were prone to melting. As I found out when I 
tried to take off Skye's original pink swimsuit.  The swim suit was open at the seam and also 
missing it's daisy logo.  Got the swimsuit off without any further damage to the swimsuit or Skye.
The blue swimsuit belongs to Dusty.  It was also open at the seam, but I was able to quickly
stitch it closed before shooting the photo.  The logo is missing from the blue swimsuit. 
I believe the red sandals are original. 
E-Bay find.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SpongeBob Squarepants Barbie

SpongeBob Squarepants Barbie
Marked on back 
Mattel 1999
Original outfit.
Missing SpongeBob Squarepants keychain
Garage sale find. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Talking PJ

Talking PJ 
Hong Kong
Wearing an outfit called 
Golfing Greats 3413
Golf clubs came with the set.
Missing some accessories and shoes.
Added the yellow heels.
PJ is mute and her arms and legs are frozen. 
The pink dress in the picture is her original outfit. 
Estate Sale find.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Sunshine Family

Photo 1

Phoro 2

Photo 3
The Sunshine Family
Steve, Stephie, Sweets 
Steve is 9 1/2 inches tall, Stephie is 9 inches and Sweets is 3 
Original sticker price was $5.99
Estate Sale Find 
There were 3 different versions of these dolls at the sale.
I couldn't leave any of them there.
In Photo 1, Stephie is wearing Hattie's original outfit.
Photo 2 The family was loose in their original box.
Photo 3, the family is still tied to the package,
I took them out of their original box to photograph them.
As you can see in the pictures, there is something different about each family.
Only Sweets is the same in all 3. 
To find out more about The Sunshine Family and the accessories that were available 
Go to:

Vanna and her New Baby Boy

Happy Mother's Day!
 Special Edition
Vanna and her New Baby Boy 
Made in China
On the back of the box it reads:
It's a BOY!
Nicholas John
June 10th, 1994
Los Angeles, California 
8 lbs 
20 1/2 inches
My daughter found Vanna for me at a garage sale. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Introducing my new retro family - The Happys

Meet my new family.
"The Happy Family"
Hal, Hattie and Hun
Sunshine Family Series 
Marked on Hattie's back is Mattel 1975 Taiwan
Hal's clothes are original, so are Hun's. 
Hattie is wearing I believe a home-made dress.
She has her original sandals.
After I took the photo, I realized someone had borrowed Hattie's original dress. 
Hal is 9 1/2 inches tall, Hattie is 9 inches tall, and Hun is 3 inches. 
Came with a booklet showing how to recycle items to make furniture,etc. 
Period of time when recycling items became popular. 
Estate sale find. 
Lots more to come from this sale. 

Dusty Old Bags

Just a big hello to Rose and Lin who conducted the estate sale I spent all my money at today!
It will take days to post the things I purchased!
I love the dolls, clothes, etc. I bought and hopefully there will be more in the future!
Met a lot of nice and helpful collectors/antiquers
while waiting for the doors to open!
If you live in New Jersey or the surrounding area check out their website for
future sales.  

Guess which sale I went to!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day-To-Night Barbie

Day-To-Night Barbie 
Made in Taiwan 
She still has her original box, but since it was open 
I took her out for the photo. 
The plastic over her briefcase and hat has yellowed. 
She comes with 2 pairs of shoes. 
Original sticker price on box was $8.50
E-Bay find.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Orchid - Rose Petal-Place

Rose Petal Place 
Hallmark Properties (Division of Hallmark Cards)  representing 
David Kirschner Productions
Made in Hong Kong
Purse made in China 
Thrift Store find. 
Found on the back of the box:
Long ago on a
Day in May
A young girl 
Had to go away 
And leave her 
Lovely garden fair 
With no one to tend it 
No one to care.
So the child cried 
And her teardrops fell
It was as though 
They cast a spell.
For they touch the petals 
Of a rose, 
And magically 
So the story goes 
The rose and others 
Came alive.
Now it's here they live
And here they thrive. 
In Rose-Petal Place...
There's a garden of
Love to share.

Learn more about Rose Petal-Place at

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell
Friend of Barbie 
Made in China 
Garage sale find by my daughter. 
I am going to save the third doll my daughter found for Sunday's post.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


My older daughter called me on Sunday while going to garage sales with her mother-in-law.
She found 3 boxed dolls and asked me if I wanted them.  Told her to get them. 
The first one is
Superstar XUXA 
Brazilian television actress, singer and
Children's Television Show Host.
Doll and accessories made in China. 
Liptint and Cassette made in the United States 
Original price at Toy's R Us was 14.99
Will post the other two on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Holiday Jasmine

Holiday Jasmine 
Special Edition 
Holiday Princess
4th in a Series
Made in Malaysia 
Missing her Holiday Ornament and her gold shoes
Gave her a pair of clear heels 
Thrift Store find.