A Little Vintage, Barbie!

 Barbie is coming up on 60 years old...and she's still THE Bomb!

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She's wearing a vintage dress, backwards, it's a cowl neck on the front, but this is a bit more interesting. But, she still is dressing for her age, assuming she was 18 in 1959, so that makes her 77. I wish I looked this good!

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My no.3 Has all her original paint--and brown shadow, which is rare. I try to keep her 'actual age' in mind when dressing her. Would even a well preserved, classy 77 year old wear this?

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I also keep her jewelry to a minimum, and remove earrings immediately. She has no green ear, as my mother immediately removed her 'hooker' earrings, lol.

I've softened her hairstyle a bit, I had unfortunately cut her hair when I was 13. This soft almost mohair--hair really shredded and didn't stand up well to water play. But her bangs are still great! 

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Original pony tails only have hair plugs around the perimeter of the the hairline---so no other option for the hair, other than up.

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I love how her expression changes with the tilt of her head.
"You bet, I'm still the Bomb!"

Crazy weather here in Chicago...so she chose a animal friendly fur! 
Dress is undetermined, I think it's from some department store collection from the late 70's or early 80's. It has snaps. 
Sling-backs are contemporary. Faux fur is a handmade unlined version, found as is, no idea of age.

Now it's snowing...we'll have to find our boots!




All the opinions and photographs on this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated. 

 I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions
 or products shown, or from where I shop. 

The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection as are the clothes, 
which are vintage, or made by myself. Occasionally, i falter and buy something new.

PLEASE do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. 
Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

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November Windy City Meeting-Midge Bash!



Hi All, Windy City Collectors BDC met in Northlake, Illinois, last Thursday. Honestly these meetings are so much fun!
Business for the night included picking themes for next year's monthly meetings. 


Jacqui shared a quartette of gorgeous 'Harlem Renaissance' to support her theme for one month next year. This will be great to get our creative juices going.


Since the theme was MIDGE BASH,

Merrilee brought 310 Midges----most dressed vintage (most shoeless---for sanity sake) in all the wonderful stages of Midge. It was a lot of fun peering at all those freckles. Seems Merrilee started collecting with Midge and has never let up.


I really couldn't get a shot of all 310 of them. Each one dressed different!--that's 310 doll stands too!


I must say I am partial to the redheads---but all colors of hair look great with Midge's classic pageboy, so popular in 1963 during her debut to the Barbie Family. 
This doll had such a sweet unique face.


Here is a trio of Midges---all with different owners and hair colors. You can really see the difference in their 'matching' outfits, depending on the cut of the same cloth. The stripes can fall anywhere. Sorry the pic is fuzzy---dodging so many others grabbing this shot.


This little Coconut Dancer...cracked me up---she was right up front shaking those 'maracas'.


My favorite though was Midge in these great pajamas...and the adorable bunny slippers. Midge holds a stuffed dog-----too cute.


There were plenty of originally boxed Midges' too. 


I brought my little scene to share. Allan and Midge picking out the Christmas tree.

My Midge (2013-Anniversary) has a Steffie face mold---I wonder why Mattel chose this, perhaps to update her look for the "In the Dreamhouse" series. This Midge has the adorable freckles and real eyelashes, her long hair is currently up, and her bangs choose their own direction. 

Midge chooses a tree with old beau, Allan(1964-66 version)---who hasn't change one iota in this anniversary version. He is so skinny compared to current Kens. 

REDO: Their matching vest and jacket are ornaments from Michael's, with a little creative trimming and glue cover-up---they make perfect coats and vests for the Barbie Family.

How many Midge's do you have?---original or the newer versions? What about Happy Family Midge or pregnant Midge?

If you are a doll collector and in or not in the Chicago Area you can join us in celebrating all things Barbie related. 
Please visit these online sites.

Windy City Collectors BDC website: http://www.windycitycollectors.org
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Thanks always for visiting. 

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All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own. I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions, posts or any products shown or anywhere I shop.


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Junkin for Barbie October2018

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I know I have found way more than this...but this was the collection from last week. Since my Blog will be Barbie-Old, New, Green, Redo, I'm always on the lookout for items to use for dioramas, redo or eventually resell. 



Some pretty diverse items in this batch. The first thing that screams at you is the pink couch, which I will paint and slip cover. A how-to-do of this exact couch is here on an older post on my other blog.


I'm totally in love with this sweet Spring table all set to decorate eggs and baskets for Easter. Lots of details, which are all glued down. Plan here is to make two table tops---one for everyday and this one. One table side bottom is already loose, so that shouldn't be an issue. I'll post that as a how-to.  It has a sweet matching stool. 
Perfect size for the Stacie/Chelsea dolls.


Another Adirondack chair in white. Can't really have too many of these in any color. The mirrored tray below is a generous size---I hope to redo the legs and sell in my Etsy shop---or I will use for photos. It has flecked gold in the mirror---so 1950's.


I've been on the lookout for this generous sized-bench with heavy stoney finish. Finally found one and---it immediately went to the exterior of Vickie's Vintage. Maybe will eventually sit in the garden of the refurbished Barbie Grand Hotel----my project for this winter.


The porcelain blue vases are also destined for the Hotel as they are a little larger. With the hotel's blue windows---I intend to do gray/white on everything else. These will be perfect!

Behind is the sweet green dresser/jewelry box, and has a Celtic theme. Lovely shamrocks are carved into the top. It has a perfect green stained finish and a great size. I will finish off the inside of the drawers and hopefully find a buyer.

The birdcage ornament will go the Grand, it's perfect for her DIY dollhouse, shown in this OLD POST.  We built this house from scratch for her three years ago.


Tis' the Season, and I picked up this Hallmark Barbie ornament quite reasonably, still in the plastic casing inside and with the paperwork.

If you are a doll collector or play with dolls, thrift shops are wonderful for picking up accessories and diorama pieces for your doll world. 
ALL YOU have to do--just think small!

Thanks always for visiting. 

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All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own. I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions, posts or any products shown or anywhere I shop.


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Happy Halloween from all the Gang!


    Halloween Eve, and outside Vickie's a horde of party goers---wait for the bus???



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    "I vill mingle with the peasants this Hallow's Eve, and find a wirgin and a Feast. Mrrrrahhahahahahahah!"

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    "My sweet innocent Dear.....are you perhaps a Wirgin?"

    "Nah, lost that years ago---great getup...Vlad. This will be a tough crowd if you are looking for that!"


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    "See that guy in the cape...he's weird, wanted to know if I was a 'Wirgin'?"

    Astronaut Midge: "You have to be kidding?..(hysterical laughter)...!"

    Dreamy Jeanie....."Giggle, snort!"

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    "Where have you been all my lives....my Dearest?? You have a beautiful neck? May I kiss you? But first......are you a 'Wirgin'?"

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    "None of your beeswax, Creep!" (SMACK!)

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    "That smack was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Afraid the Count is Count--less! Tonight!" 




    Laghertha: Can't wait until the party starts, my wolf is Hungry!

    Ragnar: OOOOwwwwoooooooooooh!....pant, pant!

    Piratess: Me too!

    Pirate: Avast me hearties, I could eat my sword!





    Kitty: You need to hold that pumpkin differently---you look PG with it!




    Awwwww, she looks adorable...when do we get to the 'Treats!'?



    So when is the bus coming-----already?


    Midge: Hi, Im Midge and you are....

    Cher: Cher of course...!


    How am I going to carry all this on the bus?


    Fly with me, on Avian Airways.....Happiest of all Halloweens to ALL!


    All the opinions and photographs on this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated. 

     I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions
     or products shown, or from where I shop. 

    The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection as are the clothes, 
    which are vintage, or made by myself. Occasionally, i falter and buy something new.

    PLEASE do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. 
    Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

    I'll be sharing at these fine parties:


    Sandi





Skeleton Bash Revisited

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(I did this post a year ago---but thought it would be fun for my new doll blog and readers! The benefit committee is putting the final touches on the party venue.)

Mulan: It becomes late, we must leave to be dressed. This is the last table to finish.


Ryan: The stage is better than I thought, we just need the spotlight on for the band.



Patrick and Sindy are finally here. 



Ryan: I'm starving, just one little hot dog, please!
Richelle:Silly, they aren't even cooked yet. 



The table looks fabulous.




Sindy: Thank you, but we really have to thank all the companies that donated. Pizzas, Sushi, and all the fruit and vegetables. Even the ice and coffee were donated. 


Patrick: I have everything I need here, too. We should have plenty for mixed drinks, beer, wine and lots of soft drinks and water.




Ryan: The committee did a super job. Everything looks great.


Meanwhile back at Vickie's Haunted Vintage


Joe: Dang, this phone is dead.
Vickie: No wonder, it stopped ringing. I closed the doors an hour ago and put up the sign.

Nikki:This is the best thing I've done since I started working here, taking down the skeleton guy.



Vickie: I'm glad to see them go, too.



Vickie: The store is so empty, all those hangers. We are going to be closed until November 6th. I think we all need a few days off!



Zoe: (she kicks the garbage can) Take that...you scary old....bag of bones! We need to get going...gang.

Joe: I'm going to follow up on this line going dead, Vickie. I'll meet you there, just stay together and you should be fine. This is the first incidence in three days.

At the Skeleton Bash, before the doors open.


Richelle: Let's get this committee photo done so we can finish the last minute stuff. Everyone looks great. And have fun, tonight.



Elsa: Oh this is so, dark and spooky! 
Anna: We don't have Halloween in Sweden. Oh, fun!
Skipper and Chelsea: (Chorus) Wow, COOL!




Elsa: Ah, Smorgasbord we do have. Salmon sandwiches, I love those.
Anna: Pizza and cake, NUM!




Barbie Fire Woman and a reluctant Snorkler! (He is a Dr.McDreamy, but from the movie, "Enchanted". Love his hair once I got all the sticky stuff out of it.


Two OOAK witches, one in calico's and the pumpkin made from a child's skirt from the Dollar Store.



Pirates (She is the Captain) are OOAK, pieced from old and new patterns.




Burgundy and Gold King and Queen. King is OOAK from old patterns and some altered Chelly Wood patterns. Queen is some vintage (Barbie?) dress, unmarked
 but very lovely.



Belle: Everyone is staring at us.
Aidan: Well, I hope it's because you are stunning, and not me in tights.



Rory teeters in on Neo's arm. 
Rory:This is impossible to walk in.

Waitress: Well, here's the specials tonight:one serving of linebacker served up with a very pretty 'mermaid'. Wonder what's for dessert, tons of food. Music has started, too.

(Waitress is vintage Barbie, with new apron, Neo is in vintage Ken football gear, Rory (Aurora) is in a tail found two years ago, and a dress found last month?, no tags.)



Here are three Barbies: U-Left, Monnie in the green vintage Rocker set, Trish in the 
photo outfit, and my new Lara, in vintage Barbie (Country) Rocker. They are going to do 
some mood music after supper.


Joe sneaks in and scans the crowd for anyone suspicious. (GI) Detective Joe is dressed in a OOAK motorcycle vest with fringe and headband, tattoos are stick on. If they stain him, I will just 'ink' some on him permanently, goes with his undercover detective personae.

Dr. Ken (has a shift at the hospital) and showed up in his Vintage Dr.Ken outfit, scrubs and Mattel coat, and emergency bag. 



The right (Stage) side of the Skeleton Bash Venue. Lots of people.


Middle shot.



Food area, manned by Sindy and Patricia in vintage Disney tops and leggings.


The bar is busy.







The banquet is ready. 



Bone Appetite!

This post is part 7 of a larger story if you are interested the links are below.


Vickie's Haunted Vintage Part 1 
Vickie's Haunted Vintage Part 2
Vickie's Haunted Vintage Part 3


All the opinions and photographs on this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated. 

 I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions
 or products shown, or from where I shop. 

The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection as are the clothes, 
which are vintage, or made by myself. Occasionally, i falter and buy something new.

PLEASE do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. 
Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

I'll be sharing at these fine parties:

Sandi