Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Barbie Dolls Collection

Judy of vintage dolls inspired me to post my Barbie dolls. I only had one doll that I can remember when I was growing up. This was hand made by my grandfather, believe it or not. I can't remember how he made it but I remember it was made out of rolled up handkerchief and I treasured it just the same. How I longed to have a real doll back then but having 6 siblings and the economy was real bad, that was a luxury at that time. It's no wonder I collected so many dolls now. I have other kinds beside Barbie dolls but not as many as Barbie. Posted here are just a few of my collections ... I hope it gives you great pleasure looking at them as they do to me. Sometimes, I am tempted to sell some on ebay but it is quite hard to part with them yet ... so let's just wait and see.
Below are Gone With The Wind Barbie dolls. They are a beauty if you click at images to enlarge.


Reproductions of 1960's Barbie dolls.


Barbie as Marilyn Monroe.


Barbie wearing Bob Mackie's designs. This is the Jewelry series, diamond, emerald and ruby. Aren't they gorgeous? Who wouldn't fall in love with them! :)

Barbie as a bride wearing bridal gown by Vera Wang, designer. Also, another Gone with the Wind Barbie.


A few of Happy Holidays series.

The Great Eras collections (The Grecian and French ladies), Sentimental Valentine Barbie by Hallmark and Winter Splendor Barbie by Avon.

Dolls of the World Barbie dolls.

More Dolls of the World ...


and my favorite ... porcelain Barbie. I just took it out from the outside box but left it in the styrofoam box to take picture, the white stuff on her waistline is foam to keep it secured ... I don't want her to break a hand or something. If I remember it correctly, I think this is the first porcelain Barbie doll made by Mattel, it is precious to me. So what do you think, will I part with a few of them or keep 'em? :)

14 comments:

nona said...

So cute! :) I love dolls too...kahit mommy na ako :D

Mari said...

These are now collectors' item; worth a fortune.

ev said...

from my younger days up this moment (though am quite older) i have not owned a barbie doll.;)pahinge nang isa dyan nance!haha!

they're all cute.

Pepe said...

Oi, pasensya na Nance, medyo hindi kasi ako nakapag-blogging nung mga nakaraang araw because of a few unexpected events na hindi ko pwedeng hindi bigyan ng pansin.... Anyways, nandito na naman ako muli ako at dumadalaw sa blog mo oha parang tula pa yan he-he....! Wow, galing naman ng collections mo....! I'm into action figures din kaya lang wala akong masyadong time na maghanap ng pandagdag sa collections ko ngayon.... Anyways, hope you'are doing well ang have a great weekend....! =D

Nance said...

Hi nona,
we're never too old to have dolls! lol ... it keeps us young.

Nance said...

mari,
true they are now collectibles ... hope you're right, 'bout them being worth a fortune! i could surely use it. lol

Nance said...

just send me your addy, ev, i will email you one ... or two! lol

Nance said...

Oi, pepe, no problema ... am the same thing, busy most of the time specially now that it's summer, too many parties and too many yard work.

take care na lang ha?

Judy's Vintage Collections said...

Hello Nance,
You do have a big collections of Barbie Dolls!
I remember when the Barbie Dolls started to show up in the stores. My daughters were young and we did buy a lots of them. Then one year I hit a sell and brought lots of boxes of the whole Barbie families maybe about 4 to 6 dolls in one box. To give for Birthdays gifts. If I had only known then about collecting. I would have kept them. I think I paid 3-4 dollars a box for them....that was in the late 60's...
You dolls are so pretty and thanks for mentioning me on your posting..I will add your link when I start posting more dolls... Again your dolls are so lovely!
from the heart of Texas
afriendtoyou!
Judy

Pepe said...

Ako nga rin Nance hanggang tv na lang din ha-ha....! Pero marami sa mga pilgrims from other countries ang nandito malapit lang sa city namin naka-stay, nakita ko sila kanina papasok sa isang church few kilometers away on my way home.... Baka may mga from US dun sa group.... =D

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

I love your collection!! A sweet friend of mine gave me my first Barbie doll last year for my birthday...Can't believe that I had to become a grown woman before I got my first Barbie! Thanks for sharing your collection! ~ xo ~ Joy

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nance,

ang ganda ng mga barbie´s collections mo....

hindi ko kasi alam, ki kim binigay ko to a friend,
pinadala nya sa kanila, nakita ko naka vitrine...ang ganda pala.

pero ok lang ako, kasi alam ko naka save-care ang mga barbie dolls ni kim.

thanks for sharing....have anice day..........

Artistic Chicas said...

A Doll collecting Dolls...how perfect. Your collection is turning out wonderful, and a definite keeper.
Just to let you know...your not alone, I have a dear friend who travels around the country for this hobby and loves the hunt and the friends she has made. So keep it up...the way things are now, Barbies will always be a good investment.

caryn said...

wow, that's an amazing collection. my lola once gave me her old one, an asian-looking barbie in its original wrapping paper. i hope it's still stored somewhere at home ;-)