I am a collector of many things, but this is my most prize collection. My Vintage Barbie Doll Collection. I have been collecting a lifetime. I thought I would post pictures of it for Pink Saturday!
My husband built me the ultimate place to display my collection. A fake pink and turquoise blue store front. On the left are some of my vintage barbies and clothes, in the middle behind the front doors are my Holiday Barbies, and on the right is a mix of some vintage dolls, items, Ornament Tree and newer collector Barbies.
I had a custom made neon sign made that says, Barbie and Friends I have at least one if not more of every Barbie they have ever made from 1959-1970 plus their friends
My pride and joys, my #1 Barbies.
My #2 Barbie and a few of my #3 Barbies
Behind the fake front doors of the store is my collection of Holiday Barbies. I have every one they ever made from 1988 through 2010. My newer collection of Barbies. These are some of the Collectibles ones they have made like Star Trek, Wizard of Oz, etc.
I also have in my collection some of the dolls that came dressed in a outfit and not in a swim suit. They were kinda rare to find. Their boxes were different with a blue stripe.
My American Dolls
Every doll has a label with it's description and year
I have almost every outfit from 1959 to 1970. Most of them are in the package and have never been opened!
Barbie and Ken Paper dolls and a barbie diary
I have every Pak they ever made except for one. :( I am missing the Fur Hat and Bag Pak from 1963. (I have been trying to find it for over 20 years and I can't) This is a few of the paks I have hanging on the wall on hooks.
This is the Bild Lili Doll from 1955. This is the German doll that Mattel used to create Barbie. I bought this doll on ebay from someone in Germany. I have the large and the small Bild Lili Dolls. This doll completed my collection!
A few vintage Barbies wearing some very popular outfits, Barbie's very rare Mink Stole, Easter Parade, Suburban Shopper and Roman Holiday
Barbie's Sports Car. She use to drive around town with Ken.
Barbie wearing American Airlines Stewardess outfit. I also have the outfit in a never opened package from the 60s. She also came with her Airplane, that is down on the floor next to my record player.
This is my PINK Barbie Ornament Tree where I display all my Barbie Collectibles Ornaments. I keep it in the window all year long.This is one of my favorite outfits from the 60s. Its called Enchanted Evening with a beautiful silk pink dress , white fur stole, long white gloves,see through shoes and a pearl necklace. Here I have a vintage ponytail barbie from the 60s displaying the vintage outfit, then I have the vintage outfit from 1960 that is still in the package, never opened. I also have the newer Anniversary Barbie where they recreated her wearing that dress and I have the collector plate. This is my record player when I was a little girl. It still works! I have displayed on it Barbie sings records. She actually made some recordings in the early 60s and had them on records!
The Barbie store is inside our huge 12,000 sq foot Museum (in our back yard!) where we house some of our other collectibles in fake store front buildings and our vintage cars and other vintage items. Come back later this week and I will show you what is inside the building next to my Barbie Store, a vintage Barber Shop!
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