Tuesday, March 26, 2024

1998 Happy Holidays Barbie

1998 Happy Holidays was purchased in the same bundle lot as   1999 Millineum Princess Barbie off of Mecari platform and she is so lovely. I think the 1990s were the last era of the fabulous detailing on the gowns, as this doll has an elegant black velvet gown with miniature silver detailing and tassels, a pink fuschia satin stole, and matching headpiece. Her gown is lined with tulle to stiffen the gown and hold it out, which many of the new dolls do not do, they just put tissue paper in there. Also, the box art on this doll was beautiful, silver and pink and I was able to save the photo on the back of the box for framing. I haven't decided yet if I am going to frame all of the back of the box photos for wall art or for a photo album. I am thinking of framing them for wall art for a Christmas corner of my future doll room with a Christmas tree nearby- pink of course,! to display the matching ornaments all year round with the dolls on display on shelves.  I am currently planning on moving the doll room to a bigger room and the christmas barbies will need their own shelves. 

I hope you have enjoyed these photos - 1991 Happy Holidays is on the way soon!


Monday, March 25, 2024

1999 Millennium Princess Barbie

From previous posts you have read, I am on a 'collecting hunt' of collecting all the previous Happy Holidays/ Christmas Barbies of previous years. This month I have managed to purchase at exceptionally great prices - on Mercari- 1999 Millennium  Princess Barbie & 1998 Happy Holidays Barbie in a bundle for $17.00 plus shipping & tax- which came out to $$24.98 . I was also able to snag 1991 Happy Holidays Barbie for $9.08 plus shipping & tax- $17.55 !! All of these dolls are also New In Box so I will have their stands, brushes, and the back of the box photo. I am really pleased with these finds. 

I will do seperate posts on all the dolls after they are photographed, staged, taken out of the box, etc. For this post, this is about the 1999 Millennium Princess Barbie- she is simply gorgeous!!

I have staged her beside my Gene Marshall Christmas tree with the blue ornaments on it and they perfectly match her gown and jewelry! The silver lace on her dress is lovely and she comes with her own ornament with its own silver ribbon, just like the 2000 Happy Holidays Barbie, which I also have. I think including an ornament with these dolls was really a stroke of genius and didnt cost that much and something I personally miss. It makes the doll look more like a Christmas doll. 

The next blog post will be about the 1998 Happy Holidays Barbie, and she is simply stunning. Stay tuned for more! 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Avon Spring Blossom Barbie

I have had my eye on this line of Avon 1990's line of Spring Blossom/Tea/ Petals Barbies put out in the 1990's, and just acquired the 1st in the series at a great price on Poshmark. New in the box, with her brush and shoes in the package. Just in time for the Easter holidays! Enjoy- I am working on some Easter photos of the other dolls with her!


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here are some more recent pics and some from the archives, for St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy!