Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cathie de Bella


I finally got a Cathie de Bella doll.  She wasn't in too bad of shape, except for the smell.  Every doll I buy from France has a very strong odor of cigarettes.  At the moment, I'm in the process of bringing her up to 100%.  She is missing four hair plugs on the front of her hairline, so I ordered some Ash Blonde hair from .  They have very high quality, saran doll hair that is especially matched to vintage dolls.  I will post more once I have started the restoration process.

Head removed, waiting on hair to arrive so I can fill the empty hair plugs.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blast from the Past!!


My Grandma and Grandpa bought me a tub full of Barbies from the 80's at a yard sale! I had such a blast this weekend going through them. I chose a few of them to keep, and a few of them to list on eBay. I'm going to share some of the photos with you guys.

Did anybody have any of these dolls?

Magic Moves Barbie from 1985. I always thought she was so pretty and secretly coveted the one that my friend Deni had. She has a switch on her back that, when flipped, moves her arms up beside her hair.

This is Loving You Barbie from 1983. Adorable!

A collection of Tropical Barbies from 1985. I'm pretty sure I had every single one of these dolls. The nice thing is all their swimsuits and hair accessories were in the tub :)

I have no idea who this Barbie is, but she appears to be from the late 80's or very early 90's. 
She has a bows for earrings and a ring! I think she's really cute.

Totally Hair Barbie from 1991. This was the best selling Barbie of all time. 
I know I had one, and I'm sure you did, too!

Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane!