Monday, December 16, 2013

My Original Barbie

Her name is Barbie. I got her when I was 7 waaaayyy back in 1963. For a much loved, played with doll she is in very good condition. Her pale pink lip color is almost rubbed off but still noticable even in this photo. She has no neck splits but does have greening on one ear. The outfit is original to my collection from 1963 #955 called 'Swingin' Easy'. It came in this green and a darker green of the same print. The ribbon sash has faded to a purple from a dark green! Aside from that it also is in good condition.

If you look closely you can see the ear greening on this side. It is oxidation from the metal earrings she came with and is common on older dolls. Some people have had success with removing it doesn't bother me enough to risk it.  I love her the way she is and I think she looks darn good for 50!

Here she is with Jeanelle, my reproduction 1961 ponytail. Jeanelle is dressed in a green cotton dress that I made from a vintage pattern.

Barbie and Jeanelle are getting ready for Christmas!


  1. I am filled with envy. On a recent mission into my parents' attic, the one thing I wanted to locate was my Barbie collection. No luck.

    Mango Momma

  2. How sweet you still have her. I am sure she comes with happy memories.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly