Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FAMILY PORTRAIT - GROOVY TOY STORY

Welcome to VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady. Check out her blog and all of the other bloggers who post such wonderful vintage goodies. I always learn something new. Below are some of my toys from the 60's. I'm sure you recognize Snoopy as the Red Baron. He along with the large Troll Doll sat on my Dad's desk in the basement forever! Remember the smell of the plastic of those troll dolls? She still has that funny smell! You will also see my Skipper doll, who is in pretty good condition although it looks like I trimmed her bangs at some time. An old Raggedy Ann is in the middle. My Barbie has been restored by a wonderfully talented girl in California named Krista. You can look back at previous blog posts if you want to read more about her. To the right of Barbie is my Midge doll in her original condition. I have purchased a couple of vintage Barbie dresses on ebay recently. Seeing all of these toys together brings back good childhood memories of playing with friends during those carefree summers. The black and white fabric in the background was given to me by an artist friend. She bought the cotton in New York City in the early 60's planning on making a "mod" dress. It's being recycled and I am making a dress for my daughter.


26 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what lovely childhood memories!..i've got my toys tucked away while we're building..i can't wait to get them out for display. btw thanks also for visiting my blog :)

Elizabeth said...

I wonder what happened to my Raggedy Anne? Love that you still have your troll!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love all of your toys! And now I'm wondering what happened to my Midge and Skipper dolls! I checked out your previous post, about your restored Barbie. She looks wonderful! This was such a great post, and brought back great memories of playing with my Barbies on our porch, for hours!
Happy VTT!

LV said...

Thanks for a great trip down memory lane. You have some real treasure here, especially in the Barbie. Happy to have you visit and leave a comment.

Maureen said...

OMG - a girl of kindred spirit. I was an absolute Barbie addict. The second you mentioned "Midge" in your post I had to scroll down to see the picture. When I saw Barbie with her molded eyelashes and Midge and Skipper too! So cool! And a troll! The only thing missing is a Little Kiddle. Remember those? I would love to find one.

Until last year, for Christmas every year I bought each of my 3 daughters (now 18, 22 and 24 years old) a collectible Barbie. Needless to say I have a lot of Barbies stored in my house.

P.S. I apologize for babbling.

Postcardy said...

That's a nice group.

Roslyn said...

yep I bet you trimmed her bangs-did you get to your own hair too?

racheld said...

I love your collection---these almost could be a one-from-each-decade in toy popularity.

Barbie's new re-do reminds me of Betty Draper.

JEWELGIRL said...

I am glad you liked my Munster colorforms. Your post also brings
me wonderful memories of my favorite
dog Snoopy and Skipper and trolls with little outfits! I am smiling
and remembering right now! :)

CC said...

Love your toys..little Red Baron and little troll are my favorites. I loved the clothes of the little trolls. :).

Debbie said...

What a fun photo. And such great memories it brings back. I still have my Barbie dolls too but they are all in "played with" condition.

Miri said...

Wonderful dolls...Skipper is wearing what I think of as her Skipper dress! lovely! Barbie is beautifully restored and very classic!

The troll makes me laugh just to look at him!...always did! :)

Ulla said...

What fun toys! I was too old to have a Barbie, but I had a troll and now that you mention it, I remember the smell. It is probably not good for our health!

Diann said...

Great group of oldies but goodies!

Lisa said...

This is too cute! I can't believe you still have all these old toys--how cool! And love the fabric

mannequin said...

Very cool picture and such wonderful treasures to still have. Everyone looks so perfectly positioned in the photo, just like a group shot.

Keetha Broyles said...

Love all of these!!!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Nice trip down memory lane. I actually liked Midge better than Barbie. I always thought that in real life, Barbie would have been a snob and Midge the nice girl next door. LOL!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Sometimes I see dolls that remind me of playing when I was a kid...I had a barbie --- and I think of Midge too. And never get them cause they are a mess, if I can afford them!

I never thought of someone who can fix them! Brilliant!

Carrie said...

Wow, how delightful that you still have all these toys from your childhood! I wish I had even one of my toys still.

Coloradolady said...

I had a snoopy like that....how I wish I still had it!!! Lovely Barbies...they look so good.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

Becky said...

Oh wow! Oh wow! I love your collection. I still have my 2 little trolls wearing Liddle Kiddle clothes!

My Skipper is blonde and her hair is sticking straight off the back of her head, Blonde Bubble Cut Barbie and the same Midge as you!

Thanks for sharing and Happy VTT!

viridian said...

I never liked those troll dolls, sorry.

Jeanne said...

How wonderful to have your childhood toys. They are looking good. Except maybe Barbie's bangs. LOL. Barbie has very electric blue eyes. A fun post to share.

Hugs, Jeanne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, I used to have that Barbie and Midge. How fun to remember them.
I'm just getting around to visiting the VTT blogs. It's always so fun to see what everyone is sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

Ah Troll dolls....they were the rage in the 60;s!!!! And of course Skipper!