Monday, September 10, 2012

Barbie and her mink trimmed clothing

In the 1960s, women wore fur.  It could be mink, muskrat, rabbit, fox, or whatever.  It was the day of the little black dress, cocktail parties, and fancy dress.  With Barbie, little girls could act out their fantasies about adult life.  Barbie could be dressed like mother, with an outfit for every occasion.  For very formal affairs, mink and other furs were fashionable.  Take  a look at this....
This is Barbie's Evening in Paris dress and stole.  It is white rabbit.
 This is called Enchanted Evening.  The fur stole is made of white rabbit.
This is Barbie in her Sears exclusive mink stole/capelet.  It was the most expensive piece of Barbie clothing ever made at the time.  It cost $10.  I've seen examples selling from 400-1000 dollars.











Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NOW HOW DID SHE GET THERE?

I GUESS I BETTER INTRODUCE THE CREW.......
THIS IS AHKH, AKA VERMIN. SHE CHOSE ME AT A SHELTER.  I WALKED BY AND 
SHE STUCK OUT HER PAW AND GRABBED ME.  SHE HAS BEEN BOSSING ME AROUND
EVER SINCE!
THIS IS PEKACHU PUGGLESWORTH AKA PUGGLE-POO.  SHE IS A VERY OLD PUG, WITH A SWEET AND GENTLE NATURE.
THIS IS MEATLOAF.  HE IS A LEMON BEAGLE.  HE HAS EXTRA TOES ON HIS FEET.
HE IS VERY SWEET.
THIS IS DAISY MAE.  SHE IS MEATLOAF'S SISTER.  SHE LOOKS VERY SWEET, BUT SHE CAN BE VERY MISCHEVIOUS.

Peteena, and elephant, and vampire Marge.

I love to collect anything poodle, anything circus, and strange paintings.
  Peteena, I've had for a long time.  She has a huge wardrobe, and loves bright colors!  She is leaning against Barnum and Bailey's Circus elephant.  Next to them is one of my favorite paintings!  I bought it off eBay for about $5 around 10 years ago  It is oil on a postcard.  Isn't it lovely?  It's Marge as a vampire.
Marge makes a fantastic vampire, whoever painted it did a very good job.

This is Petsy, Peteena's niece.  She is fully jointed, but she needs to be re-strung.    

 She wears a very pretty pair of boots and a grey spotted Eames era fabric evening dress.  She has a
fur stole, but she seems to have lent it to someone else.
 Doesn't she have a lovely face?  She is very much a relative of Peteena.
 Here are Aunt Peteena and Petsy posing.  Peteena was once as pale oas Petsy, but she spends a lot of time at the beach, while Petsy protects her complextion with hats and parasols.

Petsy loves Lalique perfume, and here she is showing off her bottle of perfume.  It was a gift from a lover!!!





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