The Saga of Thrift Store Barbie

January 10th, 2011 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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she was really dirty- maybe somebodys dog buried her. her hair was a mess too- it must have been really depressing looking like that and being stapled inside a plastic bag.
and look at that hideous dress! Too big on the top and too tight at the bottom.
after a nice bath, I dug out this vintage knit dress. (I found it a few months ago at the Crumpton auction before I moved from MD and saved it). I also found her some white pumps and snazzy red handbag (all vintage) from a lot I bought at a church tag sale shortly after I moved to NH.
Now she looks like a babe!
Happy at home in the vintage playset (part of that lot from church sale that cost me a buck). Vintage Skipper was found at the same thrift store shortly after I moved here.
she was really dirty- maybe somebodys dog buried her. her hair was a mess too- it must have been really depressing looking like that and being stapled inside a plastic bag.

she was really dirty- maybe somebody's dog buried her. her hair was a mess too- it must have been really depressing looking like that and being stapled inside a plastic bag.


As I mentioned in my previous post, since I havent found a decent flea mkt to go to, I've had to settle for scouring the local thrift stores.

I collect vintage toys so I always look through the toy selection. Vintage Barbie's aren't one of my main things, but sometimes I see a really good deal, and last weekend I spotted this poor thing, awaiting a new home. I've been informed that this is actually P.J., Barbie's friend.

I couldn't help but feel bad for her, especially after seeing Toy Story 3 twenty times, so I decided she deserved a make-over.


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Comments (4)

JunkMafia writes: She's a Junk Mess ! Posted: 6:32 pm on November 14th
suewhitney writes: Cute post...Barbie's styling now!!! and btw, LOVE the vintage play set!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:23 am on January 11th
RustyDiva writes: LOL - cracked me up! Some days I feel like she looked stapled in a plastic bag. Great make-over! Stacy and Clinton would be proud. (TLC's What Not To Wear) Posted: 8:33 am on January 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, she looks a thousand times better! I guess you never know when you're going to need a Barbie dress. :) Posted: 8:13 am on January 10th
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