Friday, February 13, 2015

Chinese New Year: Mattel's Festivals of the World Barbie

Once, this doll was in the "To Go" pile. Then I noticed her butterfly earrings and thought: oh, no, those are just precious. I cannot sell them. (Me who has not worn jewelry since the 1980s.) Then I noticed the equally pretty butterfly hair ornament and that the doll's face was well-drawn. No oversized, watery eyes like some of the 1990s dolls. Oh, heck, she's staying. And so the "To Go" pile loses a box. Shrug. Better now than later.


Anyway, since she is staying and mirabile dictu, relevant to a theme for this month, I thought I would share a few photos of her here. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to get her butterfly earrings just so. The February theme she represents? Why the Chinese New Year!













She's a little early, yes. But I needed a bit of brightness and luck today.



17 comments:

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi D7ana, I agree with you, she's got a very beautiful screening

RagingMoon1987 said...

Oh heck yeah, that one's a keeper.

jSarie said...

She's lovely, I can see why she gets to stay!

Brini said...

Oh yes, you have to keep her, she unique!

Saturday Sequins said...

I'm so glad you're keeping her! She's lovely.

Phyllis said...

Yes, she is a beautiful doll. I also own this doll. She has been left as is and is in my glass doll display case. I own quite a few Asian dolls and we celebrate CNY every year. This one is definitely a keeper!

Georgia Girl said...

Beautiful doll! I clearly see why she is no longer in the "to go" box. Everything is nice about her.

D7ana said...

Hi all - at the Library on a deadline - thanks for your comments. I agree, she's lovely AND unique ;-)

The grandmommy said...

Yep! A keeper alright!

Troy said...

Good decision! She does look lovely.

Dollz4Moi said...

I kept her for sure and I think I had one NRFB ready to be sold. I'm working on my resolve for no duplicates. I do have twins, triplets, and a set of quads but those were before the new rules were set LOL.

Keep it up and I hope your computer gets fixed :O)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

She's gorgeous; I'd keep her as well. Are her shoes flats, or do they have a heel? They look different than the generic flat.

Muff said...

Love, love, love that dress!

Roville said...

The “to go/to stay” project looks to me to have an added bonus of seeing treasures with refreshed eyes. She’s lovely, and having being reminded of things you love about her, I would think she would feel like a new dolly. That’s got to be a good feeling - better than shelling out money for a new one off the retailer’s shelf. I think your project is working. ツ

Carrickters said...

She is really beautiful, definitely a keeper. I'm sure you're going to discover lots of treasures with this project of yours. Hope your computer gets fixed soon.

Chasing Joy said...

Very pretty doll. I like all of the details.

D7ana said...

Hi The grandmommy, Troy, Dollz4Moi, Barb the Evil Genius, Muff, Roville, Carrickters, and Chasing Joy!

@The grandmommy and Troy - yes, she's a special doll ;-)

@Dollz4Moi - thanks for reminding me that other collectors have multiples of the same or near same doll. Thanks for the encouragement!

@Barb the Evil Genius - oh I'm so glad you asked. I'll post photos of the heeled and laced shoes.

@Muff - yes, it's cheery ;-) I'll share a few more photos.

@Roville - yes, it is as if I just bought her. Without paying whatever cost she would be today ;-)

@Carrickters - I LOVE re-discovering "lost" treasures. The computer problem might last longer than I'd like. Won't be easy toting a desktop system out in the snow :-{ Thanks for the kind wish though ;-)

@Chasing Joy - the details "make" this doll pop ;-)