Thursday, April 23, 2015

Barbie Pretty Treasures - Accessory Treats From the 1990s

Remember Barbie Fashion Avenue fashions? I am lucky to have bought many of those fashions when they were discounted at K B Toys. If you'd like to see more of them, check the lovely photos Barbie enthusiast Felicity has of them. Ah yes ... those were some attractive fashions. Separate accessory sets were issued to complement the Fashion Avenue fashions and furniture sets.

Here are two Pretty Treasures sets that would enhance a kitchen or wedding diorama.

Barbie Pretty Treasures Baking Set 1996
Barbie Pretty Treasures Baking Set 1996

Barbie Pretty Treasures Wedding Set 1996
Barbie Pretty Treasures Wedding Set 1996

Karin R. has a list of Kelly-related collections, but I do not know if there is a site listing all of these sets. I have the Barbie Special Collection Holiday Presents Gift Set from 1998 - long since deboxed.  Do you have any of these sets? Have you - as I did - succumbed to temptation and deboxed them?


Muff said...

I don't have any but I love these older collections. It's like enjoying the Mattel renaissance before they got all... lacking.

Lisa Neault said...

I have a baking set with the bowls, scale, implements, that resembles copperware and I love it, I cannot remember the name. I bought it off of a lady at a show still in the box and it is wonderful. I wish Mattel did more of these. th 90's were the heydey of the fashions and accessories, when I find these sets I dive in and buy them! esepciallythe kelly and tommy and skipper and stacey sets.

Phyllis said...

We had quite a few of these sets from when my daughter was little. Unfortunately, many of them got lost or chewed on or otherwise wrecked from hard play. I had a roommate in 2006-2007 who threw away a lot of my Barbie small stuff too. I wish I still had all that little stuff now!

Vanessa said...

I had a few of those sets, but not the two you showed. For whatever reason I wasn't interested in buying those two. I had the spa themed one. Loved it. Yes, I deboxed it, with no regrets. I had another one, but I can't remember what it was called. Certainly loved the Fashion Avenue era!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I have the Holiday Presents Gift Set and the Wedding Set. I have other sets, but I'm not sure which ones anymore, since I took them out of the boxes almost as soon as I got them. I do remember one set I bought which was made for Ken, with a tool box, some tools and a yellow duck on wheels. That one, I have as well.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

Nice sets! I have a tea set from Mattel. I'm not sure what era it's from, but it's pretty nice. I did debox it. I still have the box.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff, Lisa Neault, Phyllis, Vanessa, Barb the Evil Genius, and RoxanneRoxanne!

@Muff - I like that, "Mattel's Renaissance." I hope that you find some of these treasures in your dolly doings.

@Lisa Neault - I recognize the set you mention, but alas, I don't think I got that one. Darn. Good sets those are.

@Phyllis - I hope you find new versions of your lost/damaged treasures.

@Vanessa - oh the spa one was/is adorable. I remember the back massager thing. That was a great Barbie era!

@Barb the Evil Genius - I think I've had others, too, that I long ago deboxed. Congrats on having the Ken toolbox one.

@RoxanneRoxanne - Thanks, I agree. I'd love to see your tea set ;-) That would be a fun post.

Carrickters said...

I wasn't really collecting much in the '90's and not many of those sets made it here so unfortunately I do not have any of these. We still don't get everything that is available (e.g SIS dolls have not come to Australia). These look great.

Anderson's All-Purpose said...

The 90s were my teen years when I wouldn't have been caught dead in the vincinity of a toy store. I didn't even know what I was missing! There's one or two accessory packs from this era on my eternal ebay wishlish.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters and Anderson's All-Purpose!

@Carrickters - I hope you can get some of these by trade or sale.

Wow, no SiS dolls. Tsk.

@Anderson's All-Purpose - lol. I hope you can get your wish list items ;-)

RoxanneRoxanne said...

D7ana, my tea set made a brief appearance in this post. :)

D7ana said...

Hi RoxanneRoxanne! Thanks for sharing that link. Congrats on having that lovely tea set.