And Then Winter Arrived…Along with The Repro Barbie Dream House

My goodness where has the time gone?! During the Summer season, I knew I had been so far behind in blogging that I just avoided it altogether until I had some quality time/inspiration to spend with my hobby. Unfortunately, I have to fast forward to the month of November in order for that to become a reality. So I here I am, all the way into the end of November finally sitting down to write a post.

Those that know me know I have two very active daughters. I spent a majority of our Summer driving to and from soccer tournaments, camping trips, sleep overs…the list goes on.  I also had a large chunk of time spent on training for a half marathon, my first, of which I competed and finished in Kauai, Hawaii in the month of September. So much healthier for my body than re-dressing dolls, but not nearly as creatively satisfying!

In October, I brushed past the cobwebs in my doll room and found my way back to some time with my hobby.  I admit the love came rushing back when I received the re-issued Barbie Dream House.  My 9 year old helped me assemble it and it was a fun project for us both.  The repro doll that comes with the set really set my heart fluttering – she’s adorable and I really love her retro dress. I took a few quick pics, one of which I shared to my Instagram account a while back:

The set is really large and consumes a lot of space, but it is a great piece to own for a vintage backdrop. I have had several opportunities in the past to purchase the vintage version at estate sales or the random doll show but I just never bit. I’m glad I purchased this set because I know I will use it later for photo ops.

New and fun items seem to be what it takes to get me back out to the doll room.  I took time to re-do some displays (a couple I started in late Spring). Over the Thanksgiving Holiday I found myself with a bit of rare extra time and worked on some more displays and re-dressed several dolls. If you can handle photos with horrendous Pacific NW winter lighting, here is a sampling of my efforts:

Did some Black Friday shopping – but not at Target or Wal Mart. I hit the antique stores with a friend and scored these two vintage pairs of wedges:

I moved all my vintage dolls to my Ikea Detolf cabinet

 

Started my holiday display I do every year with this backdrop:

Updated more displays throughout my doll room:

 

Naturally, I’m left with a mess to clean up:

So now we are all reacquainted and caught up. I hope to get back to posting more regularly – like I always say LOL.  I always look for inspiration out there to keep the creative juices flowing.  Lots of ideas up in this brain, just need to get them implemented.


6 thoughts on “And Then Winter Arrived…Along with The Repro Barbie Dream House

    So glad you’re blogging again. Your photos are lovely. I love the holiday backdrop. Did you make it yourself or find it somewhere?

      thebarbievignette
      on said:

      Thank you Sylvia! The backdrop came from a retailer who used it in their window displays. I’ve had it for several years and just can’t seem tire of it. Thanks for stopping by!

    So happy to be able to see your wonderful doll pics and dioramas again!looking forward to more this winter. I haven’t done much during the same time and I’m just getting back into it
    too.

      thebarbievignette
      on said:

      I believe taking a break is good every now and again. It gives us an opportunity to rediscover the passion a bit. Will look out for some new posts from you at flickr – as I’ve taken a break from there as well.

    MissTae
    on said:

    Welcome back! I’ve missed your posts so much!

    Everything is gorgeous…as usual! 🙂

      thebarbievignette
      on said:

      Thanks for stopping back by! I have greatly missed the interactions with fellow collectors such as yourself. Glad to hear from you here again!

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