Wednesday, December 10, 2008

‘Fro Me to You-- Bar-Bee, Bay-Bee

In continuation with my December ‘Fro theme of Christmas Spectacle Spectacular, I bring to you a Christmas photo from around 1975 –ish.

This would be the year of the Barbie, which is funny because I was through and through a TOMBOY! Yet, I had every Barbie big item known to man, ummm, girl. But I also had a GI Joe!

Check out this little photo flashback with the Barbie Country Camper:

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That there is a vintage toy today, in case you didn’t know. I do, because someone who slightly favors the brunette above has asked Santa for the exact same Country Camper.

Stay tuned to see if Santa pulls through. *wink*

Now, check out the lower portion of this photo, it’s the Barbie Friend Ship airplane:

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Anyone else have either on of these during their childhood??

Unfortunately I have no photo of the 3 story Barbie dream house….remember the one with the string that pulled the elevator up and down??

I absolutely love looking at the old photos. You may not notice the other little things in the photos, but I remember being SO excited about the Smokey the Bear doll which “talked” when you pulled his chain string. ”Only you can prevent forest fires.” I remember that milkshake maker, and how the shakes tasted powdery.

I have some GREAT childhood Christmas memories. How about you?

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For more great memories and pictures, click here to hop on over to Kristen’s at We are THAT Family to check out more fun ‘Fro posts.

15 comments:

littletoesandcheerios said...

You're bringing back the memories on this one! I had the dream house and the corvette!

Carolina Mama said...

Those are hilarious. I don't recall the certain ones. I had a life-size doll house in our yard - two story! :) Full of Barbies - my sisters and me. :)

Re: our Tweet talk, :) Enjoy your days off. Here's too lots of rest.

We are THAT Family said...

I had the corvette and several Barbie accessories.

Your pictures and post are so funny. My hubby cracked up. You brought back a ton of memories for me tonight!

Muthering Heights said...

That camper is hilarious! I had one in pink...in the early 90's!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh yes! Loved the barbi's! Still do really ;) Cute post

jennifer said...

Oh! I am a bit choked up... just thinking... about my.... precious... Barbie dream house! I WANT MY BARBIES!!!!

I had the barbie bus which was cool and the purple convertible and the horses and the...

I WANT MY BARBIES!!!!

Happy Mommy said...

I had the dream house too! With the old yellow elevator. I also had the pool and the corvette, it was silver. It was hard as all get out to put the barbie in the car her legs didn't bend back then.

Heather said...

I remember playing with my older cousin's Barbie camper and airplane when I would visit my family. I had the 80's version of the Barbie dream house. Great times!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

you may never talk to me again ...depending on how you take this..but I must say "are you really that old or is it that you look so young today?! ;D"

Those pix look ancient?!

Valarie Lea said...

One of the first things I noticed was how much you and the princess look alike, and then I noticed smokey the bear! :)

marky said...

NO Way.. I had that camper!! I still have it in my basement.. it isn't in very good shape, but I spent Hours and hours playing with that thing!! I did not have the friendship plane ;-(
you just brought back some great memories!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh good Lord. I had that camper.. sheesh.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, you know I love this meme. And yes, I had the airplane. It was my favorite. My camper, a little differet from yours, paled in comparison to the airplane. Sigh. I miss those old days.

Leigh said...

You and I both. LOVEd barbie. It was a daily. Mine was like a soap pera, I would also use my 45 record player and she would break out into Olivia Newton John song....LOL. But my barbie NEVER went for ken. It was always GI JOe. I had one too and he was ALWAYS the boyfriend.

Jerralea said...

When I was little I had several Barbies but no accessories. Now when my daughters came along, I got them a pink Jeep Cherokee (or something similar) for Barbie. It was built like a tonka truck! Also they had a pink corvette T-top for their Barbies. It may not have been official Mattel merchandise ....