Here's the extra photos of my most fab dollhouse.
So fun to look at from the what-were-the-adults-around-that-time-thinking-of-with-curtain/sofa-patterns-like-that? Golly. Hurts the eyes.
Here I am at 8.
Actually not quite, I was born late at night, so I was still 7 and ninety-nine hundredths. This was probably taken before my birthday dinner - I look a little made up for early morning.
Get a load of the wallpaper, the fluffy carpet and lino, the macrame plant hangers, the bean bags and what is that orange thing hanging at the front? No idea.
And that pink toilet actually flushed - yes, it would squirt water at you. Loved that, it was so tech.
Here's my brother and I. Look how cute he is. A cute rascal. Five split heads (no stitches) before he was 8. Gave Mum heart palpitations often.
Moving onto the house - note the updated features from the first photo:
- Yellow fridge complete with food and bottles. Thanks, Grandma (and Grandpa), how'd you know?
- A hammock that seems awfully high off the ground for a Barbie.
- A porch swing.
- Do I see plants?
Wish I had some more photos of all this!
I mentioned that Grandpa was into photography - he took these ones below. I love having them and it proves taking photos of not just us, but our surroundings, is a good thing.
In the photos above, my dollhouse was in the rumpus room. Later we all got our own rooms - oh, yeah.
Surrounded by craftiness, we were.
Other new additions:
- Dining room furniture. That came with cutlery and crockery too - so small. I used blue-tac to keep it all on the table after our cat chased a mouse in there!
- A spa bath. Nice touch.
Actually, I might've been coming to the end of my Barbie years - a lot of the stuff seems to have been packed away.
Here's the car in my cupboard and that's Andrew's Soccer Croquet. I have no idea about that because I'm not Andrew and I'm not a boy. He got quite excited about it when he saw it, so I guess it's pretty cool to him.
Toys from way back when. Talk about memories.
And thanks for giving me some through your photos, Grandpa. Love you.
Okay, ladies, have a great day, won't you?
Got some treasures lying around that you'd like to revisit? I might go on a scout around to see if I can find my Barbie box. I've really no idea where it is.