Sunday, March 8, 2009


Barbie turns 50 today!

Flickr photo: earnestopadrocampos

Wow, seems like yesterday when when I'd pull her out and begin creating the her house with the many carpet samples I had just convinced my father I needed to return home with from my grandfathers furniture store.

(She had a 25 room mansion or at least as much room as I had cleaned up on my bedroom floor)

She was cool!

Flickr photo: Vermont Ferret

Ken, well he was HOT!

Flickr photo: Disco*dollies

OK, I was 6, but at least I had enough sense to know that Skipper's boyfriend Scott was a dork!

Flickr photo: Fabiopoptrash

Through the years with her ability to age well,

Flickr photo: Fabiopoptrash

she eventually made her way into high fashion where she became

Bob Mackie's muse!

Flickr photo: Mikeskadoll

But it wasn't just Barbie who has improved through the years......

Flickr photo: Fabiopoptrash

Flickr photo: Fabiopoptrash

Flickr photo: Fabiopoptrash


If you haven't seen "Cougar Barbie" yet this cracked me up.
Until I realized I too turn 50 this year!

Now it's not so funny!


Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Barbie is the reason I started sewing. I'd spend days designing, and hand sewing her gowns. I love Barbie.

Ken is HOT!

Linda, Uniquely Covered said...

OMG! I forgot her birthday. I still have all my original barbies. Their hair all ratty from neglect.

Great Post! Great Memories!

Melanie said...

Love it..Love Barbie and all the fun hours of dressing her, having her go on dates with Ken. I had the Barbie dream house(made out of Cardboard back then..)I had the Barbie Campus and the Little Theater..soo much fun, those were the "good old days"..

Marilyn said...

Aahhh, Barbie...I also started sewing because of her:) Clothes and stuff for the dream house--the girl had needs!
Thanks for a fun post, Terisa.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Fabulous post and boy I hope when I hit the Big "50" I look as cool as she does! LOL
Have a great week!

shiborigirl said...

How FUNNY!! "Time to slip into something more comfortable!"


And I'm turning 50 this year too. I never had a Barbie, but I'd play with them at a friend's house.

Thanks for the giggles...


Nanna Grace said...

I have an award for you over on my blog if you would like to receive it .. I so love your Blog.. Have a GREAT day!

KarenHarveyCox said...

You crack me up! Hey I think that's my barbie with those sun glasses! I LOVE this song! I just went to the mailbox and had the loveliest surprise. Your poster came SQUEAL! I love it! Thank you for the little butterfly too.

This is such perfect timing. I am speaking at a conference on the 18th for artists to talk about the benefits of blogging and etsy for Networking. One of the topics I am covering is donating your art to worthy organizations, and how blogging gives you that window. I am going to bring that brochure you tucked into the package and share the wonderful work they do.

Thanks again lady. You always inspire me.


KarenHarveyCox said...

You probably know about Jessi's fun Easter Bonnet's on Parade. If not this one's for you!!!