Sunday, March 8, 2009

I Just had to Buy her!!

I am adding this post to Kelli's Show and Tell. Be sure to visit all the other participants. You won't be sorry.
We needed to get the girls from the ensemble back to church EARLY...so we were sitting in the church looking at the newspaper sales. I said, "oh honey, I need to go to Target...I want to buy one of these. They are only $3.00! Hubs: "What do you need that for? You are a GROWN (he surely did not mean OLD) woman!" Me pouting...
So after church he stood his ground and took me to Target. We went straight to get her. Then hubs said, "You better get a few for gifts...that's a really smokin (his exact words here) deal!" I couldn't punch him then, I needed him to hold a few packages.....
Here she is.
2009 Anniversary Barbie. For $3.00!



Oh, but you KNOW the story isn't ending here. In the hope chest I go AGAIN. I know it is there.....yep, yep.....
THERE she is, a little worse for wear! (no comparisons here please)
My original Barbie! Ok, a moment here please. Deep breaths....

Seriously, can you STAND IT!????

31 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh!!! Be still my heart! I loved, loved, loved, loved my Barbie's! I wish I had all my originals. Great post, C!
xoxo...Kathy

Linda C said...

This is a great find!! Target just opened a new store about 2 miles from my home-Yay!!

I have my first and only Barbie that I received in 5th grade Christmas of 1962. And I bought my daughter it's anniversary Barbie quite a few years ago. So fun.

Have fun with yours:)

Linda C

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay I love her! $3.00, are you serious? I love Barbie and had one with a ponytail too! I even had one with the bubble hair! This is just so cool!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Needled Mom said...

What a deal. I, too, have three of the 1959 Barbies. What a difference over the years!!!!

Bo said...

Haha...Ceekay...Barbie is looking pretty "smoking" to be 50! Glad you got her...can't believe the price! ;-) Bo

Happy @ Home said...

Wow, that's a great price and a great Barbie. I still have my originals in the attic somewhere.

She sure has aged well.

Charlotte said...

Wow what a bargain. Barbie has improved over the years. My daughter had some of the first Barbies, Kens, and their friends. She should have kept them.
Your Hubby sounds just like mine. I think he would have reacted the same way yours did even up to the end by suggesting you buy more. My Hubby always starts out by saying "You don't need that" and proceeds to figure out a way to get it for me. He's so sweet.
Charlotte

Raggedy Girl said...

I guess the economy really is tanking if we have bargain basement Barbie. You have your first Barbie, now that is a true collector, way to go!!

Roberta Anne

The Barkers said...

LOL! That's awesome. I saw the add too...KMart is selling her for $3 as well. Maybe I should go get one...I can't believe we will have Barbies in the house one day.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great bargain! The 09 Barbie is so pretty! She has your eyes, Ceekay!

I feel a trip to Target coming on!! Hee-hee!

Katherine

A Hint of Home said...

I think it is great that you still have your first Barbie. She looks in great shape.

Picket said...

Oh my word...girl you are so funny! I can't believe that price...my daughters had so many Barbies it was amazing!..I think the baby girl still has a huge container full of naked Barbies! lol lol Her little 4 year old is always playing with them and changing their outfits! lol

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have that Barbie too-like your old one! I thought I was the only person who had received a brunette Barbie that first year! Everyone I knew had the blond! I don't think I still have her swimsuit though, but I do have some of the other original clothes. I was almost too old for dolls when Barbie came out, so mine is in pretty good shape. Fun post! Thanks for sharing. laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Im glad you bought her, Ceekay! I think she's neat! My Barbies are long since MIA. They were loved to pieces. Ken (the one with the suade-y hair) had a rubbed spot on his flattop. LOL! Yes, I played with dolls till they had no life left in them, but they would also get in Ken's Rot rod or the Dream Car and drive recklessly as they (translated I) approached puberty!

But I love it. Wish I knew what happened to Barbie and Carol (brunette Barbie with a bubble do that I had to name another name). Skipper, Tipper (same thing with name change), and Midge along with Ken and Al (named after my cousin's cousin Al whose brother was Ken... Al had plastic hair, very shallow, that one!) are MIA, too. Maybe I will unearth them someday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jadehollow said...

I had heard from a friend that Barbie was $3.00 this week for their anniversary.. I didn't believe her lol .. Now I know it's true. I'll have to head out first thing in the morning and snatch up a few if I can find em.
Thanks for sharing.
~Hugs
Debbie

Spruce Creek Farm said...

At $3.00, you can't go wrong!
It's neat that you still have the Barbie doll you played with as a young girl. I don't have anything from my childhood; Unlike my husband & his sister's who kept everything!Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Janet said...

How wonderful - to have the old and the new! Pretty different faces huh! What a fabulous bargain!

Susan said...

She is 50 years old. Unbelievable. It's so fun when we get something like that which excites us!!
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing! Boy did this show n tell of yours bring back great childhood memories for me.

My show n tell is offered for viewing, won't you stop by sometime today and keep me company?

Have a terrific Friday and wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

What a great find...and for 3.00! That's even better!
I loved my Barbies...I still have them! I also kept my daughters Barbies. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday..julie

Jane said...

I think I still have some Barbie stuff stored somewhere. I think your old Barbie has aged just like the rest of us. :>)

Leann said...

Too funny! I didn't know that Barbie had black hair!? Who knew??

Thanks for the fun post!!

Smilingsal said...

That new Barbie has had her lips poofed. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here's mine.
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Susan B said...

I loved my Barbie dolls too. I still have them all...my Barbie is from the early 60's. What a fantastic price for the new one! That's wonderful to have the old and the new. Thanks for sharing!

KBeau said...

I can't believe you have your original Barbie. How cool is that!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh, ***SIGH*** She is so dreamy! My Dear Cousin and I played Barbie's together in my Grandparents basement until I went into highschool...***SIGH***

Love HER!!!!
Susie

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Ceekay,
I am a vintage Barbie collector so you can imagine how much I liked and enjoyed reading your post! By the way, by looking at your Barbie, without seeing the writing on her butt, I am guessing she is a #4 Brunette Barbie with a bad hair day! Is she a ponytail barbie or did she come with her hair up in a bun? They did make a few with factory buns which are rare or maybe you gave her a hair cut when you were a little girl around 1960? LOL
I haven't bought myself a anniversary one yet, but $3.00? WooHoo, you did good!
~Ann

Bellamere Cottage said...

I had a Barbie on my Christmas list the very first Christmas they were available. I kept looking under the tree for the BARBIE SIZED box.....I was soooooooo disappointed when I was ready to open my very last present and still no Babs. I wanted to cry. Finally.........I opened the last one.....it was the Mix and Match Barbie, complete with a little orange shell and cardigan and gray skirt. I was so thrilled! I sure wish I had the old girl now.

I'm on my way to see if they still have any at my Target.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Alice said...

love it! i especially like the 2 together! great find and a great hubs for getting you there in time :O)

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Joy said...

Wow she brings back memories. My sis and I had a lot of fun playing barbies!

Janet, said...

Considering how old she is, I guess she wasn't having too bad of a hair day. That's a great price on the new Barbie. I remember my aunt giving me a Barbie when I was little, I washed her hair, it went from a beautiful soft ponytail to what looked and felt like straw! I remember having one called Barbette, once. I have no girls, but a few years ago I got a Barbie with kool aid points. I love her.

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