Friday, March 24, 2017

Barbie Kitchens


22 comments:

  1. I like he newer one best! I had not considered it until now...possibly as a customized one. Great post!

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Georgia Girl, it does have some great customization possibilities!

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  2. I still have the first/older version in a box. I like the opening cabinets in it. I like the fan on the second one and the opening microwave.

    I don't like that neither offers much counter space, however, the first one worked out well for Ember's kitchen, so I guess they can have their uses.

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    1. Jaye, I remember when I first started collecting I saw a few Barbie kitchen sets that had "normal sized" counter space. I guess they had to make them shorter to keep their costs down.

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  3. Oh, the newer one with the "real" microwave and the vent hood. That's the one I would prefer. The fewer graphics, the happier I am ;-)

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    1. LOL, D7ana! Yes, my Barbie kitchen must have a "real" microwave. None of this graphic nonsense.

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  4. I'm looking for kitchen for my dolls, however Barbie ones are to pink for me. I have the set of white kitchen furniture, but they are not tall enough to look good.

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    1. Natalia, if they made more non pink furniture I'm sure they would be surprised at how well it would sell. They stick to their demographic though.

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    2. Hi, Muff and Natalia!

      If you put your Barbie kitchen sets on a slight platform (book, block of wood, etc.), that would make the kitchen look taller and a better fit for your dolls. (Come to think of it, I think Muff did that with a furniture set before, on this blog.)

      I was checking for a link to show how someone had done that for a Jenny kitchen when I came across this photo where a pink kitchen looks classy. How's that for wow in kitchen design?

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    3. Now that is one sweet photo, D7ana! That doll looks like she's about to cook up something delicious.

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  5. I like the newer one better too. I think the range hood and microwave tip the scales for me! I would probably do a little bit of customization to either one of them.

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    1. Phyllis, the less I have to fiddle with a set the more I like it, lol.

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  6. They're both cute but I like the newer one with the microwave that opens.
    It looks more real and since the door is neutral gray if I sprayed the rest of the unit to a more realistic kitchen color, it would still be fine.
    I don't know why Mattel can't offer sets in normal colors too. I have their Real Sounds house and it's got absolutely no pink to it at all- not even the flowers! And...Barbie was fine with it:-)

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    1. LOL Maricha at "Barbie was fine with it." Your Barbie has refined tastes!

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  7. Babs needs a real microwave. Let's be honest, she's eating tv dinners like the rest of us!

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    1. Presto, Ha! *hides my microwave dinners*

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    2. Hey muff!
      I'm not sure how blogs work, but I commented on your post from 2014. I was wondering which doll was pictured in your jam n glam tour bus photo. I absolutely love it!!
      Thank You!

      -jay

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    3. Hiya Jay, and thanks for stopping by my blog! That doll is Debbie Harry from the Mattel "Ladies of The 80's" Pink Label line. I have her on a LIV doll articulated body.

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  8. Thank you so much I love it! I just started the ooak repaint I'm not too good at it though hahaha

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  9. Hi Muff, I've seen you comment on this blog so you may have already seen this but just in case, before she runs out:
    http://blackdollcollecting.blogspot.ca/2017/04/new-articulated-musician-barbie.html?m=1
    This doll is pretty enough to keep but black articulated Barbies in darker shades are rare plus this doll has lots of props so I think you may like her.

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    1. Ohhhhhh! Thanks for that heads up, Maricha.

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