|Those little flowers are real.|
|I don't know what they are, but they're the perfect size.|
She's what's known as a 'Color Magic' Skipper. These dolls were rooted with brunette Color Magic Barbie hair. Over time the hair on these dolls has oxidized to various shades of red, usually a carroty orange.
This doll has beautiful colouring, a lovely face and bright orange hair.
She's wearing Tea Party, from 1966.
Tea Party includes the dress, with flocked flowers, and yellow flats.
The accessories were a 'silver' tea pot,two 'silver' spoons, 2 each turquoise plastic plates, cups, and saucers, two pieces of styrofoam cake with pink 'icing' stripes, and two cloth place mats. I actually only have one plate, but I'm working on it.The cake and place mats are the hardest parts to find. The tea pot was also available as Barbie's coffee pot, and has the Barbie "B" on it.
I got this beautiful doll online in a lot of 11 Skipper dolls, a case, and a few pieces of clothing.Tea Party wasn't in the lot, but it suits her so well.
|She has a little bit of a lip rub, but she's so nice otherwise that I'm hesitant to fix her and ruin her originality.|
I was hoping to get to keep 3 or 4 of the dolls that really stood out to me in the auction photos, by selling off some of the other things until I made my money back. The first thing I sold turned out to be a vintage Betsy McCall cowgirl outfit.It paid for all but $7 of what I spent on the lot, so I let myself keep everything else! Yay!
The other dolls were of varying quality: chewed noses, cut hair, etc. But besides the Color Magic Skipper there was also a beautiful brunette Sample Skipper, with a pretty powdery complexion. I'll show her to you in the upcoming weeks of the summer.