Trixie, Paul and Patch also arrived ahead of the crowd so there was time for Trixie to have a chat to her favourite cousin while Paul got acquainted with the Canadian Tammy’s.
Soon more guests arrive and a party develops. The Tressy’s Christmas wishes were for new hairdo’s, new clothes and to meet some men. They were delighted when Army Buddy dropped in to invite them to the party. Even Retro Barbies Casey, Ken and Skipper are invited.
In the kitchen Mom looks like she could use some help with the refreshments.
Marissa tells Midge. “I heard that there was a big party at the Tammy House. Want to go?”
Midge replies “But Marissa. It’s a Retro party and we’re not retro, besides we haven’t been invited.”
Marissa sees no problem. “I’ve got just the dress for you. Put it on and carry this. They won’t even notice.”
Mom is happy to have some help but puzzled. “Who are you and what are you doing here ?” she asks.
“I carried a watermelon.” is all Midge can think of to say. Marissa has already joined the party.
One more episode to come tomorrow.
Looks like your dolls are having a great Christmas party. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy new year! Hugs
I am going to have to go and break up the party in a minute 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too.
This made me smile. I really liked “Hello Ladies” frame. The girls look so surprised, rather like deer.
One question: Do the dolls (like Patches) have eyes that are always pointed to the side. Or are they moveable?
Merry Christmas, Dear. You made mine a bit jollier with your doll party. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the party. I think that the two Tammy’s had never seen anyone like Paul before. In answer to your question about Patch the early ones were all made with the side glancing eyes which are painted on. I don’t know much about the later versions of her which were made after we left England and not sold in Australia as far as I know. I do have one Sindy who has sleep eyes but generally they all have painted eyes.
Thanks for teaching me so much. I don’t remember seeing Patch in the U.S.. But then, I didn’t have many dolls as a child. I only had a blond bubble-cut Barbie (about 1964?) I like Patch’s painted side-glancing eyes. They add much personality.
I don’t know if Sindy and Patch were sold in the USA. Sindy was based on Tammy and appeared about a year after her. Pedigree who made her found that English people did not care for Barbie’s high fashion look but preferred a girl next door type. Tammy’s sister is Pepper but I think that Patch is quite different in looks and personality. You can just see Patch planning some naughtiness while Pepper is saying “I don’t think we ought to do that.”
I would have preferred a “girl next door” look. I don’t know who decided (decides) what dolls we have.
The fashion dolls I grew up with set the standard for body-shape, hair and facial structure too far beyond anything I could ever hope for. It was hard when I grew up and didn’t look like that AT ALL. 😉
There is a lot of individual personalities in your dolls. Perhaps it’s the way you dress, arrange and photograph them. Or perhaps they simply love being individuals.:-)
I could never have looked like that either but it never occurred to me that I had to. I just wished I had their wardrobes 🙂
My poor dolls were as poor as we were so lacked wardrobes. But this forced me to become handy with a needle and thread. My doll was quite envious of the store-bought wardrobes of my friend’s dolls. 🙂
That is one awesome party! I love your food miniatures and the lovely dolls. Merry Christmas! 🙂
I was just going to take one or two photos of the Sindy’s and Tammy’s together. You can see how similar they are, but then the whole thing took on a life of it’s own.
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I had to go back and re-read this episode with my family on Christmas day at lunch. We all had a good time at party. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it. I had such a nice response from the first one I really went town on parts two and three.
Thanks for all your efforts. What fun (from over here). 🙂 Do you plan a New Years Party next?
I bought some metallic yarn the other week so I was thinking of knitting a party dress or two. If I get them done on time there could be a New Year Party.
Metallic yarn? This sounds lovely. But New Years is so close. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, even if it’s not New Years. A metallic bikini, perhaps?;-)
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