Monday, December 21, 2009

Go Ahead It's Christmas Make a Wish

Now Girls Take a Minute to look
through the Famous Favorite
Sears Wish Book
of 1969

I am just sure you will find that special
something to add to your List to
Dear Old Santa

All the colorful pages filled
with Doll Cases, clothes and cars
Barbie the Gal who had everything!

Our maybe you prefer a Talking Doll
or a Walking Doll

We had working Kitchens
in rainbows of Colors!
No stainless back then.

And Our Own Sewing Machines!
Can you Imagine, they even did
a Zig-Zag Stitch like mothers

I loved my Dollhouse, how about you?

It's no wonder we made perfect
Mothers, our dolls even wet
their diapers!
Came with Bathtubs and carriers
Oh My!

We could pick out a Baby Doll
That clapped or caught a ball
or even one that kicked her feet!!

Let us not forget the Dancerina!

Did your baby need a Buggy?
Sears Had you covered

Our maybe you wanted to bake
just like Grandma!

And for all you want-to-be
Fashion Designers, the Sew
a Wardrobe for
Barbie was a Must!

I sure hope you enjoyed your walk thru
memory lane. I am having fun browsing
through the pages of this Great Find. It got
me thinking about some of my favorite Christmas
presents. My Ginny Doll and Deluxe Dream
Kitchen rank very high on my list. How about you?
What were some of your favorites?
Hope you are enjoying all your Holiday preparations.
I am enjoying visiting all your Blogs and seeing your
beautiful decorations. Happy Holidays Friends!

Hugs & Kisses,


28 comments:

Pieceful Bits said...

Oh thanks for posting this! I just showed my daughter how we used to make lists for Christmas by going through The Sears Christmas Catalog.
I now know the name of my doll-Baby Small walk. I have her somewhere and I do not remember her ever working..lol. I still love her.
Merry Christmas
(~~)
Julie

Blondie's Journal said...

This post is just fantastic, Diane. Wow!! I was the sort of little girl that played with big dolls and I saw Baby Catch A Ball, which was my sister's doll that year. I remember I had Baby Tippy Toes, which wasn't pictures so maybe I had her when I was younger. But the whole catalog brought back so many memories. I think we had it all. What fun it was to stare at that catalog and make up Christmas lists!! We used to fight over it!!!

Thanks for the memories!!

Merry Christmas!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How fun to see those old catalog pages!! Thank you!

I found you doing a Putz house search on google - I am not finding your blog entry with your sweet houses- could you please direct me to it?

blessings
mary

Tracy Suzanne said...

Merry Christmas Diane! Thank you so much for this post. I was 9 when this catalog came out and what fun memories it's brought back. I spent hours with that and the J.C. Penneys catalog. I just love the baby stroller! I stilled loved my dolls at 9.

I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas filled with blessings.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh Diane, I'm sure I must have poured through this exact catalog that year! I remember the plaid looking swim suit on that Barbie! thanks for taking the time to load these up for us!

Although I had Barbies, I loved my baby dolls best! No wonder I grew up to have 4 real babies! I also loved my bake sets because I had a huge sweet tooth and I still do! ♥

Chic Cottage Junk said...

I think my sisters and I had a stroller just like the one you've got shown here. Thanks for the trip back in time!

Sue

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh you lucky girl! I'm still waiting to find a Sears wishbook. I remember pouring over ours. They are outrageously priced on Ebay, but I'm hoping to find one some time in someone's musty garage!
Merry Christmas!
Carol

Sherrie said...

My favorite Christmas was the year I got my first Barbie 1964. I still have her. I did showcase her in one of my Vintage Christmas Monday posts. How fun to see the Sears book. Us kids would read and re-read it till the pages were tattered and falling apart. Thanks for the memory.

Amy said...

Diane...that was a real treat looking at those pages. I am sure I looked through that Sears catalog. I was 9yrs old then. Every year I sat for hours looking through the pages and prioritizing what I wanted Santa to bring me. Thanks for the memories. Very fun!!

Elyse said...

OMG diane! i am swooning over the barbie pics! i have many barbies from that time from my older sisters and just love them! what a great find!

happiest holidays!

xo
elyse

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh wow, Diane! I remember these very pages! How I dreamed over them! I actually did get the little appliances for Christmas. I got the blue washing machine and the pink dishwasher. I still have them somewhere! How I loved those Barbie pages. Thanks for the memories. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Twyla

Sandy said...

Thank you for bringing back a ton of Christmas memories, My Mom and Dad did all of their Christmas shopping at Sears and so did Santa! I about wore these catalogs out when I was little! So many fun things, but may I ask Santa fora doolhouse this year? I know I would take better care fo it now, that's for sure! :)

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I'm sure I spent a lot of time with that exact catalog! I always loved those nice, neat rows of tiny cake mixes and pans! Merry Christmas, Diane!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey cutie,
eeekkk im dying. thats the year i was born. The most fab barbies are from that year,
woo hoo.
Merry Christmas.
Hope you get everything you want.
oxoxox,
Jessi

Holly Loves Art said...

Love the old catalogs! I can still smell the paper! I have several really cool books featuring all the old Mattel toys and catalog pages. Thanks for taking us down memoery lane! Also, I LOVE your little elf tree below. It's just precious. Happy Holidays! Holly

Creative Breathing said...

Diane, I hope you know how much you are treasured! In my mind there would not be vintage love if it were not for you. In my mind it started right here, your blog, your images, your posy's, your put together displays, your thrifting, just YOU! I am always excited to visit here, and I always leave wanting to come again! Today's post is perfectly perfect. What a gift to us all! E MERRY CHRISTMAS

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Gosh, did we love the "Wish Book"! Where did you get that one?

Love you, Carrie

Janean said...

thanks for the FAB memory of pouring over the Sears catalog a month before Christmas! i recognized several items...and can you believe there's still a tiny spark of excitement??? I wanted and got a Thumbalina doll! Great post.

Stacy said...

Diane...this is so wonderful. I don't think I was gazing through this particular catalog as it came out the year I was born but shortly thereafter I became every American child drooling through the Wish Books. This little girl was especially fond of the 1977 catalog which featured a barrage of Star Wars toys. LOL

Julie said...

Hi Diane! How have I possibly missed your fabulous blog? Just found you through Elizabeth (Creative Breathing)--so glad I did!

I lived in Newbury Park for years! My parents just moved away 3 years ago--I really miss it there...a wonderful place to live!

I'm love everything vintage and will be back so often! Loved this walk down memory lane--I LOVED those wonderful catalogs! Thanks for sharing this! Hope you're enjoying a beautiful Christmas week!

Becca said...

A fun trip down memory lane. I always loved getting anything Barbie for Christmas.

June said...

Hi Diane,
I couldn't wait for the Wish books to come out every year. It was more fun going through it over and over than actually getting anything from it's pages. Your post brought back some very sweet memories. I'm so glad you came by!
hugs

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh this is wonderful. I had the colonial mansion dollhouse. I remember all the furniture too. I loved that dollhouse, but probably gave it away to a younger neighbor when I thought I was too old for it. I recognize quite a few other toys too. My dad took a photo of me looking at the Sears wish book when I was about 7 or 8. Thanks for this trip down memory lane.
Blessings,
Marcia

Vicki said...

It's a tie between Baby Tender Love, the doll with "lifelike skin" and Crissy, the doll whose hair grew when you pressed her belly button. Oh, to have a BTL now, for my daughter. Thanks for visiting Hollyhocks.

suzeeez said...

OMG! ... I love that old sears catalog....it looks like the exact one I used to look through and dream of having all of those girly toys! I would have been 8 yrs. old when that catalog came out and I'm sure I would have had the hardest time picking out my favorite item. Thanks for the memory. :o)

katie jean said...

I was scanning each photo for a doll that I remember! And what did I see, dancerina! cute, cute, cute! Thanks so much for sharing. You rule :D

jdcoughlin said...

Oh, my gosh, I want that catalog! I so remember Dancerina and those other dolls. That an EasyBake was an oven and not a microwave. I remember pouring over those for hours. Thanks so much for sharing.

apinkdreamer said...

how many memories! how wonderful your fotos are!!!!you reminded me of my chilghood!