The Tale of Peter Rabbit Barbie Doll
The story of an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) has always been one of my favorites. Her life, born into a privileged household and being so talented in watercolors, is in a way different when it comes to women at that time. But even she had difficulties along the way, trying to get a book printed. She was deeply influenced by fairies, fairy tales and fantasy. Her first book was about a rabbit, named Peter, and his adventures.
On 1st january 2001, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s children’s story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", Barbie releases a collector edition of their doll. She is dressed in a light blue jacket with yellow details and a skirt with images from the book. Barbie has a long blond hair and a light blue ribbon decorates her hair. The doll came with a little storybook, totally cute.
When I was a little girl, Barbie was a big thing. Today, as an adult, I have never thought that I would collect or buy a Barbie - but who am I to not to change my mind?
My daughter bought an used digital camera on a shopping site called Tradera. It can be compared to eBay. After that I thought I just would take a look - and see what I found!
A Barbie! I had to order her and she arrived two days later, on the same day we drove to my mother in law and the cottage, for our Autumn vacation. I took some photos there.
And now to the box opening and some other photos. Enjoy and happy weekend!
|The cutest rabbit ever.|
|A happy face, certificate and a book.|
|Barbie in her box, getting out...|
|In the rain, at our cottage.|
|Her skirt is just adorable.|
|Windy, cold and rainy. As it has been on this day, for almost 17 years back - some statistics|
from my hubby.
|By the lake.|
|The last leaves, snow is on the way.|
|I love the mild colors.|
|She is a bit different to photograph compared to BJD and MH.|
|Her light blue shoes.|