Do you have any pumpkins at your house this year? Will you carve a Jack-O'-Lantern? I found this tiny pumpkin 🎃 a while back and am so amused that it lights up. • Plus - My daughter did a fun project with the grandkids and decorated pumpkins 🎃 with succulents. 👏 👉🏻 scroll thru to see my pumpkin fun and BTS videos.
HAPPY TWINNING TUESDAY!
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What is your favorite Barbie House? I’ll have to admit that I’m really enjoying the trip down memory lane with all these vintage pieces I found at the Swap Meet. Which house do you wish you owned again?
Remember this song? 🎶 “When I was young
I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs. When they played I'd sing along
It made me smile. Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone But they're back again Just like a long lost friend All the songs I loved so well
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine 🎶
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When you were growing up - did you pretend your Barbie had a family? Look 👀 what surprise doll I found in house #2 in another fancy shoebox. Did you have this?
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Do you like mysteries? I want to know the ending of a movie before I watch it. 😂 Opening these swap meet finds has been a bit suspenseful. Did you have any of the items that were in this house? I’m trying to identify where everything goes. 😱
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Do you ever visit museums? As a child, I did not appreciate my mother dragging me to every museum she could find. As an adult, I’m grateful for the love she had for history, art and enriching my mind. Whenever we travel, Ron and I stop at the local museums. You never know what treasures you might find. Even in tiny towns - waaaaay…… off the beaten path. I especially enjoy the toys. Dolls. Barbies. Tiny kitchens. What about you? Do you visit museums?
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Did you ever have a Barbie Beauty Center? How about this 1972 one? These were part of the Vintage Barbie items I purchased at the swap meet a few weeks ago.
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What doll shows have you been to? Do you want to go to @sherrisdollshow tomorrow? If you are not local join us live at 11 AM PST. THEN At noon we will go live from our “meet and greet” in the courtyard and you can meet the other Instagrammers from here. •If you are attending- Join us at noon by the courtyard Gazebo - outside the showroom doors. Bring your favorite purchase to show our friends. •PLEASE SHARE 😀
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Do you own a Totally Hair Barbie? Carol Spencer is the designer of that doll - the Biggest-Selling Barbie of all time. Carol writes about Totally Hair Barbie in Dressing Barbie. Can you believe Carol made me a MINI COPY of Dressing Barbie!
#dressingbarbie #barbiedesigner #barbiecollector #barbiecollection #barbiephotography #barbiephotographer #carolspencer...
Have you owned a Great Shape Barbie? Did you know that I interviewed Carol Spencer - the designer of the Great Shape Barbie – featured in the Toy Story films? The doll wore a bold turquoise leotard and striped leg warmers. (Am I the only one old enough to have worn leotards with leg warmers and worked out to Jane Fonda videos?)
📕 Carol Spencer’s Book - Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America's Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them is available on Amazon. #ad Link in bio. A MUST READ for Barbie lovers. • I’ll share the link to the interview I did with Carol in my stories. It was fascinating to hear her behind the scenes stories from the early days of Mattel.
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Did you see the movie Welcome to Marwen? What did you think? It was based on the documentary Marwencol. It is the true story of Mark Hogancamp who created a 1/6th village and photographed it to ease his PTSD. The documentary is well worth watching.
* These photos are when we went to @marwenmovie in 2018 You gotta admit that my BFF and daughter-in-law are good sports to go along with my ideas. 🎥 🍿 ❤️
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Do you have a favorite Marilyn Monroe dress, movie, song, or photo? She became a fabulous screen icon - then had such a sad ending. It seems she had the fatal gift of beauty - a candle 🕯 in the wind. Her white dress photo is the one I remember the most.
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What’s your Instagram story? I’d love to hear 👂 how you ended up sharing photos on #dollstagram. I’ll be sharing more of my story on the 29th - this Wednesday - at the @batashoemuseum Zoom event - All Dolled Up. Link to register is in my bio.
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Have you ever tried Vegemite? I made sure to add a tiny jar to my Australian edition doll.
Have you seen the Cole’s Little Shop mini groceries? A few years back, Cole’s Supermarket in 🇦🇺🦘 Australia gave a mini brand for every 30$ spent on groceries. They were very popular and the company ran the campaign twice - so you can collect Seasons 1 & 2. They are available on eBay- but shipping from Australia 🇦🇺 🦘 is expensive. I made a box opening video of them - link in bio
Video clip from Good Morning Australia- @morningshowon7 🇦🇺...
What’s the craziest diet you’ve ever been on? Once I went on a “bananas only diet.” 🍌 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌😬 • Back in the 1990s - Supermodels Kim Alexis, Carol Alt, and Beverly Johnson discussed their “nightmare diets.” Kim Alexis said, “One night I was eating only a head of lettuce for dinner. Kelly (another model) walked in and said, ‘You’re eating a whole head of lettuce? How could you?’ I cried and said ‘But it’s all I’ve had all day. It’s not even 50 calories.’” 🥬
•This doll is a comedic commentary on my life as a fashion model in Paris.
•The Barbie portfolio photos were created by @dawsondigsdolls
* The video is from a speaking engagement I did in 2001
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Would you like to see more behind-the-scenes photos? I enjoy them. I guess it feels like we are getting the “truth.” For me, by the time I post the final product, it looks very different than the raw Image. •I often hear that people feel like Instagram shows a perfect “filtered” life. A skewed perspective so to speak. I am guilty of that. I use filters on myself and the photos. An unfiltered life isn’t always pretty. Because of my experiences as a teenage fashion model, I know a lot about photoshopped images. Because my goal on this account is to make you smile, I try to keep it positive and upbeat. So I do filter out the negative parts of my life. BUT… I don’t want any of you to feel like because your life isn’t perfect - you are a failure. No one’s life is perfect - No matter how polished their Instagram life looks. I have struggled and juggled my way through 58 years of life. I have experienced suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, marriage problems, trouble with my children, serious medical and financial issues. Ten years ago, I was standing in line at a food bank. Shocking but true. •I like to say that “the Lord, laughter and lipstick have gotten me through.” So, this morning I share rare behind the scenes issues of my real life to encourage you that life is not picture perfect. It’s raw. And hard. BUT I choose life - and I believe that laughter is good for the soul. So I will continue on trying to make you smile - cause we all need more reasons to smile.
My real life is @tonyagetsreal
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Happy Sunday! Do you enjoy wearing stretchy clothes. 😳 I’ve gotten so used to wearing pants without buttons or zippers. 😂 How about you? These amazing outfits were gifted to me by @dzastprince and Grandma Barbie is so comfy in them. 😀...
What was the last game you played? We played Bananas. I am decent at spelling. My husband, on the other hand, spells very creatively. Even the grandkids know to double check his words. What’s your favorite game? • CHECK OUT my new IGTV if you want to know where I got them. 😀...
How do you feel about public speaking? Are you afraid to get on stage and talk? Did you know people fear public speaking more than death, spiders, and heights? •For many years, my passion was talking to groups about body image, what true beauty really is, and sharing stories about my teenage modeling experience in the “Ugly World of Beautiful Women”. I loved using humor in my messages - Because as Mary Poppins sang, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” I got over my intense fear of public speaking- because I felt so passionately about my message. Fast forward a decade - and I am able to use my doll photography hobby that I started with my granddaughters - as a comedic commentary on my life during quarantine. These parody Barbies gave me an international platform ( 😳Yes! I am VERY nervous about all the attention, interviews, and live TV shows 😬) But - BIG BONUS - I am able to share my message about body image, true beauty and modeling worldwide. 🔈 That is something I am passionate about ♥️ so it was worth getting over the stage fright. 😀
•LET’S GET REAL
Do you ever ask for help? I will admit that I am very independent. 💪 My husband might say, “extremely independent.” 😂 But sometimes I need help. Most days, I do my social media on my own. Ron loves music, he knows so many songs and will give me tips on music 🎶 WHEN I ASK. (He always reminds me that he’s not a mind reader.) Sometimes, I need him to hold some tiny things in his hands. He will help me WHEN I ASK. If I want him to dress up for a silly twinning picture, he will, WHEN I ASK. We all need to learn to ask for help - whether it real life stuff or just holding a doll. 😀 • They may not want to be in the photo, but perhaps they will lend a helping hand....
Was your grandma stylish? One of mine was very stylish and the other always dressed like an old lady 👵🏻 I will admit that I dress a bit like frump lady. 😳 What was your grandma like? 👵🏻👵🏽👵🏿👵🏾👵🏼👵
#myownbarbiestyle #barbiestyle #barbiestyledbyme...
What TV 📺 show reminds you of your childhood? For me, it’s Family Affair. I recently binge-watched the series, and it evoked so many memories. The clothes…The decor…Buffy and Jody…Mrs. Beasley…Cissy…Uncle Bill…Mr. French… What TV 📺 show does that for you?
•1960s Barbie Family + Accessories: Kenner Easy Bake Oven, Barbie, Barbie Lunchbox, Barbie Dream House, Marlboro Cigarettes, Coca Cola, Maxwell House Coffee, Tupperware, Mrs. Beasley, Classic TV 📺
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🏖 Did you have a Malibu Barbie? Grandma & Malibu Barbie are getting ready for a beach day. 🏝 Isn’t Malibu Barbie looking great for 50? Even with all that tanning? Grandma can’t wait to ask Malibu about her skin care routine.
#twinningiswinningwithgrandma #grandmagetsreal #malibubarbie #barbiephotography #barbiephotographer #dollstagram #dollstagramm #barbiecollector #barbiecollection...
How do you feel about aromatherapy? What’s your favorite scent. I love lavender oil - I put some on before I go to bed every night. The tiny bottle of lavender came in an older collectible ReMent set. It looks so cute in photos.
Happy Miniature Monday!
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Have you ever ridden on a motorcycle? I have - back in the day. I actually had a modeling job (1981) with a Harley. • I had a little fun with my motorcycle photos, can you tell? I got my @harleydavidson dolls out out the attic - along with this motorcycle I found at the swap meet. ➡️ watch the video - it actually makes noise 🔊 and vibrates. Do you have any of these dolls? Their fake leather is all peeling off 😬 - What a mess.
#grandmagetsreal #barbiegetsreal #harleydavidsonmotorcycles #barbiephotographer #barbiephotography #barbiephotoshoot #barbiephotos #barbiecollection #barbiecollections...
Hello! Where are you at? I am in Southern California - just a few miles from Disneyland or the beach. I’ve been able to photograph my dolls in a lot of fun touristy places. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park, at the Santa Monica Pier, Huntington Beach Pier, The Hollywood Sign, Harry Potter World at Universal Studios, and even the Mattel Store. My husband would love to move away from the traffic and crowds - but I enjoy Southern California 🌞 🏝 🌊 🐭 🧙♂️ Whenever he talks about moving - I say, “I’ll miss you.” 😂...
Did you have a Grandma Barbie as a kid? Do you have one now? Let’s pretend my Grandma Barbie is taking a vacation and traveling all over. Remember Flat Stanley? Post a picture of Grandma visiting you and your dolls and I’ll share them in my stories. (Keep it G rated) 👵🏻 use the hashtags #grandmabarbiesvacation and tag me @grandmagetsreal Be sure and tell me what city you are in 👵🏻❤️XXOO
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Happy Mini Monday!! Which of these minis are your favorites? Remember as you start your week that it’s “the little things.” My 8-year-old grandson has started collecting coins 🪙- right now he is concentrating on pennies. I’m scrounging around in all my drawers, jars, purses, etc… looking for pennies. They don’t mean much to me - but it makes him sooooo happy. It’s the little things. Let’s try to make someone happy this week. 😀 It can be sharing just a compliment, a smile, or maybe a penny.😀...
What “real-life” items have you repurposed for your mini world? This bookcase was a utensil 🥄 🍴 holder. Scroll through to see my wine 🍷 cork rooster, a business-card holder briefcase 💼, and salt 🧂 & pepper shakers that are diner coffee pots. Miniatures are everywhere if you are looking 👀
Going live at 11:30 am PST to show you @sherrisdollshow 😀 Have you ever been to a doll show? What was your experience? I’m hoping to see some Instagram friends 👋 PLEASE SAY HELLO IF YOU COME 👋 and find some Barbie-Sized minis and accessories to share with you. What do you want to see? • Tips - bring 💰 cash (Not all vendors take credit cards) & Wear comfy shoes.
#grandmagetsreal #barbiegetsreal #dollshow #barbieshow #tinythings #modernminiatures #barbiecollector #barbiecollection...
Are you an Opener or a Saver? People that are true collectors get nervous watching me unbox things. 😳 I purchase tiny things to use in my photos - so they ALL get opened. Would you have opened this?
•Petite Cosmetics by ReMent 2005
#rement #rementjapan #tinythings #dollhouseminiatures #modernminiatures #dailymini #grandmagetsreal #barbiegetsreal #minibrands #unboxing...