Sunday, November 15, 2015

Willows in the 1990s, part 2

Barbie has more furniture than house!

I decided to put a lot of the furniture from the 1990s in or near my A-Frame Pool House from 1990.  I decided that Barbie had done like the Hearts did in the 1980s and greatly expanded her house.  This photo has some of the furniture from the A-Frame, the Folding Pretty Living Room and Dining Room, Baby Sister Kelly's crib, Skipper's School Days playset and an Arco gym set.
The dolls in the photo are Hula Hair Barbie, Wet N Wild Christie, World of Beauty Shani, Disney Classics Belle, Gymnast Stacie, Baby Sister Kelly and Big Brother Ken.  If you look closely, you can find Little Brother Tommy, who has fallen over next to Kelly's crib.  I didn't notice that until after I'd taken the photos and started putting everything away!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Willows in the 1990s part 1

Three of the businesses opening in the 1990s at the Willows Mall were the Cool Tops Skipper T-shirt Shop, a Pizza Hut, and the Barbie Movie Theatre. 
A poster on the side of the theater
advertises Ocean Friend Barbie.
Another poster in the theater is for Songbird Barbie.
The eighth notes on the upper left indicate that
the movie is a musical.

The Willows Mall was greatly expanded in the 1990s.  Three of its businesses were a T-shirt shop, a movie theater and a Pizza Hut.  I've put all three of my 1990s playsets together to make an indoor mall. From left to right are the 1990 #4955 Cool Tops Skipper T-shirt Shop, the 1996 #65033-91 Pizza Hut and the 1996 #14618 Barbie Movie Theatre.  Showing at the cinema are two movies, Songbird Barbie, a musical, and Ocean Friend Barbie, an adventure story.
(Note: Both Ocean Friend Barbie and Songbird Barbie were sold in 1996.)