I highly doubt I need to tell anyone who Barbie is or why Barbie Day even exists. She is beloved by many women and girls the world over, and reviled by others because she allegedly gives girls a warped sense of body image.
I myself was never a huge Barbie fanatic, though I did inherit a few of my older sisters’ dolls and accessories along with having a few of my own. The “Barbie Dream House” I had was a knockoff three-story townhouse sort of thing, but I did have the genuine and totally awesome Barbie Bubble Bath, complete with bubble pump and working shower head!
Barbie has been a merchandising powerhouse since the 1960s. There are countless iterations of the doll itself since Barbie apparently can’t decide what she wants her career to be, so she’s dipped her permanently flexed toes into every possible profession from homemaker to astronaut and everywhere in between. There are also products for the girls themselves to use and play with so she could be just like Barbie, like Barbie-themed glittery pink outfits and battery-operated mini cars to drive around.
Putting this treasury together brought back some memories. (I totally forgot about the bubble bath thing until I saw a picture of it while researching for this post!) Whether you like Barbie or not, there’s no denying her hold on pop culture. Remember to visit each shop as many of them have other Barbie-related treasures, and you can see my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries here!
Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!
“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?