Here’s the last of the doll furniture I was finishing up to take to the GAW Barbie Convention this year.
First up, two pewter pincushion chairs that I repainted gold. The seat cushions are made from a rich deep red Dupioni silk embroidered with gold leaves. I have 2 chairs available.
And next, I managed to snag two Barbie Fan Club chairs. I also painted them gold and made seat cushions from coordinating black petit point hankies.
And … here’s the final Susy Goose Skipper doll furniture set I’ve been refurbishing in turquoise blue and gold. I’m loving this color combination. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Just finished up refurbishing my second Susy Goose Skipper doll furniture set. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Susy Goose doll furniture was manufactured in the early 1960’s in Jonesville, Michigan — about 90 minutes from my house. The doll furniture could be found in stores as well as Sears catalogs. Barbie vanities, beds, and wardrobes seem to have survived the years pretty well and can be found in abundance on eBay, although the white plastic is usually yellowed with time. Skipper furniture, however, is quite rare and very pricey. While the vanity originally came with a sheer skirt, I decided to skip the skirt to better show off the painted carvings on the legs.
I’ve been doing some crafting today … because it’s either that or clean the house! Okay, I did a little cleaning too. But anyway, here’s what I made—tiny little floral arrangements for Barbie and friends. I found the vases on eBay a while ago and have been collecting flowers from various sources. I currently have 14 arrangements available now in my Etsy shop.
I finally finished the first of three vintage Susy Goose Skipper doll vanity and bed sets. This set is pink, but I have a blue set and a purple set in the works. This set is available now in my Etsy shop.
I’ve spent pretty much all day painting these three Susy Goose Skipper vanities and two coordinating beds. Now to let them dry so I can seal them. Then on to bedding and bench cushions … another day.
I’ve been collecting some vintage Susy Goose Skipper furniture to refurbish and sell at the GAW Barbie Convention next month. I have 3 vanities and 2 beds (with another bed on its way). So far, I have them covered in 2 coats of white paint. Can’t wait for them to dry so I can pull out the accent colors! Gold, of course, and then I’m thinking I’ll do pink on one set, lavender on the 2nd set, and blue on the 3rd set. Stay tuned.