A couple weekends ago we visited some of our college friends in Birmingham, Alabama, and I got to visit a super cool vintage shop there. It's called What's on 2nd and if you're ever in the area and are a vintage-lover, it's a must visit! It's like stepping into someone's attic - you know, that has really good taste. ; ) I posted several pictures on Instagram while browsing the shop (yes, I'm on there now, with my lowly droid that takes crappy pictures, but feel free to follow! I'm @kitschydigitals).
I found this Sindy doll in her box - never been opened. She was just so beautiful, I couldn't pass her up. She was $20 which I didn't think was bad since she was in mint condition and still wrapped in plastic inside the box. I did some research on Ebay last night and she's going for well over $100 still in her box.
Remember these paintings I posted about in December? Apparently Sindy is the UK (and European?) version of our Tammy. So I'm not sure how my little Sindy here made her way over the pond, but I'm so delighted to have found her!
Here she was in her box... and yes, I deboxed her. Hard to believe she's been untouched since 1978 and here I go taking her out of her home, but I believe dolls should be admired and displayed... not stuck in a box. She will be well taken care of. What really drew me to this doll was how they had her posed in her box! How CUTE is that? She looks quite breezy in there doesn't she?
You can see the original price tag here...
Love the illustrations on the side... "See how Sindy can move just like you?"
That yellow kitchen above is pretty darn groovy.
And here she is "deboxed"...
And since I tend to overobsess over a new doll every month or two, I thought I'd share my Sindy research with you. Here are some adorable knitting patterns I found for Sindy. Apparently, Barbie clothes fit Sindy and Tammy which is an awesome thing! Vintage Barbie clothes are pretty fabulous (although they can get pricey) and there are tons of vintage sewing patterns for Barbie that are really cute. One day I will bite the bullet and start making clothes for my dolls.
Too bad I don't know how to knit! I mean seriously, that Wonder Woman get-up! Too.much.
Here are some printed goodies all about Sindy... including a comic book!
Some Sindy ads...
The yellow jumper dress with navy/red floral blouse (above, last girl on the bottom right) is pretty amazing!
And here are some lovely Sindys from Flickr owners (Flickr is still my favorite place to use as a Dolly source). This caravan is to die for.
The redhead below kind of blows me away. I haven't seen many redheaded Tammys or Sindys. And those lashes! I'm thinking the owner added those? My gosh, she's perfect. The doll on the right is actually on Ebay right now.
These two just kill me. With their silky blonde 70's hair and sun-kissed skin. They are perfect.
These three! Oh my. Total dolly envy.
And last, here's a group of images from the official Sindy doll collecting site. I love seeing the original outfits. The brunettes are seriously beautiful! They seem to be harder to find.
Do you have any Sindy dolls? Maybe Tammy? Do you collect them? I'm kind of jonesing to visit the UK just so I can hit up the thrifts in hopes of finding some Sindy stuff! I think she's quite lovely. She has one of the prettiest face molds I've seen in vintage dolls.
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