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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday




Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday with Coloradolady.




You can be vintage in years, but still young at heart. Back when the Cabbage Kids were the boom, I thought I should have one. Not sure if I wanted it just for me or because it was hard to find and wanted by everyone else. Nevertheless, I bought this little preemie.

Her name is Leslie Jilly and she was born in 1985. She has never left her original box home. Just rested all these years on the top shelf of a closet.





Last weekend while estate sale shopping, I found this little darling. I had never seen one like it, caught my eye, and she was sold. I have as much use for it as a hole in my head. Sometimes, seniors do have their moments.

I researched her on the internet. She is a 1984 vintage Coleco Cabbage Patch Kids large telephone. One site listed it still in the box, unused, rare and priced for $189.95.
The phone stands 13" tall and the phone receiver rests on her arm. It is touch tone and complete with all wires. Works great. It is model 7911 and in very good condition. Another site listed her for $125.00 without the box and slightly used and rare. I paid $25.


Perhaps one day, these will make some little girl happy.

34 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That phone is pure kitch; I love it! My cabbage patch is out of the box. I was too old for her, too, but had to get one when I saw it available because they were so hard to get!

George said...

I had never seen a Cabbage Patch phone before. It certainly will be a conversation piece and it sounds as if you got a bargain.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great Cabbage Patch stuff LaVoice. Every girl wants a baby doll.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Postcardy said...

I never bought a real Cabbage Patch doll but I did buy a handmade doll in a similar style, and I have some Cabbage Patch postcards.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--for goodness sakes, I have never seen a Cabbage Patch telephone... How cute!!!!!

Your Cabbage Patch Doll (in her box) is probably worth alot of money also now....

Great Vintage Thingies...
Hugs,
Betsy

CC said...

Hi LV..
I love,love,love your post. I love sweet little Leslie and I love that telephone.I never knew a Cabbage Patch telephone existed.OOOooo,you did better than well. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

nancy said...

Yep I have one of each of the Cabbage Patch Kids and PReemies. I also still have them for my great niece to play with when she comes over.Have a good day and thanks for stopping by my blog. Nancy

Tara Beaulieu said...

Terrific Cabbage Patch stuff, I was at prime Cabbage Patch age when they were first released and would have flipped over that phone if I had ever seen it, I was mad about those dolls! Thanks for sharing with us and Happy VTT!

Stacey said...

Love the phone! It's fabulous!

Maureen said...

LaVoice you cracked me up with your "hole in the head" comment. Too funny!

P.S. That is a cool phone!

P. said...

These are great! My daughter had a Cabbage Patch doll and loved it well. You had good instincts on the phone!

Matty said...

I sure do remember the craze they created, and the ridiculously long lines that parents stood in for hours because their kid just had to have one. This is turning into a nice investment for you.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the phone. I saw the Cabbage Patch Hospital years ago at the Chicago Gift Show when I was a buyer for a store! They were so cute when they first came out.... and the "hospital" was staffed with DRS. and nurses. xo Joan@anythiggeoshere

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a Brillant Senior Moment! I liked the Cabbage Patch Kids and a few years ago found some 80's darling ones for my Grands! They liked them about as much as they do cabbage. Good think I like Coleslaw and Cabbage Patch Kids....they now reside at my house as opposed to going in a Garage Sale!

Mama Ko said...

These are lovely vintage cabbage dolls. so cute. you can't actually find that kind right now.

farmlady said...

You bought a Cabbage Patch doll for yourself. I think that's great..., and what a deal on that phone. It looks like no one ever used it.
Both are charming!fec

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot !! Nice post !!Unseen Rajasthan

Danica said...

I still have my Cabbage Patch premie at home. However I played with her a lot so she's a little beat up with love. :-)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That phone is amazing and I didn't even know they made them! Never seen that before - The dolls were pure crazy to get I cant imagine how hard it was to get a phone!

Happy VTT
Tracy

shopannies said...

My sister loved cabbage patch when we were growing up

thasnifty said...

I've never seen the phone before but I would have loved one when I Was obsessed with all things Cabbage Kids. My poor mother went through hell trying to get my sister and I a cabbage kid from Santa that year of chaos. We were not dissapointed that Christmas morning :) Such good memories.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful bargain! I love it!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh this dolly is so sweet. My girls grew up with Cabbage Patch kids, and they are so cute!! You are lucky to have yours still in the box. the phone is cute too.

Debbie

Self Sagacity said...

Awesome! I love looking at the vintage thingies! I am now your follower!

AshTreeCottage said...

That Cabbage Patch phone is so cute! I have never seen one before. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I think that phone is just a hoot! And a fun and silly conversation piece! Sometimes we just need to get something that just tickles us and this wold be ne of those kinds of things.

have a wonderful day LV!

Nana Moon said...

Oh I remember these! I mean the dolls! That phone is certainly 1 of a kind! How fun!

Debbie said...

I remember standing in line to buy Cabbage Patch dolls for my niece and my daughter. It was kind of fun! But I don't remember seeing a phone, she is cute.

Charlotte said...

You are never too old for dolls! I never got a cabbage patch doll either! The phone is a hoot! Remember I am your adopted granddaughter:)

RainGardener said...

Isn't it funny what we buy and don't always know why. But sometimes they end up being our favorite.

Coloradolady said...

I certainly know an old little girl who loves this!!!!! Just remember that....what a find. Now, the real question....are you using her????? Have a great VTT!

teresa said...

I remember searching all over for one of those darn dolls for my neice back in the 80's. wow was it that long ago. She is 30 now so I guess it was. They are fun little dolls.

Vonlipi said...

I've never seen one like that before! AaaH those senior moments...I'm not a senior and have some of those myself! Don't worry about it and just enjoy your find!

Becky said...

Wow! LaVoice, the Cabbage Patch phone sorta gives me the willys. Maybe i watched to many Twilight Zone episodes or something. I'd be afraid she would start talking to me!