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Fashion Doll Bedroom Case: Barbie Loves It!

Filed under: Barbies and other favorite toys,Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Over a month ago, I was browsing through the Flickr Set for the 1979 Sears Catalog. I was surprised when I came to this page:

1979 Sears Christmas Catalog P526 by LauraMoncur from Flickr

On page 526, there was my Barbie Bedroom Case that was stored in my closet. Here is a closeup of the catalog listing:

Fashion Doll Bedroom Case Sears Catalog

It made me so happy to see it. After a month, I finally pulled out my toys from the closet so I could photograph it properly. Here it is:

Barbie Fashion Doll Bedroom Case

The catalog doesn’t show it in this position. The whole thing folds up pretty flat.

Barbie Fashion Doll Bedroom Case 2

When you unsnap the latch, the bedroom furniture folds down and you have an instant play house.

Barbie Fashion Doll Bedroom Case 3

Here is what it looks with Barbie sitting on one of the beds.

Barbie Fashion Doll Bedroom Case 4

Here is Barbie and her home from another angle.

Barbie Fashion Doll Bedroom Case 5

That outfit was sewn by me when I was just ten years old. The stitches look so clumsy to me now, but at the same time, I’m really proud of my design abilities back then.

I absolutely loved this doll case because I could take it with me to a friend’s house and we would instantly have a “house” to play with. It was a great toy and it has lasted FORTY years without breaking or even showing a lot of wear. God, I loved this toy!



  1. Very cool! I love learning about stuff through the people who are very interested in it. :-)

    Comment by Wishbook — 1/28/2010 @ 9:34 pm

  2. OMG! It’s as if you looked in my parent garage and found all my things that they say they don’t have anymore! The House, The Trailer(really wish I still had that!) Western Barbie, Charlie’s Angels! So a walk down memory lane! Thank you.

    Comment by Rhyli — 5/13/2010 @ 11:29 am

  3. Rhyli,

    I’m glad it was a good walk down memory lane for you. It was for me as well. That’s why I shared it.


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 5/13/2010 @ 12:30 pm

  4. I absolutely love your passion when you speak of your fond memories of your Barbies. Do you still have this particular item? Thank you so much for sharing!

    Comment by discodiva79 — 11/2/2011 @ 7:56 pm

  5. OH my goodness! As soon as I saw your post I was flooded with memories. My childhood best friend had one of these and I loved it! I was the girl with the A-frame dream house yet I coveted my friends little case. It was so intimiate…and easy!

    I searched high and low for your case but only turned out Tara Toy and vintage Mattel cases (non with a window view as lovely as this!) If you know the exact brand (I’m guessing it’s a Sears exclusive though and that search came up empty) would you pass it on to a fellow Barbie lover?

    I enjoyed perusing your various camper/country living entries :)

    Comment by Miranda — 11/3/2012 @ 11:45 pm

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