Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Calling All Strawberry Shortcake Collectors!

Okay, the time has come, and it's come today. 

I have got to get this stuff photographed, researched, and listed for sale. No more dilly-dallying! The "stuff" being the various bits and pieces of Strawberry Shortcake collectible stuff I've been picking up here and there over the last year or so at garage sales and rummage sales and free boxes.

The trouble is, I'm just not knowledgeable about types and values of 1980s vintage toys and collectibles. But maybe you are! So let me show you this stuff; hopefully some one of you will be kind and helpful enough to let me know what you think. 

To begin, this past summer I found this rusting, shabby children's shelf and I paid a pittance for it. I saw on ebay where one in nice shape actually sold for $45, but I don't know what price range one like this would fall into, do you?

 Next, there are the dolls... and the big strawberry.

 I do know the blue-haired one in back is not an actual Strawberry Shortcake doll but some kind of knock-off; still, it's vintage and may be of interest to someone. Let me provide some close-ups so you can help me figure out who's who, and how much the individuals might be worth. Or is it better to offer them as a lot, in your opinion?
Identities, anyone? From left to right?
And the rest??? 
Next, I have some vintage fabric. One is a "big kahuna", I suspect, being a bold, bright quilted panel for making a crib quilt:

Spring Mills 1981 Crib Quilt Panel, measures about 36" x 45".
There's also this oddball which I can't imagine anyone will really have a use for, but one never knows. It's the back only of what was apparently a stuffed doll project. I pulled it out of a pile of fabric at a rummage sale:
Measures about 14" x 21"
Lastly, I have some official Strawberry Shortcake folded wrapping paper sheets:
Oh, dear... excuse my lousy lighting job!

Here are some close-ups. It's pretty stuff, with a pale peach background.

And I don't know what this next style is, but I thought I'd throw it out there for someone to help me pin down. Maybe it's not any particular character, but it looks familiar to me:

Okay, before I close, let me share this riveting and dramatic treasury that one of my items was in this morning. I think it's so impressive!


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  2. Fabulous treasury!
    Thank you for featuring my vintage backpack!

  3. Thank you so much for including the treasury on your blog today!

  4. Hmmm, Strawberry Shortcake??? I must be either too old or too young. Not sure which! :-)
    Yes, this was a beautiful curated treasury! It's such a compliment to be featured. AND how neat to see it posted on your blog!