Here at Home we love to collect things; new or old, we love them all as long as they make our hearts sing. My husband collects Mechwarrior pieces. My Son collects Hot Wheels Muscle Cars. My Daughter and I love the Strawberry Shortcake Dolls. However, while I am old-fashioned, she is new age and we are both happy Collectors.
Growing up, I owned a few of these gorgeous dolls. I used to wonder how something so small could be so perfect? If you own one of these beauties, then you know that they are beautifully made. My Father traveled a lot and while serving his country abroad, he always returned home with lots of souvenirs for my siblings and I. I remember how people made fun of us back in 1990 because we were all sporting the Converse All-Stars with Multi-Colored Shoelaces. I guess we were cool back then without realizing how cool we were.
My parents didn’t believe in quantity, but they did in quality. I wasn’t a spoiled Child, but I had the best. I had a few dolls, which I really liked and some I am sure, are stored at my Parents’ house. As of today, I have managed to collect all of the original Strawberry Shortcake Dolls and pets by Kenner, except for one:
The babies are gorgeous. I just need Banana Twirl with Berrykin, Banana to complete my Collection (she’s rare, expensive and hard to find). My favorites are Café Olé, Huckleberry Pie, Peach Blush and Plum Puddin’.