Kenner Vintage Dolls

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:

  • Strawberry Shortcake with Custard, Cat
  • Blueberry Muffin with Cheesecake, Mouse
  • Orange Blossom with Marmalade, Butterfly
  • Lemon Meringue with with Frappe, Frog
  • Raspberry Tart with Rhubarb, Monkey
  • Huckleberry Pie with Pupcake, Dog
  • Lime Chiffon with Parfait, Parrot
  • Angel Cake with Souffle, Skunk
  • Almond Tea with Marza, Panda
  • Crêpe Suzette with Éclair, Poodle
  • Mint Tulip with Marsh Mallard, Duck
  • Cafe Ole wit Burrito, Donkey
  • Apricot with Hopsalot, Bunny
  • Butter Cookie with Jelly, Bear
  • Apple Dumpling with Tea Time, Turtle
  • Cherry Cuddler with Gooseberry, Goose
  • Lem N Ada with Sugar, Woofer
  • Peach Blush with Melonie Belle, Lamb
  • Plum Puddin’ with Elderberry, Owl
  • Purple Pie Man with Captain, Cackle
  • Sour Grapes with Dregs, Snake
  • Banana Twirl with Berrykin, Banana

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’.

My favorites are Café Olé, HuckleberryPie, Peach Blush, Plum Puddin’.

My Strawberry Shortcake  favorites are Café Olé, HuckleberryPie, Peach Blush, Plum Puddin’.

1980's Kenner Rose Petal Place Dolls.

1980’s Kenner Rose-Petal Place Dolls (Daffodil, Rose Petal, Lily Fair, Orchid)


About joanambu

Poet, Writer and Published Author. Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.