Vintage Barbie Houses and Furniture

title="Barbie Dolls" href="/dolls/barbie">Barbie did not live in a doll house. After starting out in a cardboard studio apartment, she upgraded to a Dream House. When introduced in 1961, Barbie’s paper pad was filled with cardboard accessories, such as Mid-century Modern furniture, a cylindrical table lamp, a photograph of Ken, and tiny LPs by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, although a company called Susy Goose made plastic furniture designed for Mattel's houses. By 1963, Mattel was selling a cardboard Barbie Fashion Shop where the doll could try on new outfits, and the following year the company released Barbie Goes To College, whose interiors included the dorm room where she slept and the local soda fountain where she hung out.

Other 1960s cardboard structures included the Barbie and Ken Little Theater and Barbie’s Dream Kitchen/Dinette, both from 1964. That year, Mattel gave Sears the exclusive to sell its Barbie and Skipper Deluxe House, and Skipper got her own Dream Room, with dizzying heart-pattern wallpaper, in 1965. By 1966, though, the era of cardboard Barbie doll houses and furniture was over when Mattel starting producing its products in plastic. Ironically, the cardboard originals have held up better than the early plastic versions.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Dollreference.com

Dollreference.com

This densely packed index of antique and vintage dolls claims to offer over 10,000 images of dolls from the 1800s … [read review or visit site]

Vintage Dolls of the 50s

Vintage Dolls of the 50s

Rhonda Wilson's collection of 1950s dolls, organized by name (Ginny and friends, Littlest Angel and friends, etc.) … [read review or visit site]

Kaylees Korner of Collectible Dolls

Kaylees Korner of Collectible Dolls

Kaylee's extensive collection of vintage dolls from the 1930s to 90s. Click the balloons to browse. Though Kaylee s… [read review or visit site]

Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

Embrace your inner child on this website from the Victoria and Albert Museum, filled with high-quality images and i… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage 1960s Delux Barbie Dream Kitchen And AccessoriesBarbie DreamhousePre Owned Barbie Hello Dreamhouse Playset1998 Mattel Barbie Family House W/ Real Electronic Sounds Furniture AccessoriesBarbie, Life In The Dream House, Midge, Articulated, Rooted Eyelashes, NrfbBarbie Monster High Fashion Royalty 1/6 Scale Furniture White Ooak Grand Piano +Barbie Olmec Vintage Dolls Lot 80s 90s African American Caucasian Black WhiteVintage Barbie Fold Out House, Meritus, 1997Barbie Fashion Fever Rockin' Guitar Chair Furniture Room Rare Nib2017 Barbie Convention Space Chair Egg Chair Bnib With Bonus Classic Tulip Chair3-story Barbie Dream House 2008Mattel Barbie Dolls Lot #6~ Kelly ~ Skipper ~ Furniture & Accessories EucVintage Barbie Fountain Pool 1993 With Box2017 Barbie Convention Exclusive Egg Chair- Space ChairVintage Barbie Loves Mcdonalds Play Set By Matel #5559Barbie Dream House W ElevatorBarbie Space ("egg") Chair ~ 2017 National Barbie Doll Convention Luncheon GiftVintage Htf 1964 Mattel Barbie Doll Go Together Furniture Patio Back Drop SceneTyco Kitchen Littles Deluxe Kitchen Center Original Box Vintage Barbie Play Food2017 Barbie Convention Exclusive Egg ChairLot Of Barbie Size Goldlok Interactive Furniture & Accessories 100+ PiecesBarbie Electronic 21 Key Piano1981 Nrfb Rare Collector's ItemVintage Barbie Doll Accessories Furniture, Hair Salon, Drum Set Beach Set, More!Vintage Barbie Doll Furniture Lot W/lamps Accessories 50+ PiecesBarbie Vintage 1996 Bathroom Playset New Sealed In Box Mattel Toilet BathtubVintage Barbie Folding Pretty House 1996 90s Pink White Tlc W AccessoriesVintage Barbie Flight Time Playset Airplane Airport Almost Complete1996 Barbie Love 'n Care Vet CenterVintage Suzy Goose Barbie Mattel Vanity W/benchVintage Mattel Barbie Bedroom Accents 1985 - Set 100% Complete W/ InstructionsVintage Htf Mattel Barbie Skipper Doll Go Together Bed Room Furniture Back Drop Vintage Original Barbie Susy Goose Bed Mattress Pillow Bed Covering Awesome!!Barbie Princess Collection Musical Dream Bed Nib 2003 FlSo Much To Do Barbie Mini Mart 1995, Nrfb Mint W/ln Box - 67029Mixed Lot Of Simplebydesign Bungee Chairs671213a10Barbie Doll MansionMattel Barbie Smart Sounds Totally Real Fold Up House And 115 Accessories! -2005Vintage Mattel 1964 Barbie Midge And Ken Hardback Book Random HouseMattel 1993 Barbie Bathroom Tub Vanity Toilet Furniture Set - With Box!Vintage Barbie Skipper Let's Play House #1932 2 Piece SetVintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Lamp Wood Doll House Furniture ModBarbie Classic Bedroom Set With Bed, Dresser And AccessoriesBarbie Dream House Furniture LotBarbie Baby NurseryVintage Mini Wind Up Imperial Waring Home Appliance Collection Barbie Doll HouseVintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Lamp & Box Lot Mod Furniture Wood Ooak Handmade Diorama 2 Piece Furniture Grouping For Barbie And Fashion Dolls Mattel Barbie Mid Century Modern Danish Style 1959 Vntage Wood Furniture SetMattel Barbie Happy Family Playset Splash 'n Slide Pool Playset, New In BoxVintage Barbie Doll Mod Dream Store Display Case Counter Lot Furniture 80's Lot Vintage Barbie Doll House Furniture Vintage Barbie Doll Mod Dream Store Accessories Lot & Box #4020 Mattel Barbie Baby NurseryVintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Mod End Table Wooden Furniture Alcohol Mix Drinks Barbie Bar Wine Glasses Liquor Martini Beer Mugs Diorama LotVintage Wooden Barbie Bed Frame 17.5" Long 10" Wide 8" Tall Toy Doll House Vintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Mod Chair Wooden Furniture AVintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Mod Sofa Couch Wooden Furniture BVintage Remco Fashion Doll Backyard Pool Set Vintage Barbie Doll Mattel Modern Furniture Mod End Table Wooden Furniture B