Definition: Barbieland

Our Barbieland is the sum total of all our dolls, furniture, cares, homes, schools and other accessories.

Your Barbieland is all your stuff.

On this blog we use the term to Barbieland to refer to the sum total of “our barbie stuff”. It’s not really a place as much as wherever you happen to set up your stuff for a play session at any moment in time.

We store our barbieland in the basement of our small house. That is also where do most of our playing. Occaisionally we will take a playset upstairs to the living room or we will take our swimmig pool set outside.

Two houses and East High School

I have found that coffee tables from a thrift store will put the bottom floor of a house at the perfect level for play, and leave room for “parking” underneath. You can see from this pic that we recently held some performances on the second floor stage at East High so we have an audience leftover. Also a few days before that we had a suprise birthday party for Chandra at the Mission Style house.

Our Core Player and Character Player shelves above three playsets we were playing with last night.

We keep our Core Players and our Character Players on shelves in our main play area. This is because we want them handy for any storyline developments.

Underneath those shelves we have an airport setting that’s been there about a month and hasn’t gotten any attention. I rotate sets in and out of storage to keep them feeling new and exciting.

The tall pink tower is a house that someone gave us recently. We weren’t sure we needed another house but the shape was so interesting that we kept it.   In the foreground you can see that we were playing Vet’s office. We always set up a waiting room and then the inner office. We use magnetic boards as platforms. These make it really easy to move the set around. We put high powered magnets on the bottom of some of the furniture so that it is more stable.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. KAYLA says:

    HI UMM… IN JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I LOVE YOUR SHOWS THEY ARE REALLY GOOD IM NOT A ADULT IM A GIRL BUT I CHECKED OUT YOUR WEBSITE AND FOUND YOU ON YOUTUBE I STARTED LOOKING AT YOUR VIDEOS IN 2009 AND NOW IM HOOKED! QUESTION DO YOU LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR DAUGHTER DOING THESE VIDEOS? YOURS TRUELY KAYLA.

    1. Hi Kayla,

      I do love spending time with my daughter playing barbies. It is the thing we do most together besides art projects and roller skating. Do you play barbies with your mom? or just friends? or by yourself? When I was a kid I liked playing with friends or by myself. I thought it was all fun.

      When you play, what sorts of situations or scenarios are your favorites?

      Kristl

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