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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Holly Hobbie Gets a Makeover

Holly then

Remember Holly Hobbie? I had a jewelry box with her likeness when I was 5. I always imagined it was Holly herself who invented the hand-slap game, "See, See My Playmate." According to a trends column in USA Today (published in Fall '05), Holly has a new look for the 21st century.

In her gingham bonnet and patchwork apron, she was a '70s icon of wholesomeness. American Greetings relaunched the classic country girl this year, but next year Mattel is introducing Holly Hobbie & Friends — starring Holly's great-great-granddaughter. The nod to her heritage? A gingham patch on her cap.

Holly now

The original Holly will always have a special place in my heart.


At 2:54 PM, Blogger Terah Lynn said...

The very first bedroom comforter and accessories my sister and I had was Holly Hobbie :-) Memories....

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Annie said...

I'm a little bitter about the new Holly Hobby. That's all I have to say.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...


Ha, ha! I know what you mean. No words necessary.


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