Pink Carnation Barbie Contest Winners

There were twelve candidates for Pink Carnation Barbie– and if you haven’t read these yet, you should. (I would, however, advise against doing so on public transportation or standing in a grocery store line, because your chortles might cause some strange looks.) All twelve are many kinds of clever and funny enough to make me choke on my iced latte.

It would be very tempting to declare a twelve way tie, but when the votes were tallied, three edged out to the front of the pack.

In third place: The Lady Charlotte Lansdowne doll, by Jessica.

Lady Charlotte Lansdowne- This doll is complete with slippers and a rose colored dress with a blush pink silk bodice. Attached you will find gloves and a book. The book has a ribbon attached that can be taken off of the dolls hand. The box is stylishly covered with a magical picture of unicorns by a crystal lake. With the amazing detail you will not want to throw the box out when removing the Lady Charlotte doll. Included feature: when you apply cold water onto the Lady Charlotte’s cheek it turns pink, making her look as though she is blushing. Small parts included not for children 5 years old or younger. (Robert, duke of Dovedale sold separately).

In second place: The Amy Balcourt doll, by Dee

Relive the adventures of the “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation” with the limited edition Amy Balcourt Barbie action figure. She has beautiful mahogany hair, blue eyes, and comes dressed in a lemonade-yellow dress from the scene in the boat where she first meets Lord Richard. Comes with pet sheep and saddle, map of the best routes from Paris to Calais, and two changes of clothes: one stableboy’s outfit complete with dirty shirt, trousers, and boots, and a small jar of soot to darken her face; and one charwoman’s outfit with scrub, bucket, and dagger to strap onto her leg. When you have the Lord Richard/Purple Gentian doll and the extra-special interrogation chamber place set, the scenes of the “Pink Carnation” will come alive!

And in first place: The Eloise Kelly doll, by Ann

Eloise Kelly doll prices at $39.99- This collector’s item is limited edition. Our new Eloise doll with a stylish two outfit option: One day time outfit and one “on the town” night time outfit. People of all ages will love the new accessories. Included is a bottle of glitter dust for when she’s going through the archives (archive, books, and desk sold separate) and a black purse. (Purse sold separate) The box is part American part English flag with silver glitter detail. Special features include: Eloise’s flaming red hair that can lighten or darken based off water temperature. A pink carnation charm and hook for a bag or backpack. This doll is a valuable treasure for any collector.

I cannot tell you how much I wish all of these were real. Including the Extra Special Interrogation Chamber action set.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated! There was some serious love for each of the dolls– so much so, in fact, that if we went to fourth place, we’d be looking at something approaching a nine way tie. As always, your wit and talent blows me away and makes my day. (Sorry. Having an Augustus Whittlesby rhyming moment there. Blame it on his Barbie.)

Thanks also to all the judges! Your comments were a joy to read. (Staci, that talking Lord Vaughn doll idea was sheer brilliance.) The judge chosen at random to receive a Passion of the Purple Plumeria mug is… Summer! (Of Comment #55.)

Jessica, Dee, Ann, and Summer, if you’ll email me with your info, I’ll ship your Plumeria mugs right off to you.

Congratulations to all the winners! And many thanks to all the contestants for their brilliant entries!


  1. Pamela E. Harris on July 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for doing this. Following all the great ideas submitted has really been fun. I think that all the ideas are winners.

  2. Betty S. on July 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Can’t a retailer be convinced to create these dolls? One of my favorites was in the top three (Amy), but I definitely think the detail of the Mary Vaughan doll was amazing – very creative people!

  3. Jane B. on July 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Oh, go ahead and read the entries in public. We need more public laughter. Besides, it’s a great way to have all the room you need on public transport.

    Congrats to all the winners!

  4. Kristy on July 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Close to that mug, but yet so far. #50

    Thanks. This was a great deal of fun!! I think illustrations of the dolls should come next.

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