Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I thought it was finally time to do a blog on Wizard of Oz and the few collector items I have from the wonderful movie. As a little girl, I so desperately wanted to be Dorothy, that I took a pair of my big sisters black heels, and glitter glued them in sparkly red. Every dog toy I owned was called Toto, and every chance at dress up I went as Dorothy. For our first Christmas together, my husband ordered custom made Ruby Slippers from a website that made them from the blue print of the originals. I still remember crying because I finally had my very own pair!!!! I even slept in them that night!! The next Christmas my husband got me Toto, and my wee black and white baby has been spoilt ever since. (no-one else is allowed to use my vintage dresses as a bed!) He looked so cosy I just couldn't bring myself to move him.

My custom made rubies. I don't wear them much, but I did wear them the night my beloved proposed to me.

This brooch was a beautiful wedding gift from my dear friend Andrea. It dates back to when the movie was first released and merchandise was everywhere.

This was the ring box that my beloved proposed to me with. My engagement ring has a ruby on it, as a representation of my love of Wizard of Oz. It has 'As long as your mine' engraved inside it, the duet we were singing to a party full of party when my beloved proposed. The song is from the musical 'Wicked', which is the prequel story to the Wizard of Oz.

These collector edition Wizard of Oz Barbies were a special gift from my sister in law. I absolutely love them, and as tempted as I am to get them out and have a play, they look so lovely in their boxes, and I like displaying them in their original condition. My favourite is Dorothy, and I love that they of course included Toto, who is inside her basket. xxxxxx

I hope this brings back childhood memories of the first time you watched the movie and makes you want to click those heels three times xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Wonderful! I love your collection. The shoes are to die for! I'd want to wear them every day (hehe) but they are obviously too precious.

    I used to have a more extensive collection of Wizard of Oz stuff when I was little but sadly a lot of it got ruined by excessive playing. My grandmother who is a great dressmaker actually made identical blue and white gingham dorothy gowns for my sister and I. I wish we still had them but we literally loved them to death.

    Now my collection only includes a jewellery box with a black and white photo of Judy on the front that plays somewhere over the rainbow, a Dorothy Barbie like yours (no longer in the box, couldn't help myself). A few books about the movie, and some small figurines of all the different characters.

    By the way, have you seen Return to Oz? I loved that movie too.

    Thanks for sharing this great post with us!


  2. Thankyou, I am so glad you like my rubies :) That is so lovely that your Nana made you and your sister Dorothy dresses, you must have loved them!! your music box sounds fantastic-Somewhere over the rainbow is my favourite song:) The ring box in the blog plays that song too :) Thanks for your lovely comments, I really love your blog too, you have some gorgeous dresses xxxxxxx

  3. love this post, I just re-watched the movie when babysitting last week, this same little girl always puts it on when I come over and I love watching it with her, never gets old. Makes me wish movies would go back to no CGI, they are just so much better!

  4. Thankyou :) I love how the movie moves through so many generations and is still seen as one of the greatest movies ever made. You must have fun babyitting :)xxxxx