This listing is for a a De Luxe Reading 1960's Dream Kitchen display piece that was used to sell the dollhouse kits at local stores. This item may be a 1 of a Kind but I don't have the room for it and hate to see it degrade anymore. The set comes with 4 outdated chairs and a table, a sink that "works with water, " a dishwater that "washes dishes, " an oven where the "turkey rotates and burners light up, " and a refrigerator with swing-out shelves. I also have an unopened package that includes more utensils, boxes of food, along with some food items (ham or steak). From pulling the items out of the box, many of the plates, utensils and pots have come unglued and I displayed them in a photo for you to see.
All of the kitchen appliances still have items inside them (best that I can tell). I see a turkey in the oven, boxes in the colorful cabinets above and silverware and plates in the dishwasher. I also found the Dream Kitchen instructions but as you can see, it is in rough condition.
Please check out the photos so that you can view the condition of the display. The plastic that covered the display is starting to break and the front has dents and is uneven from heat.The advertising piece has finally broke off of the top of the display (is free now) but the artwork and colors with the young girl is very classical for this era. This would be an incredible item if restored!! I also have the original 1-only Starter Dream Kitchen box from the De Luxe Reading Corp that it has been stored in for over 50 years.
Please feel free to ask questions or request additional photos if interested. I try very hard to identify each item carefully but judging an item over 55 years old is really difficult when dealing with paper and plastic.Hopefully, this goes to a great collection. The item "RARE 1960's Deluxe Reading Barbie Dream Kitchen Store Display, 1 of A Kind" is in sale since Saturday, July 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "member00293" and is located in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.