Post by maggiedoll on Apr 18, 2008 23:30:32 GMT -5
I wanted to post some pictures of the desk as it could work "in use." American Girl catalog has a couple of nice pictures of the typewriter and school supplies with the desk but this will have to do.
I wanted to desk to represent a bookish girl who happens to wear perfectly white dresses. (Picture refuses to resize itself.)
First of all, as no one at American Girl ever employed the concept of scale? The poor girl towers over her little desk.
One could argue that Kit received a child-sized desk back when she was seven or eight yet that does not explain this:
What is the point with cubbies if they don't hold anything? Real roll top desk can hold papers, books and supplies in their cubbies, not a few bits and pieces.
The redeeming quality is the drawers. The top drawer holds the pencil box from Samantha's school supplies and Kit's pencil case.
Regardless of the lack of cubbie space the desk top does hold a fair amount of books, a typewriter and a few other things.
The top holds the girl's lamp, camera, paper case and inkwell in case Felicity needs to sign something.
My doll's desk holds supplies that come from Kit's Hobo, school, camera, typewriter and nighttime accessories, Samantha's school supplies and a few odds and ends that I thought looked cute.
When I bought this desk, I was expected to be disappointed in the scale. However, I was pleasantly surprised on how much stuff the desk could hold. It could be better but its qualities outweighing the scale issue. I think it passed as the childhood desk of a budding writer and therefore it deserves another A.
And Cécile makes eight...and maybe room for one more.