I, too, love this set! It is plastic, but a very very hard plastic that really does mimic the original furniture of this design (which we had in our home when I was a kid as I am the same age as Julie!). The dolls slide a bit, but stay when posed or pushed up to the table pretty much like they do with most of the other AG tables & chairs. Sorry no pictures - we're moving so it's packed .
My dolls: Kirsten, Samantha, Addy, Original #6, #22 (Madison), #33 (Noelle), #40 (Lucy), #55 (Brooklyn), MG (Eve), McKenna (Laurel)