I bought this set on eBay. I just love it and I was surprised and delighted to see the 1986 sticker on the back of the tray:
This must be one of the original Lucia sets. The tray has the horizontal, slightly heart-shaped handles but they don't have two little holes in them like some do.
The Lucia buns look handmade, like some of the early clay food in the historical girls' lunches, with the odd fingerprint here and there. I think they look more realistic than the later buns which are too symmetrical and really look like plastic.
The candle, candleholder and cloth don't seem to have changed much over the years. Unfortunately, the flower sprig is missing from my set but I think I will make my own. This is a great little set and so important for Kirsten.
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2011 22:53:47 GMT -5 by geneva26