This table has curlicue legs and is styled so your dolls can sit on the floor on two beautiful cushions. Dimensions: L: 15" , W: 11 1⁄2", H: 6 3⁄4". Original retail was $32.
I've always liked the Asian vibe of this set, so most of my photos tend to feature it in that context.
It is, however, very versatile - enough so that I've also used it for classroom settings.
The low table has a light blue glossy surface. The color always seemed a bit of an odd choice to me, but it was meant to coordinate with the Butterfly Party accessories that came out at the same time. I remember a lot of people talking about trying to repaint the surface black, but don't know if anyone actually did that. The table is sturdy but light, and I think it's generously sized to hold a lot of stuff on the surface. The two cushions are well-stuffed but it can sometimes be a challenge to keep a doll sitting up on them if she's prone to floppiness. It works fine to put a doll on the floor if you'd rather not have her perched on a cushion. Theoretically you ought to be able to fit four dolls between the curlique 'legs' of the table, but I have only tried to squeeze three since I prefer using cushions and managed to score an extra once. Three dolls have do some clever maneuvering of legs to fit but I personally think this is true at all of AG's tables, since the dolls don't have bendy knees.
Overall I think this is a great versatile table for the JLY line. It's held up well and my grade is an A-, the minus being for the color and my wish that the cushions had a little bit of a back to them to support the dolls (putting practicality before aesthetics here).
Additional photos to show detail, including how it was packaged:
I have two of them. I always planned to paint them black but I never did. You can find nice sized plastic plates in an Asian style on the internet because what's good for an AG plate is also good to serve soy sauce to a full sized person!
Ahh... the Party Table set. That's always been a big favorite here. While we've used it with the Butterfly Table Partyware and the Butterfly Party Accessories, it's also seen use as a general casual table. It works for any activity with dolls casually gathering around. It's been used for homework, card games, dolls' art's and crafts projects (great if the dolls want to make Easter cards etc).
Since it's from 2005, many people are no longer aware of it. You can find it all listed here
Post by arlsdimples on Mar 20, 2011 13:15:04 GMT -5
This was DD's first table many years ago when it first came out. It has been used in many ways over the years as a table inside the cabana, for picnics, a regular table for food in a cafe, crafts and as a coffee table in a living room setting. I had thought that this piece was going to be given to DD's BFF's little sister to borrow. However she decided when push came to shove that she wanted to keep it to display. I don't think you will be disappointed.
I am also curious if anyone ever painted it how it turned out. DD put sticker all over hers when she was younger. I got them off but there are a few little marks left from them. I thought once of painting it but really just don't have the time anymore.
I ADORE this table set!! It may be one of my all time favorites! In fact, I just dug it out of it's box yesterday! The table is a soft blue, and works for any occassion. I have used it for the dolls to gather at and make Christmas cards, and as an Asian dinner table with tiny asian dishes and sushi rolls, LOL! It can be used for anything, and the cushions are simply beautiful.
I love this table! Like EofA, I love its Asian look, and the fact that it wasn't that pricey was rather appealing to me at the time of purchase, too. It's my only official AG table, for now, so it serves a lot of purposes. It also doesn't take up a lot of room, so it can easily go into storage when I'm not using it.
I find that it works as a cute doll study table, as these photos show:
I also pull it out every Valentine's Day to display doll valentines:
It's quite versatile! Currently, the girls have an unfinished jigsaw puzzle on it. I keep meaning to take a photo of them working on the puzzle, but I haven't gotten that far yet.
Also, the box it came in is very useful for storage of tiny accessories. I use it to store doll food.