Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 29, 2006 18:09:45 GMT -5
Josefina’s Picnic Lunch $20 JSAL Grade: A *****
I love this little set too. Again loads of playability with it.
First off is her canteen. It is hand painted ceramic or terracotta with a leather strap. The top to the canteen actually is removeable with a soft rubber-ish stopper. She has two totillas one made of yellow corn and one of blue corn. All of the foods, squash, plum, nad onions, are made with the same soft plastic. Wrapped inside of a piece of cheese cloth is a piece of white goats cheese, tied up with a piece of string. She has a yellow floral cloth to spread out her feast on. When she is done it all can be ticked into her woven wool checked bag.
pottery canteen, checked wool bag, a bright cloth to spread on the ground, two corn tortillas, squash, onions, goat cheese,and a plum.
I love all of the historical lunches.This set seems very well thought out. The real terra cotta cantene is beautifully painted, and even has a removable rubber-like stopper. It has a leather strap for a handle.
The food includes a blue corn tortilla and a yellow corn tortilla.A pale squash that has a few cuts in it to expose the white inside, a bunch of onions, a plum that looks good enough to eat, and some goat cheese wrapped in cheese cloth and tied shut with twine. The brightly colored picnic cloth is just beautiful. Everything neatly fits inside the pretty checked wool bag.
Post by parklife268 on Dec 16, 2006 0:52:12 GMT -5
I'm a sucker for miniature food and this is no exception! This set has so many pieces of food and I adore the beautiful design on the canteen. I will say the only part that I was surprised about was just how stiff the tortillas were. For some reason I assumed they would be much more flexible. So aside from the surprise about the torillas, this set gets an A+!
I will say the only part that I was surprised about was just how stiff the tortillas were. For some reason I assumed they would be much more flexible.
We were lucky enough to acquired a PM Josefina and several complete accessory and play sets, including this one. My reaction was the opposite...I was quite surprised at how rubbery the tortillas were! We can bend ours nearly in half. I supposed the difference may well be due to a change of manufacturers over time.
Others have described the set very accurately, so I won't repeat that. I will mentioned that I think the onion is a little odd to have included without a knife to "cut" it with...but I may be missing something because onions and I don't agree so I am uneducated as to their various uses, LOL.
All in all, it's a cute and playable set that gets an A from me.
My picnic lunch set was a pre-mattel acquired off of ebay. It is really high quality and a nice food set if you dont want to plop down $54 for the birthday food set. My favorite parts of this set are the canteen and the purse itself!
Post by green chile supergirl on May 28, 2009 17:58:21 GMT -5
I love Josefina's lunch. The canteen is beautiful. I particularly enjoy it because I'm Pueblo, just like the canteen, and my grandmother made traditional pottery. The two tortillas are really sweet- I'm so glad they actually made a real New Mexican lunch! The cheese, in its cheesecloth, is dear.
I don't like the squash as much, because no one would eat a squash that size, it wouldn't be ripe yet! It should either be bigger, or just available in slices. The cuts in it are a nice detail, but no one would pack a lunch with little slivers sliced into the a whole squash.
The plum is adorable! My only complaint is that it's made of a kind of gummy material. I'm not sure if others have encountered this, but mine is the sort of texture that makes dust stick to it very easily.
As for the onions, again, they're oddly scaled next to the other foods. I'm guessing they're supposed to be pearl onions, but even so, why would someone take along three onions the same size as a plum, and just eat them straight? I really love onions, but even I can't see doing that.
The cloth is darling. It looks so much like a print that Pueblo ladies would use for everyday dresses.
Overall, this set is absolutely adorable and I highly recommend it, as long as your Josefina doesn't eat those onions!
Just wanted to comment that while I love this set, and agree with what everyone above has already said, the tortillas are kind of creepy. They are thick, rubbery-feeling plastic, and they seem more like uncooked dough than a real tortilla. I like that they included two kinds, though, so I will give them a pass.
Yay for more food for Josefina! Her birthday treats are highly lacking in something to actually eat, so these items help flesh out the food choices. While a few of the items looks weird, like the tortillas, I love the variety. The bag and cloth are well made and the detail on the canteen is fantastic. I wish they made sets like this nowadays. A+.