Post by Colonial Rose on Dec 8, 2006 16:08:21 GMT -5
Chocolate Set (EBAC, Pleasant Company): B+ I wasn't really sure about this set for a long time since none of the pieces really look like they match and it was expensive, but when Mattel bought Pleasant Company I knew I had to get it before they had a chance to ruin it. The Chocolate pot is silverplated brass, Made in India. It looks impressive, I love how it looks with all the curves and details and the little finial. However the thing is a nightmare to clean if it gets tarnished and mine is flaking silver so I have sections where it is now brass. I looked into having it replated but the silversmith said it would be a waste of money as the replating wouldn't hold either, something about the quality (or lack thereof) of the brass. The plates are white porcelain with flowers and butterflies on them and gold trim. They look very elegant and delicate and go very nicely on the table. The cups are resin, yellow with pink flowers and green leaves and vines. Mine are the ones with the white insides and twisted handles. Very delicate and very beautiful, the flowers actually look as if they are painted on by hand. The forks and spoons are silver/silverplate and have little scallop shells on the ends on the handles. The napkins are white damask and are just large enough to fold like they are in the pictures. The chocolate mill is just a little wooden paddle with a long handle, but it really completes the set to have it.
Post by PleasantMemories on Sept 14, 2007 14:21:42 GMT -5
As a child, I didn’t care for Felicity’s chocolate set. In my opinion the colors clashed and the pieces didn’t match that well. As an adult, I have more appreciation for this set and particularly love the story behind it. Felicity’s chocolate set includes: 2 plates, 2 cups, 2 napkins, silverware, a chocolate pot and stir.
I have two sets of Felicity’s dishes one from 1992 and the other from 2000ish. The plates are the same in both sets. They even have the same Pleasant Company stamp. The older plates are a tiny bit heavier, but unless you had them both in hand, you’d never know the difference. It might be worth mentioning that the plates are known to chip easily. The white napkins, which have a tiny striped design, and the chocolate stir are also the same in both sets. However, some chocolate stirs are broom shaped.
The chocolate pot and silverware have been a problem from the beginning. They started flaking several years after I got them. In 1995, I called PC to complain. Supposedly the pieces were wet when they were plated. They sent me a new chocolate pot and silverware which has been basically problem free. Although my family has never eaten off of polished silver, Felicity receives this luxury. I cannot believe I spend time polishing silver for a doll! Anyway this is a higher maintenance set. I’ve not taken the 2000 chocolate pot of the original box, so I don’t know what it looks like.
The biggest difference between my two sets is the cups. The original cups are indeed resin. They are white inside and have white, twisted handles. The resin cups are very fragile and probably shouldn’t be handled by small children. The second set has yellow porcelain cups. The painting on the cups is also a little different.
Although this set is pretty, it’s definitely higher maintenance and more for display than the other dish sets.
A+ I adore this set (it's the second one, without twisted handles). I even like the fact that the pot needs to be polished (I must remember not to use TOO much elbow grease!) It's the attention to detail that made me first fall in love with AG in the first place.
My dolls: Felicity, baby Polly, Kaya, Kirsten, Josefina, Molly, Emily, Lindsey, Mia, Claire Yue-liang (#4); GoML Isabelle and Neela
Post by Dragonslovedolls on Oct 9, 2010 22:33:42 GMT -5
My set isn't complete (I am missing the napkins and the second spoon and fork) but I am thrilled with it. I will let photos do the talking except to say that I think this set is simply beautiful and beautifully detailed, too. I like it much better than the later Tea Set (and I apologise for the cruddy lighting in some of my shots!):
Post by hsteinberg on May 15, 2011 16:22:12 GMT -5
We love this set. The pieces are so delicate and beautiful. We actually have 2 versions of the cups one made in China one in Tawian. The one on left is from China and is a bit taller and thinner feeling
Photo by Bella - Addy in Cape Island with MG crinoline and chemise with Esther in a dress by Bella - 9 years old