Post by hokieartist on Jan 28, 2007 19:07:34 GMT -5
I absolutely LOVE Felicity's Scenes and Settings. My question is WHY OH WHY DID THEY RETIRE IT? (Along with the other girls' scenes.)
I rate it A+++ (higher if I could) For size, visual appeal, detail, and historical accuracy. You keep noticing something different every time you look!
I remember when they came out back in the 1990s, but I didn't have an AG doll at the time... Now I have three dollies, and I had looked desparately for an affordable scenes and settings on eBay for Felicity. I didn't want to have to pay what they typically fetch (over $100 recently, depending on when you look).
I happened to see one that had just been listed for a Buy-It-Now of $65, and I jumped on it in a blink of an eye. It is in practically new condition except for a broken snap on the top handle. That's OK. The handle is there and the side snap works. I was thrilled.
Up until I got it a few weeks ago, I could only imagine how cute it would look in person. If you have only gone by pictures online as reference, you truly are not getting the full effect!
Immediately, I set it up in the living room floor, and I searched the house for "props". I felt like a kid again, as I found myself sprawled out in the floor decorating the kitchen with a handmade rocker, pottery, and little basket. Here's a picture:
For those of you who may not be familiar with the scenes...I should have mentioned that the scenes measure 23" tall by 28" wide (when closed). Double the width when opened all the way. BIG!
The cover has a picture of the outside of Felicity's house.
Inside scenes are:
Merriman's Kitchen Felicity's Bedchamber Merriman's Store Miss Manderly's Parlor Grandfather's Plantation
The back of the scenes book is an illustrated map of Felicity's World (Williamsburg, with landmarks noted).
Best of all, the artists are credited for the work! They did and awesome job with this!
For me, right now it's a tossup between Miss Manderly's Parlor and the Merriman's Kitchen as favorites.
How I wish they'd bring the scenes back!!! And full-sized versions, not the mini ones!
I never thought to just take straight photos of the book's scenes, but I've had many fun times with this set. It's very versatile. I love the proportions in the scenes are perfect so sometimes if you set up furniture and miniatures, you can forget what's real and what is 2-d. You can see part of the scenes in the photos.
Mr. Merriman's Store:
Miss Manderly's Parlor:
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2009 13:09:04 GMT -5 by zeemeems