This is an ABSOLUTE MUST for any collector! Mainly because most of the stories have had something to do with a Garden. (Molly's Victory Garden, Kit's Garden with her Aunt etc etc)
I LOVE this set! You have to glue the top part of the hoe on to the stick (it sort of screws in then you glue it)
The watering can RUSTS VERY EASILY! I was showing my kiddo that it really does work and put water in it and didn't get every single drop dry and a day later there are a couple rust stains inside. GRRR. So note of caution, DO NOT PUT WATER IN IT unless you plan on making sure it is completely dry each time!
Post by PleasantMemories on Apr 11, 2007 20:32:21 GMT -5
I’m surprised that no one has mentioned how Addy’s vegetables have changed over time. Over the years, the vegetables have been made from resin, styrofoam, and plastic. The resin vegetables are the earliest version. Although, they are nice and solid, the painting on them leaves a lot to be desired. they came in the basket pictured on the far right.
The next set is the Styrofoam veggies. All the pieces are made from Styrofoam except for the lettuce, which feels like some sort of cloth. I like this version, but the Styrofoam is beginning to show through the paint on the tomato. This set came in the center basket with the assembled hoe and was purchased on 1995.
Lastly, I have the plastic vegetables which were purchased at the outlet in 2006. All of the vegetables are made from plastic, except the lettuce. These vegetables came in a more finely woven basket (left). The weave looks like a type of grass; whereas the other two are wicker. This set came with the hoe that is not assembled.
Overall I would give any of the sets a A. The vegetables can be incorporated in almost every doll’s story. I also love food, and this is one of the very few healthy choices that have been produced thus far. One can only eat so many cakes and cookies.