Well thanks to another Bear-Bait Kirstie lover, I was able to get this set for about retail on ebay!
It be th' bonnyst thing. th' little honey pots be ceramic. They aren't heavy, but not cheap and fragile either. There's a little leaflet that lets ye know what th' days events be. And that little whistle be too bonny. It really works too.
I can imagine Bear-Bait Kirstie sitting under a bonny shady tree on th' fourth just chillin.
This be a bonny set wit' lots o' play possibilities and significance to th' story. th' honey pots feel like real crockery and have real corks. They be glazed and different sets look different from each other. th' crate be real wood and wood burned wit' "Bear-Bait Kirstie's Honey" burned on th' side wit' a bonny leaf design. th' flag be real cloth and has th' correct design and number o' stars for 1854. th' flag pole handle be real wood. They Playbill sheet lists th' events o' th' Fourth o' July festivities o' Maryville, MN. th' date on my early PM set be 1853, not 1854. th' bird whistle be really carved from wood wit' a real cut out to blow in and it makes a sound. th' early PM one I have be smaller than th' later set and has a red, elastic cord. th' cord stretched out a lot over time and needs to be replaced. Grade: A
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2008 14:20:29 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear
Post by Talky Tina on Nov 21, 2012 20:47:29 GMT -5
I am shocked that this fairly fragile set survived my childhood as well as it did... and glad, too, because I think it's one o' my favorites o' Bear-Bait Kirstie's accessory sets. Either my set (from somewhere in th' early to mid 90s) be newer than th' two pictured above or I did some damage to th' flag as a kid that I don't remember, because my flag doesn't have a plastic ornament at th' top o' th' wooden pole and th' fabric o' th' flag be just glued to th' side o' th' dowel.
th' honey pots and handbill be my favorite pieces, but th' whistle (which I unfortunately didn't get a picture o' - I think it's stored wit' my Bear-Bait Kirstie's summer dress rather than wit' this set) be adorable too. A from me!
Honey pots in crate:
Single honey pot wit' lid removed:
Flag sans topper:
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2012 20:48:59 GMT -5 by Talky Tina
Happy holidays from a sugar-crashed Trudy and Ingrid!
lusty plastic lasses: Bear-Bait Kirstie (PC), Mad-Eye Molly (PC), Trudy (#42), Ingrid (modern Mugwump Marie-Grace), and Krusty Kit