Post by QNPoohBear on Sept 6, 2007 12:19:30 GMT -5
These are awesome! Even though they are not to scale, they contain a lot of cool little details. They contain scenes for the dock in New York; Larson's cabin, Powderkeg School; the woods and Barkhoff's General Store. Looking closely at the dock scene, you will spot Kirsten, Mama, Papa and Peter with Kirsten peering into a shop window. The Larson's cabin scene is probably unrealistic with a big Christmas tree, but the tree has little straw and wood Scandinavian ornaments, most of which I have for my own tree! The General store shows chickens in crates like Josefina's and other cool little touches. Kirsten's scenes are better than Samantha's!
Post by lorilee71688 on Apr 3, 2012 12:47:53 GMT -5
I have to agree that Kirsten's Scenes and Settings are awesome!
I got mine on eBay for about $40. (The shipping was $17, and very well packaged but it still arrived with a huge, every-page corner smash! I think the box was just too small.) The form-core is soft, but has to be light so I don't see a way around that. It does not diminish the beauty overall.
The paintings are gorgeous!My favorite is the inside of the country store with all the wares. You can see how dark the setting would actually be with limited windows. I like how the doorway and window show the brightness of outside and what is happening on the street.
While I do like the New York shipping scene where the Larsens get off the ship, I wish there was a summer prairie scene. In the books, she is only in New York for a chapter or so. She is on the prairie for many stories and more possibilities of play. I use the cover with the cabin for the prairie and it is fine, just not as large.
I use this as a backdrop for our dolls in my fourth grade class and I think it is top quality!
I am always so happy to have it. I want to get Felicity's Scene and Settings soon!