This set includes Kit's linen tablecloth, two linen napkins,a bouquet of flowers, a ceramic vase, pink glass pitcher,two pink glass plates, two glasses, two sherbet cups with make-believe sherbet, knives, forks, and spoons.
Kit's glassware is absolutely beautiful! It is perfectly scaled to the dolls and has terrific detail. The glassware is nice and thick it should be stury enough for play.It is a lovely shade of pink that resembles pink lemonaide. There are two pretend servings of sherbert that fit perfectly in the little sherbert cups.
Kit's tablecloth and napkins are crisp white with a very pretty little floral print.
The silverware is nice and heavy. It is a reproduction of Oneida's "Lady Hamilton" flatware.
The floral bouquet has a pretty assortment of colorful flowers. They look so pretty in the little honey-mustard colored vase.
I just got this set today for a gift from my dad (boy is he good at knowing what I want for Christmas! ), and I love it! The details in this set are amazing, and I just love the pink tint that was used for the glassware. The tablecloth and napkins are just wonderful as well, and the sorbet scoops are so neat because they're shaped just like they were scooped out of a container. This set gets an A+++++++ from me!
I don't collect for Kit but I do collect doll china sets, as well as cranberry glass (which this is not, but similar enough that I like it).
I think it's a lovely period set. My only quibble is that I think the plates are too big and disproportionate to the rest of the set and scale of the doll. I wish they were the size of what is now the middle circle. Otherwise it is all quite lovely and a nice addition to any collection. I like to use it in combination with some other similar pieces I have:
ETA: I took all but the last photo when the set was new out of its box, before I had a chance to iron the tablecloth. FYI that the creases smoothed out very easily with a simple steam iron.
More ETA: The set comes with what appear to be stock numbers stamped onto the glassware, which IMO mars its appearance. I was pleased to find that those little numbers came off very easily with some light fingernail scratching. The glassware looks much better without them and no harm done.
Post by AGmom2AlliTori on Jan 29, 2010 8:53:09 GMT -5
I really love this set. I purchased it on a whim, right after Christmas, shortly after Molly's China Tea Set and Kit's Party Treats disappeared, I didn't want to take the chance that this set would suddenly retire. My only disappointment is that I waited so long to purchase it.
I love everything about this set, and I couldn't be happier with it!
I too got this set around Christmas of 2009. I think that EofA and AGmom covered the photos, so here is my verbal review for now:
This set was purchased in December of 2009.
Current Price (As of January 30 2010): $58
This set consists of 18 pieces: a tablecloth, two napkins, six utensils [two knives, two forks and two spoons], two plates, two cups, two sherbet cups, two plastic sherbet 'scoops', a pitcher for drinks, and a vase with a bouquet of flowers.
My Rating: **** (out of 5 stars)
The Tablecloth: Starting off with the basic piece, this is Kit's tableware. There's nothing much to say about it, except that there's a nice detail around the edges. The pattern is only on one side. The table cloth is folded upon arrival, and arrives with a fine crease. Ironing should fix this. Nothing too special. A-
The Napkins: The napkins have little designs in all four corners, and arrive laying flat on the tablecloth. I believe they also arrive wrapped in plastic. The napkins, along with the tablecloth, lay atop the styrofoam sheet that protects the glass underneath from breaking. They are cute, and look nice with the glassware. A
The Utensils: The utensils are very nice quality. They are not made of plastic, which is nice that American Girl still pays attention to detail. The forks, spoons and knives are all gold in colour, and really have no purpose other than display. As a note to those of you with Kit's stove, the utensils fit well into the cubbies above the stove. They arrive wrapped in plastic. Nice quality, and love the attention to detail. A
The Plates: The plates are pink, and have circles growing out from the centre of the plate to the rim. I have no authentic AG food to measure with yet, and thus I cannot say if the plates are proportionate to food. They do make nice baseplates for using the sherbet cups. The plates, though they are made of glass, are not at all fragile: if your daughter or son knows how to treat items well, the plates (and the set in general) should last for a long time. A
The Cups: The cups are nearly identical to the plates in colour and in style, but, you know, in cup shape. They are also made of sturdy glass, and are at a size where they are neither too big are too small for a doll's hand. A
The Sherbet Cups: These cups are my second favourite part of the set. They just seem so Garden Party-esque, and it is very likely that Kit's Mother used this glassware at her parties. They hold the sherbet 'scoops' nicely, are made of the same sturdy glass, and are great display pieces. A+
The Sherbet 'Scoops': While the rest of the set is very nice quality and are of great detail, the 'scoops' of sherbet are basically the opposite of everything else. American Girl took the fact that once you put the sherbet into the cups you are no longer able to see the base of the sherbet 'scoops' very seriously, because while the top of the 'scoop' has nice garnishes and look great in the sherbet cups, the bottoms resemble an orange kickball from elementary school. They come wrapped in plastic (and are made of some sort of plastic), but I wish that the sherbet 'scoop' design didn't end so abruptly. C
The Pitcher: This pitcher matches the plates, the cups, and the sherbet cups in colour and style. It is made of very sturdy glass, and has nothing else to note. Unlike Chrissa's pitcher, which is similar in style but not in material, Kit's pitcher is more of a display piece than a play piece. A
The Flowers and the Vase: My favourite pieces are absolutely beautiful with the set-up. The vase is some sort of honey mustard ceramic, and is a wonderful colour. The flowers is a gorgeous assortment of fake roses, lilies (I think), daisies, etc. This is by far my favourite piece of the set because of the wonderful colour co-ordinations. If you're not careful, though, it can attract dust. A+
Overall: Kit's Linens and Glasswares is one of the highest quality sets I've seen in a while, and is certainly worth $58. The pieces arrive with black numbers on the bottom, which can easily be removed through scratching. I also found that the set arrived with an unfortunate smell of gasoline and body odor, but has disappeared a month later. This odor can be removed by simply allowing the set to air out for a few days. It is a great display piece.