Post by momof6under8 on May 23, 2007 16:29:05 GMT -5
This set looks fabulous set up, but I honestly think it is the cheapest, chinciest (is that spelled right? Is it even a word?) set that was ever made! Ours was an ebay buy that arrived mostly broken. The top, white part of the table that holds the "glass" top was broken clear through and I still have not been successful at gluing it. I have it held together with tape. The chairs are also in somewhat rough shape and constantly come apart when we sit dolls in them. The upside to this is the fact that all of the pieces disassemble and/or fold down for easy storage. The table and chairs are made of plastic, the chairs have fabric seats. The large umbrella is nice. It opens and closes just like a real one and the top is made of a heavy duty fabric. My girls like it - but they scream every time the chairs fold up on them <G>. I give it a B for playability (when the pieces stay together!), but a D for quality and design.
We got this set today in a lot from ebay. It is all plastic, but the chairs are a lot sturdier than I thought they would be. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get the seat bottoms in so they didn't come out, but they have held up so far. The table seems a little rickety (the top moves at the slightest touch). This set takes up a lot of space when the umbrella is installed (we have been using it without the umbrella).
I got an awesome deal on this, but I don't think it would be worth the original $70 price tag. Overall all I give this a grade B.
ETA - Measurements
The umbrella is about 2 feet in diameter and is about 26.5" tall. The table is 10" high and 14" across. The chairs are 12" high, 7" across and 7" deep.
I like the table and umbrella, but the two folding chairs that came with it... oh man, those deserve a D- from me!
My child gets so frustrated everytime that she plays with the chairs, that it is really sad. You have to be very carefull on how you set a doll in it without the chair fabric coming off of the plastic. I found it to be poorly designed. I eventually packed up the chairs and arent using them. I do like the table however. I give that one a B+.