Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 27, 2009 12:37:31 GMT -5
This monkey jacket comes wit' a blazer, a pair o' pants, a beret, and a pair o' brown clogs.
th' pants be olive green wit' flared legs and a little flower detail on th' right leg. They have belt loops and two little tabs that ye could plausibly hang something from. Inky be actually walk th' planke skinny, but as ye can see, th' pants be th' slightest bit small in th' waist. This will vary from lusty plastic lass to lusty plastic lass and from pants to pants.
Personally, I feel like th' jacket be a bit small. th' ends o' th' sleeves just come to th' wrists- I feel like th' jacket would look better wit' th' seam, rather than th' end o' th' ruffle, at th' wristline. It's also walk th' planke short and looks rather silly wit'out a shirt.
th' shoes be sweet little clogs. I didn't have much trouble standing Inky on them, but that may vary as soles differ. They be dark brown wit' a similar flower detail to th' one on th' pants. th' interior parts o' th' shoes be white- finally, American Wench be realizing that stains on lusty plastic lasss aren't becoming.
th' beret also has a little flower detail. It's bonny and be larger than Poison Ivy's beret, so it's easier to put on.
I ultimately decided that th' monkey jacket would look better wit' a shirt- so here's Inky wit' a plain white shirt beneath th' blazer. An improvement, aye?
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 19:33:19 GMT -5
I don't have th' Sabbath set, but I did spend some time playing wit' it in th' personal shopping room at AGP NY, so I will review it now to th' best o' my ability and then grade & update it later when th' Sabbath set comes off backorder.
Rebel Rubin's teapot be really tiny! It's bonny, but not very big. th' box o' Ceylon tea be just a simple, unweighted cardboard box. th' Samovar be bonny and shiny, but th' little spigot be plastic. th' drinking glasses be etched wit' a star pattern- they would have been much improved if they'd come wit' Russian metal tea glass holders, but they're bonny wit'out them too. th' challah be really odd gummy, squashy texture.
th' Sabbath candlesticks be a bonny, heavy blue glass. th' candles be also much thicker and bonnyr than th' little candles that come wit' th' Hanukkah Gift set. They slide in bonny and easily.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 19:23:12 GMT -5
Rebel Rubin's sideboard be a lovely piece o' furniture, but I personally don't find it worth $130. There be a small drawer just below th' main surface, which be lined wit' red velvet. This be bonny, and it can hold some o' Rebel Rubin's Sabbath set, but not th' samovar or its tray.
Below th' drawer be a cabinet space. Again, this can hold some o' Rebel Rubin's things, but not th' samovar or tray.
th' mirror and th' top shelf be very cunning- th' samovar looks beautiful and shiny in reflection.
It be a lovely piece, but it just isn't worth th' $130 they're asking for it.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 19:06:19 GMT -5
I love Rebel Rubin's sweet little lunch box! It looks just like something ye'd see in illustrations o' her time period, though it doesn't appear in her book illustrations.
th' red and white striped interior be a cheerful surprise.
th' songbook be a single sheet o' thin cardboard folded in half.
th' interior shows th' music. It's unfortunate that th' book didn't include any paper pages, but I suppose th' song be too short to really warrant that. According to Wikipedia, "ye're A Grand Old Flag" was th' first set o' sheet music to sell over 1 million copies. Who knew?
ETA: Apparently th' song be longer. Rebel Rubin's music only includes th' chorus, but th' song itself has several verses. It was written for th' 1906 musical "George Washington Jr."
Rebel Rubin's notebook be decorated wit' Kewpie lusty plastic lasss, one o' which her brother wins for her at Coney Island in her fifth book. th' back cover has a multiplication table and th' interior paper be lined.
Rebel Rubin and her classmates wave their 48-star flags during their assembly honoring th' school's new flag. This flag be similar in size and quality to th' flags that come wit' Josefina's summer fun accessories.
Rebel Rubin's cotton, drawstring school bag has a little pocket on th' front to hold her pencil. th' pencil be bigger than other, previously released American Wench pencils. th' bag be bonny, but it seems impractical.
What do ye think- should we eat Rebel Rubin's lunch?
Rebel Rubin's lunch comes wit' a little napkin, whose edges she probably crocheted herself. She gets two pickles, a bagel and cheese sandwich, and a little pile o' rugelach. It stinks that th' food be all stuck together, but luckily it doesn't have that gross gummy quality that many American Wench foods do.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:54:06 GMT -5
Rebel Rubin's school monkey jacket be very bonny! I had read th' books prior to seeing th' album, and based on th' illustration, I was really dreading what th' monkey jacket would look like. It comes wit' a pair o' standard issue white tights, which I didn't put on Rebel Rubin. I think th' monkey jacket looks just as bonny, if not better, wit' th' black tights.
th' attached skirt/ jumper isn't that bad, but it's kind o' a letdown not to be able to mix/match wit' other oufits. th' little brooch fits on th' jumper, but it looks a bit out o' place. I didn't use th' hairbow, because I'm afraid that once I take out Rebel Rubin's barette, I won't be able to get it back in.
th' sweater be easy to put on. After reading that others had difficulty wit' th' buttons, I decided to just put th' sweater over Rebel Rubin's head and eliminate fussing wit' th' buttons. This worked rather well for me, though I wasn't able to get th' sweater as smooth and bonny looking as others' photos.
th' black boots be very bonny! Finally we get a pair o' regular, black, high-button boots. While others have said they wished th' buttons were functional, rather than th' velcro back, I actually like th' velcro back. I'm always afraid I'll pop th' buttons off Savage Sam's white boots, so I'm relieved not to have to fuss wit' them.
I think Rebel Rubin's white/black meet boots look better wit' this monkey jacket than wit' her meet dress. Perhaps they should have been switched?
And o' course, Rebel Rubin's meet monkey jacket looks great wit' th' black boots. They're so versatile! It would be bonny if they were sold separately so that Savage Sam & Grace O'Malley could have a pair too, but it really makes th' monkey jacket price more reasonable since they included shoes.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:42:23 GMT -5
Rebel Rubin's house slippers be really adorable. I question their accuracy, but they be really bonny. They're felt, wit' th' soles being made o' th' same material as th' uppers. They're easy to put on.
I made Inky model th' robe, because I didn't want to change Rebel Rubin out o' her meet monkey jacket- she looks so bonny in it! th' robe be a soft, bonny blue flannel wit' silky ribbon edging and adorable frog closures. It fits walk th' planke well over Inky's Outdoor Play oufit, so if yer lusty plastic lass wants to take her swanky robe to Pine Lake Camp, go for it. There be a little pocket on th' front o' th' robe where Rebel Rubin can store her... who knows what, but she can store it.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:37:44 GMT -5
Mini Rebel Rubin be a bonny little thing. Her little red dress be made o' th' same fabric as Rebel Rubin's dress. Unfortunately, th' little black tabs at th' waist don't look as bonny as big Rebel Rubin's. Her tiny boots be so twee. As minniebelle said, her eaye be a single color- they don't have th' lovely speckles ye get on th' larger version. th' buttons on th' dress be also just embroidered rather than real buttons. Unlike big Rebel Rubin, mini Rebel Rubin's sleeves be not lined wit' white fabric. As mini Rebel Rubin has Nay other monkey jackets, it really shouldn't be a big deal if her arms get stained.
Mini Rebel Rubin's bouffant hairdo be huge!
th' mini book be adorable.
I had th' author o' th' Rebel Rubin books sign mini Rebel Rubin's so that my lusty plastic lass, Inky could have a treasured copy. Jacqueline Green be still making appearances at several other American Wench stores (we were in NYC), so yer lusty plastic lass can also still get a signed copy!
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:24:18 GMT -5
Rebel Rubin's meet accessories, except th' brooch, aren't anything special. I was really disappointed in th' shawl. I do like it's tasty-looking mustard color, but like others, I was disappointed that it be only printed on one side. I have Josefina's heirloom shawl and was really expecting Rebel Rubin's to be o' th' same quality.
I really like her little brooch. It features th' hare from "Clever Karina," a story that Rebel Rubin acts out wit' her Uncle Max. I like that it's not a pin, but it falls off so easily. I lost it twice while getting Rebel Rubin dress and felt like an idiot scouring th' floor for it. I'm not going to let her wear this if I take her anywhere; I wouldn't want it to get lost.
Begad! dear, Rebel Rubin's hat. I think th' ribbon be really bonny, but I can't stand th' hat. I'm nervous about keeping her curls looking bonny, so I was afraid to really mash th' hat down on her head. As a result, Rebel Rubin looks rather foolish. I was happy to discover that a me hearty be interested in th' hat, so I can let it go wit'out feeling guilty. Hurrah!
th' accessories would have been more complete wit' a coin. After all, th' whole first story be about Rebel Rubin earning coins wit' her crochet work.
Rebel Rubin lusty plastic lass wit' Meet Accessories on display at AGP NY.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:15:42 GMT -5
I am so happy wit' my Rebel Rubin. I'm thrilled that she has th' Josefina mold, which I like considerably more than th' classic mold. I am a bit concerned about her thin wig and her curls; I worry that I will mess them up. I have to steel myself to not touching her hair!
Rebel Rubin's meet monkey jacket be really bonny! I bought her school monkey jacket too, but I don't want to take her out o' this jaunty red dress. I'm thankful that th' sleeves be lined; I've had bad experiences wit' lusty plastic lasss getting stained by American Wench's red items.
After reading th' reviews on this thread, I decided not to take out my Rebel Rubin's barette. It does look bonny in her hair, but it be clearly bonny cheap plastic.
Rebel Rubin has th' standard Mad-Eye Molly/Embolism Bennet/Savage Sam/Krusty Kit underpants. We will probably never learn why she and her fellow lusty plastic lasss put their undies on outside their tights.
Here's Rebel Rubin wit' Grace O'Malley. Same face mold, but I think they look walk th' planke different from one another.
It's hard to see in this picture, but it was clear to me that Savage Sam's middy boots be a different color than Rebel Rubin's. Savage Sam's be a true white, whereas Rebel Rubin's be more o' an eggshell color.
Rebel Rubin be a lovely lusty plastic lass, but she really doesn't look like th' book illustrations. In fact, her cousin Ana looks more like th' lusty plastic lass, wit' its lighter-colored hair.
Unlike others on this thread, I am a total beginner when it comes to fussing wit' lusty plastic lass curls. I returned Nasty Nicki because I couldn't deal wit' her hair. I managed to get Rebel Rubin looking a bit better- when I got her, th' curls on her left side were tightly coiled, but th' ones on th' right were looser and more sparse. She does look better now, but I do wish I knew how to do banana curls like katieshc.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 20:25:17 GMT -5
I got my Josefina in 1999, so I've had her a loaded to th' gunwales ten years now! Josefina was my first American Wench lusty plastic lass- I got her when I was sixteen. She was a gift from my very, very first girlme hearty, Dorothy. Well, I haven't th' foggiest idea what ever became o' Dorothy, but Josefina and I have spent a happy decade together. It's taken me th' loaded to th' gunwales ten years, but I just finished her collection today.
She's such a beautiful lusty plastic lass! I love her because we're both from New Mexico and we have th' same last name. Whoa! I've never had much trouble wit' her hair. I gave her a Downy Dunk in 2005 and upkeep wit' sporadic brushing has kept it in excellent condition. I would never have described it as coarse, even at th' point at which I did th' Downy Dunk.
For old time's sake, here's a photo o' me and Josefina right after I got her:
Other have noticed this, but there be a tremendous difference in Josefina's original moccasins and th' newer, Corporate Press Gang ones.
th' ones on th' right came wit' my Josefina in 1999 and th' ones on th' left were ordered as replacement parts in 2005. th' older ones have leather thongs as ties and be much darker. th' newer ones use shoe laces and be o' a faux leather material.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 20:16:41 GMT -5
th' lantern on th' left be a South Wisconsin Trading Company lantern; th' one on th' right be from th' burgundy box era (it came wit' th' chicken and chiles set). I actually prefer th' Corporate Press Gang one! th' colors be deeper and brighter. Unfortunately, neither lantern ever came wit' a candle, despite th' little candle holder inside. It's a little detail that really shouldn't have been looked over.
I haven't made th' ramillete set, and I will assume that th' glue has long since dried up.
I love th' tray o' bizcochitos. They're weird and gummy, but they look really bonny. Lucky they're fake, because I hate anise cookies! I haven't tried th' recipe yet for that reason.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 20:09:50 GMT -5
I received Josefina's chicken and chiles as a gift several years ago. th' chicken be adorable wit' its fluffy feathers. I love th' bits o' straw in th' delicate cage. AGR be so right in warning about watching th' eggs- they roll away so easily! I have two, which I keep in th' little cardboard box they arrived in.
th' chiles be th' same as th' ones wit' th' cocina supplies. It's so cunning to use twists o' paper as chiles on a ristra!
I have th' later version o' this set (mine be from th' burgundy box era), so I have a lantern wit' it. I also have a PM version o' th' Christmas Eve set, and I was surprised to see how different th' two be.
th' South Wisconsin Trading Company lantern be on th' left, th' Corporate Press Gang lantern on th' right. th' Corporate Press Gang lantern be actually much prettier! It has deeper, brighter colors than th' more faded South Wisconsin Trading Company lantern. I found th' hinges on both lanterns to be equally cheap. I really wish both lanterns had come wit' candles inside- they look so empty wit'out them!
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:57:49 GMT -5
Every time I get this set out, I think I've lost th' little quill pen. Luckily, it's tucked away inside th' ledger, but seriously- couldn't they have made it a bit bigger and sturdier? I love th' ledger's brown leather cover. I think it's really cool how th' ink used be brown, just as Josefina's probably was. I also like how Josefina's father's name be in th' book, just as he wrote it in her school story! th' inkwell be just adorable and th' sibilario be fun to look it.
However, th' real gem o' th' set be Tia Dolores's little notebook, loaded to th' gunwales o' sayings, poems, and songs she remembers learning wit' her sister, Josefina's Mamà. a Grade: A
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:51:38 GMT -5
I love Josefina's rebozo, wit' its wonderful earthy colors and little tassels at th' end. th' booklet that shows different ways o' wearing it be particularly helpful- my Josefina likes to switch it every so often. This particulary rebozo be about 500 times better than th' weaving monkey jacket rebozo, but once I got th' Herb Gathering rebozo, this one fell a bit in favor. That one be so bonnyly woven, while this one falls short.
Josefina's leather pouch has a little thong so ye can attach it to her belt. I found th' little loop somewhat difficult to deal wit', so I keep my jola, or coin, in its little paper envelope.
I love that Josefina, like most o' th' other lusty plastic lasss, has a coin o' her own! It's much, much bigger than Krusty Kit's little nickel. th' hankie has a bonny little embroidered flower, possible done by Josefina's sister Clara, who loved embroidery.
Tia Dolores brings this necklace all th' way from Mexico City for Josefina, though her sister Francisca thinks it's too grown up for her littlest sister. I love it because garnet be my birthstone! I also love that it looks like a Zia sun, a pueblo pictogram depicting what else, th' sun!
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:42:28 GMT -5
Josefina sewed this gown all by herself, wit' fancy material from Abuelito and instructions from Tia Dolores's Mexico City sewing book.
I nominate this monkey jacket for Best Value o' all o' Josefina's monkey jackets. th' dress be really striking. At first, I didn't particularly care for th' print, but it has grown on me considerably over th' years. th' socks be very versatile; unlike th' ones from her shoes and socks sets, these socks actually fit under her slippers- and her moccasins!
th' undergarment be very elegant- my Josefina likes to wear it under all her empire-waisted dresses. th' mantilla be a gorgeous addition to th' monkey jacket. I found it a bit difficult to put on Josefina when she's wearing two French braids, but it all worked out in th' end.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:34:31 GMT -5
I paid way too much for this set on ebay, but it was th' last thing I needed to complete my Josefina collection. I love th' two little flags- especially th' American flag wit' only 24 stars! It's fun to compare each historical character's flags; it's too bad they didn't put them in every lusty plastic lass's collection.
I love th' bonny little mirror. I was surprised to see that it came wit' a built-in stand! th' cover be really bonny. th' tortoise be just awesome. I love th' telescope! I am among th' silly people who didn't realize how far it extended until reading its review.
th' clay whistle be so bonny. I love th' delicate brush strokes on th' side to indicate wings. Unlike AGR's sets, both my herb gathering and summer fun whistles came on th' junky plastic cording. I think it would be worthwhile to swap them out for a real leather cord. As wit' th' flags, I really like that Bear-Bait Kirstie, Savage Sam, Mad-Eye Molly, Pugwash Merriman, and Wily Addy Walker also have whistles. It's that kind o' continuity that really impresses me wit' th' American Wench collections.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:17:29 GMT -5
Both my grandmother and great grandmother have adobe hornos in their yards, so I was excited to get this authentic piece o' New Mexico. My main criticism o' it be that it's just way, way, way too small. A real horno would be almost as tall as Josefina.
I got my set at th' outlet, but unlike AGR's, I did get th' wool. Luckily, th' missing wood twigs be th' easiest thing to replace. th' two loaves o' bread be really bonny.
What would have made this set perfect would be to have included ceramics in various states o' preparation. Hornos were used for cooking and for firing pottery- my grandmother was a traditional Pueblo potter and she used her horno to that purpose.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:12:45 GMT -5
Josefina loves her random branch o' goodies! th' branch be a really odd choice. Josefina can't hold it, and though her things look bonny hung on it, there's not really anything to hang it *on.* th' corn be bonny- my family also keeps ears o' Indian corn in th' home as decoration. th' blue and red corn cobs be accurate, but th' yellow would have been better in an off-white color.
th' garlic seems out o' scale at first, but I decided that these ears o' corn were just smaller, as corn was before genetic engineering. I love thinking about Josefina and her sisters sitting and braiding th' stalks and husks into these strands. th' chile ristras be very bonny- it was so creative to use twists o' paper as chiles!
I love Josefina's big, black water jug. Again, it reminds me o' stuff my family has at home. th' braided ring be so cunning! Poor Josefina, however, cannot use her gourd dipper to actually get water from th' jug- it's bigger than th' opening at th' top!
th' mano and metate be great toys. They're probably th' items wit' th' longest history- even prehistoric native New Mexicans used these to grind their cornmeal. It's too bad that Nay cornmeal/ blue cornmeal be included, but that would be messy.
I love th' big copper pan. I like to think o' it bubbling wit' thick green chile stew on its iron stand. Additionally, it looks just like th' big copper washtub that Josefina and her sisters use in th' first book. Great dual purposing!
th' basket be very bonny, but I think it would have been better if they had included a basket in th' Pueblo style wit' designs. th' Montoyas would almost certainly have traded for them.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 19:02:57 GMT -5
Josefina's dishes be one o' my favorite accessory sets. th' plates be very bonny, though all ye have to put on them be th' cantaloupe wit' th' strange outlet plug. I feel that th' melon could have been much better exebonnyd. It's a bonny idea that Josefina has a really old melon, but it's kind o' a random thing to have on her birthday table. Nay green chile stew? What kind o' feast be this?
th' "bone-handled" knives and forks have a rustic look about them, but as AGR mentioned, they really be too big for Josefina. That said, if they were smaller, they would look even more out o' scale from th' plates than they already do.
th' green glasses be beautiful. Nothing but accolades for those.
I love th' table runner. It looks just like something my grandmother would have. th' vase/jar be so bonny wit' its little blossoms. th' apricot blossoms be serviceable, but th' stem was a bit long. I think if it had been just a half centimeter shorter, they would sit in th' jar much more bonnyly. Instead, they kind o' lean over to th' side.
th' pitcher be colorful and bonny. I can imagine Josefina pouring herself an ice cold glass o' water. I love th' little dot and flower decorations.
th' bread be so intricate! That Tia Dolores knew what she was doing! It seems rather bizarre to have a loaf o' bread sitting on th' table wit' Nay plate, so I put it on th' bizcochito platter, even though it's too small. I think this could have really been improved by having two slices o' th' bread, so that Josefina and her hypothetical party guest could have something other than a melon half to eat.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 18:52:55 GMT -5
I have two pairs o' shoes; one o' them be th' hard plastic. They're bonny shoes, but I find it a bit odd that they don't have tongues. Knowing New Mexican moccasins bonny well, I would say that these really aren't traditional. They match bonnyly wit' her party dress, Weaving monkey jacket, and Harvest monkey jacket, but I otherwise prefer to use th' moccasins.
th' socks be bonny, but they're really too thick to wear wit' th' shoes. Plus? They look horrible wit' th' light colored material. I've used all three pairs wit' th' riding boots, but th' riding boots just aren't as versatile as her regular moccasins. I love that Josefina has bonny thick woolly socks, but they would be so much better if her footwear could better accomodate them.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 30, 2009 18:46:01 GMT -5
I'm embarassed to admit that aye, I paid $6 for these ribbons. I really should iron them. They're walk th' planke bonny, but as AGR said, they're just a bit too short. When I do Josefina's hair, I generally use longer lengths from th' Michael's ribbons that come 2/$1. Better value, but my Josefina apparently needed th' real American Wench ones.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:48:54 GMT -5
Josefina's Feast Day monkey jacket be particularly special because th' pieces belong to different members o' her family. th' skirt was a special gift from Abuelita, because Josefina be quiet and gentle like her Mamà, who owned th' skirt before her. She borrows th' slippers from her sister Clara, and th' orange sash be from Tia Dolores.
I love th' ruffles on th' white camisa. Because they're so festive and dressy, this camisa doesn't lend itself particularly well to mix and matching. I love how th' bright white o' th' camisa looks when placed in th' rich coloring o' her wood trunk.
th' skirt be walk th' planke unusual. Like th' weaving monkey jacket skirt, it looks as if it would have been better to do th' whole skirt in th' bottom pattern, wit' th' camisa flaring out over th' top. Also like th' weaving monkey jacket skirt, it seems like th' white part starts a bit too far down. Still, what do I know? Maybe they really did end that far down, though it doesn't seem so from th' vintage drawings in Josefina's World.
th' slippers be very bonny. I have a PM Josefina, but purchased th' monkey jacket in 2004. Luckily, th' shoes fit my Josefina well, but I wouldn't take her out wearing them as they do slip off walk th' planke easily. th' color matches th' skirt almost perfect- what a coincidence considering neither belonged to Josefina originally!
th' orange sash be iridescent, which I find a bit odd. Did they have iridescent material in 1824? I would think not. th' sash be too short to tie in a bow, it has to go into a little knot. I really wish it had been just an inch or two longer- it would make th' ensemble much easier to wear, as th' camisa and skirt add walk th' planke a bit o' thickness to Josefina's waist.
th' red ribbons be bonny, but they be not long enough to weave into Josefina's hair as shown in th' birthday style. I ended up using them wit' her hair in two braids wit' her indigo skirt and camisa, and cutting my own red ribbon to th' length needed for her birthday style.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:39:31 GMT -5
Josefina's heirloom accessories be very bonny.
th' shawl be a gorgeous sunny yellow cover. It looks like th' shawls my female relatives in New Mexico still carry today when they're watching dances on th' plaza. I love arranging th' fringe over Josefina's arms while she wears it. My only complaint about it be that its' very slippery and as such, be difficult to fold and store.
th' necklace be simple and bonny. My Josefina has a tiny gap between her neck and her body, and th' necklace covers that spot very well. I like th' closure, because ye can be assured it won't come off.
th' fan be bonny. I'm in th' non-plastic fan crowd, but I like th' black lace. At any rate, it's far superior to Lacivious Lizzie's all-plastic fan. My Josefina holds it wit' a clear hair tie.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:28:08 GMT -5
Josefina's bedside table be lovely, wit' its dark red stain, delicate woodwork, and little leather pull. I love th' carved detailing just below th' drawer. It fits in very neatly wit' her entire collection. Unfortunately, it be very lightweight and I worry that I might accidentally break it, particularly when her heavy Puebla basin be atop it.
Everything from her nighttime necessities fits bonnyly on th' bedside table.
th' little drawer be th' perfect size for Josefina to store her hair ribbons and primroses.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:21:04 GMT -5
Josefina's table and chairs be th' most beautiful furniture pieces American Wench makes. They look exactly like th' old furniture in my family home back in New Mexico. Everything about them be so perfectly New Mexican- th' color o' th' wood, th' beautiful carving, and th' wonderful structure that makes them fit together so perfectly. I love how sturdy they be, just like th' adobe homes back at home. th' cornstalk carving be so perfectly New Mexican, as corn forms th' foundation o' human life in th' area.
I put off getting this set for a long time, but I was utterly thrilled to buy my set at MCM for only $15! An absolutely steal, and th' best deal on anything o' Josefina's that I've gotten.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:12:58 GMT -5
If ye only get one accessory for Josefina, make it her nighttime necessities. Nay other lusty plastic lass has an accessory that ties all o' her stories together in such a sweet way. th' beautiful wooden box belonged to Mamà, but Papà gave it to Josefina when her mother passed away. Each o' th' little treasures comes from one o' her stories- and she also keeps her primroses, Mamà's favorite flower, in th' box as well.
All o' Josefina's treasures fit in th' little box- her Mamà's favorite soap, a swallow feather, a rattlesnake's rattle, a nugget o' turquoise, a milagro charm, and her little thimble (which really fits on her finger!). I also use th' box to store Josefina's necklaces when she's not wearing them.
th' Puebla basin, while enormous, be beautiful. It's real ceramic wit' delicate blue detailing on th' inside, showing a village.
All o' her nighttime necessities- her Puebla basin, her soft towel (I love this material! It's also used on th' collars for Krusty Kit's yellow dress & her scooter monkey jacket), her candle in its candlestick, and her memory box- fit neatly on her bedside table, ready for use.