Post by gdking1965 on Jan 12, 2014 17:34:45 GMT -5
As I posted in another thread, I purchased #31 on Friday, Jan 3. This is the first time I've gotten a doll with the same face mold as another doll but I love her. In my stories she is Aden Walker and she is Addy's great great great great grand niece. She will be one of my modern girls living at the International School of the Arts. BTW, I've never been particularly into styling dolls' hair but I love styling Aden's. I water set it with foam rollers and it turned out beautifully. The warmer skintone coupled with the rich brown hair is a beautiful combination on this doll.
Just purchased this off ebay and I love it - much better than the newer set. My grandmother had bedspreads like this. Very authentic to the time period. Glad I got if for a reasonable price. The set really goes for alot on ebay these days.
I have wanted this bed for a long time but could not justify getting another bed - it is my fifth - really sixth but I no longer have Cécile's. I'm gettjng a new girl soon so I purchased this with the original bedding, which I preferrdd over the newer set for $65. It was in great condition - only used for display. It is sturdy and very well-made. It looks great in my modern room even with the origjnal bedspread. A+
Post by gdking1965 on Aug 30, 2013 22:01:44 GMT -5
Sorry I don't know how to post pics so I can't share that with you. But I had to write a review for this fabulous outfit. The sweater is to die for - extremely soft, beautiful color and design. The leggings are thicker and more suitable for "cold weather." The boots are soft and a lovely shade, which is a cross between pink and lavendar I would say. It pairs extremely well with the puffy jacket and fingerless gloves, which match in color to the boots. The headband is wider than most and is also a nice soft quality and matches the color of the boots. Without a doubt I give this outfit an A++. You'll love it!
Post by gdking1965 on Nov 18, 2012 16:30:45 GMT -5
I have this set and purchased it without purchasing either of the two holiday dresses as I already had a dress I wanted to pair it with. I absolutley love it all, the jacket, watch and nutcracker. Is it overpriced - yes, but isn't just about everythng AG makes overpriced?
Post by gdking1965 on Sept 7, 2012 21:23:15 GMT -5
The accessories are great! Much nicer than I had even expected. I did see the chair as most of the accessories were in the smaller box containing the chair. The chair is really cute and sturdy. Seeing the bed up close at AGPNY, I really like it. For those of you who want a "doll room" you really get it with this set. I give the entire set an A+. I think it is worth the money.
I just received Meatloaf today and I love him. I had seen him at AGPNY and immediately fell in love but I was not in the market for antoher pet. Well I never thougth AG could make a dog that I loved just as much as Coconut but they did. He is well made and has a hard body, but his covering is very soft. He feels like my friend's Shar Pei, which he kind of reminds me of in a way. He has the sweetest expression on his face. A+
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2012 11:06:37 GMT -5 by gdking1965
I received Julie's bug a couple of days ago and I love it! Even though the car is plastic, it is very well-made and HEAVY. It's heavy enough to make you think it was made of metal. Even though I wish the doors opened and the windshield wipers worked, it is still really cute and my girls can't wait to have fun washing and riding in it. I think it is well-made despite the fact that it's plastic. The plastic is a lot nicer than that used for the OG jeep.
I saw this doll two weeks ago at an American Girl fashion show at a local museum. At first I did not know which doll she was -the little girl who was carrying her obviously picked her to be her mini me as the doll looked just like her. I finally realized which one she was and I must say I was taken aback by just how pretty this doll is. She was wearing the new Petals and Posies blue dress, which is also a lot prettier in person. That outfit comes with a beautiful blue barrette, which the little girl used to hold the side bang back so you really didn't see it. The mother had obviously done something to make the doll's hear look very full as opposed to slick and close to the head. She really is a brown-haired, brown eyed Kit. Very pretty.
I have Argos and in general I like him but the hair around his mouth and snout is really all over the place. I had to "groom" him a little and cut some of it back. I wish his hind legs could bend like McKenna's Cooper.
I just got this xoutfit (w/o the wreath) a couple of weeks ago for my Cécile. I wanted her to have an outfit to match Addy's plaid summer outfit to use as clothes the girls put on when they are playing together. I absolutely love it!
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2012 16:30:52 GMT -5 by gdking1965
Post by gdking1965 on Jan 20, 2012 20:23:31 GMT -5
I just purchased two of the middy dresses off ebay and I am absolutely in love with them. I am using them on Addy and Cécile as their school uniforms because I once saw an old picture circa late 1800s/early 1990s of African-American school girls attending Catholic school in New Orleans all wearing white dresses similar to this - minus the navy insignia.
I agree that this set is really cute but I think $28 would have been sufficient. The boots were a little hard to get on at first but after a couple of tries (I guess stretching them a little) they went on fine. The umbrella is adorable but even with the little plastic strap it is still difficult for the doll to hold.
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2012 8:48:12 GMT -5 by gdking1965
I purchased this yesterday at AGPNY. I really like it. The sweater is really a beautiful deep purple color. The only thing I don't like is that the leggings/tights are a little short as I plan to pair this with the rainy day set that is pictured so often with this outfit. For that I give it an A-.
ETA: I actually think the outfit when paired with the rain set looks better without the leggings.
Last Edit: Jan 7, 2012 17:02:46 GMT -5 by gdking1965
I am unable to post a photo but I have the storage tower and Coconut and when I tried to place him (Mine is a he) on a couple of shelves, he did not fit. His head sticks out about a half an inch or a little more.
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2011 11:27:02 GMT -5 by gdking1965
Post by gdking1965 on Oct 17, 2011 10:02:38 GMT -5
I love Rebecca's bed. I have seen it in person at AGPNY and feel it is worth the money. I hate gold, but it does not look bad to me on this bed. It is heavy metal and the bedding is so soft. Ihad purchased Samantha's bed for a friend's daughter's Christmas present a few years ago and did not feel it was very good quality. Of all the historical beds that have been made, I like this one and Cécile's the most. Hope this helps.
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2011 10:04:01 GMT -5 by gdking1965
I saw Cécile's bed at AGPNY and I totally agree with Sweet Repeat's assessment- beautiful and extremely well-made. When the pictures of this were first shown online, I thought the bed was gold-trimmed. Poor AG photography at it's worst. I had no idea the bed was a lighter colored wood. It is also a nice contrast as it really does not look like any of the other beds. My girls are modern but this bed as well as the rest of the furniture in Cécile and Marie-Grace's collection makes me want to start collecting for them. I am originally from Mobile, Alabama and am familiar with the DAR house. I have seen some of these style antique pieces, growing up there.
Post by gdking1965 on Sept 25, 2011 11:44:50 GMT -5
I totally agree with askmkids. I saw this dress at AGPNY two days ago and I fell in love with it. Very well made and beautiful color. I was not prepared to purchase it then as it was not in the budget, but I am planning to get it next payday.
Post by gdking1965 on Sept 3, 2011 10:06:17 GMT -5
I saw the Cécile doll yesterday at AGPNY and I must say I was taken aback by just how lovely she is. I say this because I was never particularly fond of the Sonali mold. But she is a gorgeous girl and so are all of her items, I mean there was nothing that I did not like. For the first time since becoming involved with AG, I find myself seriously considering collecting for a Historical (I've been a modern girl to date).
She definitely gets an A+
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2011 10:06:51 GMT -5 by gdking1965
I just received this in the mail today from an ebay seller. I am so relieved because so many people in the review section said the outfit was too snug and the arms on the sweater too short. But I loved this outfit and decided to go ahead and get it anyway since I saw it brand new for a reasoanble price. Everything fits very well and the arms are not short. I am very pleased with how it looks against my doll's skin tone - she is a customized #44 with brown eyes (medium skin). I also like how the snowflake pattern under the bottom of the boots will leave actual imprints if you take the doll out in actual snow. Can't wait! This was a factory resale item, which I just read in another thread are not supposed to be resold but - oh well. I give it a definite A.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2011 16:05:29 GMT -5 by gdking1965