Post by Cakerey Queen on Dec 15, 2011 16:43:05 GMT -5
I recently purchased Ruthie's holiday dress when it was $19 on the daily deals. I thought people would be interested to see it on Kit (Kit's red holiday dress is on backorder at this time until Jan. ) My Kit is a Pleasant Company doll, but the Mattel dress seems to fit ok and it looks cute on her.
The headband is a little wonky, but I know it was made for Ruthie's hair vs. Kit's- I pulled it a bit forward over her ears, so her hair would drape a bit better. It's a great little dress!
Post by Cakerey Queen on Apr 14, 2011 18:50:28 GMT -5
Congrats on getting the school outfit! I love this outfit as well, and am thinking of getting another one for Felicity to wear at Pumpkin Hill Academy. I love Molly's school out fit, but this one is more classic of what I think of as a school uniform for a Catholic school. I too, use the black stockings with this outfit vs. the white ones.
Post by Cakerey Queen on Oct 11, 2010 7:51:45 GMT -5
I just received my tea table and chhairs, and I'm pleased with them. I on the whole think they are a very versatile set to go with any historical, however, I do not think this set would stand up to play of little girls nowadays- though they are made quite sturdily. I love how the table tilts, and looks with its tea set and the treats on it. The finish is lovely, but I would caution against throwing out the styrofoam forms the items came in- especiallly if you need to ship it or need to store it- I saved mine though I had to use the box the items came in for something else. I plan tokeep my tea table and chairs in the dining room on my server, as the tea scene is wondefful to look at- however I would not give this item to a child below the ageof 10 or 11.I give it an A on appearance, but a C for playability for a child.
Post by Cakerey Queen on Oct 6, 2010 5:39:53 GMT -5
actually, I have seen these foods replicated in Colonial Williamsburg, so it wasn't surprising for me. Eating these at Felicity's tea lessons would have been the way to teach her gentile manners as a lady in the 18th century. The way they ate at parties and balls, was much different than today- take in mind the fork was a relatively new fangled invention. Sugar was expensive so the cakes and flummery was a way to show off your wealth- hence the tea caddy with Felicity's tea set. Many tea caddies had pride of place- this was the revolutionary era when tea was taxed.
Post by Cakerey Queen on Oct 3, 2010 19:56:54 GMT -5
I'm not sure that the bed is that historically accurate. It's the 40's and ln war time, I would think they would have had a plain metal bed like Kit's myself. I have never really liked the bed, but definitely love her table and chairs.
Post by Cakerey Queen on Jan 10, 2010 7:09:10 GMT -5
The laptop accessories are really cute. The clings come off of their paper backing and stick to the screen, or 'cling' there. The bunny is cute, but the leash is on to stay- I don't see myself using the bunny that much except for scenes, etc. The laptop does fit snug into the bag, but I liked the quality of the bag very much, and also the letter and envelope fit into the bag too. I do not have Lanie yet but will probably buy another set because it would be cute to have the dolls working on their computers in a classroom/library scene.
This set works well with other dolls such as MSD-sized ball jointed dolls, I can take pics of my bjd with the laptop, which she is busily blogging on now..lol.
I agree on one thing- in previous years they made the mini laptops as calculators, but it is a very realistic prop and I would buy it again- A for quality and price.