Josefina's trunk is beautiful as well as very useful. It's a great addition to an AG collection and, depending on your home decor, a terrific accent piece.
Last chance purchases are definitely anxiety producing. I tend to prioritize them over anything new unless, as with the NOLA girls, a super deal comes along. Judging by the early response to Caroline, I don't think we'll see anything comparable for her but one can hope.
I bought this along with Cécile's summer dress so I can't help but compare/contrast them. Of the two, this one wins hands down. The fabric is better, the styling is prettier, and I'm reassured from the pics above that it will look great on my Cécile (I don't have M-G). I wish AG had done better for Cécile herself but I'm glad to have this for her.
I like everything about this dress except the fabric. The color required a leap of faith but it really does look better on Cécile than it did in the AG pics. The bonnet is cute although I don't get why the daisies are only on one side of the brim. While the styling of the dress isn't my all-time favorite, I'm reassured that it's historically accurate. I even like the boots. The fabric is really the only issue for me. Anyone actually wearing this in summer NO would expire. I'm glad to have it but if I'd missed it, I wouldn't feel too bad.
I don't have pics but I did just go and look at Cécile's desk next to Felicity's original wardrobe. The original wardrobe works beautifully with her writing desk, bed, and table and chairs so I figured that would be a good test. Cécile's desk is a little more redddish brown than Felicity's furniture but I wouldn't hesitate to put them in the same room. They'd work particularly well if you're going for a mid-to-late-19th century or 20th century setting where antiques have been passed down through a family.
Ruthie is one of my all-time favorites. She's packed away right now while I'm downsizing or I'd take photos. I love her sweet face, her eye color, and her hair, basically everything. Ruthie makes a great friend for Kit but mine doubles as my 1950s girl. I think she'd work in any 20th century decade.
I was so excited to get this and maybe that was the problem because it didn't live up to expectations. For the price, it should have a bench or chair, and more accessories would be a plus. I've added little fabric swatches but a miniature quilt pattern, for example, would have been nice. To be fair, I'm much more of a historical collector. I don't regret getting this piece but if I had it do over again, I'd wait and get Rebecca's sideboard (my next buy, I hope).
I guess I'm the exception here because my Molly's tent is fine. I did have some problems initially but they got worked out. Here's how: After putting the base together, raise the roof of the tent, then gently lock each pole all the way in its corner of the roof (it will snap softly). Line up the tent so that the roll-up windows go with the "grain" of the wood. Gently ease each pole into its hole. Again, it will snap softly. I've disassembled and reassembled mine, and carried it assembled up and down steps without any problem. But I do think AG needs to give much better instructions with this.