This set couldn't get cuter. It's a soft red velour with white feather trim. The bunches of holly have tiny bells in the center. Bitty Bear has a matching santa's hat. The white poofs on Bitty's shoes are adorable.
Post by AG*dancer* on Aug 20, 2006 23:27:03 GMT -5
I bought this set in 1999 in Colonial Williamsburg. It contains one teapot, two teacups, and two saucers. It's the same pattern as Felicity's teacup. The teacups are both big and have no handles, since many teacups were modeled after teacups from China during that time period. (I learned that the cups were never supposed to be filled to the top, because you help the cup around the top rim.) The cups are blue with white decorations, and teapot is the reverse colors (white with blue decoration). The china is very durable. The teapot looks small next to the round cups and large saucers but holds a substantial amount of liquid.
In the box was also a pamplet with proper teatime behaviors at Miss Manderly's table and a recipe for Queen Cakes.
Post by AG*dancer* on Aug 24, 2006 23:50:21 GMT -5
I have the current set and they fit my PM Felicity. One pair of socks is just plain white (thinner than the wool socks that my Felicity came with, about the same as the ones Elizabeth came with), and the other pair of socks are the same "clocked" or embroidered ones that come with Felicity's birthday outfit. The garters are the same ones that come with Felicity's accessories. The white shoes have interchangeable (blue and red) bow snaps, and they do fit PM Felicity feet. (They might be a tight fit at first but not that bad.) The blue bows match Felicity's Christmas dress and Travel gown, and the red bows match the School outfit. It's a very nice set.
*This outfit was worn by Felicity in the book Changes for Felicity in the short stories, "Felicity Takes a Dare", "Felicity Discovers a Secret", "Felicity's New Sister", and in the DVD Felicity: An American Girl Adventure*
This is a beautiful outfit. It's very realistic and isn't too fancy or frilly like some of the other outfits. I like it with the kerchief and apron, but I also like the dress just by itself. The colors are perfect for fall and looks so historically accurate.
The striped dress is very simple and subdued. The colors (pale green, pale yellow, off-white and gray) look great on my '95 Felicity. The trim is the same fabric as the mob cap and shawl.
Next is the apron, which ties around her waist and is open in the back. It's a thin muslin with a tiny flowery pattern.
The shawl is my least favorite part. It's an off-white cotton that's thicker than the apron, and although it looks like a square folded into a triangle it's really just a triangle. What I don't like is that it looks awkward tied around Felicity's neck, and it looks awkward hanging off her shoulders. I'm going to try putting it around her shoulders and pinning the corners in place across her chest, which looks pretty.
Last is the mob cap. This is also very cute. It's trimmed with a mint-green ribbon that is NOT the same color as the dress. It's the same fabric as the shawl and has two layers of trim around the edge (below the green ribbon).
I love these, but my poor PM Lissie has trouble fitting into some of her dresses with everything on. She does it, though! I stuffed the stays with tissue paper because they kept scrunching up. It makes Lissie sound very crinkly but it looks great for displaying.
*This outfit was worn by Felicity in the DVD Felicity: An American Girl Adventure*
I gave this an A+. I have the old PM version, and I've seen the newly released M version, and I would not give it an A+ in comparison. The old version is thick wool, and the new version is felt, which feels very thin in comparison. That said, I would much rather buy the new version than pay ebay prices for the old one. The design of the outfit is fabulous and the hat (which even has a little feather) is beautiful! The color really brings out Felicity's eyes. The gold accents are great.
Post by AG*dancer* on Jun 20, 2007 21:25:34 GMT -5
I agree about the windmill, it's beautiful to look at but has broken in two spots. It's still good enough for me because I bought it when it came out. The dress is gorgeous, and I've gotten so much use out of it that it's thin and faded in some spots. I don't mind because it's just evidence of how much use and playtime Felicity got out of it when I was younger!
Last Edit: Jun 20, 2007 21:26:07 GMT -5 by AG*dancer*
This set is surprisingly durable. I had it set up on the floor near my Christmas tree, and when I wasn't home, my four-year-old neighbor kicked the table by accident and everything fell on the floor...and nothing broke. I was (very happily) surprised!