Post by hokieartist on Feb 1, 2007 17:35:49 GMT -5
Yeppers...This outfit is definitely an A+! I love every part about it. Why did they have to retire it? I have my Kit wearing it, but as so many board members have shown, it looks great on any doll from any era. I have a hard time getting over the incredible detail knit into the sweater pattern. Wow! So cute! I'm eager to put her work boots on with it...They just came in the mail the other day.
Post by hokieartist on Jan 30, 2007 17:37:03 GMT -5
Well, after seeing this set come up on sale more than once, I decided I'd better go on and get it, lest it be retiring!!!
It is very cute, but it is so delicate! I am trying to be *very careful* about opening it with my fingernail.......... Makes me nervous. Then I just remind myself that I'm an adult and not a little kid (but then again, who's the one who accidentally tossed Kit's undies on Christmas day when I got her??!! Oh my...another story...I did get a replacement, btw!)
I haven't taken the album out of its bag yet, but it looks darling!
I'm a photography buff, and this set reminds me of an old Kodak we've had for years and years and years!
Post by hokieartist on Mar 5, 2007 17:57:23 GMT -5
Since no one has commented on this one in awhile, I figured I would! I bought this set for Christmas (off eBay---yeah, I know, not a real bargain) , and I was amazed at the quality! The iron is heavy, and the details are incredible. I could almost smell the waffles (Okay, Sarah, you're going too far there!)... My family was amazed, and I don't know what impressed them more--the fact that the rubbery waffles fit into the iron, or the fabric electrical cord---just like the real old ones were fabric-covered. Very cool and a must-have accessory, even at eBay prices!
Post by hokieartist on Jan 23, 2007 17:43:45 GMT -5
Okay...I took a picture of the picture I mentioned the other day. I don't know why Sam's dress looks so washed out (prob. the flash), but in reality, the print and Sam's dress are the same color. Couldn't these two be sisters???
Post by hokieartist on Jan 21, 2007 17:05:24 GMT -5
I LOVE Samantha's talent show dress! It's one of my favorites. This might sound silly, but I am so impressed by the new velcro AG is using. No more snagging dolly's hair! I have a somewhat thicker bodied PM Samantha, so I kind of have to wiggle and squeeze her into the outfit, but she's precious. She's wearing it right now! I like it because it really could look good for any season. A few years ago, I was given a large framed print (about 100 years old) of a dark brown-haired young woman leading a calf. The dress in the scene is so similar in both color and style. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was an older Sam, with a straw hat, with a pet cow!!!
Post by hokieartist on Jan 28, 2007 19:07:34 GMT -5
I absolutely LOVE Felicity's Scenes and Settings. My question is WHY OH WHY DID THEY RETIRE IT? (Along with the other girls' scenes.)
I rate it A+++ (higher if I could) For size, visual appeal, detail, and historical accuracy. You keep noticing something different every time you look!
I remember when they came out back in the 1990s, but I didn't have an AG doll at the time... Now I have three dollies, and I had looked desparately for an affordable scenes and settings on eBay for Felicity. I didn't want to have to pay what they typically fetch (over $100 recently, depending on when you look).
I happened to see one that had just been listed for a Buy-It-Now of $65, and I jumped on it in a blink of an eye. It is in practically new condition except for a broken snap on the top handle. That's OK. The handle is there and the side snap works. I was thrilled.
Up until I got it a few weeks ago, I could only imagine how cute it would look in person. If you have only gone by pictures online as reference, you truly are not getting the full effect!
Immediately, I set it up in the living room floor, and I searched the house for "props". I felt like a kid again, as I found myself sprawled out in the floor decorating the kitchen with a handmade rocker, pottery, and little basket. Here's a picture:
For those of you who may not be familiar with the scenes...I should have mentioned that the scenes measure 23" tall by 28" wide (when closed). Double the width when opened all the way. BIG!
The cover has a picture of the outside of Felicity's house.
Inside scenes are:
Merriman's Kitchen Felicity's Bedchamber Merriman's Store Miss Manderly's Parlor Grandfather's Plantation
The back of the scenes book is an illustrated map of Felicity's World (Williamsburg, with landmarks noted).
Best of all, the artists are credited for the work! They did and awesome job with this!
For me, right now it's a tossup between Miss Manderly's Parlor and the Merriman's Kitchen as favorites.
How I wish they'd bring the scenes back!!! And full-sized versions, not the mini ones!