Nighttime Accessories (retired) Sept 18, 2016 13:21:36 GMT -5
Post by maggiedoll on Sept 18, 2016 13:21:36 GMT -5
Logic says I should have no need for this. My Josefina has a candlestick, two Nina's a pen, ink and books. Why would she need this? I talked myself out of getting it for Christmas. However, when it disappeared from stores so soon after its release I knew my Josefina would never forgive me so I waited seven months to get this set.
Nina is back! She is still an adorable little doll. She is not floppy, but a sturdy little doll that based on her scale, would be about 18 in for a girl-sized Josefina. She's not movable, but well made and study for respectful play.
PM Nina, BF Nina and Mattel Nina. The biggest difference is that BF Nina does not have earrings and a large eyelet trim along her dress hem. I personally don't like her cross eyes but her face is open and seems like a happy little girl.
PM Nina has a petticoat, BF does not. Both have pantaloons.
Whose's a cute little doll?
I personally don't bring work to bed, but bonus for American Girl giving Josefina such a work ethic. The book is made of light, soft fake leather, with a leather-like feel. The paper has a rough texture, thin and like the PM ledger is in Spanish and English.
BF ledger (open) and PM ledger. Both are the same size and weight, PM is just a little darker.
The memory book is made of thick swede that covers a cardboard backing. Like in the story, this book is filled with poems and riddles that Josefina's Mama. One side is in Spanish, the other is English.
BF book (orange) and PM book (green ribbon). PM is darker with a softer cover, like it was completely had made. NF seems like those blank books that can be brought in craft stores.
PM candle stick (smaller and duller) and BF (larger and brighter). PM is made of metal with a rubber candlestick, BF is plastic.
BF candlestick does not run the risk of tarnishing like PM.
Like the PM version, BF candlestick can rest in Josefina's hand.
PM ink (tiny) and BF (larger). PM ink really did not seem like a ink well, given that the tiny feather could not rest in the inkwell. BF actually allows a pen to rest inside.
Not the most realistic feather, but way better for play/display.
I really like this nighttime set. I really don't know where a Josefina without a nightstand table is supposed to keep her candle but this set is worthy of PM respect. It brings back several important accessories from Josefina's stories and past collections. It seems to be on the same death watch as Addy's set (I have not seem it in Dallas since December) but I recommend it for not only Josefina collectors, but for other 18th/ 19th century dolls.