Post by Princess Kailey on Feb 8, 2007 17:51:41 GMT -5
Addy's Ironstone Compote Set ABAC $54
This set is darling! It includes two sets of each of these: ironstone compotes, lavender tumblers, spoons, forks, linen napkins, and napkin rings. It also comes with a copper pitcher and three crocheted doilies. These are very realistic looking and nothing is plastic. I rate these an A+.
This set is amazing! I was blown away by the quality. Each piece is made from glass, heavy metal or ceramic. The bowls have gold leaf on them and a nice crackle finish. The flatware is the same as Kirsten's, but still cute and now my girls have three forks to share between the 6 of them. I can't say enough about how high quality this set is. It doesn't look like it comes with a lot, but each piece is exceptional and they were all marked Pleasant Company on the bottom. THIS is the Pleasant Company I know and love! Get this set while you can, mine arrived in a burgundy box and at AGP they only had them in the older boxes as well. Grade: A+++
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Post by princessemily on Sept 1, 2007 20:14:53 GMT -5
These are so much better than I thought they'd be. I love, love, love the cracked finish on the ice cream bowls, the Pleasant Company stamped copper pitcher, the numbers etched into the napkin rings, the tumblers, everything! Such an impressive item.
Seems fitting to do a quick little review of this retired set on Addy's birthday. It is really one of the loveliest of the birthday celebratory sets that AG made. So many charming details on the compote, the copper pitcher, doilies -- it's all adorable and so perfect for Addy's story.
Like all the dish sets, this one requires care when played with and it was not meant for careless little hands.
From Addy’s Birthday Story Pamphlet: “Momma and Mrs. Golden loaded the lazy Susan table at the boarding house with lavender drinking glasses, a copper pitcher of ginger pop, and special compote dishes for Mrs. Golden’s cherry pie. They set out silverware and linen napkins tucked into numbered napkin rings, one for each boarder.”
I love this set. Here are some pics in the pamphlet and in person:
The lavender glasses are real glass, but they don’t seem too fragile for play. They have an interesting star-shaped design on the bottom.
The copper pitcher is very substantial and heavy. I have two different versions. One has Pleasant Company and a Made in Korea sticker on the bottom. The other originally had a sticker that said made in India. Otherwise they seem identical.
This is the bottom of the pitchers:
The set comes with three lace doilies for the pitcher and compote dishes.
The compote dishes have a charming crackle finish and a gold-painted tea leaf design, along with a gold stripe along the inside near the rim.
Here is the underside of the bowl, sitting on a doily:
I think the silverware is pretty much the same as other Addy and also Kirsten silverware. The forks have three tines, and both the spoons and the forks have a similar design of two flower shapes, made up of an indented dot surrounded by five more dots to make up the “petals”.
The linen napkins are lovely, and I really like the engraved numbers on the napkin rings.
All in all, I really love this set and how every piece feels authentic and well-made. It feels durable and has a lot of play value, and while it’s particularly appropriate for Addy’s story, it can easily be used in other settings and eras. A+