Post by QNPoohBear on Sept 6, 2007 12:19:30 GMT -5
These are awesome! Even though they are not to scale, they contain a lot of cool little details. They contain scenes for the dock in New York; Larson's cabin, Powderkeg School; the woods and Barkhoff's General Store. Looking closely at the dock scene, you will spot Kirsten, Mama, Papa and Peter with Kirsten peering into a shop window. The Larson's cabin scene is probably unrealistic with a big Christmas tree, but the tree has little straw and wood Scandinavian ornaments, most of which I have for my own tree! The General store shows chickens in crates like Josefina's and other cool little touches. Kirsten's scenes are better than Samantha's!
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Post by lorilee71688 on Apr 3, 2012 12:47:53 GMT -5
I have to agree that Kirsten's Scenes and Settings are awesome!
I got mine on eBay for about $40. (The shipping was $17, and very well packaged but it still arrived with a huge, every-page corner smash! I think the box was just too small.) The form-core is soft, but has to be light so I don't see a way around that. It does not diminish the beauty overall.
The paintings are gorgeous!My favorite is the inside of the country store with all the wares. You can see how dark the setting would actually be with limited windows. I like how the doorway and window show the brightness of outside and what is happening on the street.
While I do like the New York shipping scene where the Larsens get off the ship, I wish there was a summer prairie scene. In the books, she is only in New York for a chapter or so. She is on the prairie for many stories and more possibilities of play. I use the cover with the cabin for the prairie and it is fine, just not as large.
I use this as a backdrop for our dolls in my fourth grade class and I think it is top quality!
I am always so happy to have it. I want to get Felicity's Scene and Settings soon!
I also love Kirsten's scenes and settings. I own Molly's, Felicity's, and Samantha's, and while Kirsten's is not my favorite, I'd still never get rid of the book. I bought it on ebay mainly for the winter scene but I've used the cabin scene a whole lot more than I thought I would.
The first page with the ships has so much detail.
It stinks that the cabin scene has a Christmas tree but I have used this scene all throughout this December and January for a whole bunch of doll stories.
The classroom scene is kind of plain. I haven' used this scene yet. Tess needed to stand against the wall to keep the "page" open.
The store: I love the colors in this scene.
And finally the winter scene. There are lots of little (and big, there's a moose) animals hiding in this scene. I love how I can use this for modern dolls like I'm doing here with Lanie and Nicki, or with Kirsten and the other historicals. Samantha and Nellie can't wait to go ice skating on the creek.
I forgot to take a pic of the back. It shows a map of Kirsten's world.
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