I love my American girls and my rabbits
Ag's: Kaya, Felicity, Lissie, Samantha, Sammy, Nellie, Molly, Kailey, Marisol, Jess, Nicki, Mia, Chrissa, Sonali, Cher, Lily, Hannah, Eleanore, and Charlie
Rabbits: too many to name!
I was pleasantly surprised to find this today at a local thrift store. The scenes are nice and have a lot of detail. I just wish the bed wasn't include in the bedroom picture. Even though I knew the dimensions, the size is a bit overwhelming when opened up. It is pretty big and takes up a lot of space.
Post by lorilee71688 on Jun 24, 2012 10:30:28 GMT -5
Wow! Molly's scenes and settings are gorgeous. Perhaps it is just me wanting to go back in time, but I think her home scene on the front is the best of all the dolls' cover scenes. I especially love the story details in each scene such as Benett in the bedroom scene and the "Hooray USA" poster in the drug store. My all time favorite is the school scene. I am a teacher so even the writing on the chalkboard it perfect to me. I can't wait to buy Molly's desk for my classroom display!
I got these from my stepsister when she gave me her dolls and their things in the summer of 2009. Because of their size, I stored them in the back room (my apartment equivalent of an attic) and kept forgetting about them until I put them up to do a classroom-themed doll story today.
On one hand, the details are so much fun to look at. The classroom is so realistic and versatile, I used it for a kindergarten and elementary school class, and neither looked out of place. I even got away with using it without furniture. The cheery yellow kitchen is really cute, too.
On the other hand, as Rabluv pointed out, these things are BIG. There's a reason I mostly keep it in storage. Unless you have lots of room to display them, you're probably best off doing the same until you need them.
My brother found this at a local thrift store for around $5. He called to find out if I wanted pictures and I said JUST BUY IT! He was excited to give it to me and wouldn't let me pay him back. This is the only scenes and setting I own and I want them all now. This book is made from heavy, coated cardboard. It has a rubber strap in front that snaps the book closed. This thing is massive when open. It's about 25" across for each image. The images are organized by seasons. I love all the details in Molly's kitchen. Finding the period packaging and seeing her tea set is a lot of fun. I also love the pharmacy scene. The bedroom scene is perplexing because it features an image of her bed. Posing the doll bed in front makes it a 3D scene and look more realistic. Too bad I had JUST made Molly a bedroom in the dollhouse when I got this. The school room scene is fun too with lots of period details. The camp scene is versatile if you strategically place props and dolls in front of the tents. This book held up very well. There are some spots and the edges are a bit worn but overall, it's in great condition. Grade: A+