Ok - I personally feel this should have been divided in two. That way the cost would not have seemed so bad - but you still would have paid the $58 - and now with the code you can get it for $48!!
The apron and hat should have been offered together and they could have sold for $24. The Santa Hat is Velvet and very lovely and the apron is a heavy fabric with velvet and fur accents.
That leaves us with $34 to account for - The gingerbread house is nice and heavy and it has a separate cake stand. Together they would go for about $18 - now we are down to $16. There is an adorable box of candy canes and that would be at least $5. So we are left with $11 to cover 3 containers of sprinkles, the icing bag, a plate of nonpareils and a bowl of gum drops. I'm sure you would agree that all that wold be worth $11.
There is so much in this accessory set and thus the price. But if you can get $10 off - it's great.
I wish it was separate for another reason. I would so totally buy the ginger bread house for Samantha!!
Well, we asked for more accessories - and you really have them in this set!! I love it - and with the $10 code I love it even more.
Post by sharayahlynn on Oct 10, 2012 22:43:01 GMT -5
I love this set! I was hesitant to order it because of the price, but since I needed a minimum $50 purchase to get the PWP sweater, I decided to go ahead and get it. I'm so glad that I did! It may not seem to be worth the $58, but it is definitely compiled of lots of nice, high quality pieces. The apron is cute...a bit snug on my Vanessa (Nellie), but cute nonetheless. The hat matches the velvet trim on the apron and it fits nicely. The gingerbread house is my favorite piece. It is heavy and very detailed. It fits perfectly on the cake stand, which is nice and sturdy. The plate of candy and bowl of gumdrops are both well-made and super cute. The tube of icing is soft and squish, just like a real one! The tag is kind of annoying, but it will tuck into the end of the tube if you want to mess with it long enough. The box of candy canes is adorable! The top comes off of the box, but I'm not sure if the candy comes out or not...I don't think I want to attempt it, just in case. I also adore the little containers of sprinkles- red, silver, and rainbow. The sprinkles are actually glitter inside the tubes, but they do sort of look like real sprinkles from a distance. Grade: A+
Vanessa and McKenna making a lovely gingerbread house:
I don't have any pictures to add to sharayahlynn's wonderfully comprehensive and well-lit ones, but I just wanted to note a few things about the set:
- The apron waist is cut VERY small. It doesn't velcro shut very well over all clothes, and the amount of velcro is TINY. My fairly skinny #42 is currently wearing it over the brocade holiday dress (so a thicker fabric) and it was a challenge to get the velcro to close. I don't think it would on PC girls. For this reason, I would have much preferred ties, or at least more "give" in the velcro. - The green tray for the candy canes lifts out of the cardboard box, but the candy canes don't come out of the tray. - Dolls can hold the piping bag without assistance from putty/clay!
I paid $38 for this set over Cyber Monday and feel that was a good price for the amount of pieces you get. It is mostly plastic, but it's high quality and makes for a lot of great display possibilities. For the price of $38, it's an A- for me (knocking points off for the too-small apron), for the price of $58 it's more like a B.
Happy holidays from a sugar-crashed Trudy and Ingrid!
Dolls: Kirsten (PC), Molly (PC), Trudy (#42), Ingrid (modern Marie-Grace), and Kit[/center]