Friday, October 25, 2013

It's a Princess Tea Party!

The other day I was in Books-A-Million, briskly walking up and down the isles when I came to a screeching halt in the kids activity section because I saw this:




Even without a doll to compare it to, the tea pot itself looked way too big for 1:6 scale. However, I figured the other items were doable and I was really interested in seeing the cookbook and activity book inside.

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I did remember to use my Red Laser app to see if it was cheaper elsewhere. Even though it's available at [Amazon for $11.32], it was worth the extra buck and tax to be able to pick through several sets and get the best one because a few of them were sloppily painted. Also, the list price for this is $12.99, so don't be fooled by that "NOW ONLY $12.97" nonsense if you get it at Books-A-Million.


Back of the books, tea set and "table cloth"






The books are really well done. If I were a kid I would think they were easy to read with simple, colorful instructions and fun activities.

Let's see the tea set in 1:6 scale action!

"Err. Don't you find this tea set rather... clunky and juvenile?"

"What do you mean? It's perfectly adorable."

"But look how huge it is. I can barely lift it."

"Well, everyone cant be as refined as you... or as weak, apparently."

"More tea, Ms. Snooty Britches?"

"You don't have to be sarcastic about it. Heifer."

Final Verdict: The tea set isn't perfectly shaped or kilned, but I like the clunky charm it has. More than that though, I love the books. They are just cute and entertaining. Overall, the Princess Tea Party set is simply wonderful and well worth full price.

Behind the Scene:




36 comments:

  1. The books are cute, but I understand why the gal didn't like it - I also hate drinking from chubby cups XD

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    1. Hi V! I guess some people prefer more traditionally sized cups. A cup that big, I would put ice cream and a lot of whip cream and nuts in it.

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  2. This is a cute little tea set. I like the tablecloth, too.

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    1. Roxanne, I didn't talk much about the table cloth, which is simply a thin piece of paper, but I like the pink checkerboard pattern. I'd probably laminate it if a kid was going to play with it.

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  3. Hello from Spain: I love the tea set. Great purchase. Beautiful garden set. I really like the ground and the sky. Great decoration. Keep in touch

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    1. Greetings from Florida, Marta! I totally took the garden set idea from your many garden dioramas. I still have not found some of the papers that you use, but I'll keep looking.

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  4. I like to drink hot chocolate from cups like that. Then I would use the saucers for accompanying snack. On a cold day they they warm your whole hand. I know my grands would love those books! Also, I would like some hedges like those in my neighborhood.

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    1. Grandmommy, I should have put some muffins out for the ladies but I didn't even think of it! I don't drink coffee, tea or hot chocolate so I'm ill prepared for what's kosher at a tea party, lol.

      I got those hedges 40% off at Michaels. They have a ton of foliage that perfect for doll scale.

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  5. Cute set Muff. I enjoyed the doll dialogue regarding it. Ms. Snooty Britches probably thinks it better scaled for 16 inch dolls.

    dbg

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I don't have a single 16 incher, so my 12 inchers will just have to make do with the big cups.

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  6. I'm a huge fan of "chubby" cups :) Because when I look at the bottom of my cup... I still see a lot of coffee :) LOL :) I'm a coffee adict! XD
    Another great decoration made by You! :)

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    1. LOL, Eibhlin! Sounds like you enjoy some coffee with your coffee... with more coffee.

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  7. Wow, I love the tea set, it´s so cute!!! =)

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    1. Hi, Ana and thanks for stopping by! ^__^

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  8. I love my chubby cup. : )

    Very cute story. Lol! Your pictures are so nice and clear. Thanks for sharing the behind the scene picture.

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    1. Hey, Georgia Girl! Since they were supposed to be outside I used my flash attachment to take the photos because I was too lazy to bust out the extra lights. So, the photos are grainy and bright at the same time, lol.

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  9. "Heifer," cracked me up. I thought my sisters and I were the only ones who used that term. (Got it from my Dad; when he was angry with us, he would call us "heifers," lol.)

    I, too, like a fat mug for hot chocolate AND for tea on cold days. I can have three-regular cups in ONE mug, ha ha.

    Thanks for sharing the how-to of the room set-up. Your sets always inspire. I am thinking how cool a Halloween decorated door would be. Eyes widen. If only I weren't so lazy .... ;-)

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    1. Dana, I almost felt weird having the Basic say the word, "heifer," because I always thought that was just something we black folks say. I've never heard a white person call someone a heifer. I think white people use "fat cow" instead of heifer, lol.

      I totally stole that room set up from Marta. She does some great sets.

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    2. Hey Muff (sound familiar?), sometime white people pick up "black" phrases. I thought it was funny and especially funny because I wouldn't have expected her to use that phrase either. But it fit in with the way the conversation was going.

      Marta does have cool sets - yay, Marta! - but you can "steal" every day and make it yours. Yay, Muff!

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    3. Aside: I kinda think "heifer" is more regional, more Southern than racial/ethnic. Anyone have any thought on that? My family picked up some Southern terms because my Dad was from Georgia that my cousins with both parents Northern do not use ;-P

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    4. We used the word heifer in the VA/DC area when I was growing up. I've only heard it from Black folks up to this point. But that doesn't mean much. That only means I've been around angry Black folks more than I've been around angry White folks.

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    5. Dana, I've not socialized or really had a conversation with anyone from the North (in person). Sure, I've travelled out of the South and the country but like Vanessa says, I didn't hang around others enough to start yelling out insults or get any in return, lol.

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  10. Well, when I saw the price on the set I said " Muff isn't going to purchase that". She is just taking pictures! Then I saw it out of the box and said "She purchased It!" I excepted to see a markdown somewhere! I am a fan of a large cup too! I think it works. I love the Behind the Scene shot!

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    1. Ms. Leo, it seems as though my cheapness is as legendary as my franken habits, lol. This set really engaged me from first sight. I was actually a pottery minor in college so I enjoyed seeing the ill shaped tea set that looked like something I made my first year.

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  11. Muff hello! What a great shopping girl! I'm super fan of these unspoken you. I have several games I think are really cute. A kiss from Spain

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    1. Karmen, hello! I love finding cute things for my dolls. Besos.

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  12. Wait! Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up Hold up!!!! YOU payed an extra buck and tax if i wasnt looking at the pics i wouldnt believe it! Like my grandma say "its a dead cat on the line" something aint right!! LOL But seriously it quite neat little set i bought some like a few years ago at a dollar store. LOL at the heifer part!

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    1. Jay, your comment made me laugh for a good five minutes. I've never heard about the dead cat on the line before, but I will now be using it often. You know, I'm not really, like super duper el cheapo. I do spend money on occasion. I just like for my money to stretch as far as possible. Like to infinity and beyond, lol.

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  13. Son muy bonitos, estoy deseando encontrar uno, el diorama se ve muy bien en las fotos, tus dolls muy guapas.

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    1. Hola, Lindaivette y muchas gracias. Espero que usted sea capaz de encontrar esto en su área.

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  14. Those books are super cute. I must say, I'm surprised you bought it at that price. That tea set would probably work well for the bigger girls you have over there. I can't remember her name. The one that looks like a basketball player.

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    1. Vanessa, the basketball player girl is Jordan and she's on a Moxie Teenz body. Even though their hands are larger, the cups still look super large or "chubby" as some have said.

      Being able to choose in person won out over it being cheaper elsewhere. I gotta pick my battles.

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  15. Princess Tea Party: because there is a princess (or a queen, like me) inside of everyone of us!

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    1. LOL, Sergio. I'm pretty butch, but there is even a princess in me.

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  16. Madre mia que cucada!! Este blog es una maravilla! es como leer una fotonovela... me ha encantado de verdad. que enganche. Como me gusta encontrar sitios nuevos y así de originales ;D Un besazo y gran trabajo ¡¡besos

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    1. Hola y bienvenidos a mi blog, Natalia. Muchas gracias por venir y comentar. Besos!

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