November 25, 2013American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!
So, it turns out that I am not just a sucker for full-sized retro wares, but pint-sized ones as well! A few months ago I received an American Girl catalog in the mail and screaming across the front cover was the news that one of the original American Girls, Molly, was going to be retired in December along with all of her fab little retro accessories. So, I ordered this adorable retro dinette set.
It was really the only thing I could do.
I have one of the original American Girls from 1989, and I really have high standards for the American Girls line. I had heard that since they had been sold off and production moved overseas that the quality had gone down, but honestly this is a really cute and sturdy little metal table and chairs. I LOVE the cracked ice top and the seats on the chairs even have padding in them.
And what fun would a set of chairs be if you only have one doll to sit in them?
So I bought another doll.
This is little Emily, Molly’s friend, and when I saw her I just couldn’t resist. Not only are her clothing and accessories adorable, but she has the perfect coloring for Alex.
Red hair and bright blue eyes, just like my baby girl! Of course, we won’t be able to give this doll to Alex until ohhh…Christmas 2018 or so, but it’s good to be prepared, right?
The only complaint I have about the whole thing is that the boxes that Emily and her accessories came in were all smashed up. And it wasn’t from shipping, because the shipping boxes didn’t have a mark on them. They were smashed up even before packing.
Ugh. See? It’s really a shame. I mean, if I bought this as a second or something I could understand it, but it really sucks to pay full price for something and then get it bashed in like that. Not cool, American Girl. Not cool. But since the doll itself and the accessories weren’t damaged, I am not planning to send it back. It would just be too big of a hassle.
So, if you decide that you need to score one of those cute dinette tables, make sure you head over to the American Girls site and order soon! Emily and Molly are going to be retired December 31st and some of their stuff is already sold out. I missed the little retro birthday tea set and I am still kicking myself!
Does anybody else out there still have one of the original American Girls? Or even one of the new ones? I have Samantha and her accessories all packed away in the basement in her trunk, just waiting for Alex to get old enough. Then the retro dolly parties will begin!