I’m embarrassed to admit I bought this set before Thanksgiving, and I totally forgot to review it! I guess because we were dealing with some serious family stuff and the holidays were fast approaching, it totally slipped my mind. It wasn’t until I posted about the Our Generation Tea Set and one of the comments referenced this set that I realized I hadn’t done it. Better late than never I guess!
This was one of the newer sets that I wanted BAD. I was super excited when I did finally run across it, it was even better in person than it looked! Getting it out of the package wasn’t too bad although, once again, I’m realizing that I need to take some adhesive remover to a few pieces, when I went to get it out to photograph it, they stuck to my fingers, argh! I’d like to take that tape and…I regress.
The whole thing is really very cute, not sure where to start, so I’ll just do it in the order I photographed it.
First up: the tray, and “food” for a sick person!
What better to cure what ails you than a bowl of chicken noodle soup (alphabet no less!) and a cup of hot tea! I think the teacup is extremely well done in this set, I love how you can see the contents. The tray is nice and sturdy too.
Next up: the necessities!
Only way to find out if you are really sick is to take your temperature–open your mouth and stick it under your tongue! Love this piece, I was all “awwwww” when I saw it in person. The hot water bottle is awesome too and the plug comes out, although it’s really difficult to get back in. The ice bag even opens, you could put some fake ice (beads) in it if you wanted to weight it for more realism. So far, so good!
Little things that help:
You HAVE to have Kleenex when you are sick! What is really kind of neat about this particular Kleenex box is that the Kleenex is fabric, but the top comes off so you can take it out, if you felt so inclined you could cut down real Kleenex to fit in to it. The pencil is nicely done, and I was happy to see that it would fit in the pencil case that came with my AG desk, yay! The activity book is just okay, it has a nice cover, but the inside is just blank pages. And that polka dot thing-that’s the only “fail” (if you can call it that) in the whole set. The reason is they call it a “fleece blanket”. To me it’s more doll towel sized. Maybe a blanket for the family bird?? Oh well, I’ll let this error slide.
Overall, I have to say that this is one of the nicest sets they have done. I love that there are no duplications from other OG sets that I already have, and everything seems to be well thought out. I give this set an A- (the minus is because of the “blanket” LOL) If you see this one at your Target store, grab it, I have a feeling this one is going to be hard to find down the road.