Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Throwback: Ever After High Hat-Tastic Tea Party Set

Oh boy, this is going wayyy back to 2015 I believe!
The Ever After High Hat-Tastic Tea Party Set was the first doll playset I purchased as an adult collector.
The main reason I got it was because I really wanted the Madeline Hatter doll that it came with as I had already collected the other dolls in the Hat-Tastic line.
Plus, I thought the whole set was really cute. :)

Heck, I took the photos and they've been sitting on my computer, so might as well add them to the my doll blog archive, lol.

Here's the whole gang.  So cute! 

Box photos above and below. 

                                                                  Glam shots. 

Here's a look at everything that came in the box. 

Woah, looks like Maddie's being crushed by the tree!  No fear, Cerise was out in the woods anyway and lent a helping hand. ;)


Here's some tea to help with that concussion. 

This set came with some really adorable tea cups, teapots and pastries. 

 The molding and detail is really nice. 

Cute little cupcake stand. 

It came with one chair (for Maddie our host, of course.) 
We used this chair A LOT in a lot of different playtime scenes. 

This Maddie doll is very cute and keeps with her blue and purple color scheme.
The photo below is the signature Madeline and I think they look different enough to justify having both.  I especially like the lighter purple hair of the Hat-Tastic Madeline.

Signature Maddie

The other seating option is this cute little bench stacked up on some books. 

It also serves as a place to store the teacups and treats once you're done playing. (Genuis). 

One side table is made to look like there is a tree growing up through the middle.
I didn't take a photo from the top looking down, but the circle part of the table is sculpted into the face of a clock.

The main table is larger with a lot more room for the accessories. 

Each cup fits into a little peg in the saucer to help them stay put. 

It's just so cute! 

Now it's time for some tea! 

         Time for a riddle! 

                                             Garden Party Sloan wanted to join in as well! 

 I match the decor

Overall, this is a very cute set and I'm glad I got it.  My daughters really enjoyed playing with this over the years and I'm sure by now there are parts missing, but that's ok, the memories are worth it.
Once I get to my Ever After bin to sort out, I'll have to take it outside and do some real "tea party" photos with it.

Did any of you have this set or collect Ever After High?
They were one of my favorite dolls to collect when I first started back in 2015 so this doll line is very special to me.  I used to love collecting these dolls!

Thanks, as always for stopping by!
Xoxo Farrah 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Wellie Wishers Have Joined the Herd

I told myself I wouldn't, but I did. 

Yes, the American Girl Wellie Wishers have squirmed their way into my doll world.
Their big eyes and colorful outfits won me over and here we are!
There are 5 Wellie Wishers total and so far we have 3 and a handful of outfits.
What I really like about them is that they're a little smaller than a typical 18 in doll and they have vinyl bodies rather than cloth.

The first doll I got was Camille.  I was actually able to pick her out at Toys 'R 'Us before they closed, which is a luxury I miss now that most of my doll shopping is done online.

Camille's ocean theme and bright blue eyes are what drew me in the most.  I would've LOVED her as a younger girl.  I mean look at those fish boots!
So, I had Camille for quite a while before I decided to add additional ones to my collection.

They next one we decided to get was Emerson (or Emmy as we call her) and she was Little Button's favorite.
I had to order her right from the AG website as Toys 'R 'Us had closed by that time and out of all of the dolls, I really wish I could've picked her out in person.

She's the outgoing performer of the group.  

Emmy has a unique face mold compared to the other 5 characters. I'd say, my only complaint about her is her eyebrow shape.  If I could've picked one out in person, I would've chose one with longer bangs to hid the eyebrows!
Other than that, she's adorable!!

Her outfit is very girly and very cute. 

Last up is Kendall.  She's my 2nd favorite in the line1up after Camille.  
I think she has such a cute face! 

She's the creative crafter. 

How cute is this face??
Part of me wants to define her eyes a little more, though maybe with a washable marker or by adding false lashes.

I really love all the different patterns and polka dots going on throughout her outfit. 

The outfits are so well made and very colorful.  They would also all look great on each other. 
Each outfit consists of a top, underware, skirt and wellie rain boots.  Emerson has ponytail holders in her hair and Kendall has a headband. 
Their skirts each have a layer or some kind of fabric and a layer of tulle. 
They also each have a bow somewhere on their outfit, either on their shirts or skirts. 

I also picked up these two outfits during one of the monthly sales on AG's website. 

First we have Camille modeling the Enchanted Garden PJs. 
As you guys know, I love doll pajamas. :)

These PJs have a cute forest/cottage pattern on them and include adorable green slippers. 

And now we have Emmy modeling the Casually Cozy outfit.  She looks so much cuter with her eyebrows hidden, haha.

This outfit comes with a knit shirt dress and hat as well as color tights and boots.
So cozy!

As you can also see, they each have their own face mold as well.  

And the last item I got during that sale is the Milk and Cookies set.  I love collecting Christmas themed accessories for my dolls.

This is a cute set that comes w/ an adorable red tray with white polka dots, two Christmas Linzor style cookies, a glass of milk, a bunch of carrots for the reindeer and a letter to Santa.
I love it!

Overall, we're happy with our little Wellie Wishers.
I think I'll probably get one more, the redhead Willa, and even though my complusiveness to collect the whole set is making me want to get Ashlyn, I need to step back and ask myself if I REALLY, REALLY need her.
She's adorable, but I have to keep being mindful of the quantity of dolls that find their way into our house!  For each new 18 inch doll I buy, I try to get rid of one as well.
I almost sold Emmy as I couldn't bond with her, but Little Button protested saying she was her favorite, so she lives in her room now. :)

What do you guys think of these? Do any of you collect them?
Which is your favorite from this group?

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy collecting!

xoxo Farrah