Wednesday, May 24, 2017

*REVIEW* Cecile's Parlor Desk

My husband bought me Cecile's Parlor Desk several years ago as a present.  I was thrilled!  When Christmas came along and I opened my presents, I was really surprised to find another of Cecile's Parlor Desks.

He had forgotten that he had already bought me one.  They were originally $85.00 each, but he had bought them on sale for $40.00 each .  We donated the second desk to be auctioned off in a fund raiser for a child cancer patient that we knew.  Glad to say that she is doing well.  

This desk is a nice piece of wooden doll furniture .  I don't know why American Girl puts those large tags in a spot that is seen!   

The desk can be used in several ways and even makes a nice buffet table.  The dolls fit nicely in the attached chair.

   The desk has six curved legs and a hidden compartment, which reminds me of the old telephone table that we had as a child in my living room.  This desk is hardwood, with a hinged, oval top.  The seat is cushioned and the front and back of the desk is decorated with gold colored artwork.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

*TAMMY'S TRAVELS* Day 6 - Bastogne War Museum

Today was a travel day as Tammy went by bus north through the forested Ardennes on her way to Brussels.  

She stopped at the Bastogne War Museum which pays tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in WWII during the Battle of the Bulge.

Tammy's souvenir. This book tells the story of Emil, a young boy who survives the failed German offensive at Bastogne at Christmas, 1944.

*REVIEW* Cecile Vanity and Special Dress with Crinoline

Here is my Cecile with her vanity. She is seen here with her Special Dress or Holiday Dress.

This dress is cotton and comes with ribbons, pearl necklace and white gloves. I like her better without the gloves and pearls. I use her meet necklace instead. I cannot remember if shoes came with this outfit or not.

They vanity is the best I have seen in the doll world. It has a real glass mirror, working drawer, mirror flips and on the reverse side is smooth wood. It is all made of wood and glass. 

 It comes with embroidery on the towel and a metal towel holder on their side. 

Wood detail is just beautiful and the porcelain water dish and basin is breathtakingly beautiful with soft pretty designs that look hand painted. 
It also came with two plastic pieces...perfume bottle and faux lotion.  Love this piece and am so happy to have it as part of Cecile little collection. 


Monday, May 22, 2017

*TAMMY'S TRAVELS* Day 5 - Luxembourg City

The city is built amid deep gorges cut by the Alzette and Petrusse Rivers and is known for its ruins of medieval fortifications. 

Tammy stands near the statue of its beloved Grand Dutchess Charlotte.

Also see her making friends with little girls just like her.