Actually, the Loma/HRM brand red plastic cookie cutters that Maryellen's are based on were first produced in the 1940s. My mother had various sets dating from the 1950s.
Yup! My mom has a set that my grandma used from around then, along with some metal ones, and some tan plastic ones too. The red ones seem to put the most DETAIL into the cookies. They're a lot of fun on the rare occasions I make cutout cookies with detail.
Good to know! How big were the cookies that they made? Smaller, bigger or the same as AG? Our 60's/70's cookies were always small. Madelon
Would these cookie cutters work for Molly, too? Madelon
Why are the cookies GIANT!!!! Sharon
I know, right? Madelon
I love seeing theese photo's. I got to have all of the Christmas Stuff, but maybe not this Christmas. My Daughter has so many activities in November and December not sure what We can afford to get for Christmas.
Maryellen's Christmas items are some of my favorites, but they are expensive! Can't wait to see photos of Hope Faith when she dances with Misty Copeland! Madelon
Thank you Madelon. I always enjoy seeing various AG Places.
You are welcome! I enjoy seeing each store's display. Madelon
Madelon, you bring up a good point about the cookie tray and the dinner stand. I do not think the company thought about how the two would look side by side or together when they manufactured them. Both sets are very cute and I prefer the cookie set with the pretty tray if I had to choose one. In my home, we have the dolls hang out with us when making Christmas cookies and treats. It's nice to see that MaryEllen will have her own to make and enjoy too.
I like the cookie set a lot, too. The apron is 1950's appropriate. It must make a great photo shoot to have the dolls dress for Christmas in your kitchen! Madelon
I love Maryellen's Christmas stuff. I remember the era. By the way. My mother had plastic Christmas cookie cutters in the late 1950s.
Thanks for the store review! In answer to your concern about the cookie cutters not being metal, I have those exact red plastic cookie cutters that were my grandmother's from the '50s. Pretty much the entire Christmas accessory set was how my grandmother decorated her home for Christmas.Besides the couple of sizing issues I thought this Christmas set was adorable and accurate
Do you remember what shapes they were? Madelon
Well doesn't Kit's table look sad all empty like that? Maryellen's party punch & cookie sets would be cute for it!