Maria's Pre-Mattel Samantha and Mattel Rebecca are having a gorgeous tea. Let's peek in....
Samantha was purchased in 1998 for my oldest daughter. She was not into the historical aspects of the doll at all, so all we have is her original meet outfit, accessories and her nightgown. Most of the time my daughter dresses her in modern clothing.
I purchased Rebecca back in April for myself. She is wearing her new BEFOREVER meet outfit that I bought at the launch last week.
The tea set is from Our Generation which I purchased at Target. Very detailed and at $16.99 it is a great alternative to the expensive AG sets!
I’m not sure where the table and chairs are from. I bought them years ago on eBay.
Rebecca’s new meet outfit and accessories are really great quality and I love them! You need to push the hat down on her head to make it look right. I don’t think they did this correctly to all the dolls displayed in the store. The meet outfit did not come with her barrette. She is wearing the barrette from her original meet outfit. Apparently none of the new meet outfits come with the hair bows and barrettes that the doll comes with. I heard this has upset many people and they have called AG to complain.
I really love my Rebecca doll! She is my first AG that did not originally belong to one of my daughters. I am not Jewish, but I relate to her immigrant store line because my Mom came to the US from Italy when she was 18 in the late 1950’s. Many of the things in Rebecca’s books discuss the food and holiday celebrations that her family took part in that were different than some of the other children and people she grew up with. I kind of felt the same when my Mom’s Italian food and traditions were different from that of my friends.
I also think Rebecca looks great in photos! The Josefina face mold is my favorite! I was nervous at first about her curly hair, but I learned how to manage it with the AG hair pick. I also included a photo of Rebecca with her kittens.