I had this amazing laundry cart from the Great Canadian Superstore, (Presidents Choice, or PC Brand). I normally love their stuff, but after buying, putting together and having it break within seconds, twice, I had to let it go. This was sad for me because it had three compartments to sort your loads and wheels, which would make it a lot easier for me to take my laundry to the elevator (we are literally the last unit in the hall by the stairs), down to the basement (we are on the 6th floor, but not like I have to use a pulley system or anything to move the elevator, just thought I’d point out the distance I am travelling :D), and then down the hall to the laundry room.
Big sad face!!
But, at the same time, I decided to take that money and put it towards something else (since that was supposedly a Christmas gift — at least that’s how I jusified it). I have three more furniture sets on my checklist for the critters. Okay, maybe there is this one double stroller set I’d also love, but really, there are only these three lots that I would need to “complete” my Calico Critter home. So since I had the money in my pocket, that was technically from my christmas gift, (I had decided my laundry can be brought down on a new sleek dolly I recieved from MIL — who needs to spend $40 on a cart thats going to keep breaking!?!), and I went and checked two of the three (or four) sets off of my wish list.
I opened the Kitchen set first, since I already have a semi- living room – I’m actually already considering taking that one back — but we will see. I wouldn’t mind a full set with a long sofa (I’ve only seen the one that matches my set once on eBay and it was $16 and I obviously let it go! — but thats too much for just one couch for me! — for calico critters at least, Lina might deserve more 😉 ).
The one thing I really admire about these toys is the attention to detail. I’m talking every. little. drawer. opens. Look at this hutch.
There was a carpet included in the set, as pictured on the box, it doesn’t fit into the room (of the house I have at least),
but I could see how it would be used if you (or the child,who this is intended for, were playing with it, LOL) were to just set the kitchen on its own, it would work nicely.
There was an oven in the set as well;
I already have one that came with the house as part of the “gift set” furniture.
I like the look of the black one more, it’s sleek and modern! 🙂 But we will have to wait and see which one fits better! The sink included with the set also has incredible details. Right down to the drain pipe.
Even the little drawers open!! Those were the “big peices” which were included. After lots of playing around…
I finally found a method of furniture placement that might work. That is if I choose for this room to even be the kitchen? Hadn’t thought to try another one! Still a little tight! Which is funny, because when I first read a review about the house someone had said that the rooms were a lot smaller than the other homes, (but it was worth it if you got it on sale with the gift set). When I first got it, I thought the rooms were BIG! Because I didn’t have counters, or a hutch…or a double oven…LOL! So I’m assuming in the other houses, the rooms are a lot more deep to accomodate for the furniture sets. But I won’t know about that one, if ever, for a long time!…..
and after all that, I forgot the most important part of any kitchen… the fridge.
Which will most likely end up squished on this wall over by the windows. Leaving the centre open for the kitchen table and chairs….? In my imaginary space that doesn’t exisit (these rooms really are small!!).
There was a super super cute mother and daughter apron set and oven mitt also incuded. (I believe the pink things are napkins?).Mother Ellewood and her daughter were happy to model for us. 🙂 They just want to know when the cookies will arrive!
Lucky for them, the set included all of the goodies; almost everything a critter would need to bake!
There was a lot more little goodies than I was expecting to see for one night. Take a look at all these mini food items!
I had to put a penny beside one picture because I actually cant get over how small everything is. It’s also for those of you who aren’t familiar with these “toys”. When I measure, it does come pretty close (some items) to 1″ scale? So maybe about.com was right about that part! Their furniture is wayy to small for that scale though, I’ll tell you that!
That was all the mini goodness I unravelled for one night! I will be coming back oh so soon to show the living room, that is if I decide I am going to open it! Still not sure about that one yet.
See you soon!