You cant see it in the photo, but the table top has a kind of teal mosaic design. I'm feeling rather ambivalent about this set. I like elements of it, the chairs in particular, but some parts are so garish and over the top. Maybe if I was a little girl I would think this was the business.
I would rather they bring back the chaise lounges than to see this bedroom set again. It looks so uncomfortable and kinda Disney-ish (not that there's anything wrong with that). And why does she have shoes in the bed? Did elves leave them?
The vanity sink is excellent and I wouldn't even recolor it, but that tub and toilet do nothing for me.
The other Glam sets to be released.
I tell myself that I have to stop viewing these sets as an adult and regard them as a preteen might and then perhaps they would seem more palatable. However, that doesn't hold true when I see Monster High sets.
Image via Mattel
Image via Mattel
Look how awesome! How can Mattel produce such cool sets for Monsters but continue to give Barbie the same contrived mess? The Scaris Cafe was $22.97 at Walmart and rather worth it I'd say. Not that I'd pay that much, of course.
BigLots usually gets the Barbie furniture sets without a doll which bumps the price down to $12.99 and wait for a 20% off sale you'll get it for $10.39. Way more reasonable.
And, on an unrelated note, my closest Walmart is no longer open 24 hours! I was shocked when I saw the sign that hours were now 6am to 12 Midnight. Not all my area Walmarts were open 24/7 as some close at 11pm. For the last 13 years though I have gone to this particular Walmart at 2am to do my shopping - no more. That's a whole lot of work hours gone for staff who needed it. :(