Maid Aki and the tea set
Thanks to Salica‘s heads up, I managed to get a lovely tea set for my girls!
Had to have Aki transform into Maido chan, especially when I am feeling kinda off colour… I invited her to have some tea with me too ;3
Some details about this tea set, it’s by “Disney Princess and Me”, and apparently it’s not sold world wide in Toys R Us for some reason, guessing copyrights issue?
The LARGE box containing the tea set was a pain to open… there’s no easy opening, I had to use a pen knife to cut the tape all around the corrugated paper box under, then cut some tape around the tabs under a 2nd cardboard under the clear box. Also, the cushioning plastic was very stiff, very hard on the fingers ^^; and pushing out the items make some of the items fly all over the place ^^;;;; so you’ve been warned ^^;
But I guess the end result is nice XD and the box will be dealt with appropriately :P
I recently saw taitan-no san’s lovely cat girl maid post and loved how he had his girls dressed up as neko-mimi (cat ear) maids, ready to serve yummy desserts XD I really wanted the metal(?) tray his girls are using, hopefully I can find it in future ^^;
The tray and items for the Princess and Me tea set are maid of plastic, so they’re rather light, Aki could actually hold onto everything the strong girl… but she has to lean against the wall ^^; (so if you do get a set for your girls, do use a steady stand). The tray looks huge when I show her in full view.
Be careful when handling the tiered cake tray, the bottom half dropped a couple times and the cakes fell on the floor when I held it by the handle :P (oops)
Another thing I like about this set other than it’s light weight, is that it photographs well and looks expensive ^^ I hope to find other type of cakes/pastries for the tiered tray in future :)
After some careful positioning, Aki is able to serve tea for both of us ^o^
After more careful balancing, she’s able to hold the cup and plate as well :3
I intend to add some day photos for this series in time :)
Hope you enjoyed this set of photos as much as I did :3
Had to laugh in agreement at the part talking about the packaging. Maridah’s came yesterday and getting the stuff out was a nightmare, she ended up cutting the packaging with scissors because it felt like the pieces would break trying to pop them out.
I have to say that I’m not in love with the chrome details, which look really fake, and don’t match the painted silver details on the actual pieces. The tops and bottoms come off, and if I can remove the handles, I’m tempted to order another set and repaint it.
Cutting was a good idea! I should have thought of it sooner LOL! I actually don’t mind the chrome effect XD