Daisy Milkmaid Wedding
by guest blogger Pam Albrycht
I was highly impressed with the doll's wigs, and facial painting. The
quality of the outfits, fit and detailing and accessories is amazing for
the cost. Knickerbocker really outdid themselves. I ended up keeping Milkmaid
Daisy doll and her outfit , and the outfits for Trafalgar Square Daisy
and Autumn Willow and selling the nude Trafalgar Square Daisy and
Willow dolls. I have to limit the number of dolls I keep of each kind,
as I am running out of room, even with the two curios. Daisy is my favorite
of the two dolls. Her skin tone is super and her face paint really enhances
the color of her skin. They did a terrific job on her eyes in particular.
The tiny fake eyelashes add a lot. I took off Daisy's Milkmaid cloak as
I can see her better without it. She is lovely. I will wait a few days
before I put on the other outfits. If they offer a doll later with different
wigs, I think that would be wonderful. I have Daisy Milkmaid # 181 of 1500.
Daisy Milkmaid Wedding has on a body suit in a sheer fabric that is
lace trimmed, her net stockings have a lacy elastic top to hold them up.
Her white cloth shoes are very nicely done and fit perfectly. Her white
net gloves match her stockings. The milk pail is clear plastic, but is
trimmed with beads and stuffed with white rosebuds. The bucket is tied
up nicely with a sheer organza orange ribbon, which matches the sash around
her waist. The bucket is tied onto her wrist with a white ribbon that is
crisscrossed and ties in a bow. There are separate lace flowers that are
sewn onto the lace fabric of the dress. Each flower has orange and silvery
pearl beads in the center. She has on a sheer net underslip with lace trim.
Her earrings are crystal and clear bead drops. The clothing definitely
is the equal or superior to Tonner's Julia. I would say the detailing of
the accessories and costumes exceeds Gene's. The jewelry and shoes
and purses are way better than Gene's.
The only drawback is that the doll's bodies lack definition. However,
since they are going to be clothed, that's no problem. The bodies are nice
and slim and perfect for dressing. The vinyl quality is not as nice as
Gene's or the FM vinyls.
I had no doubt that I would keep Daisy when I saw her-- she didn't have
to grow on me. I could rave on and on, but get a Daisy or a Willow
yourself and some outfits and you'll find out what a nice job Knickerbocker
did on these dolls and clothes. The packaging for the outfits is nicely
done also and is not too large like the Julia outfits.