A really fun option came up a few days ago when a member of the AG Dollhouse Forum posted some fabulous pictures of a modern kitchen set-up she'd created for her dolls. Talk about cool! What totally caught my eye (and Mom's) was the most adorable avocado on the cutting board! There was a whole avocado and an avocado cut in half. Wow. We "needed" that. Also occupying a place of prominence on the counter was an adorable blue and white blender -- without the irritating coloured smoothie stuff molded inside. We "needed" that, too. These two adorable things were part of an accessory set for the Our Generation Juice Bar, and Target had a 25%-off special running that day! And we got free shipping! There's no way we could browse through the website without finding something else that we needed, so we ended up ordering the Juice Bar (which also includes the precious avocados), the Juice Bar accessory set and the "Morning on the Move" breakfast accessory set.
- The orange juice cooler from the Juice Bar set works fabulously with the two glasses of orange juice out of the "Morning on the Move" breakfast set. (The large cooler is cheaper plastic than AG, but it's much more original in design than anything available from them at the moment. The glasses of orange juice are as nice as anything from an AG set.)
- The smoothie drinks are so cute! They are quality pieces and nicer than most of the various AG drinks with straws. The lids and straws are removable in these OG pieces (see third photo below) which makes a great opportunity for play or photos. The green smoothie is obviously meant to be some kind of avocado drink -- but for those of us who appreciate the value of a green drink in the morning, this is a cool doll accessory. Now the dolls can have a daily green drink!
- The amazing avocados are just too cute. Nice quality plastic, very solid to feel. Each of the Juice Bar sets came with a pair -- one whole and one sliced in half. The two halves fit together to make a whole (but they don't click together or anything). These are so cute.
- And some of the loose fruit . . . all lovely. The bananas are slightly "squishy" plastic and feel almost realistic. They're a great size and scale for the dolls. The mango is solid hard plastic and also nice scale. The pineapple is smaller in size than the AG pineapples, but it feels very nice and will fit into a kitchen counter scene a bit easier. The lemon is a textured almost hollow plastic. It doesn't feel like the most quality piece, but it really looks real!