Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mattel Fashionista Ryan Shows Marx Sindy Breakfront, Place Setting

Fashionista Ryan shows the Marx Sindy Breakfront from 1978.






















































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16 comments:

Muff said...

What a fine looking detailed piece!

LOL, whenever I go out to eat with my family I always "set the table" before I begin eating and they poke fun at me. "It's just Red Lobster, not the Four Seasons!"

And ugh, Google made me watch a 15 second commercial before it would continue to your blog.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great furniture. I had not seen before. Fabulous. Keep in touch.

jSarie said...

That's a great piece of furniture - there's so much detail on it, it's a nice neutral colour, and it's complete!

Did you have to repair it, or did you find in such great condition?

I love that all those pieces exist to pull off the place setting as well!

Brini said...

Great china cabinet. Looks likes my mothers! It seems to be in great shape too. The place sitting is nice.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff, Marta, jSarie, and Brini.

@Muff - the butter in the butter dish used to slay me, lol. When I was young, I used to eat like that. Today, I eat sandwiches or use a fork or a spoon. It is so cool to see people using - no, wielding - a knife.

Google giving commercials on my spot? LOL, guess they have to get their ounce of flesh ;-) I'm curious though - what kind of commercials?

@Marta - if you should have a nice chunk of spare time, check the Sindy Museum for even more Sindy furnishing, outfits, etc. Sindy did have a world to share ;-)

@jSarie - Marx did an outstanding job. The original stuff from Pedigree was incredible, too. If you don't mind spending a chunk of time browsing doll furniture online, I recommend you check the link I left for Marta for the Sindy Museum. And the thing about it is that this was basic doll furniture, not overpriced miniature "pieces."

I did not have to repair it; that is the condition it maintained since I bought it new in/around 1978-1980.

There was an oval platter and a silver tray that I have somewhere here. Most of those setting pieces came with the separately sold table and chairs. (I have them someplace also.) This furniture was so well made, it is almost as if I just opened the box. The only age-problems are that there are some yellowy brown marks possibly due to the age of either the plastic or the glue/whatever that was used to keep the pieces together.

This Sindy series had lovely accessories. And they were proper scale - none of that minimizing stuff. I'm so glad that I invested in them as a teenager.

@Brini - my Mom had one similar, too. And my Grandma, did, too. It was well-made and well-cared for ;-)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I have the breakfront, one full set of silverware including butter dish and butter, and an assortment of extra silverware and dishes. I had to acquire mine on eBay, however. I would like to paint mine, as well as the dining table and chairs that I have, and may actually get around to that this summer!

You were very prescient indeed to pick up Sindy items when they were available in stores!

Muff said...

I think it was a cellular service commercial, but it didn't happen again when I just came back.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

That's a very nice piece of furniture. It does look like the china cabinet we had growing up.

Cindi Mortensen said...

That's a great piece! Kinda reminds me of a French Provincial dresser I had as a kid. And the table setting is adorable. :-)

D7ana said...

Hi Barb the Evil Genius, Muff, RoxanneRoxanne, and Cindi Mortensen!

@BtEG - yay you, got the Sindy breakfront and the matching table and chairs. Cool. Don't you just LOVE that butter in the butter dish? I had thought about repainting the set, but I have not got around to that. Do share on your blog if you do paint it.

@Muff - whew! I'm glad that the commercial isn't a permanent fixture. Sigh. Thanks for letting me know about it.

@Roxanne - I agree with you; Marx/Pedigree did great jobs.

@Cindi Mortensen - yes, this is one of my favorite doll furniture sets. I used to want a French Provincial bedroom set for years as a teen.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

I just wanted to let you know that while on your blog, I was taken to a totally different page with "A Message from Our Sponsor" at the top. A video ad was playing. There was wording about opting out at the bottom. I have no idea what was being advertised, I just closed the page.

D7ana said...

Thanks for letting me know this, Roxanne! When Muff mentioned the ad, I thought it was something Blogger did. Now I wonder if someone might have hi-jacked the site.

I am going to access it at a public computer to see if I get any odd videos. Then I'll contact Blogger. They should be made aware of this problem.

Big thanks. XOXO

Vanessa said...

I've always enjoyed seeing this Sindy piece. I never knew it was two separate pieces. That's a nice added detail that makes it more realistic.

D7ana said...

Hi Vanessa! Glad you enjoyed seeing this one. The two pieces actually makes it a stronger unit. Fits together like a dream. The two side "glass" panels have a "honeycomb" pattern. It's one of my favorites for detail, class, realism ;-)

ChampagneBarbie said...

I think I've become more of a doll furniture collector than dolls in the last year or so. I really like this uni, especially since its a vintage piece.
Christine

D7ana said...

Hi ChampagneBarbie!

Thanks for stopping by, Christine! Doll furniture really enhances a doll collection. Not saying that you can't have dolls without these props, but it is much more fun to see them in miniature settings.

To see more Sindy furniture, do click on Our Sindy Museum. Make sure that you have time to spare though: there are so many wonderful photos there.