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Friday, June 1, 2012

Ma Petite Chaise (No.4)

April Day Creations Plexiglas Chair

April Day Creations, Inc. put out a series of TOMORROW room furniture made of Plexiglas around 1972. There were two Living Room Sets - one set included sofa, club chair and end table, the second set included two side chairs, an end table and coffee table. There was also a Dining Room Set that included a dining table and three dining chairs. The color options were either orange, blue, black, or clear.  Photos demonstrated how to compose a happy color scheme.

The furniture was sold either in sets or in individual boxes.

Instructions were also included for making flowers, candles 
and cushions so little girls could decorate their TOMORROW room. 

My happy color scheme uses the orange living room set.









Harper will NOT be invited to demo ma petite chaise in the future!  ٩(̾•̃̾•̃̾)۶



26 comments:

  1. Lol! Cute photo story! Harper is pretty. I love this set and I have never seen it before.

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    1. Thanks, Georgia. It shows up on eBay every now and then. I've never see it listed by its real name, however, so if looking for it, search for either Lucite chair, Plexiglas chair or acrylic chair. I have the dining room set in clear, and living room pieces in orange, but would really love to find the black set.

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    2. I have had the black living room set since i was a girl. My daughter used it and now we're thinking of giving/lending it to a 5 year old we know. I also have the kitchen set (orange) and an original magazine photo showing all of it in a wooden "Barbie" Town house. My dad & brothers built it for me & got me the furniture instead of giving me the cheap,plastic Barbie Town House I asked for. I had many hours of fun with it.

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    3. How interesting! I've never met anyone who has owned these pieces since childhood. You must have loved them as a child, and very generous of you to consider loaning the set to another child.

      Do you mean a photo of your actual childhood barbie townhouse (built by your dad and brothers) was published in a magazine? Would you be willing to share more information about that story, please. Any chance you could scan the magazine photo to share? I’d adore seeing it and am sure others would also.

      Thanks very much for leaving such a fun post.

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  2. Oh no! I love Harper! Don't do this... unless you want to send her over so she can grumble along with Blaze. :D

    That's some great furniture. The blue set in the promo looks cool, but the orange is just awesome. And how cool is it that the manufacturer includes how to's? I would have loved that as a little girl.

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    1. You are a brave soul to offer to take on Harper along with Blaze. The pair of them together would have me gritting my teeth in no time. ;-)

      I was lucky to get the blue living room set NIB so it came with the manufacturer’s book. It was delightful to look at the photos and read the instructions for multiple accessory projects. I would have loved it as a child, also. My orange set and clear set were used and show quite a bit of wear, which delights me to think of children in 1972 having many happy hours of play (or maybe it was an adult, like me, back in 1972 having many hours of play. LOL).

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  3. Your dolls are so sassy, I love it! But please keep Harper in more demo, she is too adorable.

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    1. Harper thanks you. She promptly stuck her tongue out at me and commenced doing the happy dance.

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  4. WOW! I love the decor, the way you've styled Harper and your photos...so crisp & clear! I agree, I've never seen this furniture set, it's really cool.

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    1. Thanks, India. It was fun to use my Blog as an excuse to pull some of these pieces out to play with. I’m surprised at how timeless they look and wish I could see what other adult players do with theirs.

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  5. I've never seen this furniture either, but I like the look of it. (Although, I agree with Harper that it probably wouldn't be very comfy for a 1:6 scale bottom, lol.)

    The color scheme makes me think of summer fruits and sherberts - cantaloupes and honeydew and orange sorbet with a few raspberries thrown in. And Harper looks so adorable in the scene. Even if it doesn't become "her" room, maybe she could have a nice room of her own. It saddens me to think of her only having a 1:1 scale pillbox for storage. Got my hankie right here. Sniff, sniff.

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    1. I adore your clever description. You make it sound so yummy. I think the color schemes of these pieces must have captivated little girls in the ‘70s.

      Don’t cry for Harper. That little manipulator is making a list of those who have taken pity upon her to use against me later. Would I be ridiculous if I said my word is law? Would anyone believe me? Not Harper, obviously. ;)

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  6. Harper is so much fun. So are those chairs. Gorgeous. So who's apartment is it, may we ask?

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    1. Thanks so much, D. The apartment is a mock up that I hope to restyle for different shoots.

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  7. LOL, I'm going to side with Harper on this one. She wants to live, not just model. And her tushy hurts! The set is perfection even if the chairs are hard.

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    1. Thanks, Muff. Harper is stoked she has your support. LOL

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  8. Just call me late to the party. Vita, I thought you said Roville didn't have a blog and you got here before I did. Too funny. Love the story and the vibrant colors. You know I've been a fan for many years, so I'm looking forward to enjoying your blog as much as I've enjoyed the website.

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    1. So glad you’re here, Vanessa. :D

      Rowena and Buffy had a blast at Danielle and Roderick’s wedding and send their continued best wishes.

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  9. Hello from Spain: I love this show and color of all the furniture. You have great furniture and details. your Harper is very pretty in that dress and jacket in orange. I think she is a Stardoll in a fashionista's body, right? Can you tell me if it is easy to change the head or have to make some adjustments??. Congratulations on this work. I really like your blog because it is inspiring to me. Keep in touch

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    1. Thanks so much, Marta. To change heads, simply heat the neck (protect the hair if using a hairdryer) and it will come off easily.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it.

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  11. Roville, I'm thrilled to see this blog!! My grandmother is the original creator of this doll furniture! Every once in a great while I come across stories about it and really enjoy reading how many children's lives she touched in creating such a wonderful line of furniture!! My grandmother would be absolutely thrilled to see this. Thank you!!

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  12. Hi, I tried to contact you on your website, but it won't work. It tells me there is an error in processing.

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    1. Hi Ronda. Thanks for alerting me. I have been in touch with my site host and they are working to resolve the issue. In the meantime I did a temp fix and it is working (too technical to explain, but yep, I got it going again in a round about way. LOL). Looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards. Ro

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