The bed - Kirsten's 2004 bed is rather plain and seems more like a "doll bed" than other AG beds. But I will not complain because it is a depiction of a historically accurate pioneer trundle! It is painted "Swedish blue" like the colors in the rest of her collection, and decorated with Swedish designs (that are actually decals now, although I think they were originally hand-painted). It is not cumbersome like the other beds and I really like that it does not have to be assembled, which is especially good for children. I never found the wood of the bed to be fragile, but a large chip of the paint came off and had to be repainted. I would also recommend buying the trunk at the same time to make sure the paint color matches as it varies in different years and batches. A
The mattress and pillow - both these pieces are very soft, made of red-striped ticking. The mattress is light and fluffy and fits well down into the bed. The pillow looks very comfortable (unlike Josefina's pillow), and appears large enough to actually accommodate Kirsten's head. Both pieces get an A. Pictures coming soon!
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2009 17:48:27 GMT -5 by Wickfield