When I first heard that Rebecca was going to have a pink bed, I was skeptical. Then, when I heard it was going to have "gold medallions" on it, I was just confused. I did not need to worry though; AG did not disappoint.
The color of the bed is beautiful. It is not a super bright "princess" pink, but more of an antique pastel pink. It has a "creamy" look to it.
The medallions are very shiny! So shiny that at first I assumed that they had to be plastic. Upon further examination, I realized they are cold to the touch like the metal parts of the bed. I still am not 100% sure what they are made of, but for now I am leaning toward metal. Either way, they are beautiful and VERY impressive.I think they keep the bed from being too juvenile.
The linens are simple and crisp. Defiantly something I think Rebecca would have liked, and possibly even made herself.
The bedframe arrives in three parts: head board, foot board and base. The feet are part of the base.
The head and foot boards snap into plastic-lined holes in the base. It takes a bit of pressure (probably should be done by an adult), but no tools are involved, so assembly is pretty easy. I have not tried separating the pieces, so no comment on that.
The mattress is rather thin, more like Samantha's mattress than Felicity's or Addy's. I think it will sag over time, so I may put a piece of cardboard underneath to support it. It is probably the most disappointing part of the set.
The bedspread is lacy on the top with two delicate ruffles that hang down like a bed skirt. Also very thin.
The bolster and pillow surprised me. The pillow is striped and rectangular. You are supposed to store it in the bolster which is kind of like a fabric-covered paper towel tube with the back cut away (only larger and sturdier). It has embroidery on the top and cotton tassels on each end.
Overall, I highly recommend this bed. It is one of my favorites.
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2009 21:26:28 GMT -5 by chococat
I bought this bed for my DD's birthday. It's a sturdy bed that's easily put together. DD has gotten many hours of play out of this bed, and we are happy with the purchase. I was initially wary of the color, but like Chococat said, it's more of an antique pink than a pepto bismal pink.
Post by bearpicnic on Oct 16, 2011 17:35:11 GMT -5
I have Rebecca's bed and I love it! It is extremely well made, very sturdy, and completely worth the money. The bedding isn't really my style, but I use it as a bed skirt, and have a quilt on top of it. I would suggest you get it.
I just didn't want to spend the money.... not on a "Pink" bed.... it just didn't seem historically correct. Then I found a great deal on ebay, and yes, I purchased Rebecca's bed. We love it. Very "girly" and linens are lovely. Sturdy enough for the grandchildren so it will stay in the doll house.
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Post by gdking1965 on Oct 17, 2011 10:02:38 GMT -5
I love Rebecca's bed. I have seen it in person at AGPNY and feel it is worth the money. I hate gold, but it does not look bad to me on this bed. It is heavy metal and the bedding is so soft. Ihad purchased Samantha's bed for a friend's daughter's Christmas present a few years ago and did not feel it was very good quality. Of all the historical beds that have been made, I like this one and Cécile's the most. Hope this helps.
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2011 10:04:01 GMT -5 by gdking1965
Post by sarahangeline on Mar 7, 2014 15:14:03 GMT -5
I'm a mother that has handed down my PC Samantha collection to my daughter. One of the pieces I kept was her bed and for Christmas I ordered Rebecca's bed to add to the sleepover fun for her dolls. It does go together nicely side by side in fact she scoots them close together and covers them both with a single handmade baby blanket. Rebecca's bed is made from a quality material that's heavy and thick. Sam's is lighter weight and the metal material is a little thinner and bendy. So I have no doubt of Rebecca's heirloom quality! Also, Rebecca's coverlet and pillow have loads of fine detail where Sam's is very simple. The gold and soft pink iron in person is tasteful. The pillow is also striped and looks cute as a throw and doesn't need to be placed in the bolster since it stands up on it's own. AG is announcing the return of Samantha this fall 2014! This bed would be a fine addition to any doll's collection.