I just bought Elizabeth's bed on eBay for $100 - an excellent price, I think, given that it's retired and the new beds from AG cost at least that much. And as it was from a collector, it's in nearly mint condition.
Being my first purchase of furniture for an 18" doll I was really shocked how huge it is in person!! It is really a substantial piece of furniture. It seems really well made too, with nice wood, snug joints and lovely, high-quality fabrics.
I am sure that DD9 will have me making custom bedding for it in no time at all, but she loves the canopy (what little girl doesn't want a canopy bed?? lol) and I'm sure she will enjoy it for years to come... this is a piece that looks built to last.
ETA: The mattress is an inch or more shorter than the bed frame itself. With the bedspread on top, it's not really noticeable, but as a perfectionist, this still kind of bothers me, since I can't see any logical reason for it. However I still have to give this piece an A+ since it doesn't bother DD9 a bit, and it's her bed. ~Heather
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2011 17:42:55 GMT -5 by velvethare
Post by velvethare on Oct 21, 2011 16:17:06 GMT -5
I think this is DD9's favorite outfit for her doll. It is just darling! The fabrics are super soft and all the pieces fit on her #53 perfectly. The embroidery is super-cute and I love how soft and plush the slippers are. I like the cropped length on the bottoms. DD also has the girl-sized matching jammies and slippers and they look so cute together.
Post by velvethare on Oct 21, 2011 13:08:51 GMT -5
We purchased #53 for my daughter's birthday on October 8, 2011 and we are quite pleased! We chose her because she is the one that looks most like my daughter (except the brown eyes, my DD's are hazel). She really is a lovely doll! Her factory pigtails didn't stay in very long at our house so the hair straightened out in no time. I will agree with the previous poster, her wig does seem very thin. Also not all of the hairs are the same length, some stick out 1/2" or more below the cut. (not that this bothers DD at all! lol) Ours does not have nearly as much facial coloring as I see in some of the photos here.
I should mention, we do not have a store near us so ours was ordered online.
I will try to post some pictures soon, I'm still figuring out how this forum works.