I agree, not worth the $48. The lamp is incredibly top heavy, and falls over with the slightest bump. I wasn't crazy about the patterns on the lampshade, but they ended up growing on me. If you get the lamp to one spot where it is balanced, then it is fine. It lights up, and if I turn it on in the dark, it lights up m y whole room! Its a very good lamp. The phone is OK, I will admit that it is a nice accessory to have sometimes. It can make ringing noises when you push the middle button, and beeping noises when you push the numbers. The notebook is cute, I really like having it. However, the pencil got lost the very day I got it. I adore the nightstand, its really nice to have. The "table space" could be bigger, in my opinion, but its got the smaller space below. The rug is so cute, and soft, but mine has creases in it from it being folded in the box. I got it last year and they still havn't come out. Overall, it is a really nice set, and has some nice things. It does get used alot here, and has great PPV. (Potential Play Value ) Its quality is very good, and I was happy with it when I got it. Hope I helped you!
This set was at the bottom of my want list, and then it disappeared, presumably sold out. I just bought for $35 from the summer sale, and I am so happy I did.
Everything is a good size- for some reason I had imagined the items smaller. I also thought the lamp pattern looked cheesy, and the rug a bit cheap. The doll room that is getting this is already pretty filled, so it all blended seamlessly, and looked cute. I think it is less cheesy in person. I probably would have bought it sooner, had I seen it in person.
My lamp fringe won't hang down, and the rug has major creases. I happen to have my iron out, and plan to steam then right now.
I think this set has a lot of play value, and display value. Austin already has a bed side table, so I plan to just use the accessories in her room. I think the side table will be getting used in the living room, although it is not that formal.