To celebrate July 4th today we went out to lunch as a family and then decided to go to the historic district in our town to just wander around. There were lots of street vendors and a festival getting ready to start. We stopped in a few antique stores and then decided it was too hot to walk much more. And then I just had to go into one more store!
Now we have lived in this town for almost 16 years and there is a store in the historic district that I have known existed and never explored… until today! Oh my!! I have been missing out. The Rocking Horse Gallery was full of beautiful dolls and bears from some of the most well known brands like Madame Alexander to individual artists that created dolls just for Rocking Horse.
The only camera I had with me was my iPhone and the lighting was not great, but you can get the idea – shelves and shelves of beautiful Madame Alexander dolls.
Including some of my personal favorites – the Alex dolls and the 21″ Cissy dolls.
The dolls on the second shelf are from the Madame Alexander Tudor and Borgias collection – their outfits are AMAZING!
Rocking Horse also has an entire room full of play dolls from brands like Corolle and Madame Alexander. If you have never held a Corolle doll you really are missing out. They all have the most amazing vanilla scent to them that lasts for YEARS. The girls on the top shelf are from the Les Cheries line and I am extremely in love with the little one wearing the ruffled dress!
The Miss Corolle dolls remind me of the Bitty Twins and are about the same size. In this part of the store there were loads of Gund stuffed animals, too.
How cute is this little Corolle baby doll in her stroller? I just wanted to pick her up and give her a good squeeze!
Look who we spotted – it is our favorite Dance With Me Angelina!!
Rocking Horse even has some Sonja Hartmann Kidz n Cats dolls – this is Jakob, Tara and Marieka. I just think Tara is as cute as can be!
The Rocking Horse Gallery does not have a website, but they are located at 803 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. If you are ever in the area, it is definitely worth a visit!