I had really wanted to get up to the American Girl store at Tyson’s Corner (Washington DC) this weekend, but right on the heels of finishing one huge project – the 100 Days of Doll Play – I decided to start another huge project – repainting the whole first floor of our house. What was I thinking??? Anyhow, Madelon was able to get to the DC store this week and has some photos and interesting insight to share as well.

Caroline event at American Girl

Although we didn’t have reservations, the store had an opening and we had a delicious salmon lunch. American Girl had fun cards to embroider. On the back it says that Caroline embroidered a secret map to help her Father escape after he was captured by the British. The fireworks represent the patriotism during the war of 1812.

American Girl Caroline Poster

There was an American Girl historical scavenger hunt you could do and they were giving out this Caroline poster as well.

Caroline display at American Girl DC

One of the Caroline displays at the American Girl Washington DC store.

Caroline Abbott map

This is a close up of Caroline’s embroidered map.

Caroline Abbott basket

Close up of her food basket.

Caroline display at American Girl DC

A great view of her skiff and the food basket.

Caroline Abbott dishes

Caroline’s Birthday Party table setting. Oh, yes, I love this set!

Caroline Abbott dishes

Ooh, a little glimpse of Caroline’s cat, Inkpot, in her Birthday Dress display. It looks like there may be a drawer that pulls out on her table – very smart!!

Thanks so much to Madelon for sending these photos in! I can’t wait to get to the store to see all these goodies up close myself!