If you are ever near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, you absolutely have to make at stop at The Queen’s Treasures and while I have not visited the store yet, I have put it on my list of things I must accomplish this year. Last year we first learned of The Queen’s Treasures and we reviewed quite a few of their products and hosted giveaways so our readers could have the chance to experience the quality of The Queen’s Treasures, too. At Toy Fair this week, I had the chance to meet Joann and her husband, get more insight on their plans for the upcoming year and see more of their products up close.
One of the first displays that caught my eye when I stepped in to their booth at Toy Fair was this too cute for words Gardening set for 18″ dolls. Josefina looks adorable in the Rancho Fiesta Gown and she is ready to plant, water and tend to her garden with the cart and its accessories.
Doesn’t Kit look adorable in her yellow dress that is so appropriate for her era? That is one of the things I really like about The Queen’s Treasures – they are still very focused on the historical accuracy and extending the play of the historical characters we all know so well from American Girl and other historical series books. The vintage 1930s styled wooden desk lid opens and you can get the matching accessories to put in the desk.
In the fall we reviewed The Queen’s Treasures doll trunk that had a built in Murphy bed and I absolutely thought is was the best thing I had seen yet for dolls, until I saw this new doll trunk that opens up to reveal hanging rods for clothes, two drawers for shoes and accessories and a removable Vanity table with a chair and built in mirror. If I had to have only one piece of doll furniture, I think this would be it. If you remove the vanity table, you can store two dolls and their clothes in the trunk and head out to Grandma’s for the night. Joann sent me this piece to review, so stand by for more photos of it along with a more detailed review.
One of the things I regret not getting from American Girl before they retired Felicity and Elizabeth was the cherry wood dining table and chairs. It was just so elegant. Thanks to The Queen’s Treasure, not only can I get the dining table and chairs for my Colonial girls, I can get a china hutch and beautiful tea sets too. These pieces also go well with another retired character – Samantha and Nellie. If you are looking for more elegant, high quality, heirloom like pieces for your dolls, The Queen’s Treasures is definitely the place to look first.
When I was talking with Joann about what kind of pieces she has in development, she indicated that her focus is really going to continue to be on pieces that extend the play and heirloom quality of the historical time periods – for example some of her new pieces are perfect for Cecile and Marie Grace’s collection. I saw the prototype photos and while there is still some tweaking to be done, there are some really nice items in the works.
Be sure to follow The Queen’s Treasures on Facebook as they often run giveaways and offer special discounts for their Facebook fans. Thanks again to Joann for taking time to talk with me and for all the incredibly sweet things you had to say!! I will come visit you this year – promise.