When I walked in to The Queen’s Treasures booth at Toy Fair the first thing I did was get a BIG hug from owner Joann and the second thing I got was GOOSEBUMPS! A set of historical outfits were on display next to a poster explaining that they were made in honor of The Donut Girls from World War I (more on that in a moment). Listening to Joann describe the inspiration and the her intent to use it as the first in a series honoring women who have changed the world seriously gave me goosebumps – I was officially moved. I am so impressed that The Queen’s Treasures has made it a point of furthering the historical play inspiration for all 18″ dolls – and never compromising quality either. These are a few of the reasons I recognized The Queen’s Treasures in my superlatives post. Now onto what’s new at The Queen’s Treasures this year.
This is the display that immediately caught my eye and then gave me goosebumps.
The Queen’s Treasures’ tribute to The Salvation Army and the Donut Girls of World War I (read the full story of the Doughnut Girls here). Ten percent of the selling price of the outfits/collection (yes, there are some cool accessories in the works) will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Research and attention to detail are two of the qualities I have come to expect from The Queen’s Treasures and these outfits do not disappoint!
What a wonderful way to teach girls about an important part of history and give back to the community at the same time. Well done!
A glimpse of another project in the works. This outfit is the beginning of a collection to honor French designer Coco Chanel – who was named one of the top 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
First hand look at the very cool All-in-One Bedroom that will be available later this year. Note – like many of these photos – it is a prototype which means the team is still finalizing colors, patterns and making other tweaks to the set. It will be an investment piece due to the size and construction, but it is fantastic as it can be used for storage, display, and of course, play.
Julie looking grrovy in her fab color block dress in front of the mirror. The All-in-One has a mirror, hanging rod, drawers, desk that converts into a bed and so much more!
Simply remove the desk top, flip the toggle and your doll’s desk turns into a bed!
One of my favorite products to see up close is the new authentic, handcrafted birch bark canoe. This is already listed on The Queen’s Treasures web site. It is handcrafted and signed by Native American Artisans from the Ojibwe Tribe of Northern Minnesota.
Such a fantastic piece that is sturdy enough for play but such a great keepsake piece too. The dress you see in the background is perfect for Kaya and will be available later this year, too.
The Madison Avenue outfit has to be one of my favorites coming out this year. Can I have that jacket in my size please?
More new outfits – LOVE!!!
A closer look at the very sweet 1930’s style party dress – I just love the detail in the fabric.
The white dress is new for the 15″ dolls like Bitty Baby.
The Queen’s Treasures has added a few dresses for the mini dolls too – I’m surprised we haven’t seen anyone else doing that yet.
This Christmas set is just so much fun. The ornaments and accessories come in boxes that can then be used under the tree – brilliant. Then when you put the scene away for the season, you just pack the accessories back in their boxes for safe keeping.
Dance sets and tea sets – it doesn’t get any more girly than this!! The Queen’s Treasures carries an extensive selection of tea sets for grown ups, children and dolls.
I just love The Queen’s Treasures Shoppes! With a simple signage switch out you can have a tea shoppe, cafe, shoe store and any other shop you can dream up! This is solid wood, comes with a wooden old fashioned style cash register and removable signs. While I loved the display set up as the tea shoppe, I just can’t get enough of the awesome doll shoes The Queen’s Treasures makes. They come in boxes and so much detail is put into the design of every pair.
Just one of the beautiful wooden furniture sets they carry. You really can not go wrong with any of their furniture – it is detailed, solid and made to last!
I did not photograph every single display or piece – much of it is already on their web site – but I wanted to highlight the new items and items that really caught my eye.
You can shop The Queen’s Treasures in person at their Stroudsburg, PA store, online at The Queen’s Treasures and through select retailers.