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When my mum spotted a wooden dolls house from Early Learning Centre at half price she couldn't stop herself from buying it for my daughter as it reminded her of her childhood dolls house. She put it away and planned to give it to my daughter for Christmas so we both kept our eyes out for bargains on the room sets from the same range.
This bedroom set is part of the Rosebud range sold by Early Learning Centre, it is available to purchase from their stores or online or from Mothercare too. The set retails for around £15 but if you keep an eye out there are often special offers for this range. When I purchased the set it was half price, and I've seen it on sale again since.
Early Learning Centre sell two different types of bedroom sets, either a child's bedroom set that features bunk beds or a normal set that features a double bed, my daughter has the later. The main contents of the set are the bed, two bedside dressers, two lamps, a wardrobe and mirror. These pieces are all wooden and the wood is made and finished to a high standard. The wood is hardwearing and doesn't show any signs of breaking and is sanded down well so there are no traces of any splinters that could harm a child. The set also includes some fabric pieces, two pillows and a duvet and also a small rug for the end of the bed. The bedding is made from a chequered blue and white fabric and has some sort of lining to it as it's quite cushiony. Both the bedding and rug are also made to a high standard with no signs of frayed edges or problems of any kind.
This set fits in perfectly with the rest of the Rosebud range as it has the girly colours that the other sets and main dolls house have. The colours are mainly pinks, white and pale blue. I think ELC have updated the range lately as I've seen pictures of the set in mostly pale pink but now the wardrobe, for example, has a casing in a fuchsia pink colour with white doors and pale blue door handles. I'm not sure why they have updated it but I quite like the fact that brighter colours have been used too as it gives it a bit of an edge.
The sizes of the pieces in the set are in perfect proportion, there are no problems of the bedside table being three times the size of the bed, for example. Each piece is just the right size and matches the size of other Rosebud sets too. When the pieces are in the house they have the right proportion too, with the wardrobe almost being as tall as one of the floors. It really is lifelike just on a smaller scale. The size of the pieces means that my three year old can handle the pieces with no problems at all. I would be a bit wary about giving it to a younger child as the small pieces could definitely pose a choking hazard. My daughter is out of the 'put everything in my mouth' stage but I still like to supervise her playing with it just in case.
My one disappointment of the set is that it doesn't contain any dolls. I would have liked even just one doll to come with it, although my daughter received a separate set of dolls, had she not she wouldn't be able to play with the set. That being said, it's not a huge downside. My daughter loves playing with this set. The wardrobe doors open and my daughter often uses this as a hiding place when the doll family are playing hide and seek, it's also where I normally hide (in a proper one, not dolls house one, obviously!) when we play together, so she is using real life in her imagination. I think my daughter has a career in interior design in the running too as she is always moving her different sets around as they are so easy to move, the bedroom is currently on the top floor so it is quite realistic at the moment but I don't know how long that will last!
I'd definitely recommend this Rosebud bedroom set from Early Learning Centre. Although it is quite pricey at full price, if you find it on sale (which you more than likely will), snap it up as it is definitely worth it. The quality is amazing and all pieces are finished fantastically. The set is realistic and is a perfect addition to the Rosebud dolls house.
I really wanted to get my daughter the ELC Rosebud House but it was deemed too big and too expensive so I decided to just get her some of the dolls and then the furniture sets instead that could be stored in a box as needed. She later got a much smaller dolls house so is now able to play with her dolls in her house. She got his set when she was 22 months.
---About the range:
The Early Learning Centre Rosebud Family Figure Set is part of the Rosebud range available from ELC. All of the range are in the main colours of pink and white making them more suitab le for girls. The range includes the actual Rosebud dolls house, furniture sets for different rooms, dolls families, pet sets and smaller dolls sets.
---About the set:
The bedroom set consists of a wardrobe, double bed, bedding, 2 bedside cabinets, 2 lamps, a rug and a wall mirror. Most of the set is pink and white like the rest of the range, but with a bit of blue in the lamp and the rug. The set comes in a cardboard box with a picture on the front showing all the items set up like they were in a bedroom. It is easy to get the items out and doesn't take very long so you won't have little ones waiting for ages. There is no assembly required so it is just get out of the box and play! The bed coers that come with the bed ar a lovely checked pattern and there is a duvet and then two pillows with little hearts on them.
My daughter was so excited when she saw the box for this and wanted it opened as soon as we got home with it. We took all the pieces out and she proudly carried them to her dolls house. Unfortunately the wardrobe is too big for the house she has so that was relegated to the toy box and the rest was put into her house. She put the dolls in the bed and covered them with the duvet and took great care putting the lamps on the tables in the attic of her house. She spent a lot of time looking in the mirror but as there is no way to fix it other than to glue it/use sticky tabs, then we have left that in the corner of the room. the rug went on one of the floors and she was happy.
She's had the set now for about 3 months and the bed is the part that gets played with the most. She loves putting the dolls to bed and covering them up and it is great to see her imaginative play develop with this set. The wardrobe still doesn't get played with much although occassionally the doll baby gets put in there and I'm not sure why...
I really love this range of toys and if I had the money and the space I would probably buy an awful lot of it. The colours are lovely for my little girl and the quality is excellent and is still in pristine condidtion despite near daily play. However, I probably wouldn't recommend this set as highly as I don't think you get much for your £15 and there are other sets where you get a lot more for your money. I bought this at half price and I think it is well worth that, but I would not have paid full price for it. The fact that it doesn't fit in our dolls house is not an issue as she rarely plays with everything together anyway. I do think that it would have been better though if the mirror had been a free standing one as I don't want to fix it permanently to the walls. (I suppose I could try blu-tac...)
This is a very girly set with the colours and my daughter really enjoys playing with it. As past of a whole set, I would recommend it, but if you are just buying one, I would recommend a different set for a similar price as I don't think this one gives the best value for money. This set is fine for my 2 year old daughter, even though the age range is for 3+ as none of the pieces are that small and I'm happy to let my daughter play with it.
The rosebud bedroom set is perfect for using along with the rosebud dolls house. The quality and detailing on this set is amazing and it really helps to bring role play to life. The double bed is big enough to fit two of the adult dolls in and it even comes complete with pillows and a matching duvet. The cover is removable and so can be placed over the dolls when your little one puts them to bed. My daughter loves tucking her dolls into bed on a night. The set also comes with a two door wardrobe with opening doors. The wardrobe matches the bed perfectly as it is in the same pink and white colour scheme. There are also two matching bedside tables with little blue table lamps and a small blue rug. The set is completed by a pink wall mirror. The quality of these items is great, they arent flimsy or cheaply made and so will last a lifetime. The price of the set is also great considering the quality of the items and it is well worth the fifteen pounds, although we got our bedroom set free as part of the current ELC offer. I would highly reccomend the whole rosebud set it is a great dolls house and the room set are brilliant.
The Rosebud Bedroom Set can be found in the Early Learning Centre and Mothercare and is made to go inside the ELC Rosebud Dolls House.
The Rosebud Bedroom Set consists of 1 bed, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, a wardrobe, a rug, a mirror, 2 pillows and a duvet.
The bed is a double bed which sleeps upto 2 ELC Rosebud dolls. It is white, wooden and has a little headboard attached. 2 Pink and white gingham stuffed pillows are included, with a pink heart sewn onto each. There is also a matching square duvet included which covers the bed and lays easily on top off the ELC Rosebud dolls.
The bedside tables are white, wooden and have a little shelf in the middle. The lamps are blue, white, wooden, are quite small (about an inch tall) and sit on the bedside tables nicely.
The wardrobe is white, wooden and has 2 pink swing open doors. Inside is quite spcaious and has a shelf and a rail to store little goodies. The wardrobe is about 5 inches tall about about 4 inches wide.
The rug is blue and rectangle shaped. It is made from fabric and is quite basic. The mirror is plastic and surrounded by a pink wooden frame. The only downside of the mirror is that there isn't anything to stick it up with - we are currently just using blutak so that the mirror can be moved around.
The Rosebud Bedroom set is really cute and really girlie. It is beautifully made and is very good quality. All of the furniture seems sturdy and durable. The colours all match (white, pink and a bit of baby blue) and although everything is minature it isn't too fiddly.
I also love the little details such as the little pillows, the heart carved into the wardrobe and the little rail inside the wardrobe. There are no small parts (except the wardrobe doorknobs which are secured tightly onto the doors), the furniture is very smooth (no splinters!) and the whole set seems very safe.
The set can be used on any level in the Rosebud house and can be moved around accordingly. My daughter likes to keep her bedroom set in the attic (top floor) although I think the other floors are more suitable as the wardrobe can sometimes obstruct the roof when you put it down (in which case you need to put the wardrobe at the back of the room). The bedroom can be set up in lots of different ways, there isn't a particular way that it should look.
I would say that the Rosebud Bedroom Set is a great addition to the Rosebud Dolls House but would also suit many other large dolls houses. My daughter has had hours of fun playing with her set and putting everybody to bed and getting them dressed! It really encourages imaginative play and can even help to build social skills.
It comes in a nicely decorated cardboard box with a full list and photo of contents.
The set costs £15.00 but ELC currently have a deal on - buy the Rosebud Dolls House (for £110) and get the bedroom set FREE. We were planning to buy the Rosebud Dolls House anyway, so getting the bedroom set for free was a huge bonus. £15 might sound steep to some but in my opinion looks alot nicer than many other cheaper versions.