Product Type: ELC Doll
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ELC Rosebud House Living Room Set
Member Name: karalouk
ELC Rosebud House Living Room Set
Advantages: Looks nice/Lovely detail/Great quality/Suitable size/Great for imaginative play
Disadvantages: Plant not attached to pot, Cushions can't be attached to seats, no newspapers!
The Rosebud Living Room Set can be found in the Early Learning Centre and Mothercare and is made to go inside the ELC Rosebud Dolls House.
** About the set **
The Rosebud Living Room Set consists of a sofa, 2 chairs, coffee table, 8 cushions, rug, television stand, television, plant pot (with plant), tall lamp and flower pot. There are nine pieces of furniture in total (or 18 if you count the cushions and rug).
The sofa and chairs are made of wood, are white and have heart shapes cut out the back. The sofa fits 2 cushions on the seats, 2 cushions on the back and seats 2-3 Rosebud dolls. Each chair seats 1 Rosebud doll. The Rosebud dolls have bendy legs so they are easily seated. The cushions aren't attached to the chairs or sofa, which allows my child to move them around as she wants to but also means they slip around and often get lost! I would like to see something like a velcro strip to hold them on.
The coffee table is pretty basic - pink and wooden, it is meant to be kept on top of the rug which is round, blue coloured and a fabric material.
The flower pot is quite small but sweet looking. It's wooden, the pot is blue and the flower is pink and attached to the pot. My daughter usually keeps in on the coffee table or television stand. The plant pot is wooden, white and slightly bigger than the flower pot. It has a large (about 3 inches) plant inside of it. The plant looks good in the living room but isn't attached to the pot which means it quite often falls out and gets lost! It would have been better if the plant was attached to the pot.
The television stand is pink and wooden. It's the perfect size for standing the television on (with plenty of space either side on the television). The stand has small compartments underneath for children to pretend they have dvd players and game consoles! The television is wooden and blue coloured. It's very sweet looking, you can tell it's a television - it has a big screen with little buttons at the bottom.
The floor lamp is probably the tallest piece of furniture in the set. It's wooden and has a white shade on the top. It also has a small pull cord to turn the light on and off (which doesn't actually work rather unfortunately!).
** Overall **
The Rosebud Living Room set is really cute and really girly. It is beautifully made and is very good quality. All of the furniture seems sturdy and durable - we've had the set for almost 3 years and it's still in great condition. The set is made mainly from wood and isn't flimsy in the slightest. The pretty pastel colours all match (white/pink/baby blue) and although everything is miniature it isn't too fiddly.
I also love the little details such as the buttons on the television, the cord on the lamp and the hearts carved in to the chairs. There are no very small parts (except maybe for the flower pot) and the furniture is rounded and very smooth (no splinters!). The whole set seems very safe.
The set can be used on any level of the Rosebud house and can be moved around accordingly. My daughter likes to keep her living room set on the bottom floor. The living room 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 Living Room Set is a great addition to the Rosebud Dolls House but would also suit many other large dolls houses. You don't have to use the ELC Rosebud dolls either - my daughter occasionally adds dolls and toys from other sets.
My daughter (who is 5 years old, but got this set when she was 2 years old) has had hours of fun playing with her set, even years on she still plays with it regularly. It really encourages imaginative play and can even help to build social skills.
In my opinion the only thing missing from this set are a couple of little newspapers. I don't think everybody in the Rosebud Living Room Set wants to sit and watch television all of the time, especially not grandma and grandpa!
It comes in a nicely decorated cardboard box with a full list and photo of contents.
The set costs £15.00 which might sound steep to some but in my opinion looks alot nicer and is a lot better quality than many other cheaper versions. Good value for money.
Summary: A lovely little set.
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