January 30, 2023 1 Comment
This Danish children's story is one we all know well. It is a timeless tale passed on through generations. Although the root of the fairytale remains the same, it has been adapted into films, operas, poems, and TV shows.
Our princess has been through many transformations as well. In welcoming the SS'23 Princess and the Pea design, let's look back on the many different styles of this signature piece from over the years.
The very first rendition was a hand-crafted crocheted doll. The darling princess daydreams and rests on her wooden, six mattress bed. Hidden within the pile of soft mattresses, is one tiny, hand-knit pea.
This charming rendition is one that many collectors know and remember. The Princess and the Pea came with a small book to inspire playtime stories. The book was hand-drawn by our very talented designer, Dorthe Mailil. The princess changes into a pink dress and receives a smiley face instead of pursed lips.
A magnificent fold-away princess room is created to add more dimension to the magical playtime scene. The interior is illustrated with nostalgic wallpaper and a medieval-style chandelier. Princess's tall wooden bed fits perfectly within the room's nook, so a child can safely store the accessories when playtime is over.
Bunny is a fan-favorite for many. Our whimsical princess bunny wore golden slippers and a matching tiara. Bunny had a faux canopy bed which made her room extra elegant. These beautiful designs were developed in 2013 and didn't retire until 2016.
Our Princess and the Pea Mouse was first introduced in Fall 2016. This design takes the creativity of Maileg's popular Mouse in Matchbox to new heights. The beautiful keepsake castle slides open and closed or could be stacked to create a two-story castle! Outside the printed "brick" castle, a small window reveals a handsome illustrated figure waving from the inside. Who could it be, but the prince of our princess' dream-come-true?
Our charming mouse princess receives a new dress and painted her castle to compliment her beige and light pink tones. The princess even got an elegant new crown!
This style is our pinkest version yet! The princess, along with her castle, receive a lively pop of color and adorable new mattress patterns. The crocheted pea is now replaced with a wooden pea, hidden within the mattress.
This is Maileg's first Princess and the Pea with a blue dress making this design a very special collectible. Princess's castle is more of a muted pink creating such a classic feel to this version. The velvet dark rose maTtress withholds the pesky pea she can't seem to get rid of!
Become enchanted with the newest Maileg take on the Princess and the Pea! This princess, received small but beautiful updates from her predecessor. Her rose colored dress has small gold speckles that gives her extra some extra magic. There are 7 eclectic mattress patterns. To make this design even more special, some of the mattress patterns are new to the Maileg world!
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