"While the girl was taking her bath, the queen had her servants make up the bed - in a most unusual fashion. She chose the most fabulous bedchamber with the most beautiful 4 poster bed. Then right in the middle of the bed she placed a tiny, tiny pea-green pea from the royal garden, then on top of the pea she piled one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve feather mattresses."
From "The Princess and the Pea" by Lauren Child, a captivating version of the beautiful fairytale, and the perfect gift to give with this set of dolls bed mattresses. These were made from large fabric scraps and some wadding, and are used daily at our house to retell the classic story of what makes a real princess.