Category: family_toys

unique russian matryoshka dolls.

Inga, (burgundy), $25 Oksana (blue), $25 There’s something so enchanting about traditional Matryoshka dolls. I’m rather fond of these soft, limited edition, hand-crafted beauties. Quiet Hours Toys (discovered via Design Mom) is an on-line shop featuring limited-edition, handcrafted children’s items. These sweet one-of-a -kind Matryoshka dolls, by Denise Mollison, are just one example of the many treasures you’ll find there. I think they’d make a lovely gift for a lovely little girl. FYI: Items sell out quickly, as nothing is…
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safe wooden teethers.

Look at these cool teething toys from the etsy shop Little Alouette. They’re made from Maple wood so they’re 100% natural for your baby to chew on, and the teethers are filled with brown rice to keep your little one entertained while they munch. I always gave my babies frozen bagels, which worked great until they bit off chunks of bagels and tried to choke themselves. Wood is better, much better. Maple Waldorf Teether/Rattle. $14. {via littlealouette}. Made with love…
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Cito by Guidecraft

Our playroom, like many,  is a dizzying menagerie of brightly colored plastic. Which is fine, but really, who doesn’t love quality wooden toys for their heft, simple appeal, and environmental soundness? Among M’s most beloved toys are the wooden choo choo train and semi truck that were made for him by a talented relative. I display them proudly. I can only imagine his joy were he to receive one of these super-cool oversized trucks on his upcoming birthday: Cito forklift by…
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Haba Haba Haba

An on-line search to expand M’s beginner set of wooden building blocks, I came across these fantastic sets by Haba, of course. I can’t seem to settle on a favorite!  For your budding architect or engineer:  Roman Coliseum How cool are these?  United States Capitol Also available: Japanese, Middle Eastern, Mayan and Medieval sets, to name a few. Very cool. Via  and Oompa Toys var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));…
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I love the goodies from the Etsy shop Sweet Tweets. Crafty mama Trevlyn Nally has filled her shop with all sorts of lovely creations: Matryoshka Russian dolls, bunnies re-purposed from old sweaters {my favorite}, adorable embroidered t-shirts and more. Everything is just the right price so head over and pick up some goodies. Red Striped Bunny {via Sweet Tweets}. $12. Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Russian Doll. $12.

eco-artware giveaway-a-day!

Remember when I wrote about Eco-Artware here? Well today’s giveaway is the adorable elephant from that article. Each sweater critter from Eco-Artware is handmade from recycled sweaters, so no two are alike, and I dare say your nursery won’t be complete without one. Elephant.{via Eco-Artware}.$22 {sale}. Giveaway Guidelines:1. Leave a comment on this site between now and Midnight Sunday April 13th MDT. Only comment once as repeat comments will be disqualified. 2. A winner will be announced Monday April 14th…
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loveland miscellany giveaway.

It’s about time for another giveaway don’t you think? This one comes to us from LOVELAND miscellany, a fabulous new shop on etsy featuring wonderful things made by the super talented husband and wife team Mike & Alma Loveland. The shop is definitely worth checking out. And because I love you all, I’m giving away a sampling of the shop including: a matted & framed print of ‘Paris Apartments‘&a felt owl toy &a felt flower brooch {so cute!} Lucky, lucky…
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tree by kerri lee giveaway.

I wrote about some of my favorite Tree by Kerri Lee nursery baby goods here, and I’m so excited to be giving away a nursery set for this week’s giveaway. This giveaway includes a vintage style music box & doorknob sign for your nursery. Be sure to leave a comment {telling me which new product from Tree by Kerri Lee you love the most} to be entered into the contest. The contest will run through Tuesday, March 25th {midnight MST}…
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the polkadot platypus.

$28. chocolate polka dot frame.4″x6″ displayelegant baby.{via polkadot platypus}. The Polkadot Platypus is a great shop for moms who are looking for a little bit of everything. You can buy maternity clothes for yourself, stylish threads for the babe in arms, toys, & accessories to decorate the nursery. Head over to their online store yourself to see what all the fuss is about. $45. fruit yellow label kids.{via polkadot platypus}. Hand knit Fruit Rattles include one of each: apple,…
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