The tree houses have attracted a lot of attention in both the store & on the blog. There are 2 different styles: the tree house cottage & the build your own tree house, which comes in large or small (shown above). Not only are they naturally beautiful but children can rearrange change the tree houses into many different configurations! Tree houses range in price between $88 and $154. Check out the branch furniture sets that go in tree houses (or other doll houses). Furniture sets are between $16 and $32 for either a bedroom set or a living room set- and come in 2 different sizes, for larger or smaller doll or tree houses.
Favorite Gifts Under $15 (Part 2) December 10, 2009
The new palm fiber rattlesnake shown above has been really popular ($14). Several colors of rain sticks shown below. And the cute frog rolling stilts (great for developing balance) are just $13.50!
Favorite Gifts Under $15 (part 1!) November 27, 2009
I’m constantly seeing creative, affordable items in the store that would make great birthday party gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Here’s the first of my list..
1. Doll’s ironing board. It’s about 6″ tall and 8″ long (comes with the iron) for only $12! Perfect height for a 15″ to 18″ Waldorf doll. Danish designed. Only 2 left in stock.
2. Hand painted stainless steel canister set of 3 (play kitchen size). Largest is about 7″ tall. Only $12 for the set of 3! Several in stock.
3. Monkey wooden tick tack toe game. $14. There’s also a cute mermaid version of this set in the store.
4. Create your own puzzle. Puzzle pieces are cut & are ready for your child’s artwork. Measures 10″x 14″! Only $5!
Judith (our store manager) came up with a wonderful gift idea the other day. Give a gift of livestock (such as a flock of geese for $20) to a family through Heifer International in honor of your child this holiday, then give your child a simple wooden animal toy or ornament resembling the animal you donated in their name! Our popular Ostheimer animals above (made in Germany) as well as these cute palm fiber, fair trade animal ornaments would be perfect (below). Palm fiber ornaments are $7.50 each. New Ostheimer shipment just arrived! (prices vary)
If you arent familiar with Heifer International, it’s worth checking out. Heifer gives donated livestock & training to families in developing countries for both food and income. Recipients often share the offspring of gift animals with their communities. Founded in 1944, Heifer has provided millions of families with both food and income. Gifts start at $20. Visit www.heifer.org to learn more.
New Haba Toys Are In! October 30, 2009
Haba toys from Germany have long been a favorite at our store. Check out some of the Haba items that recently arrived. Set of 9 Petit Fours. Haba’s co-operative game shown below (Castle Knights) . The mini tin of peas and carrots. The flower jewelry box.
Come check out the new wooden puzzle boxes! A unique gift $24! Several different styles: wildlife, musical instruments, sports themed boxes. And we just added this company’s beautiful wooden magnets (see the butterfly below) which would make great gifts for the “Sugar Sprite” (that lovely fairy who leaves the children a gift in exchange for some of their Halloween candy). The wooden magnets are $4.75.