The Juniper Tree


German Bird Tree Puzzle February 19, 2010

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,Wooden Toys — junipertree @ 11:47 am

Beautiful colors, a cool design, German made. Tree stands 9″ high and sells for $38.


Compact Castle Playsets from Germany

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,Wooden Toys — junipertree @ 11:43 am

Yet another great new playset. 2 sizes of castle playsets are available. Endless configurations, and like the dollhouse set below is a puzzle to reassemble when kids finish playing. The larger one (shown below) is 10.5″ wide x 7″ high x  2.75″ deep and is $65. The smaller set is 7″ wide by 5″ high x 2″ deep. It sells for $52.


Doll House & Furniture in One!

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,Wooden Toys — junipertree @ 10:52 am

These are the coolest doll house sets. Doll house & furniture all in one! And a perfect puzzle at cleanup time. $58. Made in Germany. Measures: 6″ tall x 8.5″ wide x 2.75″ deep. Dolls sold separately.


Gift Ideas for a High School Student November 30, 2009

Filed under: Games & Puzzles,High School Students — junipertree @ 10:00 pm

Having trouble finding a unique gift for that creative, intelligent high school student in your life? Here are some ideas from our store:

1. Solid Graphite Pens. The quill shown above is made of solid graphite. I initially thought the line was aesthetically beautiful, but it’s the writing experience that’s really amazing. The San Francisco artist, Agelio Batle’s website describes, “it invites you to access your imagination and discover its infinite possibilities”. We carry several styles and sizes and a pen to test in the store.

2. Gigamic Games: We have a variety of games from this company such as Quarto, Skybridge, Pylos & Quorido. Several of these games have not only won Mensa “Top 5 Games” awards in previous years but they have also won awards in Europe as well. And all are natural wood games.

3. Buddha Boards: we have a Buddha Board by the register in the store and we are on our 3rd shipment of them since school started this year! Beauty in simplicity. Simply draw on the surface with water. The water evaporates leaving you with a clean slate, ready to create all over again! Come in the store & try it & you’ll see why these sell so well.


More eco puzzles & games! November 20, 2009

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,Gifts under $25,Holiday,Wooden Toys — junipertree @ 10:13 am

Check out our newest line of affordable, eco puzzles made from basswood grown in managed forests! Here’s a small sampling of the amazing styles we carry. The dragon is 11″ x 6″ x 1.5″ and is for ages 7+.  The tree balancing game is for 1 to 6 players (ages 6+).  These puzzles & games are in the $15 to $25 range.


Creative, eco-friendly games for all November 14, 2009

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,High School Students,Wooden Toys — junipertree @ 2:52 am

 Check out the variety of new games & toys we’re bringing in for a variety of ages! Many are made of natural & eco- friendly materials such as the Pandabo game pictured below that is made from bamboo. Plenty of options for older students too such as the award winning, wooden Quarto game & the Noble Celts Circular Chess game.

pandabo bamboo balancing gamequartonoble celts circular chess


New Haba Toys Are In! October 30, 2009

Filed under: Eco-friendly Toys,Games & Puzzles,Gifts under $25,Small Gifts — junipertree @ 7:21 pm

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.

Haba Petit Fours set of 9Haba Castle Knights Cooperative GameHaba Bottles in Rack

Haba peas & carrots in tiny tin