Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Toy to Build a Memory

Tevye' mother's cousin is dying. He has always been very fond of her, and she did a great deal for him and his family when he was a child. Every year she sends our daughters money for their birthdays and for Hannukah. This year she sent more than usual. Angel and Star had their own plans, and in any case have their own memories of "Auntie" S. We decided it would be nice to use her gift to Little Cherub to buy her a special toy - something good quality and a little out of the ordinary, something she could use now but would not outgrow too quickly, a keeper that we can tell her came from Auntie S. I have been hunting around on the internet and think I have found something that fits the bill ... this all-in-one house from Myriad Natural Toys, which specialises in Waldorf-style toys and supplies.

This is the description: "Ingenious solid wood play set - house roof and walls make a frame and within is all you need to set up home! 2 benches, table, 2 beds, stools, cushions and coffee tables! An amazing 14 pieces altogether! Will suit our smallest dolls house dolls, woodland elves, pocket gnomes and other small figures. Solid alder wood with natural oil finish. 23 x 16 cm"

What do you think?

8 comments:

Carole in Wales said...

A lovely toy! Thank you for the link ... what a wonderful shop.

Melanie B said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea and a wonderful keepsake.

sixandthecity said...

that is a beautiful choice, something that is also such an interesting design that it will be something to keep into adulthood!

Theresa said...

How clever! I really like it! I may have to figure out how to make one of those myself!

Mary G said...

Forget the kids -- I want one! I love the way the wood looks soft ... I've requested a catalog from that company a week or so ago -- I SO HOPE they ship to the US!

Meredith said...

I agree, it's a lovely choice, and so cute, ditto for me, now I want one too, think the kids will play with me??

C Kinslow said...

Love it! I want one, too. ;-) It fits the bill perfectly!!

Romany said...

It's nice! I love the way everything fits together.

Sounds very Waldorf/Steiner. We used to go to the Christmas Fairs at the local Steiner school and the whole place was littered with elves and gnomes. I felt like I'd been transported to Pre-Christian Bavaria.{g}Or something.