Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fairy Tale Village - from Magic Cabin

Last week, I was playing blocks with Arielle. We were building our city and talking about our favorite subject, toys, when Arielle said "What I'd really like is the fairytale blocks from the catalog."

I wondered if she'd been reading my mind. Those blocks were actually on their way to us for a review.

Magic Cabin's Fairy Tale Village ($99.00)

So, I didn't say anything.

When they came, Arielle was playing upstairs. I unpacked the blocks and put them on the playroom floor. This is a very surprised and very happy little girl.

She ran upstairs and got dressed, so she could play.

Arielle used small dolls from Etsy to play. Magic Cabin's mini fairies ($39.98) would be absolutely perfect, too. And, the size would work well for dollhouse dolls.

I took lots of close-ups so you can see the detail on these blocks and the absolutely Seuss-ical buildings that Arielle made. I definitely think this is a case where my words aren't adequate.

Dr. Seuss, right?

Arielle's quote "These blocks are the funnest because they make fairy houses."

The blocks are handmade in Germany by Grimm's Spiel und Holz Design. The blocks are solid wood and they are dyed with non-toxic, water-based dyes. The quality and detail is amazing. They are perfect for fairy tale play. They don't only make fairy houses; the abstract shapes are very versatile and can be used as furniture or trees or rocks. These are the blocks I would have wanted when I was a little girl.

These blocks are large enough for young children, but the unusual shapes make them fun for older kids as well. I think the colors and designs will appeal to girls. Still, they aren't too girly to be shared with brothers. And, they look beautiful on top of a dresser or shelf when not in use.

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Thank you once again, Magic Cabin, for sharing such wonderful toys with us!

1 comment:

My Boaz's Ruth said...

*wry* The price tags on your last few posts reminds me why I'm not steadfast on no plastic, no electronics, etc.

You don't find this kind of toys at thrift stores/Craigslist/etc. You can stretch a tiny Christmas budget quite far if you are willing to buy stuff used -- but in order to do that you have to be willing to have in your house the kind of stuff you're likely to find used.