Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week: Episode 30 (Plus a very special offer!)

Welcome to 2010, everybody! The holidays this year were a wild ride, but here I am on the flip side, ready for more shopping. ;) This week, the first of a new decade, I'm surprisingly focused on favorite toys of the past.

But first, an update/special offer:

Remember back in Episode 22 when I wished my real kitchen was big enough to fit the spectacular Melissa & Doug Deluxe Kitchen Set? Well, my real kitchen hasn't gotten any bigger, but the Melissa & Doug version has gotten even more appealing!

We're pleased to offer FREE DELIVERY to anywhere in the Greater Boston area with the purchase of the Deluxe Kitchen Set (because everyone knows it's practically impossible to drive or park a car in Harvard Square, let alone load it up with a giant box of toy kitchen amazingness). So if you, like me, have ogled this awesome toy in our store but sadly thought to yourself, "oh, but how would I get it home?" then rejoice! With the aid of a magical GPS, we'll bring the kitchen to you!

Now, on to more stuff I want to buy!

Wooden Catch Ball by Toysmith
Located downstairs in the Chapter Book Room

This classic toy is one I was especially fond of as a child--and no wonder, it's stood the test of time for centuries! Descended from the Cup-and-Ball (and it's more difficult cousin, the Bilbo Catcher), this colorful wooden toy is simple, fun, and addicting. It's the sort of thing one could play with for hours (which sometimes is just the sort of thing one's parents want one to do), and we've got 'em!

Jacob's Ladder by Toysmith
Located around the Hut and on the Game Wall

Another centuries-old toy, Jacob's Ladder never gets old. Flipping and flopping this easy toy around is mesmerizing to watch, and holds a thrill of engineering mystery that I have yet to sit down and figure out--how could something that looks so straightforward do that? It never fails to make me smile.

That's it for this episode--see you again soon!


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Katie said...

Thanks very much, Claudia! We have lots of fun doing the blog, but it's really nice to hear that readers enjoy it too!