Friday, April 12, 2013

The Tale of the Beard and the Fox

We're not sure if it's because we own a toy store that we love toys, or because we love toys that we own a toy store. But, every once in a while, we fall in love with a toy and want to share it with the world. This week, it's two toys--both made in Minneapolis by Kate at Oak Tree Arts.

Wooden Mustache and Crinkle Beard Teethers
First, we saw Kate's wooden mustache and crinkle beard teether and thought it was amazing. We've sold her wooden mustaches on a stick for a few years, but these teethers take the idea to a whole new level! Made from maple, walnut or cherry and finished in locally-sourced beeswax, this toy is really two toys in one. The crinkly beard detaches and can be played with separately like baby paper, with little taggies to further pique a baby's curiosity.

So, we were pretty much thinking these were just about the cutest toys we'd ever seen until we saw...

Wooden Fox and Crinkle Tail Teether, Made in Minneapolis

Kate's fox teether! This little fox toy has panache and verve comparable to Sophie herself (gasp!). The fox is made from cherry wood and has a detachable crinkly fabric tail with a cuddle push white tip. Like the beard teethers, she's really two toys in one. Absolutely charming.

We're not sure now which toy we like better, but they both bring us joy to have them in the store. We think you'll love them, too!

Yea mustaches!

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