Classics on Tuesdays – The Fisher Price Chatter Phone

Introduced in 1961, The Chatter Telephone was the ultimate pretend play toy with its ringing rotary dial and its friendly interactive design. Since then, technology has changed quite a bit, but the Chatter Telephone makes children smile just the same way. With eyes that roll up and down, a mouth that chatters, and a dial… 

Read More »

Classics on Tuesdays – The Etch A Sketch


Its bright red frame isn’t showing signs of gray. Its silver-gray drawing surfaces hasn’t lost its shine. Its width still measures a trim of 9 ½ inches… but the Etch A Sketch Magic Screen® is almost 40 years old. It seems like only yesterday when the first Etch A Sketch® toys were produced on July… 

Read More »

Classics on Tuesdays – Mr. Potato Head


Mr. Potato Head was almost little more than a forgotten cereal premium. But history has a way of being kind to the classics. And George Lerner was about to make history! During the World War II era, George Lerner enjoyed success as a well known inventor and designer. Just before 1950, he designed and produced… 

Read More »

Favorites on Friday


We made it to Friday!!! How about you…we survived the ice storm…but is snowmaggedon coming? I suppose only time will tell, but for all you winter sports lovers…the Olympics have finally arrived. Lots of people LOVE the ice skating. Will you be part of “Team Meryl Davis and Charlie White” the US Gold Medal hopefuls in… 

Read More »

Four Fun Toy Finds For February

I can’t help myself. There are so many fun toys out there. Are you looking for something special for a birthday? It is, after all, so easy to shop on Amazon these days… I’m having lots of fun scoping out what is new and different on the toy scene! By the way, if you have… 

Read More »

I’m a Sucker for Handmade Soft Toys…Are You?


Don’t ever mention this to my husband, ok? But I hardly ever have seen a soft cuddly handmade toy – doll, animal, etc. that I can resist. I think it might be a sickness! Have you ever seen the amazing animals that Jane is creating at Hazel Village? NO! Then you must, absolutely must, when… 

Read More »