In my quest to steer my 4 year old twin daughters away from highly plastic and commercialized products – I aways find my way back to Beccijo. She is the shop owner and artist behind The Enchanted Cupboard and I’ve been a big fan of her magical wooden hand-painted toys for years. I’ve hosted her beautiful banner linking to her store for a few months, so please be so kind and click on the top of my site and check out this magical world of a truly different way to produce toys.
This post is supposed to be about fairy tale characters and mermaids, but I’m finding myself already sidetracked. Check out this beautiful new listing that makes me ache for Fall to arrive. It is gorgeous and how I picture Autumn trees:
LOVE it! And in my imagination – this is what I would find when looking out my front door this time of year in my dream home. And as I write this, I realize that this is the magic of The Enchanted Cupboard. The toys from this shop ignite the imagination…which is what toys are supposed to do. Plus the fact they are safe and sustainable with how they are hand crafted, painted, and loved.
My girls received their mermaid toy set from Beccijo in August, but I’ve held off writing about it hoping to give parents a magical idea for early Christmas shopping this year. There are always a few gifts for our children that take time to coordinate and creating a custom listing with Beccijo would be a wonderful gift for under the tree. I was drawn to the mermaids from The Enchanted Cupboard because not only is it impossible to find a non-commercialized (Barbie or Ariel) toy and all little girls go through the phase of loving and believing in mermaids. This is the same for fairies which are the one of Beccijo’s specialty items. Here is a picture of the set Beccijo sent for my girls – including the silk scarf for water and they have spent hours playing with their mermaid dolls and Mama with their beds and sea anemone, setting up the ocean background blocks and ocean wave stacker.
This set of toys also gave me exposure to wooden stackers that I’ve seen quite often online. These puzzle/stacker toys are awesome for free-play, but even my girls at 4 years old have spent hours slotting the pieces together and this Waldorf concept has kept them very happy while setting up their mermaid toys. I also love the classic storybook inspired collections listed with The Enchanted Cupboard. What child doesn’t love the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears or Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs? Of course – they all love these stories. If you’re searching for a magical, heirloom gift, look no further than these classics. My 8 year old would still love to play with this Little Red Riding Hood collection (although it might contain some graphic scenes once the Wood Cutter doll arrived!!). The wolf and Grandma doll are double sided, plus the opening door, and little bed with nightstand? Really – it is too adorable!
You’ll be on Bejjico’s site for awhile – behind every category is another magical series. I leave you with this cake topper. If you understand that making investments into quality items to save yourself a lifetime of purchasing new disposable products every year is worth spending more money – these cake toppers are right up your alley. EEEp! Look at the the wooden cake toppers ~ they come with 10 candle cups and all the wooden goodies to last for many years of party magic. Or you can personalize little people cake toppers for any celebrations or a wedding. The sets are my favorite and just look amazing on top of a cake!
Thank you Beccijo for the hours of magic you’ve brought to myself and my girls. Your store has always been a favorite of mine and I look forward to the magic you continue to produce from an imagination that is very special.