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Beyblades

I should warn you this isn’t a dainty, painted wooden post. It isn’t handmade and it doesn’t come in monochrome or scandi styling. It isn’t even all that current… This is an old, coloured plastic and metal post, slightly dented. These things have been around for years, but having never had an 8 year old boy…

Miga de Pan

Miga de Pan

  This post isn’t really from me, its from Mrs French whose happy-inducing Blissful pages I have been following for a while now. She has an eye for the most delightful delights and wrote about these little chaps by Miga de Pan earlier in the week – I had to take a closer look because…

Wooden Train

Wooden Train

Eichhorn are a German toy maker, established in the 1800’s and they make the loveliest wooden toys. For some reason they seem to be something of a rarity outside the mainland, but they are of superb quality and always painted in bright glossy colours. We were given one of these little trains when our eldest…

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Wood & Rope

A rope swing must surely be one of the simplest and most fun pieces of outdoor kit ever dreamed up by prehistoric child, and yet I can’t remember the last time I saw one in a garden. I found Sky Saddle Swings during an Etsy rummage last night and these lovingly carved seats instantly transported…

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Tin Toys

  What young boy doesn’t crave a London bus in his car box? This iconic pair have been well loved over a decade or two, and would add a Best of British feel to any bedroom. A taster of the vintage tin toys we love so much, just out there for the hunting. Bohemia, Spitalfields…

Severina Kids

Severina Kids

I am no science fiction fanatic but how is it possible to not go a little bit gooey over this cuddly alien? I think it’s the mouth… These otherworldly buddies are part of a gorgeously eclectic collection by Buenos Aires based Severina Kids. They individually hand make all their products using quality recycled and reclaimed…

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Jumpers for Goalposts

I don’t claim to know very much about the game of football, but I do know there was a time when the shorts were longer, the game was slower and the wives still washed the kit. These reproduction leather footballs whisper to us of that era – made from good tough leather, with quality stitching…