Monday, September 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY - Manzanita Kids!

Every child who comes on board our boat is immediately drawn to our stash of building toys from Manzanita Kids. No explanations needed, they see the basket, grab the pieces, and start creating. The happy hum of busy kids is a beautiful thing. Naia likes her big brother to make things she can sit inside of, and Z likes to create whole towns. As a mom I adore open ended toys that don't tell your kids how to play, instead these toys let your kids and their imagination take charge.

David and Adrienne are the husband and wife team behind Manzanita Kids. This couple designs and builds all of the toys from their home cottage workshop just north of Seattle. You can read all about how they made the change from 9-to-5 office jobs to owning their own business here, it's a very inspiring story.

Let's get down to the toys! The holidays are closer than you think, and these sets make fabulous gifts. Naia's favorite is the modular vehicle.

If it has wheels and goes vroom, she's all over it. It's a truck, it's a submarine, it's an airplane. My girl spends all kinds of time loading animals and gnomes into the vehicle and driving them around. And let me tell you, even though this is not what this toy was intended for... she likes to get in and on it and ride it around. She has put this lovely vehicle through the toddler abuse test and it's passed with flying colors.


Manzanita Kids also has a beautiful line of blocks, puzzles, and stackers. Using a mix of cherry, maple, and walnut the woods are lovely contrasts of dark and light. These alphabet blocks are a gorgeous example.

Manzanita Kids has an Etsy shop that many of you may be familiar with, but they have just opened their own online store as well. In honor of the opening of Manzanita Kids online, David and Adrienne are generously offering one lucky reader here a free modular tree house! (Giveaway only open to USA residents because of shipping.)  This set is beautiful and original and versatile, there are so many different ways your kids can build this tree house.

Just leave a comment here telling us your favorite item from Manzanita Kids online shop. And for an extra entry go "like" their shop's Facebook  page and come back and tell us you did.  Comments will be open until Friday night, September 14.  I'll post a winner Saturday morning from a random drawing.



COMMENTS CLOSED - WE HAVE A WINNER! JESS HOLLAND Please see the CONTACT tab and zap me your mailing address so we can have David and Adrienne send you the beautiful tree house.  Thanks everyone! And be sure to use that coupon code until the end of SEPT.


Plus from now until the end of September you can get 15% your order with the code "fall2012".

Thank you David and Adrienne!


62 comments:

Steph L said...

These toys are gorgeous! We would love to win. My three would have so much fun with these. I love all the modular toys, especially the vehicle. Great giveaway.

Steph L said...

I also liked their fb Page!

Brittany Meyers said...

I love these!! A little set would be perfect for our Isla!! I've also gone over and "liked" their page :). Cool giveaway!

Bethany said...

Oh my, these are such creative toys! My kids would love the treehouse. Thanks for introducing me to this great shop!

Bethany said...

I liked their Facebook page!

NatGeoWannaBe said...

Looking through their products...I'd have to say my...ahem, my daughter's... favorite are the castles. All of them look fun!

And I 'liked' their Facebook page. =)

taliastravelblog said...

I love the owl block set.

Steph SG said...

My son would LOVE these blocks-he is 2 1/2! I like the Tree House set or the Vehicals-sweet and way better to look at than bright colored plastic! :)

KlaraM said...

wow, all of their toys are incredible! The building sets are perfect and would be very nice to win. Thanks for the chance.

Nick C. said...

It's very refreshing to see toys not made out of plastic that foster imagination instead of providing unnecessary sensory overload. Very creative pieces.

Katie Bang said...

My daughter is 21 months and is just starting to play with blocks. These toys are wonderful and I also appreciate the quality of materials as well.

Shanda said...

I love all their modular sets, but I think this treehouse modular set is my favorite! Although, the alphabet puzzle is pretty darn cute also. . . Wow, thanks for this fun giveaway.

Katie Johnson said...

I have already recommended these toys to friends with and soon to have kids! They are not only gorgeous but extremely creative! LOVE these toys!!!

Jeff M said...

These toys are amazing!! My two girls love their tree house and modular wall set!!

Joy said...

How have I never discovered this shop before? I think I'm in love!

kim said...

i love love love the castle towers!

kim said...

like them on FB!

Carly Zaniboni said...

I love all wood toys, wood is forever. I know my 2 little girls would die for the castle - where does the princess obsesh come from??? But personally the rainbow puzzle looks like fun that would be dug out of the toy box over and over again :)

Anonymous said...

I love the architect building walls. The possibilities are endless!

Lori Ann said...

The building walls are amazing. Such fun! Thanks for the chance.

Andrea Porter said...

I love the castle as I know my son Owen's little people and animals would have amazing times in there! A castle is so classic. Also liked their Facebook page. Thanks!

Jenny Halteman said...

Wow - that treehouse is incredible (and the tree puzzle is so creative!) Love it.

Jenny Halteman said...

Also, I "liked" their shop on Facebook.

herent said...

I really like the Modtown Zoo, and School. They would be great for my 4 year old, but my 10 year old was standing beside me and oooing and ahhing.
herent@comcast.net

Rich Moe said...

Great products, and a great success story. Beats the plastic crap the relatives are always giving us!

kiki said...

Love this shop! Love the trucks!

seeknanasi@hotmail.com said...

I really love those blocks. But the modular treehouse is great!

Joy said...

What a fun giveaway! I love it. :) Manzanita Kids really has some beautiful products, but the trucks are just too cute.

Joy said...

I liked the Facebook page too. :)

Amanda said...

Love that tree house!!

Sara said...

wow! these are awesome. I think the modular vehicle and treehouse would be my kids' favorites

Brad Daane said...

Bring it on! Very cool stuff

lgrossman27@yahoo.com said...

I love love LOVE the treehouse! So much fun and such a beautiful look!

Charlotte said...

Was just drooling over their new online store! Love that tree house!

Mel said...

I LOVE the treehouse and my kids would be all over it. They'd also love the dinosaur stomphouse. It all looks so great! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Mel said...

I also liked them on FB.

susannacjoy said...

While iI personally love the simple, sensory-rich beauty of the circular rainbow puzzle, I think I'd have to go with the Modular Castle for the sake of my bigger-by-the-minute lovies. ;) How cool is that?!

Romina said...

Combo Set-Vehicle and Classic Modular Building Walls
justanotherhat at gmail.com

Romina said...

Manzanita Kids FB fan
justanotherhat at gmail.com

lis lawlor said...

The vehicle is their favorite, but the treehouse probably would be if they played with it! Awesome company and giveaway!

monkeymomma said...

My two boys would love these!!

Katrina said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! Both my kids would love these. I really try and encourage imaginative play! My absolute fav would have to be the Combo Set - Castle Towers and Classic Regular Modular Walls

Katrina said...

I like them on facebook now. What amazing stuff....I can't stop browsing their website!

The Salty Dogs said...

OOOH, tough choice. Vehicle or castle for the boy, or LOVE puzzle for me?

monkeymomma said...

Liked on FB

Terri R said...

Love the modular castle walls! I also liked their FB page.

wildwestfam said...

Love the modular tree house!!! Thanks for the chance and the post!

Anonymous said...

I really like the stacking puzzle and the modular vehicle does look pretty nice.

Keep up the great work on the blog.

Dan P.

sleepy headed mom said...

I love all of the modular sets but the tree house is my favorite. I love toys like these that actually encourage imagination.

Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

beyond diapers said...

I like the Treehouse best! Now that we live on a place called Treehouse Farm we'd love an inside treehouse :)

Annette said...

Oh, I love those modular sets but I think the alphabet blocks are my favorite. Thanks for hosting-- if you'd like, feel free to share the giveaway over here on Waldorf Wednesday:
http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/general/waldorf-wednesday-link-up-3/

Colleen said...

My favorite is definitely the modular vehicle set but the treehouse set is wonderful too!

Wendy Z said...

Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway! These are so beautiful we would keep them in our living. If we win.

EJZ said...

I love how whimsical the shape of each piece is. What fun!

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

Their toys are all amazing, but I especially adore the treehouse. It's JUST what I've been dreaming about for my children!

Jess Holland said...

These are beautifully crafted toys that teach while having fun. Wow! We try to Montessori at home because there are not any Montessori schools in our rural community. My son Everett turns 1 in October and I know that any of these toys, especially the modular tree house, would be a favorite for years to come. Thanks for the opportunity! -Jess

Jess Holland said...

We "liked" the facebook page, too!

stephanie said...

What amazingly beautiful toys! thanks for sharing them!

stephanie said...

I liked their Facebook page..

Laura King said...

Beautiful toys. We've been on the hunt for a dollhouse and their treehouse is so much fun. Thank you for the giveaway!

Laura King said...

Liked their FB Page.

straitlet said...

What fun!! Thanks for the giveaway. The treehouse is an ideal toy... fingers crossed!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...