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A Heart For Home: Etsy Shop Showcase & Giveaway ~ Little Sapling Toys

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Etsy Shop Showcase & Giveaway ~ Little Sapling Toys

Little Sapling Toys is a family business that designs, crafts and tests quality wood toys from their new home in Boise, Idaho. The goals of Little Sapling Toys are to make toys that will be beautiful to look at, fun to play with and cherished for generations.

Little Sapling Toys strives to take care of our environment by using recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging of their toys and by planting a tree for every toys that is sold through their Etsy shop!

Little Sapling Toys crafts beautiful heirloom quality rattles, teethers, and other toys. All of these toys are made from either reclaimed or FSC Certified hardwood. They are then sanded satin-smooth.

Wooden toys, such as those made by Little Sapling Toys are a beautiful and safe alternative to mass-produced plastic toys. These wooden toys do not contain any of the harmful chemicals that are found in plastics and are not finished with chemical paints. Instead, the toys from Little Sapling Toys are safely finished with beeswax or mineral oil. You can even order your toys with no finish at all.

Since we have been trying to find natural teething alternatives for our son Jonathan, we decided that this adorable elephant teether would be a great place to start.

This teether is made out of Maple and is left unfinished. The elephant measures 2.75" from trunk to tail and 2.75" from top to bottom. The 1.25" diameter center hole is the perfect size for little hands to grasp. This safe, quality teething toy is reasonable priced at $12 (plus s & h).

Jonathan's teething toy arrived ready for gift giving, safely nestled in fragrant wood shavings and housed in a 100% recycled (80% post consumer) and recyclable gift box. It was accompanied by a toy information tag.

Jonathan enjoys chomping and slobbering all over this teether. The size seems to be perfect for him and also makes it easy to tote the teether in my purse or the diaper bag when we're out and about.

Here are a few more of our favorite things from Little Sapling Toys (

Click on the photos to view the listing or just browse through the entire shop. There are many beautiful toys to choose from.

If you make a purchase, please let Little Sapling Toys know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

Now for the Giveaway!

Little Sapling Toys has generously offered one of our readers one wooden teething toy of their choice. This would make a great addition to any baby toy collection and would be a wonderful baby shower gift!
There are 14 different animals and 3 different shapes to choose from.

To Enter This Giveaway ~ Leave a SEPARATE Comment for Each

1. Head over to Little Sapling Toys and browse through the shop. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which teether you'd choose if you won this giveaway.

2. Gain an additional entry by placing our button on your blog (include the link in your comment). ~Simply copy the code under the button and paste it into the text box for an Html Gadget on your blog's layout.

3. Subscribe to A Heart For Home (let us know if you've already subscribed).

4. Follow Our Blog (let us know if you already follow).

5. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog or tweet about this giveaway (leave us the link in your comment).

Please leave a separate comment for each entry! That's one with the teething toy you'd like to win, one telling us our button is on your blog (with the link), one telling us you've subscribed, one telling us you've signed up to follow our blog, & one with the link to your blog's advertisement or tweet of this giveaway.

The giveaway will end Monday, July 6th, at 12 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random generator. Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.
This teether works for me!

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Blogger SnoWhite said...

oh - I love the frog grasping and teething toy!

June 23, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger SnoWhite said...

I also am a follower.

June 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Erin Lowmaster said...

I would choose the Elephant Grasping and Teething toy!

June 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow. I love wooden toys. I found you on WFMW and I am totally hearting this on Etsy so I can find them again.
I like the tri color wood blocks. So plain, and perfect for my boys.

June 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are adorable! I would choose the elephant.

June 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

Maple/Walnut wood stacking toy small is great but any of the teethers would be well chewed on!

June 24, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I really like the brontosaurus.

June 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Mission of mamahood said...

I love the elephant or the songbird!

June 24, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Mission of mamahood said...

I follow :)

June 24, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Mission of mamahood said...

I blogged about it:

June 24, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Frugally Yours said...

I have two new grandbabies coming, and would love the songbird and/or the elephant. They look wonderful!

June 24, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger RR said...

I would choose the [Llama Alpaca or Giraffe], I think my little guy would like chewing on its long neck. The elephant is definitely a close contender, though.

June 24, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Frugally Yours said...

I've subscribed and will be following!

June 24, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

These teethers are all cute, but I'd have to choose the hedgehog as my favorite.

June 24, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would choose the elephant.

June 25, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'm a follower!

June 25, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my goodness. That sheep teether is too cute!

June 25, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I think my fave is the frog teether. Although I'm very drawn to the simplicity of the circle one!! It's not as cute, but... there's something very appealing about such a simple classic shape in such beautiful wood.

June 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger KalykoKatt said...

They are all absolutely adorable! I think I like the songbird best, but it's really hard to pick.

June 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I would choose the frog teether. My daughter is expecting and I am going to be getting her some 'frog' neutral gender clothes. This would be a perfect addition!

June 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would choose the songbird - looks so classic!

June 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm a subscriber :-)

June 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm also a follower!

June 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

And your button is on my blog. Thanks for another cool giveaway!

June 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Christy Lee said...

We would choose the giraffe. My little guy is teething and he loves giraffes! Thanks!


June 26, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Christy Lee said...

I'm a subscriber!


June 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Sue D said...

I like the cute sheep!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

June 26, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would choose the sheep or the whale for our cousin's son, due in August. Thank you!

June 27, 2009 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Eos Mom said...

Tough to choose, I'll go with the llama/alpaca/giraffe teether. Thanks!

June 28, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Shasta said...

I would choose the Carimoose! So cute! We have two babies coming in our family soon so this would make a great gift! Great idea too, I wish I had one when my boys were teething!


June 28, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Shasta said...

I'm following you on blogger!

June 28, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Rose Red said...

I love the maple rattles! Such a clever idea and pretty unusual also. What a nice shop!

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

June 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Rose Red said...

Reading by RSS feed on Google Reader.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

June 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Rose Red said...

Following on Blogger. (rubymoon/Ally)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

June 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the frog teether.

June 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Richelle said...

I like the elephant or the brontosaurus.

June 30, 2009 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Elephant looks cute!

June 30, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

I love the llama-so cute!

June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Justina said...

I would give this to my best friend who just had her first baby. =)

June 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Christy Lee said...

I would choose the giraffe. My little guy loves giraffes!

June 30, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the elephant! My little one just started teething so this would be awesome to have around.

June 30, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I would pick the brontasaurus!

steph11279 at yahoo dot com

July 1, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Oh, the brontosaurus is so cute!

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

July 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger JoyFilled said...

I would get the giraffe!

lukeandbryn @

July 2, 2009 at 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I would choose the Carimoose or Moosibou teething toy!

July 2, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I would definitely choose the sheep! I am a sheep person.

July 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I subscribed to your blog.

July 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

This is neat, I never realized you could make a teether out of wood! Shows what I know!

I definitely loved the sheep! Being Christians, we have sheep all over our house to remind us we are new creatures!

Thanks for the chance to win!

truthav1611 (at)

July 3, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I blogged about it here:

Plus I added your link to my wordpress blog.

July 4, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I like the Giraffe

July 21, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

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