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Mini Wednesday - Finns and Flowers

Natural Kids: Mini Wednesday - Finns and Flowers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mini Wednesday - Finns and Flowers

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Meet Melody and TJ  of  Finns and Flowers  :

Finns & Flowers Toy Co. is a small family business in the beautifully small and rural community of Palermo, Maine. My wife and I are the toymakers and we are endlessly inspired by our three magical children. We believe that children need toys that invite them to be active not only physically, but mentally as well. They need toys that are pleasing to look at and enjoyable to touch. Most of all they need toys that are fun and safe!

We try to accomplish this by using wonderfully dyed wool and different species of wood. We don't paint or stain the wood, but rather let the natural variations in color and grain patterns speak for themselves. We then hand rub each wooden toy with either a mixture of beeswax and jojoba oil, or environmentally and child safe linseed oil to further enhance the beauty and protect the wood.

We buy all of our wool from either local farms or from Peace Fleece, a Maine based company. Our wood comes from small landowners and small sawmills around Maine.

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Anonymous Laura (The Wood Garden) said...

I have been admiring this particular shop since long before I was a member of the Natural Kids team! That tractor I think is especially beautiful--it looks so timeless.

October 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger eidolons said...

I love Finns and Flowers! I bought a large barn from them for my kids for Solstice this year. It's been so very hard not giving it to them yet - it's going to be well loved.

October 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

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