Monday, August 25, 2008

Trucks built for the generations

I love wooden toys, something about the texture of wood and fact that it always seems warm to the touch to me just makes them inviting. Not to mention that though sometimes wooden toys are a bit more expensive they are the most economical toy choice in the end as well built wooden toys last generations and they are timeless so there is no need to upgrade your toys with each child or buy the newest and greatest thing. I actually plan on just packing up Connor's wooden toys when I'm done having children and I will store them somewhere safe until I have my own grandkids and hopefully even my great grand kids.

The only issue with wooden toys is so many of them are made in Europe. Needless to say I was ecstatic when I discovered Maple Landmark. Not only does Maple Landmark make beautiful well built wooden toys but they are right here in the US, Vermont to be exact. Every detail of Maple Landmark toys is made here in the US from the locally grown woods, to their in house production facility, to their local recycling efforts including free sawdust to farmers (Where where they when I had horses?!). Not to mention the fact that nothing is wasted, including using cast offs from other companies as obviously many of the pieces can be made of very small pieces of wood.

I had the worst time trying to decide which of the toys over there were my favorite. In the end I settled on the Montgomery Schoolhouse line as well, we live in Montgomery and I love being able to pick from unfinished pieces and painted pieces that all work together. I ended up getting Connor a Montgomery Schoolhouse Racing Team which if your looking only to add one or two wooden pieces to your collection you get a big bang for your buck with the Racing Team. It includes the carrier truck and two racing cars so its actually three toys. The racing cars are tons of fun on their own and are great for learning to share. The people in the front of the carrier come out and Connor is still a bit too young for the peg people so on our truck I took the people out for now and I'll replace them when he is past the teething stage so no one takes any damage.

Along with the Montgomery Schoolhouse line while your over at Maple Landmark make sure you check out the name trains and the baby rattles. I absolutely love the Name Train line and I absolutely love the cars that are part of the accessory line as well as the animal cars.

Maple Landmark's toys are available for purchase directly on their website!

Maple Landmark was awesome enough to send over an extra racing car so we can share with our readers! One reader will get their own natural finish racing car of their very own!

To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Maple Landmark and tell which toy or game is your favorite other than the ones we mentioned in this post!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end September 15th at midnight!

153 Comments:

mar said...

I love the Yo-Yos. That toy brings back such great childhood memories.

Sandy said...

well, the hobby horse is adorable, and bet that everything else is too, the logs, and abc blocks- alot of detail. I love the ornaments too.

Stephanie said...

my best blocks -- great for creativity!
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Jenn S. said...

My oldest child would enjoy the Mental Aerobics tangram kit.

kygirl said...

Hang-A-Name (6-letter name)would be my pick

Maja said...

NameTrain Car
and Boxed Sets
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Maja said...

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CrazyDaizy said...

Natural ABC Block Set is my favorite toy.

Mia J. said...

Wow, this is the first time I have been number 1. My favorite thing is the Maisy Gardening Puzzle. My daughter and I love reading Maisy books.

Jackie P. said...

I love the clear finish Classic Fire Truck.

I have linked back to you :).Love this blog!

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souldolphindream said...

My son would have so much fun with made by me!box set

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thanks

agordon10 said...

My kids would love the jigsaw puzzles.

Amanda said...

I also totally love the NameTrain cars (the Noah's Ark ones are so cute!) and I love the Noah's Ark puzzle.

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the NameTrains in Pastel.

Hil'Lesha said...

I blogged about the giveaway here.

mverno said...

love the Classic Racing Team Truck for my grandson

Hayley said...

I love the Building Blocks and the Check Board. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Dumaurier said...

I like the Natural ABC Block Set...What a great family heirloom to pass on.

cstironkat said...

Scoots-Police is adorable. I know the boys would like to add it to their cars.

Anonymous said...

I think the Hobby Horse is pretty neat.
-Terra
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LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the hand-painted heart-shaped ornament.

Wehaf said...

I love the "Guess how much I love you" jigsaaw puzzles.

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sweetsue said...

I like the String-A-Lace Jumbo beads, they look like something my two year old granddaughter would love!

miriama said...

I love the classic log truck! My family was in logging for years and that is a cool truck!

kdkdkd said...

Love the wooden jigsaw puzzles and the wooden rattles

Smooshy said...

i like the hobby horse!

The Downtown Boutique said...

Oh wow! I pretty much love any woodworking, and these products are awesome! I actually have a rattle that looks just like the one shown!!! I bought it for my now 14 year old son, when he was a baby, at a shop outside of Joplin, Missouri, at the Belle Starr Historical Town.

Ok, since I have a 21 month old boy, I love the Scoots, Mites, and Midgets! So COOL! I would love to have just about anything on their site. Thanks a lot!!!

FawnGeorge said...

I just love the ABC Blocks. It reminds me of when I was young. I don't think I had any but I played with them at others houses.
Thanks for bringing attention to this toy maker.

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The Mama Hood said...

The Hobby Horse is cute!

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The Mama Hood said...

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The Downtown Boutique said...

I blogged about this giveaway over at The Downtown Boutique, and you are, as ever, on my sidebar.

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Jen Mc said...

We love wooden toys in our house, although we don't have any toys from Maple Landmark yet. I like the Classic Schoolbus the best!

littlelatina said...

I really like the ABC blocks. They can be fun and used for educational fun too!

stephiegal16 said...

The climbing bears toy is my favorite. It's simple, but I know it would keep my kiddos entertained for hours.

LINDALSHOT said...

The climbing bear is cute.

Alexia said...

I really like the bookends...all of them :) I've got tons of kids books that I'm having a heck of a time keeping on the shelf...the train or airplane bookends would make my day!

Anna said...

I like the train station jigsaw puzzle. My little boy loves trains.

silverhartgirl said...

i love the String-A-Lace Jumbo Beads

Michele said...

I like the accessory animal cars for the trains and the climbing bear.....oh, and I also really like the string-a-lace beads!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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reb said...

I like the checkers basic set.

Karen said...

I like the natural ABC set.

Aimee said...

My little guy LOVES trains, so I'd have to say my favorite is the Community Vehicle Train Set. What a great website!!!

Carliss said...

I love the jigsaw puzzles...

Tina said...

I like the mites jeep and the mites sports car.
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ignoramoose said...

Hard to choose, but I'm gonna go with the Climbing Bears as my faves.

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Patricia said...

I would love to have the Hobby Horse for my granddaughter. She is in love with all things horse.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. So many wonderful things to choose from but I love the Clear Finish NameTrains. so adorable and nicely made. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Annemarie said...

Yeah, the tic tac truck. My actual absolute favorite is the racing team truck that you posted here. Awesome!

sunnymum said...

My toddler loves Maisy, so I was surprised to see these Maisy puzzles for the first time. (I thought I had seen everything Maisy-related). They have great products!
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judybrittle said...

I would love the Natural ABC Block Set. Those are wonderful and would last for years. Thank you so much!
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judybrittle said...

i'm subscribed

Katie said...

Clear Finish Classic Fire Truck and the race truck you mentioned are my favorites. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

janetfaye said...

The Town Set looks like it would provide hours of play.

Wow it has everything.

I love the fact that it is made of wood.

Thank you!

janetfaye@gmail.com

janetfaye said...

I blogged your giveaway.

http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/08/trucks-built-for-generations-giveaway.html

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janetfaye said...

I blogged your giveaway.

http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-favorite-movie-of-all-time-no-joke.html

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Anonymous said...

Love the race car, total quality.
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Andrea said...

I think the best blocks look really good!!! Thanks for the chance to win this racing car. my son would love it.

Andrea said...

I have your button on my sidebar. Thanks.

- Marybeth I. said...

personalized wall racks

M.A. said...

Chinese Checkers has always been a favorite.

katy said...

I like the Chinese Checkers game made in wood.

- Marybeth I. said...

you are on my sidebar.

sabb266 said...

I just love the puzzles Noah's Ark is my favorite

Cuddle Cottage said...

I love the little hobby horse, we used to have our 'stick horses' when we were young, not quite as nice though!
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I am subscribed via email.
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Kathleen said...

I really like the BiPlane growth stick. I've been looking for a good quality one for my son's room. Thanks for sharing this find!

Kathleen said...

I'm a subscriber too!
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Millie said...

Ok my sons would love ANYTHING on this site but the fire truck my youngest would love the best! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Millie said...

I have your button on my blog :)

Julie D said...

I love the jigsaw puzzles.

Christy said...

I really like the name trains. This would look so cute in my little boys room. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

yyeres said...

my favorite is Clear Finish Classic Fire Truck

dolls123 said...

I like the Made By Me! Box Set

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Jamie said...

I like the ducky pull along and the traditional wooden blocks!

Anonymous said...

Natural Unfinished Oval Bell Rattle

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gkstratos said...

Love the Trains and the Memory Tiles.
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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Kelly said...

The animal train cars are the cutest! My son would love those.

carol drury said...

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Scoots-Police and the Trains are my favorites

Kandyland29 said...

I love the Christmas ornaments!! watsonkm2578@aol.com

lace said...

The key chain whistle would get a lot of use at our house. The girls love whistles.

Sarah S said...

I love playing Chinese Checkers! That's a cool site.

stampedwithgrace said...

your button is on my blog :)

stampedwithgrace said...

the Color Cube game looks fun!

jbubolz-miller said...

the fire truck- perfect as we expect a little sister so big brother also feels wanted and loved

jbubolz-miller said...

subscribed to feed

jbubolz-miller said...

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Buki Family said...

I love the natural ABC block set. I LOVE wooden toys!

Lo said...

I love the Wooden Railway system! So cute.

bison61 said...

I like the Noah's ark zigsaw puzzle

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Kristie said...

I really like the Countryside Railroad Puzzle.

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Claire said...

The log truck is great!

Megan said...

My daughter would love the hobby horse.

Genevieve P said...

I like the Brain Teasers--Mental Aerobics.

Heather Brandt said...

I also like the building blocks:)

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Heather Brandt said...

I also like the building blocks:)

heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

Alyce said...

The Natural ABC block are beautiful!

Jenny said...

I think the hobby horse would be great for my daughter. She is just getting to the age where she'd probably use it and it'd be SO cute to watch! I love wooden toys, too. They are so much nicer to look at!

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LisaW said...

I love the Vehicle Memory Tile Game. Thanks!

Misty said...

Community Vehicle train set would have to be the one that stuck out since my Chasers loves trains and I am doing a train party for him as I write this! =)

Misty
mistysportraits@sbcglobal.net

Apple said...

The disk rattle would be perfect for my sister's two-week old baby. it will be his first rattle, i hope. :)


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Abby said...

LOVE the mental aerobics! I can see my son and I having a good time trying to figure those out!

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Panjo Kids said...

I love the puzzles. Especially the Busy Highway Puzzle.

Centsible Mommy said...

The name train is really cute as well as vehicle memory tiles.

Thanks,
Jamie

Katie said...

Fun!

I love the Natural ABC Block Set. What a beautiful heirloom toy for my daughter!

Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

katie at dekabyte dot com

vboackle said...

i like the abc set.

cpullum said...

I love the 2-Person Chinese Checkers!!!!
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jennem said...

Mental Aerobics looks fun.
jennem22 at yahoo dot com

wigget said...

i love the Made By Me! Box Set

Anonymous said...

ABC block set

justicecw said...

My son is beginning to understand how to play tic tac toe, so I would pick the cherry tic tac toe set. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

EdwardsRUs said...

We really liked the Tooth Fairy Box. My son got all excited and started jumping up and down and pointing at it when we were browsing through the toys!

Very nice looking products!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Animal Train Cars!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Animal Train Cars!

Aisling said...

The Natural ABC Wood Block Set is a marvelous toy for any child. That's my favorite.

tiffanybeth said...

i am into the tooth fairy box if it is aimed at boys
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ky2here said...

Here's a vote for the classic racing team truck.

paula h said...

I like the Horse Semi-truck.

klp1965 said...

i reaLLY LOVE CHECKERS :)

lorides said...

my daughter loves tic tac toe

Alicia Webster said...

The Bi-Plane Bookends are wonderful and would be something my son would go nuts over.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

newmom8404 said...

I like the schoolbus puzzle.

yellowlabs said...

I love the chinese checkers.

Erma said...

I love the Classic Racing Team Truck for my son.
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arvard said...

My grandson would love the clear finish Classic Fire Truck.

Tipper said...

I like the natural wood block abc set. Simple, but entertaining.

fancyfeet48 said...

Love the wooden jigsaw puzzles and the wooden rattles

Erin said...

I love the My Train Engine and add-on train cars. My daughter is completely obsessed with trains right now and these are so beautifully made.

calgirl said...

I like the 2-Person Chinese Checkers set.

Candie said...

My boys have been obsessing over dominos for the last few months. We will be getting them some for Christmas

dolls123 said...

Fire Truck
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Michelle said...

For me it would be the Chinese Checkers game - memories of grandparents house. For David it would be anything with trains or anything that we could paint.
davidsmommi@knology.net

sharon said...

natural abc blocks and great puzzles

Brenda S. said...

I love the clear finish Classic Fire Truck.

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carissaad said...

I like the Noah's Ark Puzzle.

Thanks!

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carissaad said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Anonymous said...

The Hobby Horse is really cute!
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Becca said...

Quack along pull toy! I had a similar toy when I was little. Plus my daughter loves duckies.

bonobo said...

They make such fabulous things! We have a few local stores that carry their items and I recently purchased one of their rattles as part of a baby shower gift. I love the Hop Along Pull Toy, my kids would go bananas for it!

ssmina said...

I love wooden toys and my son loves anything with wheels! thanks.

maggie0352 said...

Love the Shape Sorter Bench. Thank you for the chance to win. maggie0352@aol.com

Brandy said...

I like the Quack Along Pull Toy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy said...

I'm a subscriber. :)

Gianna said...

I love the Town Set (trains) :)

kananee said...

We like Limberjack!

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kananee said...

I'm a subscriber!

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masonsgranny59 said...

i heart the Natural ABC Block Set is my favorite toy.

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber

donna444444 said...

I like the Quack along pull toy

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