Posts from the “play spaces” Category

The Wonderful World of Waldorf Toys

Posted on April 28, 2014

Over fifteen years ago, I fell in love with natural toys. At the time my first son was born, it was only natural since I lived in California and was already into natural childbirth, natural clothing, and natural foods. After my son turned one, we moved back to Michigan to be closer to family. There, one of my friends, Leslie, from my natural foods buying club introduced me to the world of Waldorf (she was enrolled in the Waldorf teacher training program). The year was 1999 and we were idealistic new parents, very conscious of health and the environment. When my son was two-year-old, I brought him to Leslie’s Waldorf playgroup, and watching his response to the toys and activities there, I knew the…

Camden Rose Wooden Barn a Classic 2-in-1 Dollhouse

Posted on October 18, 2013

Saddle up the horses and call in the cows!  Palumba is the exclusive seller of a new line of natural wooden farm toys hand-crafted by Camden Rose, the leader in fine wooden toys made in the USA. Hard-working doll families and their animals can eat, play, and sleep happily in the heirloom quality farmhouse barn, the debut piece, modeled after old-fashioned European barns with a second story that functions as a dollhouse. The design for the barn features double doors that swing open wide enough to accommodate toy tractors, a response to requests from our most valued customers: children.  Tiny farmhouse families will be able to eat, play and tend their animals with help from several children at once, since the corral attaches on any side for easy multi-sided…

Wooden Dishes for Kitchen and Playroom — Safe and Beautiful

Posted on April 29, 2013

Wooden plates are a perfect alternative to plastic, melamine, bamboo and paper. Use them for your children’s lunch, or mix and match with porcelain and china at a family meal. Each wooden plate, bowl, fork, spoon and knife is crafted from a single piece of premium hardwood with unique grain and color characteristics that are hand-sanded to a silky smooth finish.  Palumba’s wooden tableware by Camden Rose is conditioned with our Three BEEautiful Bees All Natural Wood Polish, a hand-made nontoxic finish made with organic jojoba oil. Perfect for everyday, special occasions, picnics and outdoor dining, wooden tableware adds natural warmth to your table.  It’s also easy to care for.  Please do not soak wooden dishes, bowls and utensils, nor place in a dishwasher.  Simply hand wash…

Wooden Playstands, Doll Houses, Cars, and Dishes — Fine Natural Toys Made in the USA

Posted on April 22, 2013

Distinctive rounded edges and corners characterize the wooden products for home and playroom crafted by Camden Rose, Palumba’s parent company.  Other woodworkers construct wooden products with straight lines and edges;, but we remove the sharp corners and edges with a radial curve.  This involves extra finishing work and a lot more sanding — but the overall effect is worth the effort.  The gentle edge and corner curves create a softer look and feel – a key element in the Camden Rose style. Camden Rose has long-standing, collaborative relationships with the woodworkers and crafts people who make our products.  We work with one family in the heart of Amish country because they embrace our unique woodworking style and understand our nontoxic glue, finishing and quality requirements.  Each family…