Welcome to A Classic Tale Blog. At A Classic Tale, we strive to provide you with classic children's products updated for todays child. We offer you your favorite classics by Babylegs, Pluie Pluie, Daylee Designs, San Diego Hat Co, White Rabbit & more.

Join us in our journey, celebrate with giveaways, be the first to hear about new amazing products, & most of all take time to celebrate the classic kids in our lives.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kaiya Eve is knocking at our door!!!

The Original Pettiskirt...Kaiya Eve will be here tomorrow!

We are so thrilled and honored to be of the select few to offer you the Kaiya Eve Line. Kaiya Eve is in a class of its own. No other pettiskirts can compare. Soft and feminine...some might even refer to them as girly girl!

Kaiya Eve is a beautiful line from infant to junior sizes in an array of styles reminiscent of yesteryear. Vintage designed and in demand worldwide! Timeless...a "tuck away" keepsake. A classic with a twist! Give us a few days to add them to our inventory. Once in stock and ready for purchase...we'll celebrate with A Classic Tale Giveaway!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Made With Love | In The "Spark" Stage

A Crayon Holder by Bellflower Textiles!

Classic with a Twist...updated for today's child? Yep, passes our test! We hope to offer this soon!

So the wheels are churning at A Classic Tale. We're in the "spark" stage. Here's our thoughts. We're always on the look out for fabulous finds. Classic kid items that stop us in our tracks. We thought you could push us in the right direction. Items made with love have been given to children for generations. That special dress, stuffed bear, or bracelet....is treasured for years! With that said....Made With Love will be a category in our store offering you unique hand made kids' products. These items will be tested by our Classic Tale Crew & will have to meet high quality standards. We'll be on the look out for "wow items", classics with a twist that have been updated for today's child. Like I mentioned, we're in the "spark" stage so stay tuned for more details. We'd love to hear your thoughts! Oh and yes we're aware of the new lead law....yes yes yes still in the "spark" stage! Comment below or email madewithlove(at)aclassictale(dot)com.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank You Mama Jen!

That's Mama Jen over at MomAppeal.com!!

Recently a customer of A Classic Tale, Mama Jen purchased one of our Pluie Pluie Polka Dot raincoats for her kiddo. She just sent us a note telling us that she "blogged" about us! Check her post out here.

MomAppeal was born when two mom friends wanted to take their gift for gab, gossip, and style live. MomAppeal is a stamp of approval, a rave review, a “plug” for products, concepts, or people. Rest assured, MomAppeal will keep you in the mommy/daddy/granny/gramps/nanny/kiddo “know”.

Thanks again Mama Jen!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Showers & May Flowers

All eleven Pluie Pluie kids rain boots are now back in stock!! Just in time for any remaining April showers and beautiful May Flowers. We know that we'll have our share of the latter here in the North West.

Our Top Pluie Pluie Prints
  • New Flower
  • Brown Flower
  • Blue Truck
  • Pink Stripe
  • Green Frog (shown)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Green Deals!

In honor of our Mother Earth, A Classic Tale is offering you Green Deals!!

Our eco-friendly brands are 25% off now thru Friday, April 24th.

  • Picaflor Kids - Committed to fair trade practices, made in Peru, & 100% natural fibers made from recycled wood pulp. This line is not only environmentally friendly but adorable, comfortable & soft.
  • Satch & Sol Slippers - For the love of family and earth! These slippers are handmade in Mongolia by a fair trade artisan cooperative. Fun colors & eye catching styles.
Enter the code GREENDEALS at checkout!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle....My Little Star

Warm up your senses with Kool-Aid Playdough!!

It's easy as 1,2,3...ok and maybe 4.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
3 tbsp oil
1 sm pkg Kool-Aid

Combine the above ingredients. Add in 1 cup boiling water. Stir and knead until it forms a soft ball. Store in a sealed bag or storage container. This playdough will stimulate smell and tactile senses, while developing fine motor strength. Get out your cookie cutters and rolling pin and get ready to squish and pound this non-toxic playdough. Let your kiddos shine and show off their sweet smelling creations.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anchors Away, My Dear

Rileyroos are arriving weekly and are shipping Free!

Your little tyke will be hoisting their anchor and sailing away in our new Rileyroos Sandals!

At our customers request....we've been hunting for more great classic styled shoes for little boys (and girls of course). Our classic tale kids have been testing out their Rileyroos and I must say....they're smooth sailing!

Rileyroos design inspiration comes from a combination of European fashion trends and American spirit and casualness. The line is designed to imitate barefoot walking and to protect little feet. The sole of a Rileyroos shoe is flexible and its rubber-padded sole curls above the toes to provide leverage as a child begins crawling. Unlike many heavy or bulky first walking shoes, Rileyroos’ lightweight construction and protective bottoms support a child’s foot as he or she starts walking and provides traction to prevent falls on slippery surfaces.

Seven styles here...many more arriving weekly. Just in Dakota Sporty Sandals, Chessie Fisherman Sandal, Sporty Tiger & Sporty Wahoo. Currently offered up to age 24 months, the Rileyroos brand will soon go up to size 12 youth.

Rileyroos Giveaway- Two chances to win

1) A Dakota (Ocean or Sunset) Sandal FREE with Purchase (closed)
The first person to make a purchase of $20 or more at AClassicTale, note "Anchors Away" at checkout, will receive a Free pair of Sandals.
Congrats to Megan from PA for mentioning "Anchors Away" at checkout! Your free pair of Rileyroos Dakota Sunset sandals are sailing your way!

2)A Rileyroos Sandal of Your Choice! To Enter: Drawing May 5th, 5pm pst (closed)
Remember to leave a comment at the end of this post (help below) to tell us about all your entries.

Drum Roll Please.......Sylvia from Idaho won a free pair of Rileyroos Ocean Sandals. Congrats Congrats! Thanks to those that entered!!

  • 1 Entry - Easiest way to enter. Go to our Rileyroos section & look around. Come back here and share your favorite.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

The Easter Egg
I take an egg
All shiny white
And then I dip
It out of sight.

I leave it there
Within the cup
Then after a minute
I pick it up.

And oh!
It's a lovely
Shade of green!
The prettiest Easter egg
I've ever seen.

One of our favorite classic memories....coloring Easter eggs! Our kiddos went to bed this evening with the tips of their fingers tinted a rainbow of colors. True signs of Easter fun!!

Whatever your belief or tradition, A Classic Tale wishes you wonderful day spent with family, friends & loved ones. Happy Easter!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Richard Scarry Classics - Back in Print

"Its the fun I want to get across." - Richard Scarry

American artist and writer Richard Scarry created more than 300 books that have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Scarry considered himself an entertainer disguised as an educator and few children’s book authors have equaled him in that role. “Everything has an educational value if you look for it,” he once said.“But it’s the fun I want to get across.” And he did, with a wacky gorilla in a bananamobile, a bagpipe-playing pig, a one-legged worm called Lowly, and plenty of things that go crash, smash, and splat in a winningly slapstick style.

Two Richard Scarry Classics are back in print and available at A Classic Tale! Now, a new generation of kids can fall in love with his wonderful stories, colorful art and irresistible characters. Check out the matching Mudpuppy Richard Scarry Puzzles too!

Two Classics Now in Print:
1) Find your ABC's...read more
2) Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon...read more

Just in time for a sweet Easter Gift.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail....

Hopping Down The Bunny Trail.....Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way!!!

Not sure if that's exactly how it goes. But it's how little Miss M sings it. To celebrate this special holiday, A Classic Tale is hoppin' down the trail and hiding easter eggs. Twelve Easter eggs (similar to those pictured here) have been tucked here and there on our Classic Tale site. Find all twelve to enter to win one of three Easter Giveaways: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Mudpuppy Peter Rabbit Floor Puzzle, or a Pluie Pluie Spring Raincoat of your choice.

Three Giveaways : The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Mudpuppy Peter Rabbit Floor Puzzle or a Pluie Pluie Spring Raincoat. (Closed)

To Enter: Drawing April 10th, 5pm
  • 1 Entry - Start hunting here....ask your kids to help! Little Miss M had great fun finding all of her eggs! Email us the egg locations at hunt (at) aclassictale (dot) com.
Check back by daily as we reveal hints to help you out:
1)Think of Spring, Easter, Rabbits, Chickens & where you might prepare your easter eggs!!
2)Every girl needs a dainty pink Easter hat to top off her Easter outfit.
3)This Easter chick would make a jumbo sized peep...start here.
4)This popular game has been played for thousands of years. In 1890, the first round glass piece was created in Germany and later in the US. Look in here.
5)Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies (5 hmmm?) ...hunt here.
6)At night, the lights turn on & this little bunny peeks out of his little house.
7)First produced in wood around 1760 & in cardboard during the 1800's, this educational past time product challenges brain development . Peek in here.
8)The last hunt hint...You'll find me here all weekend. Can you smell the goodies that I'm baking? All decorated up in Easter Pastels...start your hunting here.

Hippity Hoppity....the Easter Bunny was good to Aura, MaryEllen, & Jennifer!!! The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the Mudpuppy Peter Rabbit Floor Puzzle & and an adorable raincoat are headed your way. Happy Easter!!