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.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

We're Mixing it up | Red, White & Blue Style

In honor of Memorial Day, we're mixing it up...Red, White & Blue Style.

This isn't a traditional weekend sale. It's a little out of the ordinary. Below you will find three coupon codes. Each code can only be used once. If the code doesn't work, it's already been used. Sorry....better luck next time! Three of our customers will have the opportunity to save, save, save! Good Luck!

Our Weekly Sale

Coupon Codes:
Red65 for $65 off of a $100 min order - Congrats to Matthew from PA!
White50 for $50 off of a $100 min order - Way to Go, Amy from WA!
Blue40 for $40 off of a $100 min order - Our last shout out goes to Amy from MS!!
Offer good only on in stock items. Previous orders can not be adjusted.

Click here to start shopping!

Sweet Dreams | Bramble Red Nightlights

Magical Bramble Red Nightlights from White Rabbit England are back in stock. These whimsical lights offer the softest light that will sooth your little one into dreamland.

These beautiful hand painted night lights are decorated with dancing elves and fairies. White Rabbit England nightlights are designed by sisters from England who wanted to recreate the magical nightlight that sat in the center of their bedside table.

A true treasured keepsake! A Classic Tale Tip: Sign the bottom of the nightlight with a permanent pen & leave a sweet message. Your little gift recipient will cherish their nightlight for years to come.

White Rabbit England Night Lights, including the Dewdrop Toadstool Pink Nightlight, Bramble Red, and Rabbit Cottage....always ship free to the Continental US. In addition use the Classic Tale Coupon Code of rabbitsave10 to save 10%.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We're Tootin' Your Horn | Gluten Free Playdough

Cheers to Daily Candy for shoutin' out about non-toxic, child safe playdough made with all natural ingredients....by ItsMadeAtHome, an amazing Etsy Shop.

Want a little bit of Playdough history? Did you know that Playdough was first introduced as a wallpaper cleaner? Appearing in 1956, an off white pliable dough was invented as an alternate form of "modeling clay". In 1965, Mr. McVicker applied for a patent. Little did he know that this clay would someday provide hours of child entertainment...capturing imagination and developing fine motor skills in children all over the world. Remember those card board cans? 1986 brought the new plastic containers sure to keep the brightly colored playdough soft and pliable. And what is it made of? That remains a secret but we know for sure that the recipe includes wheat flour and salt (yup, salt....a taste that left a lifetime impression).

Wheat flour? You got it! And for those kiddos who are allergic to Gluten, playdough is a no, no! For you moms that want an alternative....check out ItsMadeAtHome Gluten Free Playdough. Shouldn't every child be able to engage in Playdough fun?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weekly Special: 1 Hat, 2 Hat, 3 Hat, 4...

Our Weekly Special!
May 15th - May 21st

Daylee Designs Cotton Spring Summer Baby & Toddler Hats. Click here to view the "pretty little" details. Coupon code included.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We're Tootin' Your Horn | Cici Art Factory

Portraits: capture a memory

Toot toot!! Yup...we're tootin' your horn. Our first blog entry sharing fabulous finds. While scouring the web, kid's shows, & magazines, we find amazing products. Items that fit our mission...classics with a twist, with "wow" appeal updated for todays' child.

Introducing Cici Art Factory.... fun & colorful art that will add cheer to any playroom or nursery. Our favorite is Cici Art Factory
's custom portraits. Capture the interest & personality of your own child in whimsical portraits....timeless treasures. More here...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle..My Little Star | Dandy Wishes

In honor of dandelion season and the little hands that carry bouquets of sunshine:

A dandelion is a lovely thing
A gift only a child would bring
Grown where tiny feet can trod,
Symbols of love placed by God.

Too sweet! Yes.. to some dandelions are weeds but to a child they are beautiful flowers. Pick a few, leaving the stems long and tie them together to make a dandelion flower crown. Your child will feel so special showing off their hand made flowered tiara treasure! Shine, Shine, Shine!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BabyLegs Cool! Free Shipping & UPF 50+

All New!
Light weight mesh design with UPF 50+ sunprotection

This new BabyLegs Cool! collection features fun summer past time favorites: sailboats, cherries, butterflies, daisies & more. They're all here at A Classic Tale and will ship to you or a gift recipient with free shipping at checkout. This fantastic new fresh design is made of a light weight mesh and blocks 99.8% UVA & UVB rays.

To celebrate BabyLegs Cool! and honor moms on Mother's Day, A Classic Tale is going to give away a $35 gift certificate. We hope you try out these new BabyLegs Cool! designs but the stores the limit. No limitations....no strings attached.

$35 Gift Certificate Giveaway Drawing May 10th! (closed)

Congrats to Alicia from AZ for winning our $35 Mom's Day Gift Certificate. Happy Shopping!!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle....Squirm!

A sneak peak| Bellflower Textiles Tooth Buddy Pillow!
Several fun printed styles (including a custom pink print) are arriving next week. We'll pair these amazing fun tooth fairy pillows with a special hardcover classic book. Check out the cute tooth pocket made for tooth fairy treasures. In our house, the tooth fairy is almost as "big" as Santa Claus. A great way to help those growing children celebrate changes. I know I was always scared but thrilled when a tooth was loose. Dreams of the tooth fairy made me brave! I have to say though as our classic kids "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle" those little white teeth....I still "squirm" inside!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

From A Mother's Cupboard - Rainbow Layered Finger Jello

A good friend of mine from preschool (yes...preschool..long long time friends) always had yummy Rainbow Layered Finger Jello at her birthday parties. Eye catching and oh so good! The kids love them and a no mess snack for mom :)

Rainbow Layered Finger Jello

Colored Layers:

4 (3 oz) boxes of Jello

4 c boiling water

4 envelopes of Knox Gelatin

White Layers:

1 can Sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 c boiling water

1/2 c cold water

4 envelopes Knox Gelatin

Lightly grease a 9x13 pan. Mix 1 pkg jello with 1 env knox gelatin & 1 c boiling water. Mix til dissolved. Pour into pan, remove any bubbles using a fork and place in fridge on a flat surface. Let set 15 min while mixing white layer.

Put 4 envelopes knox gel in a bowl. Pour 1/2 c cold water over powder and stir, let set. Pour 1 1/2 c boiling water over mixture and whisk. Add 1 can sweetened condensed milk and stir. Pour 1 c of milk mixture over the set jello and refridge for 10-15 min.

Repeat layers as many times as you want. The milk recipe will make 4 layers. If the milk mixture thickens too much while waiting for the jello to set, you can place it in the microwave for a few second until it melts...stir again to smooth out. Cut into rectangles or us cookie cutters to make cute shapes. Have fun & experiment with different colors. Red/White for VDay, Red/Green for Christmas etc