Friday, January 21, 2011

{Giveaway} Shiver Me Timbers Wooden Pirate Ship





Our giveaway this week will have your child or children shouting "Ahoy!" David and Adrienne, proprietors of Manzanita Kids, are offering our fabulous followers the opportunity to win this incredible, handmade wooden pirate ship. *Please note that pirates are sold separately.




"Swab the deck ye blasted pirate! High sea adventure awaits the lucky child who gets this wooden pirate ship. The deck is removable to reveal a secret hiding place for your buried treasure, and the figurehead at the front of the ship will guide the pirates to their buried treasure. The deck with removable mast can act as a raft when the seas turn black and shipwreck the formidable vessel.This sturdy ship is approximately 15" high, 11-1/2" long and 5" wide. It is hand-cut out of hardwood, sanded smooth and left naturally unfinished. The deck bottom is grooved so it locks into the ship. Your ship will be made especially for you, so there may be slight variations from the photographs. The pirates are available separately."


David and Adrienne were kind to send in some questions and answers regarding their background and how Manzanita Kids came to be:


*How did you get started making toys?*

It's a team effort by my wife Adrienne and myself. We started making toys shortly after our son was born almost a year ago. My wife and I both come from a fine art background, which is how we met in school, so we are visual thinkers which helps. We wanted his toy box to have variety and some alternatives to plastic and battery operated devices, in addition we wanted to give him toys that allowed room for his imagination to develop.


*What inspires you?*

Naturally our son is a great inspiration, as I write this he has rediscovered his stash of cardboard boxes and paper. There is something pure about the manner in which he plays and engages the world around him. I believe that our role as toy makers is to stimulate a child's imagination, we are involved at the front end and simply provide a stage, they decide the role it plays.


*What are some of your favorite items in the shop?*

Well, I'm very excited about some of the new toys we are designing at the moment some new puzzles and a table. However, the current toy that I think best meets our goals is the tree fort, it's a simple design that holds endless opportunities.




Tree fort from a distant, magical land (*figures sold separately)


Nesting bunnies Valentine's Day set


**Special Note: Today through Friday, January 28th, Manzanita Kids has generously offered our followers a 10% discount towards any item in their shop. Please use the code: ANDERSRUFF at checkout.

Giveaway Description:


One Pirate Ship (shown below) from Etsy seller Manzanita Kids

*Pirates sold separately



First Way To Enter


• Visit Manzanita Kids on Etsy and leave us a comment (here) telling us your favorite toy!

For Additional Entries* (Not required, but may increase your chance of winning!)

• “Like” Manzanita Kids on Facebook
• “Like” Anders Ruff Custom Designs on Facebook
• Add Manzanita Kids as a favorite on Etsy
• Add Anders Ruff as a favorite on Etsy


{*For each additional entry, please leave a comment below indicating which additional step(s) you completed. We will check if you win!}

Winner will be chosen via random.org, on Friday, January 28th at 1:00 PM ET

Open to US residents only

*Please note: if you win and are a US resident residing abroad, we ask that you cover international shipping fees.


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43 comments:

Megan said...

Wow - all of their toys are beautiful! I really love the Tree Village and the Fairy Princess Circle of Friends. My niece would have the vapors if she saw those fairies!

Megan said...

All right! I've liked Manzanita Kids on Facebook, and I'm selective about what I 'like'. =)

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Kudos to the creative couple behind Manzanita Kids! They have wonderful toys and decorative pieces.

Emily said...

I love love the nesting bunnies valentines day toy!

Emily said...

Also, I liked Manzanita Kids on facebook.

Emily said...

Also, added Manzanita Kids and Ander Ruffs custom to my favorites on Etsy.

coolkids said...

love the nesting bunnies valentine!

coolkids said...

add anders ruff to my favs in etsy.

coolkids said...

added manzanita kids to my favs in etsy

nilla said...

there is so much that i love... tree village, nesting bunnies, witch w/caldron

nilla said...

FB fan of Anders ruff

nilla said...

FB fan of Manzanita Kids

amber said...

I liked the dinosaurs playset.
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amber said...

I like Anders Ruff Custom Designs on FB. (amber w.)
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Wooden Pirate Ship, shiver me timbers!!

Thanks,

sjacks2001@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I like and added Manzanita Kids on Facebook. I already LIKE you. :)

Thanks,

sjacks2001@carolina.rr.com

littleamberfate said...

My favorite is the owl family.

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littleamberfate said...

I "like" Manzanita Kids on FB.
Amber Faith Pilcher

littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

littleamberfate said...

I "like" Anders Ruff Custom Designs on FB.
Amber Faith Pilcher

littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

The tree village is adorable.

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

I like AR on FB

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

made Anders Ruff a fav on etsy

Michelle said...

The tangrams are my fave and I think I'm going to order them. thanks for showing us this etsy shop.

Roshana said...

i like the owl family.....so sweet..

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the tree village with platforms, bridges, and ladders.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful toys, love the Fairy Tale Play set!
Aminnery at eartlink.net

Anonymous said...

'liked' Manzanita kids on FB!
aminnery at eartlink.net

Natalie Jane said...

The owl family is darling!

Natalie Jane said...

Added manzanitakids to favorites.

paisleylane

Natalie Jane said...

Added ANDERSRUFF as a favorite.

Tanya said...

I like that cute little owl family!

DiSailsToo said...

My favorite toy is most definitely the wooden pirate ship. We have quite the collection of pirate ships for our granchildren to play with, and it would be fantastic to be able to add this one to our collection.

DiSailsToo said...

I like Manzanita Kids on Facebook.

DiSailsToo said...

I like Anders Ruff Custom Designs on Facebook.

DiSailsToo said...

I added Manzanita Kids as a favorite on Etsy.

DiSailsToo said...

I added Anders Ruff as a favorite on Etsy.

Dorangela said...

I like Anders Ruff Designs on Facebook!

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Dorangela said...

My favorite Manzanita Kids toy is the pirate ship. We celebrate Gasparilla here in Tampa and both boys love pirate toys! Very cute.

Dorangelam@yahoo.com

Dorangela said...

I added Anders Ruff as one of my Etsy favorites!

Dorangelam@yahoo.com

Dorangela said...

I added Manzanita Kids to my Etsy favorites!

Kari V. said...

Love the pirate ship!! I also like their ogres, nomes and trolls!! What a wonderful shop!

Kari V. said...

I like Anders Ruff on FB!

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