Two big shipments of Maileg toys arrived from Denmark this week, and the shop is overrun (in a good way) with Pixies, Mice and bunnies… These adorable characters are beautifully made, with soft, traditional Danish cottons and sweet expressions. They are just the thing to add a fresh, yet vintage note to your holiday decorating – or to delight the children (both young and old)…
The pixie advent calendars are a treat for the whole family – these oversized characters have twenty-four pockets and tabs where each day, treats may be hidden and tied on with bows to count down the days until Christmas…
On the other end of the size scale, these micro pixies come with little cotton strings so they can help to decorate your tree. They’re soft and full of expression, absolutely perfect to start a collection of ornaments for a young one – or to add a smile to your own Christmas tree! (If you can keep them on there – these rowdy characters love to hop off and go play…)
Meet Louise and Lukas, Selma and Sophus… These two pixie couples are happy hanging out on your mantel, cuddling on your stairs, snuggled up on a branch of your tree, or even lazily lolling around on your Christmas wreath. They’re dressed up in their Christmas best, in true, traditional, Danish style: warm hats & scarves, soft cotton dresses and shirts – even perfect little boiled wool jackets and pants… Perhaps these little pixies have been sent from the North Pole by Santa to keep an eye out in your home for naughty and nice children? One never knows… better behave!
The biggest pixies of all just want to be loved… these funny, leggy creatures are just perfect for cuddling on a big warm comfy chair, (they love to be read to…)
Of course, we mustn’t forget about the mice! A whole bunch of this unruly crowd arrived at the shop this week… we love the new little boys and girls in pajamas and nighties, tucked cosily into their sleeping bags inside of their own little matchboxes… so very smart: – their ‘jammies match their sleeping bags!
Maileg has outdone themselves with these uber-cute little mice: would you believe, newborn mice *twins*, in a sleeping bag, in a matchbox! These tiniest members of the mouse family are wearing striped sleepers, one red & one blue… No wonder they are smiling, they look so cosy!
We are enchanted by the new Angel Mouse… With her petal pink ears, gauzy white dress and translucent cotton wings, all printed with tiny touches of antique gold, she is utterly delightful. Let one of these mice grace your tree, or perhaps be a charming surprise, peeking out of each stocking by your fireplace?
These are the things which make up Christmas wishes….