Monday, April 19, 2010

Finns & Flowers Toy Co. {review + giveaway}



Earth friendly toys? Enter Finns & Flowers!






TJ and Melody, the happy, and incredibly creative couple behind Finns & Flowers, started creating for their 3 children, so trust me, these are definitely safe -- and durable! Their products are locally sourced, even the wool for their felted goodies! Instead of harsh chemicals, they use a mixture of beeswax and jojoba oil or linseed oil to enhance and protect their beautiful creations. Check out the beautiful wood grains! And the vibrant felted wool! Pure and beautiful simplicity!







Aside from being an environmentally friendly company, Finns & Flowers is imagination friendly! Their line of toys is good old back to the basics: blocks, stacking circles, vehicles, and balls -- no batteries needed! Hours upon hours of open-ended play, with millions of possibilities. Take into account the extremely high quality, hand-crafted woodworking, and you've got yourself a toy to last for generations. I'm going to bet you'll want to keep them that long too.







My daughter was beyond thrilled with her farm tractor. The trusty tractor put on many, many miles, had various operators (Dora?) and hauled grass, rocks, and her sister's pacifiers. Little sis gnawed on her hardwood teether (on sale right now!), and for a teething eight month old, it hit the spot! It's now my go-to toy in the car, in church, actually pretty much anywhere! I am totally impressed and would recommend Finns & Flowers to anyone and everyone!



Finns & Flowers is so wonderful to offer a set of three pocket racers to a reader of The Ivy Twines! Yay! Thanks TJ and Melody!! AND, for the lucky readers, 10% when you mention The Ivy Twines at checkout! Awesome deal!!


(aren't you in love? :))


**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**





And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




Earn one additional entry:




  • Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend



Earn TEN additional entries:

  • Make a purchase from Finns & Flowers!! Let them know you came from Ivy Twines!

Your GIVE BACK Entry:



  1. Participate in our Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 3 Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out the weekly challenges, and leave a comment on that post telling us what you did!)


  2. Help the Earth, and enter 5 extra entries here! Wahoo!


Good luck readers and happy shopping at Finns & Flowers! I hope you win!




Giveaway will end May 3rd at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Thanks so much to the fabulous duo of TJ and Melody, for their brilliant toys and beautiful work! And to their kiddos for inspiring them :) We are absolutely in love!!






130 comments:

  1. I hearted the Large Wooden Barn (jkgrocery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  2. I follow via google friend connect jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  3. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  4. What great toys!

    I follow the ivy twines via google friend connect!

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  5. I follow the ivy twines on twitter - @narniamum

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  6. I am a fan of the ivy twines on facebook. Thanks!

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  7. I LOVE the Large Wooden Barn. the farm wagon is also great.

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  8. The farm tractor and wagon is great!
    Thanks for the chance.
    lilprincessbow@gmail.com

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  9. I favorited the farm tractor and wagon!
    lilprincessbow@gmail.com

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  10. follow the Ivy Twines publicly as lilprincessbow
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  11. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/12492934338 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  12. i love the hardwood ring stacker
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  13. I hearted the large wooden barn!

    Ravish30 at aol dot com

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  14. following your blog

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  15. following you on twitter @Ravish30

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  16. fan of yours on facebook

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  17. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/12541979738

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  18. I hearted the hard ring stacker!

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  19. Tweet! http://twitter.com/OnedayatatimeLL/status/12577908247

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  20. Love the small wooden barn. Would be beautiful for Xmas.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'm a follower
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  22. I added the large wooden barn to my etsy faves
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  23. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    thanks for the contest! love these toys!

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  24. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    we compost. #1

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  30. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    I am so excited about this contest! thanks!

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    we compost #1

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  36. Super cute! My baby would love them! Especially the Heart Teether.

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  37. I think the Hardwood Tumbler would make my godson very happy. And I think it would make his mama very happy when he's supposed to be napping to have a quiet toy to put in the bed with him!

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  38. I really like the hardwood tumbler.
    Rhonda
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  39. I follow your blog
    Rhonda
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  40. I'm a fan on facebook
    Rhonda
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  41. Following Ivy Twines on twitter (kimhigueria)

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  42. Love this wooden barn!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/40535162/large-wooden-barn

    added it to my favorites (on etsy: kimhigueria)

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  43. tweet!
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  44. love the Hardwood Cube Blocks!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  45. i marked the Hardwood Cube Blocks as a favorite on etsy!

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  46. i'm a fan on facebook!

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  47. i follow your blog!

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  48. I would love to win this pocket set for my nephews.
    moonbatty at hotmail dot com

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  49. I favorited the felted balls and star wands for my neices. They are pre-teens:) and would love these.

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  50. I do follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend.

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  51. I am a Fan of Ivy Twines on Facebook.

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  52. Thanks for this opportunity! My kids would love these! I favorited the Woodland Gnome (and may buy it later today!). mkhc511@gmail.com

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  53. I became a fan on Facebook. mkhc511@gmail.com

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  54. I know follow as a friend! mkhc511@gmail.com

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  55. love the tractor!

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  56. Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter

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  57. ollow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend

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  58. I would love these for my 15 month old.

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  59. I hearted the tractor and wagon.

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  60. I'm a fan on FB.

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  61. I'm a blog follower!

    Melissa
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  62. I'm a twitter follower! Id SweetStitches

    Melissa
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  63. I really like (and heart-ed) the hardwood ring stacker. My daughter would love that!
    kelly@ questforrealfood.com

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  64. I am a blog follower!
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  65. I love everything, but especially the hardwood tumbler!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  66. I favorited http://www.etsy.com/listing/40535162/large-wooden-barn

    how neat!

    my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  67. now following on twitter as @boosandrawrs

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  68. I like the little wooden barns.

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  69. I love the little wooden barn- would be great for my kid's little plastic animal friends! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  70. I follow! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  71. The wooden barn is darling.. I love wooden toys, they're the best!

    adrianalombard@Hotmail.com

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  72. I like the hardwood ring stacker

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  73. My daughter would love the Felted Star Wand!

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  74. I favorited the Felted Star Wand on Etsy

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  75. I follow your blog publicly

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  76. I am an ivy twines facebook fan

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  77. I participated in the "love our Earth" challenge for week three. Entry #1

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  78. I participated in the "love our Earth" challenge for week three. Entry #2

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  79. I participated in the "love our Earth" challenge for week three. Entry #3

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  80. I participated in the "love our Earth" challenge for week three. Entry #4

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  81. I participated in the "love our Earth" challenge for week three. Entry #5

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  82. would love to win these!

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  83. favorited the teether

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43862977/sale-hardwood-teether-sale

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  84. following on twitter

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  85. I love the felted ball mobile
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  86. I favorited the rainbow necklace
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  87. What a great selection of toys. The barns are great. Thanks for the giveaway.
    maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

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  88. I favorited the Hardwood Cube Blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  89. Not only do I love the giveaway prize...but I love the Felted Rainbow Ball Mobile!!! Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  90. I favorited the Felted rainbow Ball Mobile. I will definitely be ordering it for when I have the next baby.
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  91. Ivy Twines Twitter follower: @bekki1820cb
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  92. GFC follower. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  93. Ivy Twines Facebook fan: Bekki Orr
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  94. Love the hardwood ring stacker.

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  95. I just found your site, so I hope I am doing this right. I have been handing down the boys clothing and if the shirts have stains and can't be handed down, I have been turning them into carry bags by sewing up the bottom and modifying the top.


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  96. I just found your site, so I hope I am doing this right. I have been handing down the boys clothing and if the shirts have stains and can't be handed down, I have been turning them into carry bags by sewing up the bottom and modifying the top.


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  97. I just found your site, so I hope I am doing this right. I have been handing down the boys clothing and if the shirts have stains and can't be handed down, I have been turning them into carry bags by sewing up the bottom and modifying the top.


    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  98. I just found your site, so I hope I am doing this right. I have been handing down the boys clothing and if the shirts have stains and can't be handed down, I have been turning them into carry bags by sewing up the bottom and modifying the top.


    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  99. I just found your site, so I hope I am doing this right. I have been handing down the boys clothing and if the shirts have stains and can't be handed down, I have been turning them into carry bags by sewing up the bottom and modifying the top.


    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  100. My lil man would love these birdson@roadrunner.com

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  101. I follow U publicly on GFC birdson@roadrunner.com

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  102. I follow U on Twitter /Birdson777 birdson@roadrunner.com

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  103. My son has a wooden car that he loves to push all over our house. It's one of his favorite toys right now and I'd love to add these to his stash!

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  104. Following via GFC

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  105. I did the week 3 challenge (1)

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  106. I did the week 3 challenge (2)

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  107. I did the week 3 challenge (3)

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  108. I did the week 3 challenge (4)

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  109. I did the week 3 challenge (5)

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  110. follow
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  111. follow you on twitter - debijot

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  112. lisallen33@yahoo.com Favorite item: the blocks and the felted balls. Love that there are no batteries required and imagination is a must!

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  113. I really like farm tractor and wagon thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  114. So sweet! I love the Large Wooden Barn, too.

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  115. I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect.

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  116. I am a Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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  117. I follow on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

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  118. I also really like the large wooden barn

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  119. Fan of you on facebook
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  120. Giveback entry 1
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