Archive for September, 2009

Merchant Spotlight: Once Upon a Time, Vienna, VA

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

picture12RGTOnce Upon a Time is a place where you can step back into your childhood, to a time when things were more simple. It’s a place where you can meet new friends, and connect with old ones. Most importantly, this store is a place where you are reminded that you’re never too old to have fun. Once Upon a Time has been in business for 28 years. The building has undergone lots of changes to become what it is today. Once Upon a Time has retained much of the charm of the old building while adding new character of its’ own.  As the business has grown, it has expanded into all the buildings’ nooks and crannies. The former garage area now features a village of finished dollhouses and a vast array of miniatures. (more…)

Real Good Toys Dollhouse Gift Certificates Are Perfect For The Holidays

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Looking to give a dollhouse kit for a gift or maybe a finished dollhouse but don’t know which dollhouse to give?  Why not send a Real Good Toys Gift Certificate so that special person can choose their favorite dollhouse!

Perfect for any occasion, Gift Certificates are available as “E-Gift Cards” or traditional paper certificates and you can choose from increments of $50 – $500.  So, whether you plan ahead or wait until the last moment, it’s easy to make sure your gift arrives on time.  RGT’s E-Gift Card is delivered right to the recipient’s inbox within one business day after your purchase.  Traditional paper gift certificates are sent to the person of your choice directly from our office and will typically arrive in 3-8 business days via USPS.  They are shipped FREE to any address in the USA.  Our catalog will be included for their convenience. (more…)

A Flash from the Past!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

This old wooden dollhouse by Real Good Toys is a beauty.  I love to see what RGT has done in the past and this one is an oldie!!  We aren’t even sure what this fabulous log cabin with furniture was named as it was when John Javna owned Real Good Toys.  At that time, RGT was considered more of a craft shop instead of a premier manufacturer.  Jennifer H.  submitted these photos to us to find out a little bit about the history of this dollhouse.  She said she received it as a Christmas gift in either 1974 or 1975 when she was visiting an aunt in Vermont. (more…)

Dollhouses on Display at the Vermont Welcome Center

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
 The Vermont Welcome Center at Guilford VT is on route 91 in southern VT near Brattleboro.  It’s a lovely facility, a post-and-beam barn with displays of Vermont history, activities, and things of interest.  Real Good Toys was invited to display some of our dollhouses there to show Vermont craftsmanship.

Roadtrip!  I packed the van with two tables and four houses (a puzzle all by itself) and headed out with my daughter Charlotte for Guilford.   It was a beautiful late summer day, hardly a cloud in the sky and no traffic heading South.  In a couple of hours, we arrived  and we made connections with the Visitor Center Staff (we had to go into Massachusetts and turn around to get to the Welcome Center from the North-bound lane).  (more…)