Archive for October, 2012

Welcome Schaefer Hobby Shop to the world of dollhouses

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Throughout the year Real Good Toys is happy to welcome new customers to our family of store front retailers.  It is important that we take a moment to introduce everyone to these great stores and recognize what they have to offer.

Schaefer Hobby Shop in St. Louis, MO

A big Real Good Toys welcome goes out to Schaefer Hobby Shop located in St. Louis, MO at 11659 Gravois Road.  Schaefer’s is a well established Hobby & Craft store specializing in art supplies, kids crafts, trains, RC cars, boats and planes and now Schaefer’s is carrying Real Good Toys dollhouses.

Schaefer Hobby Shop has been serving the St. Louis area for over 60 years with the largest selection of hobbies in the area.  The shop is family owned and operated by Art Jr. & Sherri Schaefer, 3rd generation Schaefers. The gang at Schaefer’s prides themselves on being able to assist their customers with making the perfect selection, no matter what the interest.  How do they do that?  They are involved in many of the hobbies personally and love to share that knowledge and interest with their customers.

Schaefer Hobby Shop is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 8 pm, Saturday, 9am – 6pm and Sunday, 11am – 5pm.  You can reach them at 413-729-7077.  Check their website for upcoming classes and great product videos.

If you find yourself traveling through St. Louis, be sure to stop by and say hi.  Ask to see their Real Good Toys dollhouses.♥

Sharing 40 Years of Miniatures with Real Good Toys

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012


Sharing 40 Years of Miniatures with Real Good Toys

Homemade Cherry Pies!!

Do you enjoy sharing your love of dollhouses and miniatures with others? Sharing 40 Years of Miniatures with Real Good Toys was the workshop given at our Fall Foliage Clearance Sale. Real Good Toys is coming up on our 40th anniversary and Chris Abrams, co-owner of Real Good Toys, combed through our archives of miniature publications to create a packet of mini projects that had been featured in past Nutshell News issues (now Dollhouse Miniatures magazine).  Chris found that these magazines contained a wealth of information and history about the miniature industry. Each magazine contained many timeless, creative mini projects and she picked 15 projects from some of the earliest Nutshell News magazines that seemed still relevant and interesting for any miniaturist. Some of the projects she chose were making baskets from needlepoint canvas, creating stained glass, and making elegant chandeliers, which I think I will try sometime soon.  Chris’ goal was to get folks to pay their love of miniatures forward by sharing these projects with friends and family. Dollhouse Miniatures magazine graciously gave us permission to reproduce these projects to share with everyone. They also gave a door prize of a 1-year subscription to Dollhouse Miniatures magazine. The lucky winner was Diane Suppa of Carmel, NY. Chris gave everyone attending the workshop a miniature cherry pie kit, complete with bottle cap, fimo and red beads. Folks couldn’t wait to get home and “bake” their pies.

We thank everyone who participated in the workshop and attended our Fall Foliage Clearance Sale. We all had a great time meeting and talking with everyone that stopped by. 2013 will be Real Good Toys 40th anniversary.  Stay tuned for more anniversary celebration announcements!!