Wednesday, August 24, 2011
You don't need a specialized "toy basket" or "toy crate" to store the toys — any appropriately-sized container that's also child-safe would work fine. But let's look at some of the products marketed for toys — because some of them are delightful, and because they may also give you ideas about other ways to store the toys. (For toy boxes and chests — the lidded type — see yesterday's post.)
Let's start with the storage bins from 3 Sprouts — the same company that makes the cute wall-mounted organizers I mentioned recently.
This toy basket comes from Lilliputiens in Belgium; you can buy it at Jolena.
Én Gry & Sif makes toy baskets from felted wool; you can find them at Danish Bohemia. And for those in other parts of the world, I also found one basket at The Praying Mantis in New Zealand, and two at Elegant Roots in the U.S.
Another style of toy basket comes to us from Corban & Blair. It's widely available in Australia, including at PVQ — and Corban & Blair does ship internationally.
Restoration Hardware Baby and Child has a rattan toy basket, and liners for that basket.
The Nua Bubbles from RED Edition are made from bamboo and have a lacquer interior. [via Swiss Miss and Famille Summerbelle]
And finally, let's admire the personalized toy crates from Plantabox, available in your choice of eight colors.