Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slow Train Comin'

For my birthday last year, I asked for a few handmade train cars to start collecting in the hopes that when we have a family we will have some very nice, durable, not plastic toys for our little Westons and Amandas to play with. Mr Darling agreed and in June ordered some from the website I specified. A month after my birthday, these beautiful train cars arrived. I realized that these cars must be a rarity, so I immediately picked out the next three that I had my heart set on and, eyelashes batting, asked Mr. Darling if I could maybe get them for Christmas.Mr Darling, in his typical, charming fashion set out to order the new cars, only to be told that there was no way to get more than one by Christmas. Feeling honor bound, he ordered the one for Christmas and the other two for Valentine's Day. 

Yesterday in the mail, I received both my Christmas present and my Valentine's present. I am a little annoyed with the talente
d toymaker, but the beauty of these cars are second to none in my not-so-humble opinion.
 Therefore, since no little heart is breaking due to the delay, I will continue to collect these adorable little train cars.

If you are interested (and not in a rush) you can order them online from Mr. John Michael Linck (who looks just a little like a mischievous Santa Claus). His website is here.
He even has a club where you can purchase one car a month for your little one to play with. Wouldn't that be a fun gift for a little boy?

Anyways, as always, I must tell my dear Mr. Darling exactly how much I love and appreciate him. Without him, my days would be dreary and my nights frightening.


eve said...

ooh, i love the new cars! you are smart to start collecting these heirloom toys now. i have to say the giraffe one is still my fav. thanks for the link!

jakeandjessicafillmore said...

Love the pictures amanda. You look so beautiful! I will have to call up your friend for sure! I am glad we are blogging buddies!