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Monday, November 29, 2010

Kaleidoscopes To You Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



The one thing I seem to have a problem with during Christmas is finding cool little things to make a perfect stocking stuffer, so I’ve been paying close attention to things “Bug” picks up in town and while watching TV the smaller toys he seems to really take notice of and recently my little cousin, whom I keep quite often had a kaleidoscope and much to my surprise my son really enjoyed playing with in and asked for one of his own so I knew it would make a perfect stocking stuffer this year so when I discovered Kaleidoscopes To You and their wonderful selection of kaleidoscopes I was thrilled and even more so when they agreed to allow me to host a review and giveaway right here on my blog!!

About Kaleidoscopes To You (Taken From Website):

Our history involves two decades of business experience at shops you may have visited in the Midwest. We started making kaleidoscopes out of stained glass at Wisconsin's #1 tourist attraction in the 1982, the House on the Rock. Karl was 16 at this time. From there, we added a second store at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and a third in Galena, Illinois. During college, Karl opened a third location in in Red Wing, Minnesota called The Glass Scope. Karl's degree is a Bachelor of Fine arts with a Glass Blowing and Painting emphasis and ultimately decided to represent many of my friends' kaleidoscopes in our galleries. In 1994 we opened Crystal Kaleidoscope, a kaleidoscope store specializing just in kaleidoscopes at the Mall of America. We closed our Mall of America operation in 1997 as we saw the rise and potential of the internet. We went online in 1998 and own Kaleidoscopes To You. We have been smiling ever since.

With this wealth of experience, we can suggest kaleidoscopes in various price ranges, or help you find a really fantastic hand made kaleidoscope by a skilled artisan.

We are members of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society and regularly attend events to stay up to date with the latest and greatest designs and new, emerging artists. We feel we try our best to understand the entire scope industry. We've even traveled the world extensively in search of new and old kaleidoscopes, which are rather rare. We appear in various kaleidoscope books and publications as a shop featuring fine kaleidoscopes, and as Cozy Baker (a recognized authority) says in her book, "Kaleidoscope Renaissance".

Our Thoughts:

I was sent the Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling to review and it arrived very quickly and I couldn’t wait to try this kaleidoscope, I can remember having kaleidoscopes as a kid and making small ones in art class so I have always loved kaleidoscopes and I have to say I’ve really enjoyed having the Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling Durable around and the colors and shapes this kaleidoscope makes is very pretty and I just love the colors used in it.

This kaleidoscope is very durable being made of tin so I have no fears that “Bug” will tear it up and I feel like its going to be a favorite in our house for a long time to come. As I have owned many kaleidoscopes both super cheap ones to my dads super expensive one and I feel like the kaleidoscope I was sent to review is one of the best I have ever owned and I would totally recommend it to anyone with younger children who loves looking at different designs and bright beautiful colors!

Bottom Line:

I feel like the Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling will be a favorite in “Bug’s” stocking on Christmas morning and I just can’t wait to set down and look in it with him. I’m also loving that this kaleidoscope is made of tin so I have no fears that he will break it within a matter of seconds and it’s large enough that he will be able to hold it and turn it comfortably!

If you are looking for a fun, unique stocking stuffer this year I recommend checking out the selection of Kaleidoscopes at Kaleidoscopes To You!!!! With their large selection and super affordable prices your sure to find the perfect kaleidoscope for you or your little ones!

Buy It:
To purchase the Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling visit the Kaleidoscopes To You website!

Win It:
Kaleidoscopes To You has offered one of my readers a Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling to help you stuff those stocking this year!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Kaleidoscopes To You and tell me your favorite kaleidoscope! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Kaleidoscopes To You be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Kaleidoscopes To You on Twitter

6. “Like” Kaleidoscopes To You on Facebook

Giveaway ends Dec 12, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscope by Schylling mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

90 comments:

  1. The "Green Glitter Egg Kaleidoscope" by Casciani is amazing.

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  2. One of my favorites is the Musical Kaleidoscope that Plays Fur Elise by Beethoven Wind

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  5. I follow via google Reader
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  6. I follow/like Kaleidoscopes To You on FB-DanelleJohns

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  7. I follow/like Kaleidoscopes To You on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)

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  8. This would be perfect for my son's stocking this year! I like the Toy one you are giving away for that purpose. For a "grown up" purpose, I like the Kaleidoscope Necklace in a All Shiny Silver Finish - Butterfly

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  9. I like the Cat Themed Kaleidoscope!

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  10. This is beautiful and would be awesome for older neice: Kaleidoscope Necklace in a All Shiny Silver Finish - Butterfly

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  11. The stained glass kaleidoscope in brass and cherry---gorgeous!
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  12. I liked the 7 Inch Long Hand Crafted & Laminated Solid Wood Teleidoscope. The wood is beautiful. The images are beautiful.

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  13. I like the Large Create-a-scope in Red, By Golden Island
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  14. I follow your blog publicly through google friend connect
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  17. My favorite is the Kaleidoscope Jewelry, Musette Brass Necklace Teleidoscope.

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  18. my fave is Item #: SCHYMUSICALTIN
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  19. i am a public follower
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  20. i am a public follower
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  21. I like the White Marble Egg Kaleidoscope .

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  22. My favourite kaleidoscope is the Music Themed Kaleidoscope
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  25. I subscribe in google reader
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  26. I like the Collectible Kaleidoscope, Musical Kaleidoscope Zodiac Themed

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  27. I like the Bug Eye Teleidoscope by NJ Enterprises.

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  32. I like the Magic Marble Teleidoscope...

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  33. My favorite is the
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  34. I follow KaleidoKarl on twitter @manthas24

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  35. I like Kaleidoscopes To You on FB

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  36. I like the Music Themed Kaleidoscope Big Jazzy Toy Kaleidoscope.
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  37. I follow you on GFC(Linda G)
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  38. The Kaleidoscopes Cosmic in Blue and Copper Swirl is such a wonder of color. I love this one!

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  39. I like the Kaleidoscope Necklace, Sunflower.
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  40. I "Like" Kaleidoscopes To You on Facebook.
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  41. Wow! These are really beautiful. I had no idea you could buy such fancy Kaleidoscopes. I just remember playing with them as a kid. My favorite would be Starry Night (although there were alot of amazing ones.). lkvoyer at aol dot com

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  42. I am a public follower #1. lkvoyer at aol dot com

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  44. I like the Cherry Blossom Sprit Kaleidoscopes by Michael Collier

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  50. My favorite is the Parlor Kaleidoscope "Inside Out" Limited Edition 4 Of 10 By Kaleidoscope Artist, Steve and Peggy Kittelson...because it is a gorgeous work of art itself on the outside.

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  51. I never really thought about artist designed kaleidoscopes, but there are some beautiful ones. One of my favorites is Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes "Hummingbird" Kaleidoscopes By Kaleidoscope Artist, Steve and Peggy Kittelson.

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  54. I love the music themed kaleidoscope!

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  55. I love the regular kaleidoscope, but my favorite would be the Curious George. The Curious George puzzle is cool also.

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  56. I really like the Kaleidoscope Necklace, Collet Set with Garnet Gemstone By the Healys

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  57. love "Green Glitter Egg Kaleidoscope" by Casciani

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  60. One of my favs is Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Wheel Kaleidoscopes By Kaleidoscope Artist, Sheryl Koch

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  67. I like the Floret Interchangeable Kaleidoscope in Chrome Chesnik Scopes. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I would like the N & J Padauk Double Wheel Kaleidoscope
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  74. I Follow Kaleidoscopes To You on Twitter(donnak4)
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  76. I like the Wooden Kaleidoscope in Walnut By N & J.

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