It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Toy Fairies

The toy fairies are at work in this neighbourhood. Over the last six weeks, I have received:

These items are put on my porch. I open my door in the morning, and there is yet another gift! Woo-eee!

Some are from families whose children have outgrown these toys; some are from families who are moving; some were from an older couple who are moving, and whose grandchildren have outgrown the toys. They could sell some of these things at a local upscale consignment shop and get a good return, but they choose to give them to me.

What a great neighbourhood, huh?

© 2006, Mary P

July 4, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. The Toy Fairy is responsible for finding toys a good home. At our house if toys don’t get picked up the Toy fairy may show up and take them to a home where they are cared for and put away at night.
    Yours sounds like that kind of place.

    Comment by Peter | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  2. What a great neighbourhood. I could use a good wine fairy over here. Know any ? 🙂

    Comment by Sunshine Scribe | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  3. That is really cool. I love that people in your neighbourhood share toys. I bet that your kids enjoy it too. New toys (even if previously used) are always intriguing to kids!

    Comment by Angela | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  4. There’s a Toy Fairy? My heart just grew two sizes.

    (And I second SS’s question – is there a wine fairy?)

    Comment by 2badladies | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  5. That horse is CUTE.

    Comment by Anonymous | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  6. What wonderful neighbors!

    (Have you heard anything else? IS there a wine fairy, too? This post has brought inspired such hope today! 😉

    Comment by LoryKC | July 4, 2006 | Reply

  7. We have a toy fairy in our neighborhood. It has been great!

    (Another vote for a wine fairy)

    Comment by twoboysmom | July 5, 2006 | Reply

  8. Peter: Well… They get played with, hard. They get loved, a lot! They get put away…mostly. But thanks for the vote of confidence!

    Sunshine: No wine fairy. I did get a bottle yesterday as a going-away gift from Sam’s mom – not to worry: he’ll be back in September! We do, however, have a beer man.

    Angela: Yup. It’s a good neighbourhood, and the kids don’t care in the slightest if the toy’s a bit battered. It’ll only look worse after all my lot’s been at it for a bit!

    2badladies: There is! Isn’t it cool?? I love this neighbourhood! No wine fairy, but see link to Beer Man, in response to Sunshine’s comment, above.

    Anonymous: Isn’t it, though?

    Lorykc: Wonderful, indeed. Sorry about the lack of Wine Fairy, though. Maybe YOUR neighbourhood can get THAT one!

    Twoboysmom: There are TWO Toy Fairies? Who knew? Keep thinking happy thoughts, and maybe the Wine Fairy will come to you, too!

    Comment by Mary P. | July 6, 2006 | Reply

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