I just got the latest Lee Valley Tools catalog, and what catches my eye but a set of Tiddly Winks! I have fond memories of hours and hours laying on the floor playing Tiddly Winks with friends and family. I was never great at it, but the simplicity of the concept and the history bewhind the game appeals to the nostalgic side of me, so I picked up a set to play with my son.
And then, while I was surfing their site anyway, I bought two “build your own kaleidescope” kits, on special for less than three bucks each, a traditional shortbread pan, some Bag Balm for my mom, and a few other kitchen gadgets. I actually removed a few things from my basket before proceeding that I may end up getting on a later order, including ice lantern molds which look totally amazing, but I don’t have the walkway to make good use of them.
And to think, I wouldn’t have bought anything at all if I hadn’t seen a $10 tin of Tiddly Winks.