Blickenstaff’s Toy Store; Vintage Toys, Candy and Fun

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated through Mom It Forward and  a promotional item for writing this blog post as part of the Mom it Forward blogger network in exchange for completing this post and submitting material to Blickenstaffs for their blog, the photographs here are credited to Blickenstaff’s and the language is my own. 


     Some of my fondest childhood memories include playing with my favorite toys. That’s the thing about toys, they hold so many cherished memories that they take me back to a wonderful time, a time when playing was my job and spending an afternoon pretending was always on the agenda. Even as an adult, holding a toy that reminds me of these times brings a smile to my face and fills me with cheer. Now that I have my own children, I hope that they grow up with these memories and I hope that the toys I provide for them are just as special as the ones I remember.

If you’re searching for some nostalgia, then Provo Utah has the store for you. Blickenstaff’s is a vintage toy store with candy, costumes and books that are often not found in any big box stores. Two popular brands include Maileg, a french brand of unique toys, and Schleich brand imaginative figurines.
Blickenstaff’s proudly boasts “we’re bringing back the neighborhood toy store.” They carry everything you would imagine in a store filled with vintage toys, candy and feeling. Sign me up for the giant gumball machine!! They are hosting a #BringTraditionHome campaign because it’s their mission to help families create memories and strengthen relationships through tradition.

     If you stop by their page on facebook and  foursquare you’ll see customer testomonials including “this store makes everyone feel like a kid” (Roby Fitzhenry, 2011) and you can see some first hand customer photos and visitor accounts. John Christensen says “Great for the young and old, this store will flood you with memories and then some” (2014). Although they don’t currently have an online store, you’ll be thrilled to find that one is in the works.

Blickenstaff’s Store Information:
Founded in May of 2010
Monday – Saturday hours of 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM MDT
4801 N. University Ave
Provoh UT, 84604
(801) 426-9300

Love to #BringTraditionHome? Search the hashtag on social media to view other’s posts and to create your own! I’m sure that this vintage wonderland described as a “cross between Willy Wonka and FAO Schwarz” will have something to help you start. Weather it’s visiting their book nook (pictured below) or stopping in for a sweet treat, Blickenstaff’s sells nostalgia.

     For a nearly in-person visit to Blickenstaff’s, watch this great videos made by the company! For more information about their store, please use one of the contacts included here. I personally made a mid-week phone call to the store when they first opened, the staff was unaware that I was participating in this blog campaign and were all 100% friendly, helpful and fun!

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