Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our giant pile of snow at the bottom of the parking lot. Good spot for our chalkboard!

Super Snowy Saturday!

Well, so much for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. We have about a foot of snow in Blacksburg, and the roads are a mess! We made it in, and I'm here if you want to call... we'll chat you can shop over the phone, and I'll hold things for you. Keith is offering to deliver next week too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun & Games Friday!

After you've feasted tomorrow, join us, starting at 8:00am for Fun & Games Friday! No mobs, no 4:00am alarms, just smiling faces...oh, and our delicious organic coffee & juice, goodies made fresh by our friends at Our Daily Bread, a super sale table, and of course, games (obviously with prizes involved!).

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Games Arriving Each Week!

New Arrival at Imaginations: Patchwork will appeal to people who like fast paced games that call for a smidgen of strategy and a lot of luck. Each player draws seven cards (if you’re playing with only two players) and puts them on the arc-shaped wooden holders. The cards have fun graphic designs (if you have a friend into design, this is a game for them) that are printed sometimes on both sides of the same card–or two different patterns on one card. You can only look at the front of your cards and the back of your opponents cards. In other words you don’t get to see both sides of either set of cards…and that’s where the fun begins.

On each move you get two actions — with the goal of collecting four, five or six cards from either your own cards or your opponents. You do this by getting at least four cards in a row with the same pattern. Since you can see things that your opponent can’t (and vice versa), the opportunities to score look and are different for each player. There’s something very cool about that aspect of play.

Apart from really enjoying the game play, I love the wooden card holders–which would come in handy for younger children who often have difficulty holding cards. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award winner!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Working towards the future children's museum!

We had a fantastic time at the Children's Museum fundraiser! Thanks to Janine for staying with us the whole time. She talked with customers while Tess & I rang and wrapped! The money we raised will purchase the museum's membership in the national organization of children's museums! All things are looking good for us to have a wonderful children's museum in our area!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Important (and fun) Announcement from the Blacksburg Children's Museum:

Imaginations toy Store is hosting a fundraiser for the museum on Saturday, November 7th during extended store hours 5-8pm.

Imaginations is located at 1531 South Main Street, across the street from the new First and Main shopping center and right next door to Annie Kay's health food store. It is an amazing toy store, full of unique toys and furniture that you won't find anywhere else!

Take care of some early holiday shopping and support the Children's Museum!!

For more information about the museum, or if you'd like to get involved, please email or visit (more info on the website is coming soon!)

Thank you all for your support!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fun, soft chairs, made in America.

Imaginations is proud to present Southeastern Kids! One of the new lines we found at the High Point Market. They have 'bean bag' chairs, blanket chests, gliders, and much more. You can choose from lots of fabrics AND have them personalized. We ordered several maroon & orange pieces! (We'll have them in a few weeks. But, you can come by before then and check out their catalog and fabric swatches.) They're perfect Christmas presents!! And, the best part...they're manufactured in High Point!