32 responses to Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY)
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    SharonR
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (May 10th, 2012 at 06:42)

    Amish Toy Shop

    How interesting! Love the hand crafted and homemade items! These are truly “Made in the USA”! Much more durable than “plastic” things that are mass produced imported from foreign countries!!
    Hats off to all of our local craftsmen!
    SharonR

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    Nic
    Comment on Amish made toys (May 10th, 2012 at 07:39)

    Amish made toys

    In the picture with the ‘Apple note holder’, there are items just below the apples with mason/canning jars upside down, & with a small ribbon, as part of the item … what are they? Just curious if it is some type of bee/bird feeder-we use them in our starter hives for the bees. Thanks.

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      Barbara Libengood
      Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 08:33)

      I think they are candy or bubblegum dispensers. Push a button and get a few M&Ms or other small candies. My husband had one in his store for customers.

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      Tom
      Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 10:54)

      Nic
      They are M and M dispensers.

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      Roberta Klooster
      Comment on Wooden toy with jar inverted (May 10th, 2012 at 16:30)

      Wooden toy with jar inverted

      Hi Nic,
      No – those are candy dispensers! We had one for a while when we had young grandchildren. They do well with jelly beans or M&M’s and dispense a several candies when you pull the “tab” (not sure what to call it) out. It’s fun. Trouble is my husband ate most oft he candy. ha ha.

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    Amy Jo
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (May 10th, 2012 at 07:41)

    Amish Toy Shop

    Great post Erik! Many years ago my husband made the candy dispenser (like the ones you can see on the self just below the apple note-holders). Not the fancy knob but the same idea. We put M&M’s in in when the family(ies) come to visit. It is a huge hit with the grandkids (and their parents)… and we are asked about it if it is not out for them to use! They always look forward to it. The big kids/adults want the sweet but the liitle ones also love to operate it and watch how the candy ‘magically’ comes out the little shute!

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    Lin
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 07:50)

    Notice the prices are simply on the even dollar or 25 cents – no 99 cents to complicate the figuring and change-making.

    In photos 3 & 6, we used to have a “bubble gum machine” like that. We filled the glass jar with marbles and turned the knob to dispense them. But the glass top broke.

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      Tom
      Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 10:58)

      Lin
      The prices have the sales tax already included. so you pay the price and walk out with the item.

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    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 08:18)

    Oh, I love it! And such reasonable prices.

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    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 08:30)

    How fun – I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Amish toy store OR pictures from one! That was a fun post ~

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 09:11)

    Would love to get that horse swing! Those toys would last a lifetime. I still have a wooden airplane one of my kids got when they were little. Wooden toys are alot better than plastic for sure.

    Wish there was an Amish toy store near me and I would be in there shopping.

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      Margie Winters
      Comment on Ordering another wooden horse swing (February 11th, 2013 at 23:10)

      Ordering another wooden horse swing

      Hello,
      I bought a wooden horse swing very similar to the one in the picture, while visiting family in the Nashville, Tennessee area. My relatives shipped it to me. My two grandsons have enjoyed it a lot. It however got broken, might have been by our lawn mower. I would like to buy another one to replace the first one.

      Would it be possible for someone to send me an estimate of the cost of the swing, as well as the shipping cost, and the estimated shipping time?

      Thank you for your help, and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Margie Winters

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    Naomi
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 10:25)

    Oh, I just want to eat that place up! Thanks for the post.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 11:52)

    Loved the buggy and 18-wheeler truck. My Barbies would have been wheeled all over the house if I’d had that buggy or my brother that truck.
    Thanks to Tom & Erik.

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    Theresa
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 18:47)

    I have had the pleasure of going to this toy shop several times. It is one of my favorite Amish places to take the kids. They love riding on the wooden horse swing!

    Tom, do you know the family that runs this shop? They are very nice. I am surprised they let you take pictures inside. They have a sign on the door that says no photos. Of course, that means no photos of the Amish themselves but I have always been shy to pull out my camera in this area whenever there are people anywhere near by.

    Thanks for sharing the photos. My daughter was thrilled to see pictures of this shop. It is like visiting again!

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      Tom
      Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 19:30)

      Theresa,
      Yes I know the family that owns the toy shop and I have a collection of “big boy toys” that they make. There is sign by the door and I think that it says “no pictures of Amish people”. I always ask if it is OK if I take pictures and most of the time the answer is Yes. I am sure you have seen the mouse trap toy and the disappearing coin toy. It is a fun place.

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    OldKat
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 10th, 2012 at 23:59)

    Thanks Tom. Interesting place.

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    Theresa
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 11th, 2012 at 07:30)

    Tom yes we have enjoyed all their trick toys ánd brain teasers. Years ago the older gentleman had my husband and I tied up in a rope trick that we had to try to get out of. Good thing my hubby is good at puzzles! Always fun to visit there and see their new offerings! Thanks again for the pictures!

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    Bob
    Comment on Nearby (May 11th, 2012 at 12:53)

    Nearby

    Nice Tom – I live about 4 miles from the toy shop – where are you?

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    George
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 12th, 2012 at 20:01)

    Theresa,
    Since you know the family that owns the shop – do they have a catalog?
    I think a lot of us would like to purchase a toy or two…
    Christmas is not far away.

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    George
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 12th, 2012 at 20:02)

    I’m sorry, I meant to say Tom, not Theresa…

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      Tom
      Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (May 13th, 2012 at 20:46)

      George,
      I don’t think that they have a catalog. I will be in the settlement over Memorial Day weekend, please email me at tom.tktrading@gmail.com and give me an idea of items you would be interested in. I will email you pictures and prices.

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    nelson
    Comment on Stoney Creek Toyworks (May 26th, 2012 at 15:35)

    Stoney Creek Toyworks

    a very nice toy shop with all kinds of wooden toys is found close to Topeka , Indiana.
    Lamar and Ruby Arlene Miller
    7305 S 1200 W
    Millersburg Indiana 46543

    write to them for a brochure…

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      sherry
      Comment on toys (December 1st, 2012 at 11:32)

      toys

      Tom, do you have address that i can write to this toy shop i would love to ge the horse and buggy and few other toys? thank you Sherry

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        Bob
        Comment on Toy Store (December 1st, 2012 at 17:20)

        Toy Store

        Hi Sherry – this Bob White and I live about 3 mile from the toy store.
        It’s owned by Dan Raber and family.
        11363 Pope Rd
        Randolph, NY 14772-9681

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    Margie Winters
    Comment on Wood horse swing (April 28th, 2013 at 23:41)

    Wood horse swing

    Please send me the information where I can buy the pictured Amish wooden horse swing.

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    ShipshewanaIndiana
    Comment on Amish Toy Shop (Conewango Valley, NY) (February 25th, 2014 at 11:31)

    Great pictures Tom! Thanks for sharing.

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    Gretchen Latowsky
    Comment on Purchasing the apple note holders (March 6th, 2014 at 15:39)

    Purchasing the apple note holders

    How can I purchase the apple note holders?

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    Sandy Thorkildsen
    Comment on looking for information on the wooden horse swing (January 18th, 2015 at 23:12)

    looking for information on the wooden horse swing

    I would like to purchase the wooden horse swing on this web site. I need some information on the price and can you ship to Illinois and what that cost would also be.

    Thank you.

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      Comment on Contact info for the Amish toy shop (January 19th, 2015 at 13:26)

      Contact info for the Amish toy shop

      Sandy and others looking to buy from this store, we don’t sell their products via this site, but a reader higher up the thread shared contact info. I am assuming this is correct:

      It’s owned by Dan Raber and family.
      11363 Pope Rd
      Randolph, NY 14772-9681

      Don’t have a contact number, it’s a plain Amish community so very well may not be one. But if you want to try contacting them the old-fashioned way, you might write a letter.

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        Bob White
        Comment on Live Nearby (January 19th, 2015 at 14:00)

        Live Nearby

        As mentioned before, I live nearby the toy store April – Nov and may be able to pick up some items for someone on the list that is interested and send. Contact me at white710@yahoo.com if interested.

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        Sandy
        Comment on Horse swing (January 19th, 2015 at 14:21)

        Horse swing

        Thank you so much Erik. I like the old fashioned way of doing things. I will contact them via US mail.

        Sandy

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