Toy of the Month – November 2015

Our little household is so very excited about this month’s toy review as it has meant a whole refurb of our Rock and Pebble Apple House –  yes our Mini Furniture has arrived! We even got out the confetti to celebrate!

Oh my, I have to say, the furniture is as perfect as the pictures you have seen so far!

Arriving exquisitely packaged in a sweet little white box, all perfectly compact and with the furniture placed like little pieces of a puzzle. We didn’t want to open anymore as it all looked too gorgeous for words. Of course, we couldn’t hold off for more than 5 seconds and we all dived in to check out the cute dollhouse furniture we had received to review.

We picked the white furniture, although it also comes in natural and black too. It was a tough decision I have to say as all three choices are gorgeous.

R&P box

You receive 18 pieces of solid wood furniture, all of which has been sustainably sourced from Europe like the Apple House.


The boys and I were so excited to play with the furniture and start to furnish our house. Of course it meant, we had to do a whole refurb of our Apple House and yes we even celebrated the new furniture with a little confetti party. A little bit of “clairecollected” fun to set the tone! More on that later.

And so to the nitty gritty, what is the furniture like for the apple house and kids in general?

Some of the furniture design is abstract, which is nice as it allows the kids to imagine what they can use the furniture for, is it a table, a bed, a chair, a cupboard or dresser? It allows them to play open ended with the Modern Pebble’s and the house itself. The boys loved putting the pebbles to bed, sitting them down to have pastries from Petite Boulangerie or just generally having fun with their new furniture.

It is so wonderful to have furniture that fits perfectly in our Apple House and the new furniture works together seamlessly with the Pebbles too.

We have had our Apple house for one and a half years now, and we have had wallpaper on some of the walls during this time. I stripped this off for this refurb and the walls are still in great condition. It was so nice to work on this little project together with the kids and it really made for a wonderful bonding session as we worked together and thought up new pieces our Apple House needed to match it with its new furniture.

Well done Rock and Pebble for yet again, another perfectly designed addition to your growing range of wooden toys!

Toy of the Month:   Rock and Pebble “Mini – Furniture”

Helps to teach kids:  imaginative play, fine motor skills & role play.

Great for: every day play and the furniture is small enough to pack up with the Apple house and pebble dolls and go on holidays or to the Grandparents.

Materials: Sustainably sourced beech wood in white, black or natural.

Product details: designed in the USA and made in the UK from sustainably sourced beech wood from Europe.

RRP: USD $36.00.

Ages: 3+

Australian stockists: Wild and Whimsical Things

Refurb of the Apple House:

New furniture of course means a fresh new start to our doll house, we  therefore got to work finding and sourcing rugs, prints and inspiration from some of our fave Instagram accounts like clairecollected, honghenwoodstylist, little.linzi and products from shops like The Gathered StoreLittle p for little people,Petite BoulangerieDown to the Woods and artists like Chelsmade, Pax and Hart and Blacklist Store.

We have been so excited this year by the wall paper collaboration from Jimmy Cricket with Mrs Mighetto and McKean Studio that we did a complete overhaul of wallpaper for the house too!

Mrs Mighetto’s room: Pax and Hart “My Happy Place” and Little P’s  cloud rug.

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Dining room: Petite Boulangerie Macaroons, Chelsmade “Sweet Tooth” and Blacklist “My Happy Place” and Little P’s cloud rug.
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McKean Studio room: with Down to the woods Cloud Hanger, Animalesque mask, McKean Studio Umbrella and Little P’s cloud rug.
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Play room: Nobodinoz icecream corner, Anny Who “My Happy Place” and Poppies for Grace confetti.

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The sweet icecreams and macrons are from the exquisite Petite Boulangerie. She has kindly offered my readers, a 10 % discount for any orders over AUS$30.00 before the end of December using code “KGT10OFF”. You know you need some sweet pastries for your dollhouse too, so jump to it!

Next month, as it is Christmas, I take a break from my Toy of the Month but will continue instead to post gift guides to help assist in picking the perfect gift for your children, nephew, niece, grandchild or friend this Christmas.

Until then, enjoy the start of the festive season!

J playing