Amish Made- tcswoodentoys

5 Apr

Featured on the FP in a staff curated treasury:

tcswoodentoys

Amish NATURAL Wood Toy Horse Barn Stable SET
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18488276&ref=fp_feat_8

They also have their own site where the About Us page states:

“We discovered lots of old-fashioned, high quality wood toys created by an Amish Toymaker.” AND
“we have expanded our products beyond being AMISH made to other local craftsman as well.”

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10 Responses to “Amish Made- tcswoodentoys”

  1. Em April 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I didn’t know the Amish were so into technology! :/

  2. Thud April 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Well, maybe there are sects that are ~ I don’t think that would apply here anyway~ but I know that some old order mennonite groups do booming business in their businesses witha ll the bells and whistles but have no running water or phone in the home ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jen April 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    I’m intrigued by the guarantee of Christmas delivery when it was listed in January. I sure hope it wouldn’t take over 11 months to get to here!

    Do people even understand the point of Etsy? This really doesn’t strike me like some malicious reseller who is laughing all the way to the bank – these people probably think they are legit. Kinda sad. It’s been so long since I signed up for Etsy – do they make it clear that it needs to be handmade by YOU anymore?

  4. Life During Wartime April 6, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    This shop has been on Etsy for over 2 years, and I would guess has been flagged numerous times.

    People who have not lived in communities side by side with the Amish (and I have) often mistakenly think they suffer financial hardships and are helpless because their religious views require them to shun modern conveniences. Shoppers often react to people who resell Amish made goods as if they were running some kind of charity, instead of a regular profitable business.

    Are the folks who run Etsy that ignorant? I think they are.

  5. UhhWha April 6, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    This reminds me of the Amish crafted mantLes they were selling on tv even though they were actually Amish style and not made by them.

    The seller probably picks these up locally and seeing that they are handmade assumes it’s ok.

    Maybe they should hire monkeys to pick items for the front page. I heard they are teaching them how to read now. A multi million dollar company being run by socialites is

  6. UhhWha April 6, 2010 at 4:05 am #

    Yay for iPods..

    … You get the point ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. MadeByM**** April 6, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    Last summer my husband and I stopped at a shop in Wisconsin that sold Amish-made furniture, etc. They told us that they have several Amish families they buy from and then they resell. They are resellers. They said the woodburned clocks (we bought two) were woodburned by a teenager that would heat up different size nails on an alcohol lamp. He didn’t use an electric woodburner! There’s no doubt most of these items are handmade, but not by them! This shop is reselling…..period!

  8. JW April 6, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    Will this crap ever end?

  9. JohnCocktoasten April 6, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    No.

  10. itstinks April 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    In regards to Jen #3, I don’t think these people are malicious but I do think they know the rules of etsy and just ignore them. The reason I think this is because they don’t put all that stuff about buying from local Amish makers plus other people in their etsy profiles or announcements. At least, I didn’t see it there.

    But it is listed on their own website – and on the front page.

    Makes you go hmmmmmmm, doesn’t it.

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