about us

Welcome to our magical little shop for kids! We are located in the heart of the Kingfield neighborhood of South Minneapolis on the corner of 38th and Grand. We are a shop for kids ages 0-10, although people regularly shop for older kids and even playful adults in our shop. Our focus is on quality, open ended toys from around the world with a focus on toys from Europe, America, and Japan. We also carry a wonderful selection of children's books, art and craft supplies, practical goods, and a curated selection of vintage clothes for kids. Also, since we moved into our current location (the former much-loved Sugar Sugar candy shop) we sell sweet treats too! This shop is woman-owned, and family run. We are tiny but we think we pack a lot of delights into a small space. Come see us in person or shop with us online!


Erika Olson Gross is a toy maker, artist and art teacher. Her dolls and animals have been featured in publications around the world but she makes them all from start to finish in her little home studio in Minneapolis. She loves vintage Easter bunnies, googly eyes, and dioramas.


Tammy Tanaka Johnson is a well known vintage seller specializing in women's and children's clothing. She has an amazing eye for what's current and cool and also for what is classic. She loves toys that look like food, novelty prints, and kitchy vintage rompers.