Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kaleidoscopes to You Review and Giveaway

 Hi All,

Another Fall Festival idea.  My children love these! Kaleidoscopes to You sent me a beautiful Kaleidoscope for review and one for giveaway.  They each come with a stand to display them.  They are beautiful.  I received the NJ 4.5 inch. It comes in a nice box (for gift giving), with the kaleidoscope and the base in their own individual cloth bag.  This is not your run of the mill kaleidoscope!  These are also nice to have on display.

Nice Box.

Kaleidoscope on bag.

Description:
"NJ 4.5 Inch Long Laminated Wooden Teleidoscope. Beautiful Solid Wood & Hand laminated woods. Dimensions are 4.5 inches long by 7/8 inch diameter. Does include Matching Paduk base. The interior Image pictures shown here are shown to show you whatever you point the ball lens towards is what you are going to see in abstract thru this type of kaleidoscope. These interior pictures were taken looking thru the teleidoscope looking at the computer screen at the Microsoft Windows logo and a campbells soup can. Very nice blue Gift box is included."

Base


Kaleidoscope on base for display!

 Remember your first Kaleidoscope and the fun you had using it.  All the beautiful designs and colors!  Mine was one of those cardboard type, but I still received a lot of enjoyment from it.  Now, here is a well made version that will last for years!


Hope this is clear enough.

Can you see it?

History of Kaleidoscopes:
"Kaleidoscopes were invented in 1816 by David Brewster a Scottish inventor. Sir David Brewster was studying many aspects of physical Sciences including polarization optics and the properties of light. While looking at some objects at the end of 2 mirrors He noticed patterns and colors were recreated and reformed into Beautiful new arrangements. He named this new invention after the greek words meaning beautiful form watcher. kalos, the greek word for beautiful, eodos, the greek word = shape scopeo, the greek word = to look at.

In 1817 He patented his idea but is seems a incorrectly worded patent made it easy for others to copy without much in way of legal recourse. David Brewster actually did not see much in way of financial success from this invention as other inventors were aggressive in mass producing this new art form. Sir David Brewstwe was instrumental in many light and optical advances including a lens design for lighthouses and in 1849 He made advances in Stereoscope designs.

Kaleidoscopes became very popular during the Victorian age as a parlor diversion. Charles Bush was a very popular United States kaleidoscope maker during the 1870s for his parlor kaleidoscope. He patent his idea in 1873 and to this day collectors search for this particular kaleidoscope. These were made with a round base and a rarer 4 footed version.

Many of the baby boomers remember receiving a toy kaleidoscope as a kid. It was not until the late 1970s that a renaissance in Kaleidoscope artistry began. In 1980 a first exhibition of kaleidoscopes helped fuel the interest in kaleidoscopes as an art form. Today there are 100's of great kaleidoscope artists and kaleidoscope makers."
I love the simplicity and beauty of this Kaleidoscope.  My daughters enjoy looking at different surfaces to see the interior of the kaleidoscope change.

This is a perfect inside for Fall idea! Or if you have a sick child who has to stay in bed for awhile.  Like mine this morning.

 


You can find Kaleidoscopes to You on Facebook and Twitter.  They also have  marbles, Jewelry and Art Glass.  You really need to visit their site.  What a lot of great gifts they have.

Kaleidoscopes to You sent me the same model to send to the winner of this giveaway!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Kaleidoscopes to You and then in a comment tell me one of their other products that you find interesting.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win.  This giveaway will end 10/26 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (US only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Leave a comment and telling me if you owned a Kaleidoscope growing up. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

 BONUS ENTRY-Leave a comment on one of the Bake for a Cure recipes and get an extra entry!  Leave a comment here to let me know which one.  You may leave a comment on each one and then leave a comment here.  You may only comment once on each recipe.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Kaleidoscope  for review purposes. All quotes are from the Kaleidoscopes to You website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

140 comments:

Sara said...

The Ferris Wheel Kaleidoscope is absolutely adorable.

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The Fritz handmade signed marble is fascinating! What a tiny signature it must be!
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quitecontrary1977 said...

I had alot of the cheap plastic and carboard kaleidoscopes growing up. My grandpa gave me one every birthday
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rubynreba said...

I like the Fenton Art Glass
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Yes, I had a kaleidoscope but it was nothing like this! I still had fun with it though.
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pixie13 said...

I like the Josh Maset 2 inch Vortex #99 Hand Signed Marble

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pixie13 said...

I had several, but they were no where near as nice at this one.

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traci smith said...

i love the Josh Maset 2 inch Butterfly Hand Signed Marble, the marbles are gorgeous

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i owned many many of the cardboard and plastic kinds

tristatecruisers said...

i like the Musical Kaleidoscopes that Plays Fur Elise by Beethoven--how cute is that!! :)

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tristatecruisers said...

I never had one but the school i went to did.:)

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really love the http://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/diacflor.html

stained glass window design. soo cute.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i think i had some cute, fun ones growing up...but nothing too exciting.

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Robyn said...

Love the musical kaleidoscope that plays Fur Elise

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Robyn said...

I did have one a a child. I actually had several toy ones. They were basically cardboard tubes, but hours of entertainment.

Mom2anutball said...

I really like their Fritz Signed Glass Marbles!

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Mom2anutball said...

I did have one as a child, but it was never as cool as this!

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Shelly said...

love the Hand Painted Santa By Fenton Art Glass

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I just loved my kaleidoscope as a kid!

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I did have one growing up I think it came in a happy meal or something like that lol carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

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karasceviour said...

I also like this one http://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/marblescope-kaleidoscope-sue-rioux-blue.html karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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I cant remember ever owniung a kaledioscope. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the kaledioscope necklace.
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Steph said...

I really like the Ferris Wheel Gifts, Musical Kaleidoscope.
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Steph said...

I owned a cheaper Kaleidoscope growing up and have gotten both of my kids paper type Kaleidoscopes which broke within a week. They still really enjoyed them.
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Shelly said...

My favorite is this one at http://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/nj7inlohacrl2.html

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Growing up I did have one but it was one of those cheapo cardboard ones that fell apart in a few short weeks.

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Niecey said...

I visited their site. I find the handmade marbles very interesting looking too.
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I did own a kaleidoscope when I was growing up. I used to find it fascinating.
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Hope said...

I like the Blue Iridescent Trufflet Kaleidoscope Necklace!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

The umport musical kalediascope looks cool!
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I always had the ones you would get from the dollar store and I loved them!
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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I love the Wooden Heart Kaleidoscope Necklace, By Jerry Farnsworth. It really is very unique!


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I did have a Kaleidoscope as a child but nothing as nice as the ones at your sponsors website.

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Danelle said...

I find the musical kaleidoscopes absolutely amazing. The zodiac themed one is beautiful. I never thought there could be this many wonderful variations of kaleidoscopes.

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Danelle said...

And yes I did have one of those cardboard tube with plastic bits kaleidoscope when I was a small child. I think my brother ended up stepping on it and breaking it though.

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Stephanie said...

I love the Sterling Silver Jewelry, Saturn Kaleidoscope Necklace with Amethyst By the Healys.
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I remeber having a plasic Kaleidoscope and my dad making some out of mashed beads and paper towel rolls for my sister and I
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The Grenedine Dreams Limited Edition Parlor Kaleidoscope By Kaleidoscope Artist, Allen Crandell is absolutely gorgeous!

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