I still can't forget how nice these blocks felt, and how beautiful they are. On a visit to my grandmother's this summer, the kid got to play in the same basement toy closet I did [it used to be the coal room; there's still a piece or two of coal somewhere back in the corner, way out of anyone's reach.
When we broke out the big box of alphabet blocks, there were at least four sets [one for each kid; my mom's the oldest] jumbled together.
These are all that's left from my aunt's set. They're really, really beautiful. Hard, clear wood; the paint feels like stain, clear enough to let the grain show through. The letters are recessed a bit; the edges are nicely rounded, very smooth all over. I'd love to find out where these came from, or even to find a comparable set of new blocks. Any ideas?
Not quite related: Lois Lenski Blocks I Cannot Find [either]