The blue shelf was an antique store find. The two frogs on bottom come from a local shop, Bullfrog Corner, a child's haven of toy animals and critters.
The white bear, also from Bullfrog Corner, is not so small, but it is soft and squishy and beloved.
After speaking at a book conference in Savannah, Georgia, a couple years ago, we had time to stroll around and discovered in a small shop this etching of giraffes and elephants–perfect!
And finally, of course, there are books: on desks and bureaus and tables and shelves, on floor and counters and beds. Books, books, books.
With all the small things, the kids make up their own stories, and when they're done, we read the books, books, books. Of course there are books!