Dec 15th, 2016

Bling House Light Toys

Photo by Linda Richardson.

Making Spirits Bright with Light Toys from the Bling Shop

As Dominion GardenFest of Lights casts its spell over the Garden each year, you may discover that even you are bedazzled by its magic. If that happens, and you find that you are longing for a little sparkle of your own, we’ve got just the bling for you. Its a pop-up-shop filled with glitzy gizmos, flashing toys and dazzling decorations — lighthearted fun for kids of all ages. We call it the Bling House, and you’ll find it next to the warming fire in the Children’s Garden. Simply step inside, pick out a few twinkling treasures and let yourself glow. Stocking stuffers, light toys, gag gifts and brilliant baubles, the Bling House has everything you need for making spirits bright this holiday season! (The same goodies and more are available in the Garden Shop.)

Disco Anywhere
No matter where you go, there’s disco. Wave this miniature magic wand, topped with a flashing disco ball that projects spots of spinning light in three color modes, and dance the night away.
Ages 3 and over; includes 3 AAA batteries and a pink cord to wear around your neck

hovering ball light toys from the Bling House

Hovering Ball
A clear plastic geodesic sphere takes flight from the palm of your hand, flashing a spectrum of color as it spins in orbit. Whenever the bottom sensor detects a solid surface, the ball it drifts upward again, hovering like a tiny drone held aloft by a pair of propellers. Choose a clear or colored ball.
Ages 14 and over; recharges with its own USB adapter

sword of lights from the Bling HouseSword of Lights
”A long time ago in a galaxy far away… ,” the Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and justice, brandished light sabers  to protect themselves and those they were sworn to defend. Now, just in time for the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the most popular weapon in film history is available in the Bling House for Star Wars fans of all ages. The sword’s brightly lit blade flashes an arsenal of eight different colors at the touch of a button. May the force be with you!
Plastic, 26” long; three AA batteries included

Flash Gloves
Channel a little Michael Jackson and spotlight your moves! Black knit gloves with flashing fingertips also make it easy to unlock a door at night or to point the way after dark.
6 color modes; fits adult hands

Twinkling Treasures ornament light toys from the Bling House

Blinking ornament
Start a holiday tradition with “Twinkling Treasures” holiday ornaments. Add a new version each year and you’ll treasure the set for a lifetime. Each ball features a different woodland creature or holiday image highlighted by six blinking colored lights that glow for approximately 80 hours of continuous use.

Light toys and trinkets  (and even cozy knit hats, gloves and scarves to keep you warm,) are available in the Garden Shop and the Bling House during Dominion GardenFest of Lights.

Bling House
Open select nights, til 9 p.m.

Garden Shop (during Dominion GardenFest of Lights) hours are:
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday: noon – 10 p.m. (Closed Dec. 24-25).

Volunteer Susan Higgins writes about what she learns and loves in the Garden.

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