Solve This Puzzle – The Secret’s in the Middle!

Mysteries of Interlocking Stand-Alone Puzzles

Puzzles fascinate kids and adults, and always have.  Even as a dubious grownup, The VIRGINIA SHOPPER loves the challenge of solving a good jigsaw puzzle.   When my Aunt Ro visits, we spend hours (especially on a cold winter’s eve) in intense concentration to finish just one, and then we’re ready to begin anew.  What better Holiday Gift for her than a great puzzle?  But then again, I wonder if there are other options.  Is there an alternative to the ho-hum, flat-on-a-board jigsaw puzzle?  The SHOPPER is on the prowl  – again!

Three-Dimensional Interlocking Puzzle Animals Handmade by Peter Chapman!

Peter Chapman is an award winning Blue Ridge Mountain artist who has me ooohing and ahhhing over his handcarved, wooden,  3-dimensional, interlocking puzzle animals!

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Chapman creations are absolutely stunning puzzles that are already solved.  So what’s the challenge?  The secret surprise is in the middle!  In the meantime, before you begin to take a critter apart and put it together again, stand back and just look. The little gem stands alone as a truly elegant work of art!  I LOVE the Stock Market Bull!  I got it for my favorite investor for his birthday and he keeps it on his desk to wow his clients.   When he takes  it apart there’s a little bear inside! The bull is carved out of Paduak, a bright uniform orange-red wood with dark red streaks.

Aunt Ro loves dogs and guess what?  There is a Labrador Retreiver (Walnut) hiding a duck inside and a Golden Retriever (Cherry) with a Frisbee.  There’s a whole delightful selection of other hold-in-your-hand animals too, like a Turtle made of Bacote (an exotic hardwood), a Fish, and a beautiful Brawny Bear!  Don’t give away the surprises in their middles!  Is there a puzzle lover in your family or circle of friends, or a lover of finely crafted artwork?  These beautiful, made-with-love pieces are absolutely charming gifts for both adults and children!  And of course, you can find them at Virginia Born and Bred!

‘Til We Meet Again…  The VIRGINIA SHOPPER

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