A Dream Come True

Dreams DO come true. Puzzle Warehouse is officially featured… on a puzzle!

Missouri State Map by White Mountain. 1000 pieces. 24 x 30 inches.

That’s right, everybody. Our own Puzzle Warehouse is featured as a landmark on this Missouri state puzzle as the biggest puzzle story in the USA! We are on the right side, and we share the great achievement of being featured on this puzzle with the St. Louis Zoo, the historic Route 66, and Busch Stadium!

If you live in Missouri or travel here, stop on by! We’d love to see you, and we’d know you’d love to see our massive collection of puzzles and games!

Can’t Pick a Favorite Season? You Don’t Have to!

Your favorite season says a lot about you. If, like me, you prefer the cold, dreariness of winter, you might be a homebody that prefers the comfort of a blanket and a fire and a good book. A summer person might be active and energetic, ready to go out and play in the sunshine. Spring and autumn people are the most easygoing, accepting all types of weather, with spring folk seeming optimistic and ready for fresh beginnings and autumn people seeming productive as it’s the start of the school year and the end of the vacation months.

But if you just can’t decide between the warmth of a sunny day, the crispness of freshly fallen orange leaves, the thrill of the first snowfall of the season, or the cleansing feeling of rainy afternoons, then check out these puzzles: all four seasons with all their best qualities wrapped up into one puzzle! They could keep you busy the whole year long!

4 Seasons by Clementoni. 3000 pieces. 32.” x 44.85 inches.

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The Seasons by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 16 x 24 inches.

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The Four Seasons by Clementoni. 1000 pieces. 26.5 x 18.75 inches.

Three Seasons by Ceaco. 750 pieces. 18 x 24 inches.

Ecological Seasons by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces. 32 x 16 inches.

Change of Seasons by Buffalo Games. 750 pieces.

The New Yorker – Seasonal Scenes by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces. 20 x 27 inches.

3D Pyramid – Four Seasons by Master Pieces. 300 pieces. 9.25 x 9.25 x 7 inches.

The Four Seasons by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 19 x 30 inches.

 

Guest Post: Charletta Reviews Under the Sweetgum Tree

Today we have a guest review from Charletta! A big thanks to her for sending us her feedback on this puzzle.

Charletta completed one of the new 100 piece Pomegranate puzzles that comes in the tin box by artist Charley Harper entitled “Under the Sweetgum Tree.”

Under the Sweetgum Treeby Pomegranate. 100 pieces. Size: 8″ x 10″

The following items in the chart was rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Picture Quality: 4
Level of detail: 2
Piece Size: 4
How the pieces are cut: 3
Overall quality: 4

I completed this puzzle alone in just a couple of hours. It was small yet intricate, although it did not take long.

The pieces, which were a good thickness and not easily bendable, were similarly in three or four shades of one color. The pieces were also close in design with lots of lines.

This picture was nice and different. I like nice and different! The image and quality is very good, the pieces were fully interlocking which made for a good quality picture in the end.

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The completed puzzle

I was not familiar with the brand or the artis, but would try to find more works by both. In addition to the abstract scene, the small tin the puzzle came in was a nice touch to the value of the puzzle. This puzzle made by Pomegranate Communications, Inc. was finely crafted with well cut pieces that truly locked the pieces into a fine picture. The artist Charley Harper had a fine skill in creating this abstract picture with detail to the the sweetgum surrounded by the leaves of the tree. That’s what I see when I look at the puzzle right-side up.

However, if you turn the puzzle upside-down it appears that there is someone sitting under the tree. I like how the image could be looked at in different ways and you see something different. This would be a great puzzle for any inquisitive mind.

Pomegranate Kids: Not Just for Kids!

I can’t be the only one that’s not-so-secretly in love with the Pomegranate Kids Series. At 300 pieces each, these puzzles are meant for ages 9 and up, but “up” definitely includes 21-years-old, right? (Or 30, or 45, or 68… and on and on and on)

The artwork on these puzzles is charming and interesting, and I think a lot of adults would enjoy them too! Plus, sometimes a lower piece count is a nice break from those higher piece count puzzles!

Wings of the World from artist Charley Harper. 18 x 24 inches.

May Basket from artist Frank Lloyd Wright. 18 x 24 inches.

Zoo Animals from artist Shafig Shawki. 18 by 24 inches.

The Wizard of Oz from artist W. W. Denslow. 18 x 24 inches.

Lions from artist Kathy DeZarn Beynette. 24 x 18 inches.

Fairies from artist Michael Hague. 24 x 18 inches.

The House that Jack Built from artist C.F.A. Voysey. 24 x 18 inches.

 

 

 

Seeing Puzzles Everywhere

Yesterday I was browsing through my friends’ Instagram posts when one caught my eye.

 

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I think I focused on all the wrong things in his post because all I could think was, “Hey! His phone’s background is an Eric Dowdle Folk Art painting!” I think he just chose it because it’s a cool image of our local college sports stadium, but still—all I could think was, “I wonder if he does puzzles?”

Have you guys ever been out and about in every day life and recognized a painting or an artist’s work because you’ve become so familiar with them as puzzle images?

Puzzles have so many benefits! Now we can be the art “experts” in our group of friends, too! :)