No Batteries No Screens Pure Fun! at Dragonfly Castle Toys

Dragonfly Castle Toys‘  motto is No batteries, no screens, pure fun.  

I went shopping at the toy store on Friday before I went to Clarissa Boutique.  

The proprietor Nan told me her store is in one of the oldest buildings in the city of Pittsburgh.  Built in the 1840’s.  She and her husband, along with an architect, have done a ton of work to make it a beautiful place.

It’s located at 4747  Butler Street in Lawrenceville hours listed below. And you can shop online.  

I was happy to find Rhodia notebooks and stationery from Florence in addition to potholder loops, a moon puzzle and some surprise stocking stuffers for future gift giving for the grandchildren. There’s something for every age, including adults.

Supporting small local business is a good thing.


Wed- Fri : 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat :  . . . . .10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun :  . . . . . 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mon – Tue:   Closed

14 thoughts on “No Batteries No Screens Pure Fun! at Dragonfly Castle Toys

  1. What an interesting shop that looks to be! Tell me about the little construction forks and spoons …or am I wrong about the fact that they look like utensils?

  2. This place looks fabulous. Perfect for my grandkids. I will definitely paying it a visit.

  3. Looks like a very fun place! I see lots of interesting toys, books and gadgets. I agree about the importance of supporting local small businesses.

  4. What a cute store, love the idea of no batteries, no screens, just good old fashion fun. I agree shop local whenever you can. It’s surprising what goodies we can find in our own town. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for featuring this small business. I follow the same motto of “no batteries” when selecting toys for my grandchildren. Your purchase of potholder loops reminds me that I need to look for some. Last time our grandchildren stayed overnight, Izzy and I crafted a potholder on a loom used by her mom. I also had one when I was little and loved weaving potholders for my aunts on their birthdays. In reality, those potholders were really too small and not really heat/fireproof. Isabelle is using hers as a coaster and plans to take it to K show-and-tell.

    • Love weaving those potholders. Harrisville sells the loops. I’m sure you could mail order. There’s a larger loom and loops these days, too. I haven’t invested. Yet. I use them to take off a pot lid.

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