July 11, 2014

A Back-To-School Tradition

Kindercone Long ago, German parents told their children they would know it was time to go to school when the fruit was ripe on the Schultütenbaum (school cone tree). The “fruit” was actually  bright paper cones called schultüte (“shool-too-teh”) that parents filled with sweet treats and hung on a metal tree at their child’s school.

More than 200 years later, this fun back-to-school tradition is still going strong. Today’s schultüte (or KinderCone) can be as big as 35 inches tall and contain practical school supplies as well as treats. In honor of this long-standing back-to-school tradition, local Tea retailers are hosting a KinderCone event you won’t want to miss.

For four days beginning Friday, August 8th, we’re asking you to give back to your local community. Donate unused school supplies to participating retailers (think of it as filling up a giant schultüte for someone’s school) and you’ll receive an exclusive Tea offer.

Participating Retailers:

Alabama
Homewood: Jack n Jill Shop
Northport: Krush Boutique

Arkansas
Little Rock: Whippersnappers

Arizona
Glendale: Daniela Jay Boutique

California
Elk Grove: Kissed by the Moon
Encinitas: Magical Child
Fresno: Ga Ga CHIC Fig Garden Village
Garberville: Li’l Sproutz Boutique
Healdsburg: Cupcake
Oakland: Ruby’s Garden
Redlands: Kissui
Sacramento: Koukla Kids
San Diego: Style Child
San Francisco: Fiddlesticks
San Francisco: Small Fry’s
San Luis Obispo: EcoBambino
Santa Rosa: Cupcake
Vista: Babies in Bloom

Colorado
Boulder: Nest Children’s Boutique
Denver: Nest Children’s Boutique
Fort Collins: Clothes Pony

Connecticut
Avon: Over the Moon
Guilford: Just Hatched

Florida
Crystal River: Clementine Children’s Boutique

Georgia
Atlanta: Seed Factory
Savannah: sara jane children’s boutique

Illinois
Chicago: Little Threads
Evanston: Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony
Oak Park: Sugarcup Trading

Indiana
Bloomington: O’Child Children’s Boutique

Louisiana
New Orleans: Angelique Baby + Kids
Shreveport: The Moppet Shoppe

Massachusetts
Arlington: Wild Child
Boston: Mulberry Road
Brookline: Village Baby
Concord: fritz & gigi, the children’s shop
Gardner: The Velvet Goose
Lynnfield: Lively Kids
Nantucket: pinwheels
Newburyport: Lively Kids

Maryland
Bel Air: Tiny Toes
Lutherville – Timonium: Wee Chic of Green Spring Station

Maine
Rockland: Grasshopper Shop of Rockland

Michigan
Ann Arbor: Elephant Ears
Birmingham: Restyle Child
Grand Rapids: Snapdragon Boutique
Holland: Tip Toes
Manistee: Play Clothes

Minnesota
Edina: Pacifier
Minneapolis: Pacifier

Missouri
Clayton: City Sprouts
Springfield: The Kid’s Court Children’s Boutique

North Carolina
Asheville: Just Ducky

North Dakota
Grand Forks: Adley Anne’s Baby & Maternity Boutique

New Hampshire
Portsmouth: Lively Kids
West Lebanon: country kids clothing

New Jersey
Hoboken: Bellie & Katrina

New Mexico
Albuquerque: Zap…Oh!

Ohio
Avon: The Littlest Details
Powell: Nicole’s for Children

Oklahoma
Edmond: Ladybugs and Lizards Children’s Boutique
Tulsa: The Lolly Garden

Oregon
Eugene: Bambini Eugene
Portland: Coffee Kids

Pennsylvania
Doylestown: Bambini’s World
Kennett Square: Bedbugzz…
Lancaster: BellaBoo
Philadelphia: Ali’s Wagon
Pittsburgh: The Picket Fence
State Collage: The Animal Kingdom Children’s Store

Rhode Island
Cranston: mod mama
Narragansett: Polka Dot Panda
Newport: Mimi’s for Kids

South Carolina
Aiken: Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique
Charleston: Sugar Snap Pea
Mt Pleasant: Sugar Snap Pea
Spartanburg: Petit Armoire

Tennessee
Memphis: Cotton Tails & Sachi
Signal Mountain: Barefoot Bandits….loot for kids

Texas
Dallas: babybliss & miniME
McAllen: Zoodles
Temple: Callie’s Boutique
Texarkana: oh baby!

Utah
Salt Lake City: Babinski’s Baby

Virginia
Charlottesville: Petit Bebe
Fairfax: Dawn Price Baby
Harrisonburg: Over the Moon
Reston: Dawn Price Baby

Washington
Seattle: City Mouse Studio
Seattle: Clover
Seattle: Kid’s Club
Sequim: Dungeness Kids Co. 

Washington D.C.
Capitol Hill: Dawn Price Baby
Georgetown: Dawn Price Baby

Wisconsin
Brookfield: goo goo gaa gaa, children’s boutique
Delafield: Tadpoles

West Virginia
Shepherdstown: Up On the Hill