Fall Bounty Wreath

A super sweet and fun little 63-piece puzzle, “Fall Bounty Wreath”, art by Parker Fulton, #3249-1, from Elms / Waterford, via Hoefnagel. I did it while Ash did art, but Ash put in a couple of key pieces, thus rendering it a dual effort.
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Moonlight Falcon by Oxana Zaika

Nautilus discontinued this puzzle, “Moonlight Falcon” by Oxana Zaika, and I was wondering why, because it’s such a fabulous image — licensing for the image? or, perhaps the figural of the horseback guy with the scimitar a little too orientalist and problematic? Regardless, the image is fabulous, and I was excited by all the fun […]
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Bewilderness, Majestic III by Deepti Agrawal Mittal

Beautiful elephant puzzle, “Majestic III“, by Deepti Agrawal Mittal, from Bewilderness Puzzles. Ash and I started it a while back, couldn’t finish it, had to disassemble. Then we started it again last weekend, with a travel board, and were able to finish it. This wooden jigsaw puzzle is cut with our very own geometric piece […]
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Carnival in Venice, Dreamton

I got “Carnival in Venice” from Dreamton (available via etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DREAMTON) and was excited to put it together. Very pretty cutting design, with lots of fleur-de-lis and similar sorts of formal, fluid symbols. An interesting trident interlock. And a really fun border. The pieces are a thin composite wood; I got the 200-piece (12″x8″) […]
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Anthology Puzzles, Alphonse Mucha Zodiac

Second Anthology puzzle in a pack from Hoefnagel, this time, an Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) piece, an 1897 zodiac poster for La Plume. (The clean copy below is from Wikimedia.) Even though this was a standard puzzle cut, I ended up enjoying the puzzle assembly. Interestingly, the image used for the puzzle is not the same […]
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Fun at the Fair, Anthology Puzzles

Leap Day Puzzle: A ticket-shaped puzzle, with clever incisions for perforation. Anthology Puzzles: 160 pieces, 11×4.5″. “This design was created by the Anthology Puzzles team using vector artwork from YummyBuum and was our Shaped Subscription puzzle for March 2022. It features a range of fairground-themed pieces and is shaped like a ticket!” Thanks, Hoefnagel!
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Voyage Round the World, A. Schindeler

Liberty Puzzles, “Voyage Round the World“, graphic by A. Schindeler, poster for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, c. 1896. 502 pieces, 12.75×17.75”, released April 2012.
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eeboo Mushroom Rainbow

A really beautiful “Mushroom Rainbow” puzzle from eeBoo, 1000 pieces. With labels! Illustration by Kelsey Oseid. eeBoo: Shiitake, Red Amanita, Oyster… These are but a handful of fascinating fungi you’ll find as you piece together this Mushroom Rainbow 1000 Piece Puzzle, illustrated by Kelsey Oseid. If the challenge of completing this piece-by-piece isn’t enough, we […]
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Liberty, Dry Martini by Yulia Drobova

A fun Liberty graphic art puzzle, “Dry Martini“, via Hoefnagel. I thought it might be a little difficult, with large areas of dark color, but the background actually has dark red blobs, on black, so the large swath is broken up quite a bit. I still ended up with a pile of dark colored pieces, […]
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Madmar “The Cathedral”

An old puzzle, “Madmar Picture Puzzle Blue Ribbon Series”, 118 pieces, marked with 1.75 — presumably the price? Madmar Quality Co., Utica New York. I got it from ebay, which is new for me. (More about Madmar at Bob’s Old Puzzles.) Beautifully papered on the back — I was really charmed by this. Sort of […]
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Sarah Gentry, Mel’s Belles, Liberty

I really enjoyed “Mel’s Belles” (who’s Mel, I wonder?) by Sarah Gentry, a Liberty puzzle of a bouquet of flowers, which came in a Hoefnagel pack along with the Rex Ray “Alistair” puzzle. I requested the pack because of Rex Ray, but ended up enoying the Sarah Gentry puzzle even more! Maybe I was just […]
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Rex Ray’s “Alistair”, from Liberty

2/19: Finished! Super landscape! 1:2.5 ratio or so. Also, lots of Liberty-style human figural dancers, and musicians. Liberty: 2/17: Under way! “Alistair” by Rex Ray, Liberty Puzzles, about 550 pieces, via Hoefnagel. I love Rex Ray, so I was excited to request this puzzle from Hoefnagel, but now (having just started), I am feeling daunted! 
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finally finished! Some Things Are Scary by Liberty Puzzles

This Edward Gorey “Some Things Are Scary” image is one of my favorite images, so I was excited to get it as a Liberty Puzzle. So hard! Why was it so hard? My puzzle accomplice thinks it may be due to pieces having a similar pattern even when they had different, yet similar, shapes. Also, […]
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Stateside Vacay, Amber Day

Ash did this fun US map puzzle – art by Amber Day, “Stateside Vacay”. Notice the puzzler’s socks and the toe pointing to a missing piece.
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Fry Family Shop 5×5

This puzzle is called “wooden fractal puzzle“, but I’m not sure why it’s fractal …? This was the 5×5, easy version … when I took it out, Ash thought it looked hard — I thought it was going to be easier than “Wriggle” and it was. Look for the odd piece corners that can only […]
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