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Why is it that the play version of things are often cuter than the thing itself? This has never been more true than when applied to play food. Get a large enough play food collection going, and you've got a market.

Kate, of Kate's Creative Space, recently unveiled her play market for son Harry. His previous cardboard play market was on its last legs, so his talented mama built this bountiful little shop using a secondhand hutch. She stocked it full of his existing play food and added extra items. This is a store after all. We love that this play market acts as self-storage for all the play food and related items. Our favorite time is the shop bell attached to the hutch.

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