Photo from Lily & Lou
These lovely stacking blocks are decorated with beautiful papers, small words, all the letters of the alphabet, and the numbers 1-10. There's also a full picture on one side for puzzle-making. A great plaything and a learning toy combined.
Right now these pretty handmade and made-to-order blocks are $24 (sale price) for the set of 12 at Lily & LOU (aka CafeMom carrie_grace). Blocks are sealed with several coats of a waterproof, nontoxic, water-based sealer.