Three Potato Four sells vintage finds, and one of the sweetest is this cream colored ceramic bird vessel. It is perfect for storing tiny baby things for Tiny Baby Thing.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Artist Bret Herbert makes a personalized skywriter painting for your Sky Lover's nursery. It comes in two sizes and is available at Baby Oliver Boutique. If you're handy with a paintbrush, this seems like a good do-it-yourself project as well.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I bought a tiny cloud painting from artist Tina Mammoser for my Tiny Cloud, but this lovely sea painting is for sale now on etsy. Mini eyes need mini paintings, don't they? And $45.00 for an original work of art is a small price to pay for a serene nursery.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Am I the last to hear that The Bombay Company went out of business? I guess I can stop thinking about getting their daybed for the nursery now. But I do still plan to do something similar to this white painted background on the walls. The bamboo leaves are whispering, "Tiny Marco Polo-ette, one day you will have a room as pretty as you are."
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Sign language comes in handy when you have to tell your husband something through the window while he is mowing the lawn. My fifth grade class was taught in sign language, and I still remember those lessons. That's why I was so happy to get these Uncle Goose sign language blocks for Mini Fingers--well, really more for my husband to study.
This shaped console from Brocade Home looks like an ideal solution for storing children's books of varying heights--a few tiny board books here, a few big tall big-word books there. It might even be wide enough to use as a changing table too. And if Monkey Daring climbs up and jumps off, the fall isn't so far.
It looks like the on/off switch is located in the middle of this polished nickel floor lamp from CB2, which makes it perfect for Baby Reader's reading nook. Who can reach the light switch with books and a baby in the lap? I've unsuccessfully tried a floor lamp with a dimmer on the floor and a lamp with the switch up by the shade, but I haven't tried this.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Framed seaweed makes a simple and beautiful botanical art collection for a natural nursery. Baby Kelp is almost old enough to help me search the tide pools for our own sea flower art. To make your own, collect specimens in a jar, and later, simply scoop them up with a heavy sheet of paper to let the leaves fall naturally. The natural jelly on the seaweed is enough to adhere it to the paper once it is dry--no glue necessary.
This denim outdoor blanket by Tuffo was one of my favorite things to have when Lazy Day-sie was born. The waterproof blanket is so easy to take along to parks and beaches or even just to the front lawn for staring up at the trees. Because it is denim, food stains and burp stains wash right out. I loved it so much, I got a second one to share on larger outings.
We brought back these wooden farm magnets from our previous trip to Italy, and they are sitting in a drawer just waiting for me to mount the magnet board for Farmer Moo. The designs are fun, and the magnets are safe for kids because there are no small pieces and no magnets that can fall off. The magnetic surface is painted on the backs.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Lillian Vernon has this braided heart rug that comes in blue or red. Heart Breaker Dream Maker needs a soft place to land. The rugs are so affordable, you could sew a bunch together and make a big flower. Cover the whole floor!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Can you just see this plush rabbit basket filled with colorful eggs from the backyard? First we'll have to build a fence to keep out the neighborhood dogs to make a safe passage for Little Eggsalot. How do you say, "I'm not running a poop factory" in doggy language?
One of the books we picked up in Italy is this neato train book. The pages are sliced in the middle and then telescope apart to reveal the contents of each train car. Little Choo Choo just loves sliding the pages open and closed, and this morning she did the sign language for "food" when she saw the horse and elephant having a meal in la carrozza ristorante.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
I started searching for this wicker doll pram after seeing a picture of it in a cool family's house featured in a home decor magazine. When not holding dolls, it could serve as a toy grocery cart, and I don't think Sunshine Breath would be as tempted to climb into this pram as she has been when we've tested some wooden grocery carts.
Dutch company New Classic Toys makes this wood and canvas striped deckchair. It looks like it has a safety clip to keep Wiggle Bottom from getting sandwiched in it, and that makes for a fun day at the beach, in the yard, or on the Riviera.