Two Handmade Co-Sleepers

The co-sleepers currently on the market are not the most beautiful bedroom accessories.  I KNOW (based on my blog stats) that you all are looking for a better options.  Unfortunately, there are some serious safety issues to consider when it comes to baby sleep arrangements (remember drop-side cribs?) so manufacturers tread very carefully when considering and developing products that support co-sleeping arrangements.

If you search the web, you can find numerous creative individuals have designed lovely co-sleepers for use by their own families, but for those of us who don’t have a wood shop or don’t even have the first clue how to approach a project like that, there are a couple etsy sellers who are sharing their skills and creations.  Would one of these fit your bedroom decor?

From Old New House, the Little Mod Co-Sleeper Wooden Baby Bed ($550)


From Rosette Custom Furniture, the Cherry Sidecar Co-Sleeper Baby Bed Attachment ($319)


The big question is, would you be comfortable using one of these handmade creations?

Play Kitchen Bamboo from North Forty Design

You know how sometimes you’ve been looking for something just right for a long time and you have no idea what it looks like, but then you find it and you just know?  Well, I have finally found THE modern play kitchen.

North Forty Design Play Kitchen Bamboo 1

From North Forty Design, the Play Kitchen Bamboo is a stunning open ended, modular design that can be arranged and rearranged in your home for the ultimate pretend play time.

North Forty Design Play Kitchen Bamboo 2

Unfortunately, “ultimate” usually comes with a matching price tag.  As shown, the kitchen combination is $1300.  There is also a birch version for $900, and the pieces can be purchased separately as well.

Also worthy of mention from North Forty Design is the Framehouse.  This open structure is made of FSC White Oak and can be used in any number of ways.

Playforms_framehouse4x5 from North Forty Design

This retails for $725.  Inspiring, no?
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Modern Quilts from Bunch & Rosa

I love these colorful, modern, organic cotton quilts from Bunch & Rosa.  They’re just as perfect for wrapping up your little one as they are hanging on the wall as art.

Abstract Baby- Multi

Abstract modern baby quilt multi from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi

star baby multi modern quilt from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi w/ border

Star baby multi quilt with border modern organic quilt from Bunch & Rosa

There are a few designs with a more tame color scheme, so check those out as well.  The quilts are handcrafted in North Carolina and retail for $150 to $250.

13 Mar 2014, 10:53pm
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Rascally Rabbits

I’ve been working on our annual Easter basket post, but here’s a preview on the etsy rabbits I’ve been “collecting” on one of my etsy pages.

Do you have any other favorites that you think should make the cut?

11 Mar 2014, 9:38pm
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Perfect Purim

The Jewish holiday of Purim begins Saturday night.  As an Esther, I’ve always been partial to this celebration of Queen Esther’s heroism in saving the Jews of ancient Persia from destruction.  It’s a fun holiday with food, drinking, storytelling, noise-making and parading in masks and costumes.  The most popular costumes are of the characters in the story– mainly King Ahasuerus, Queen Esther and the villian of the tale, Haman.

I can’t believe I just realized that Oeuf’s collection of dress-up goodies has you covered for all three characters.  There’s a crown for Esther, a beard for the king and a mustache for Haman! ($24-$40)

Perfect Purim mustache beard and crown from Oeuf

The Most Expensive Crib

I’m merely posting this for your entertainment… at $16,320,000, the Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold from Suommo has got to be the most expensive bassinet of all time.  I imagine it being the bed of choice for the offspring of ancient Pharaohs.


Fortunately, the bedding is included.  How about throwing in the child’s college education while we’re at it?

For the older baby, the Bela Luxury Cot Gold Edition is merely $62,288 but I’m afraid the bedding is an additional $5,168.  For some reason they throw in a free bottle of water.Suommo-Bela-Gold-0631

You could also choose the La Perla Crib Gold Edition for $81,600 or the Limited Edition La Perla Crib in Gold Rosé ($353,600), also with a free bottle of water.

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I’m not even going to mention the pacifier– oh wait, I just did.

Have I sufficiently knocked your socks off?

5 Mar 2014, 10:54am
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Etsy Finds: Hey There Little Red Riding Hood

There was a time when my grandmother would tell my sister and I the story of Little Red Riding Hood every night. We made story time more varied by asking her to change the color of the hood, but I admit red is my favorite anyway.

Little Red Riding Hood

Limited Edition Red Riding Hood Triptych by Amy Sullivan- $50+
The Big Bad Wolf Stuffed Toy from Blita- $45
Plush Small Stuffed Bird from Time Handmade- $32
Scandinavian Red Riding Hood Cushion Cover by Gunna Ydri
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from Meu Adorável Iglu- $35
Set of Four Little Red Riding Hood Mini Pillows from titiluli- $40

4 Mar 2014, 3:00pm
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Ikea Lillabo Garage with Tow Truck

The Lillabo collection of toys at Ikea is full of fun vehicles, and this Garage with Tow Truck ($13) is a great new addition.

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As if I needed another reason to head down to Ikea!

3 Mar 2014, 9:52pm
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Screen Prints from KLTworks

Aren’t these screen prints from KLTworks sweet?!  I’m a big fan of Kristin’s thread drawings, so these colored serigraphs of her original animal images are a wonderful addition to her etsy shop.  Of the Penguin, Raccoon, Deer, Swan, Rooster and Blue Footed Booby Bird, which is your favorite?  Or would you prefer the whole collection?


Each of the above prints retails for $30.

I’m also scanning my walls to find a home for this Heron Serigraph.  They’re equally at home in Kristin’s Pacific Northwest as they are around us here in Florida!

Heron Serigraph Limited Edition KLTworks screenprint

This limited edition print retails for $60 and there’s also a version with two birds.

28 Feb 2014, 10:20am
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Diamantini + Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks from West Elm Market

Thanks to West Elm Market for carrying this collection of imaginative modern cuckoo clocks from Diamantini + Domeniconi.  I used the Veneer clock (below) in yesterday’s nursery board, but any one of these would make a bold statement with just the right amount of whimsy and fun.


Diamantini + Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks

The only drawback to these beauties is their $300 price tag, but they seem to be such a hit that they’re currently on backorder.  If you want one, you should add it to your cart asap.

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