I know these made the blog rounds a few years ago, but these “By Order of the Management” prints by John W. Golden are still in my favorites list, and I’m gonna to buy some one of these days! There are more designs than there were a few years ago, so even if you have seen them, it’s worth another look.
I want the “Brush Your Teeth” and “Wash Behind Your Ears” in the 12.6″ x 21″ size for the kids’ bathroom. Cute, right?
John also has some other collections that could be used as art for a child’s room or playroom, so browse his shop! Here are some that I like:
I have to admit I just got lucky and spotted these on etsy’s front page under handpicked items.
Jane Foster’s etsy shop is filled with Scandinavian style screen prints and cushions made with fabulous vintage fabrics. These bright prints and patterns are really inspiring. I’ve added this shop to my favorites so I can see what she’ll come up with next. You can also see what she’s up to on her blog.
My top favorites are these screen printed designs. They measure 14″ square and zip along the bottom for $37.
Jane make a variety of these cat cushions with screen printed faces and bodies made with vintage fabric. These sell for $21.
The vintage fabric pillows range from $22 to $50 depending on the fabric.
The photo of this quilt immediately started inspiring all kind of nursery ideas. I think you’ll see what I’m talking about. From HandMeDown”s etsy shop, this 100% cotton quilt measures 41″ by 52″ and features a fun floral and a strawberry print.
Pick up the Hermelin crib at Ikea for $129 and the adorable petit poof from zid zid and you can see how things can get rolling.
The toys at littlesaplingtoy’s etsy shop make phenomenal baby gifts. These organic wooden toys are made in the US in Boise, Idaho. You can be extra proud when buying these because they plant a tree for every toy they sell!
Choose from their lovely selection of teethers including state shapes!
The rattles are easy to hold and chew.
And their basic toys are must-haves.
I will be keeping these in mind for my baby shower gift guide. Keep an eye out for that!
Spring has sprung and we’re going outdoors. The birds are traveling north and what better way to encourage them to nest in your yard than one of these gorgeous birdhouses and bird feeders.
While putting together this post, I found I was not the first to come up with this idea (I didn’t think I was) and so I will first send you over to the terrific collection of modern birdhouses put together at DesignMilk. I had found a few of the ones Catrina found so I’ve left them off my list. I also found a great collection of bird feeders at 2GreenThumbsUp. Here are some MORE houses and a feeder that were not included in those posts…
Folding Bird House $50 at the MoMA Store
Modern Marvel Bird House $55 from Bowenbirdhouses’ shop on etsy
LittleHouse Bird House $63 from MacPdesign’s shop on etsy
Roost $125 from Hepper
Eva Solo Bird Box $88
The birdhouse at our house may not be quite as stylish, but I love it anyhow. My son and his grandfather build and painted it (from a kit) and hung it in the tree together. It has never been inhabited by a family of birds, but it adds some extra personality to that corner of the yard…
There are so many different toy storage options and strategies but there’s always the old standard, the toy box. As you can imagine, toy boxes date from an earlier time when kids didn’t have many more toys than would fit into a toy box (something to aspire to again perhaps), but they can still have a place in a modern nursery. I’ve been looking for modern toy boxes for years, and the result of my search is on buymoderntoyboxes. I was visiting etsy.com today however and found some new options!
Eastvold Furniture’s etsy shop has two boxes that can be custom made for your nursery or play room.
The Art Box features a removable top with dry erase laminate on one side and chalkboard on the other.
The Cool Toybox features casters and is available in a variety of woods and laminate colors. Both boxes retail for about $380.
Off the topic of toyboxes, they also have an amazing bunk bed on their website…
Last week I featured growth chart wall decals. This week I’ve assembled a collection of growth charts that are portable and can be easily taken from house to house.
Custom 1-2-3 Grow With Me from inklore’s etsy shop- $50
Heirloom Growth Chart from MissNatalie’s etsy shop– $56
Height growth chart, hand pulled screen print from boldandnoble’s etsy shop– $62
MeasureMe Stick from Studio1am’s etsy shop– $120
…and I made one for our family with a doorpost I bought at the hardware store.
When my siblings and I were kids, our growth chart was the doorpost inside the hall closet. It documented almost 20 years of us growing up.
There are lots of stylish adaptations of the simple ritual of tracking our growth including the ever popular wall decals. Check out the cool ones I’ve discovered on etsy.
Kids Growth Chart Deluxe with flowers from SimpleShapes’ etsy shop– $79
Child Growth Chart Decal Vinyl Graphic Wall Art from sayitwithstyle’s etsy shop– $60
Circus Growth Chart from byrdiekids’ etsy shop– $42 (see also Big Tree Growth Chart)
Safari Giraffe Growth Chart from singlestonestudios’ etsy shop– $44 (also see Sign of Growth)
You can usually customize the designs as well and choose your own colors.
For a more portable growth chart, think about affixing the decal to the side of a bookcase or the doors of an armoire.