Etsy Find: By Order of the Management by John W. Golden

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.

Share Your ToysNo Monsters Allowed Print 6 in x 10 inBe Kind Print 6 in x 10 inNo  Jumping on the Bed (Red) Print 10.8 in x 18 in

Rise and Shine in Blue Print 6 in x 10 inBrush Your Teeth Print 12.6 in x 21 in

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:

The Sensible OwlYellow Blue  Stripe Bird Collage Print 5 in x 7 in

Oscar Box Art Robot Print 12 in x 15 in

Etsy Find: Cushions by Jane Foster

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.

Scandinavian style screen printed sausage dog cushion cover Scandinavian style screen printed Spring Chicken cushion cover

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.

Vintage 60s 70s Beatles fabric cushion pillow pop art fun Vintage juvenile 60s 70s fabric cushion pillow owl train doll horseVintage 70s fabric cushion pillow Vintage  children's fabric cushion pillow cover juvenile 60s 70s

Etsy Find: Little Sapling Toys

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!

Little ASL -I Love You- TEETHING TOY - natural wooden teether for infants and toddlersLittle Elephant TEETHING TOY - natural wooden teether for infants and toddlersLittle Minnesota State TEETHING TOY - natural wooden teether for infants and toddlers

The rattles are easy to hold and chew.

And their basic toys are must-haves.

organic SAPLING STACKER - natural wooden developmental toyorganic SKITTLES - 6 pin retro wooden bowling developmental setorganic LACING TOY - 9 piece natural wooden developmental set

I will be keeping these in mind for my baby shower gift guide.  Keep an eye out for that!

Shopping Guide: For the Birds

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

Modern Marvel Bird House

LittleHouse Bird House $63 from MacPdesign’s shop on etsy

LittleHouse Bird House (Yellow)

Roost $125 from Hepper
Modern Birdhouse

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…

Etsy Find: Toy Boxes from Eastvold Furniture

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 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

Etsy Find: Portable Growth Charts

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

Custom 1-2-3 Grow With Me from inklore’s etsy shop- $50

Heirloom Growth Chart

Heirloom Growth Chart from MissNatalie’s etsy shop– $56

Height growth chart, hand pulled screen print onto 100 percent recycled card, poppy red (also in azure blue)

Height growth chart, hand pulled screen print from boldandnoble’s etsy shop– $62

MeasureMe Stick

MeasureMe Stick from Studio1am’s etsy shop– $120

…and I made one for our family with a doorpost I bought at the hardware store.

Etsy Find: Wall Decal Growth Charts

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 Tree DELUXE with Flowers - Children's Vinyl Wall Sticker

Kids Growth Chart Deluxe with flowers from SimpleShapes’ etsy shop– $79

Child Growth  Chart Decal Vinyl Graphic Wall Art (Larger Size)

Child Growth Chart Decal Vinyl Graphic Wall Art from sayitwithstyle’s etsy shop– $60

Circus Growth  Chart item 30015

Circus Growth Chart from byrdiekids’ etsy shop– $42 (see also Big Tree Growth Chart)

Safari Giraffe Growth Chart Nursery Vinyl Wall Decals Stickers Art

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.

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