Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler for JC Penney

I might have to make a rare visit to JC Penney to check these out in person but I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this partnership before today (thanks Pinterest!).  Happy Chic is Jonathan Adler’s lower cost decor and furnishings collection for JC Penny and if his style is prohibitive for you at regular prices, this might just be the perfect solution.  I’m not sure why this hasn’t been publicized more widely (a la Target special collections), but here are my favorite picks to add to your nursery decor plans or just around the house.

1- Lola Magazine Holder– $25
Squirrel Magazine Holder
– $25
2- Lola Owl Accent Lamp– $35
3- Charlotte Apple Bookends– $38
4- Set of 3 Nesting Tables– $300
5- Katie 18″ Square Pillow– $32
Katie Round Decorative Pillow– $50
Katie Owl Decorative Pillow– $32
6- Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp– $28
7- Lola Owl Table Lamp– $75
8- Lola Set of 2 Owl Bookends– $38
9- Charlotte Round Pouf– $90
Katie Round Pouf– $90
10- Lola Zigzag Pillow– $32
Lola Oblong Pillow– $32

They Posted These So I Don’t Have To

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Friday link love post.  Over the summer I had a lot of trouble keeping up with all the blogs that I love to follow, but my kids started back to school this week so I’m trying to get into the swing of things.  Please let me know in the comments if the links are something you’d like me to continue to share on a weekly basis.

So here are my top 5 picks from this past week…

I couldn’t help but be inspired by this glitz & glam boy nursery that was featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery.  The room would be nothing without the fabric panels and it’s something to keep in mind if you want to take a ordinary room and elevate to an amazing level.

I’m crazy about this little red riding hood matryoshka concept on Small for Big.  As soon as I find this is for sale, I’m going to have to get it.

I always look forward to Ferm Living’s new items and Bambino Goodies previewed their newest wall lamps.  The mushroom and cloud will join the deer, car, house and tree.  I’ll let you know which items from the new collection make it to the US.

There have been some wonderful designer stroller partnerships that I’ve loved, and there have been many ridiculous partnerships that have flopped.  Growing Your Baby presented the New Quinny Maxi-Cosi by Britto Collection and I’m pretty sure I know which camp this will fall in.  Tell me what YOU think though.

If you’re looking for more Britto check out the Britto Arts & Crafts collection from P’kolino.  I think that collaboration makes a bit more sense.

Finally, I love these Pillows for Kids by Ana Ventura on Handmade Charlotte.

If you want more of my internet finds through the week, follow me on Pinterest.  Have a great weekend!

New From The Land Of Nod

Oh my.  I have come to get really excited about those days of the year when The Land of Nod (one of my favorite affiliates!) comes out with their new products for the season.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  At the same time I know I’m in for a marathon blogging session, because there’s SO MUCH I’ve got to post for you to see!  Here goes…

1) Furniture

This new low-rise crib made by El Greco Woodworking exclusively for The Land of Nod is an incredible new addition to their furniture collection and an excellent option for any nursery.  The crib is shown here in grey but also comes in white and white with espresso base and white with maple base.  They are all beautiful.  $900

I love the raspberry and azure Jenny Lind beds.  The fun colors really make it!  $549-$649

And the As You Wish Upholstered Bed is a simple design with a lovely curved headboard.  This can be upholstered in a number of different fabrics but the one shown below is pretty fabulous.  $899-$999

As You Wish Storage Benches are seating and storage in one.  Pick your color for $350.

2) Bedding

There a a few beautiful new crib bedding sets that I love including Not a Peep, In the Mix (pink and khaki), Counting Sheep, and Bazaar.

There are lots of cute new decorative pillows as well.

My favorites are the Freshly Picked Apple Pillow and the Head in the Clouds Pillow. $19 each

There is also a huge collection of new kids bedding but there’s too much to share, so just take a look.

3) Decor

I’m quite sure these Spell Ya Later Letters are going to be a huge hit.  The letters of the alphabet (about $3 each) are available in girl and boy colors– but you could totally mix and match them.  Then you buy a 3 yard shoelace ($4) and voila, you have yourself a super cool name banner.  Really thinking of getting this for my boys, and maybe for all the kids I know!

There are a few cute lamp shades and I can see the new pennant shade and woodgrain shade being super easy to integrate into fun modern nursery designs.

The new (faux) leather poufs would function as bright pops of color as well as a seat or ottoman. $79

I also really like these stacking floor cushions.  22″ for $29, 27″ for $39 and 32″ for $49.  These come in pink and blue.

One final thing I’ve got to share is the Dot Matrix Gumball Rug.  4’x6′ for $350.  We’ve been seeing this here and there on blogs over the past year, but now you can buy one too!

I hope you’re inspired and go take a look at all the stuff I skipped.  Kudos again to The Land of Nod for their excellent choices and always keeping it fresh.


The Land of Nod

Glittery Gold for Glamor in the Nursery

The year is sparkly new, the price of gold has skyrocketed, and through the winter we crave the golden warmth of the sun.  Have no doubt, warm metallics are stepping in to join silver, steel and chrome in the world of modern design.  It’s not too early to jump in on this trend as there is plenty of glittery gold for your modern baby and nursery.

1- Bloom Fresco Loft in White/Solar Gold– $400

2- Scratch off World Map-$24

3- Ferm Living Gold Stars Wallsticker– $57.50

4- Shanti Gold Diaper Bag– $118

5- Gold Eco Star Poof from Zid Zid Kids- $88

6- Vlaemsch – The Roedeer: Gold- $135

7- Fatboy® the original metahlowski goldi– $400

8- HBC Rattles Loop Rattle– $120

9- Harry Allen Pig Bank– $200

10- Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp (gold)- $548

Boon Glo Giveaway Winner!

I think there were some of you out there who hadn’t ever visited booninc.com and explored their line of beautifully designed and useful products.  I consider that a shocking state of affairs and I’m glad to have rectified the situation.

One of their most fun new items is the Glo nightlight and I’m excited to announce that the winner is….  Missy L. who also likes Boon’s Bug Pod.

Congratulations Missy!  Your kids will love this.  The Glo makes an amazing holiday gift.  Some other Boon items I think would make cute gifts for kids are:

Whale Pod, Odd Ducks, Animal Bag, and Bubbles

Thanks to Boon for sponsoring this fun giveaway.  Please follow them on twitter and visit their Facebook page.  You can be assured that I’ll let you know about any and all of Boon’s new product releases because they represent exactly what buymodernbaby.com is all about.

Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011: Boon Glo

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Boon’s Glo since I first spotted it at last year’s ABC Kids Expo.  This unique nightlight was one of the most fun and exciting decor accessories at the show and I knew that as soon as it came out, I wanted to share one with my readers.

The wait is finally over and Glo is ready to shine!  Boon calls Glo a “color-changing nightlight with portable glowing balls” and that really sums it up.  This nightlight features illuminated Glo balls that change color on the base and can be removed for play or to be taken into bed.  After about 30 minutes, the light fades away.

To win a Boon Glo worth $85:

Visit Boon online, and then leave a comment telling us what else on their site is going on your holiday wishlist.

Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, December 6th at 8 am.

The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) from among the unique entrants.  The giveaway is open to readers in the US only and who are over the age of 18.  Show your appreciation to our giveaway sponsor by liking them on Facebook, and following them on twitter.  Good luck and tell your friends!  *full rules

Etsy Finds: Wonderful Weiner Dogs

The Offi My Pet Lamp Dachshund is a popular nursery accessory, but it’s not the only way to add these, my favorite dogs, to your nursery decor.

Etsy has a dozens of dachshunds and here are some of my favorite handmade and vintage items:

1- Weiner Dogs Are CUTE Art Print 8 x 10 from emandsprout- $10

2- 12×16 Pillow Cover Hot Diggity Dog Blue from ChloeandOliveDotCom- $18

3- Dachshund pillow in burnt orange from katedurkin- $28

4- Walnut Dachshund Home Decor from WoodNCreations- $22

5- Dachshund vintage hot dog label art from rubenacker- $14

6- Vintage Dachshund Redware Pottery Planter from BornAtTheWrongTime

7- Chet the Wiener Dog Plush Dachshund from blackbirdfashion

8- Amusing Dachshund Doxie pillow from Happy Hot Dog from nakeddecor- $49

9- Lolli and Pops from weezee- $20

Do you have any other favorite dachshund items?