It's always a bit exciting when you open a parcel anticipating one thing and find something else! I was very chuffed to receive our latest delivery of cushions. The different shades and widths of velvet ribbon on the neutral linen makes a classic statement for any room and at 38cm wide by 58cm long they are also a great size. You can get yours here.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We pay homage to the classic cuckoo clock but with a delightful twist. On the hour an animal pops out of the little window and makes a sound - be it a baa, a bark or a quack. So much fun. And before you get worried about the ruckus continuing on through the night when the little ones are asleep, the Coo Clocks are fitted with light sensors that prevent the animals from doing their thing during the dark. Brilliant, I hear you say.
For this week, our Coo Clocks are on sale instead of being $90 they are $78 so a good time to grab one if you planned to. If you don't see your favourite animal there let us know and we can order in for you :)
We're going to find out if we can also get these great football coo clocks in but we're a little bit sad there isn't a Socceroo one :(
Image from Heads Up
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The first print from Sarah Jane Studios I ever saw was this one...
Addie & Ellie Play Tea Party II
...absolutely delightful. It's perfect in every way. Once seen, I knew I had to have it for the shop. It captures every detail of a childhood rite of passage but still charms in its simplicity. Like all of her prints, a nostalgic memory for an adult and beautiful picture to look at for a child. We have added two new Sarah Jane prints to our collection, both available in different variations depending on the room they're heading to or child they'll belong to.
Firstly, there's Three Chairs, Sarah Jane's interpretation of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. It's available with red, green and blue chairs, which is a lovely option for a boy's nursery or a shared room for young children. Or you can have red, pink and yellow chairs, perfectly sweet for a girl's room. Like all of our Sarah Jane Studios prints they are $35.00, and great value for money we think.
And then I love these. In fact, so much so I'm getting Read with Me III, framed for a wall in the office. Once again, love the sweetness and simplicity of the detail, and LOVE that you can choose hair and outfit colours too and get the perfect match for little miss' reading corner.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Today we were invited to exhibit at the Baby & Toddler Show in October at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. We haven't done anything like this before so it all seems a bit overwhelming BUT we are seriously contemplating giving it a go! Stay tuned!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yes. you have guessed it, we are finally there. On Thursday afternoon last week we flung open the cyber doors on our new interiors collection and website. And may I say, I love it! Tish over at artish, has done a super job with our new look and I think it is safe to say, she is now sick of the sight and sound of me. It was a busy and frantic lead up to going live that's for sure!
Our new website is more simple and chic than ever (if you ask me). I love the new colour scheme and don't think I'll ever get tired of the beautiful new icons. Perfect in their simplicity (this is the launch post, so I'm allowed to rave a bit aren't I?!), I can't stop going to our home page to look at them. Now more than ever, we are dedicated to keeping our collection fresh and exciting and will be consistently adding new pieces to it.
We plan to bring you even more payment options in the not-too-distant-future as we want to be able to offer you a simplified direct deposit option and more credit card options. As well as that, we want to be able to tailor shipping rates specifically to your area if not postcode! In the meantime, Paypal continues to serve us well and we will certainly continue to offer it as the excellent option it is as well. (I know Paypal is my preferred payment method when shopping online).
But on to the fun stuff...our new products! Too many to talk about all at once so I'll start with a new favourite, the Bedtime Bus Roll Poster. "I just 'yuv it!", as my three year old nephew says when he loves something. It has to be the sweetest way ever to capture the all important bedtime routine, fitting that it comes to us from My Sweet Prints. Inspired by the vintage bus roll posters it is too delightful. Printed on 160gsm archival and chlorine free paper, this one is a keeper. The loveliest thing about is you can customise it to your own routine, mind you the thought of that is too overwhelming and you're a procrastinating perfectionist like me, our standard print is perfect. We are currently selling the print unframed but a framed option will soon be available too.
On that note, the cuppa in my bedtime routine is calling out to me so I am off. Sweet dreams everyone.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Just quickly before I tell you ALL about our new website I wanted to take a quick sidetrack and say THANK YOU to the peeps at The Daily Buzz for their cute Princess and The Pea featurette a little while ago that included our favourite toy from Maileg, The Princess & The Pea doll. There is in square B below.
Image via The Daily Buzz
And by the way...we also stock the exquisite English Silver Cross pram in square D, an heirloom piece to be sure.