Friday, April 18, 2008

favourites

This morning while I was sorting through some of Adelaide's birthday clothing, she got very excited about this little dress from one of our most favourite friends Mia. Adelaide carried the dress all around the house, trying to put in on over her head! It is the first time that I've ever seen her even remotely interested in what she wears. Looks like Mia and her have similar taste (yey!)





Here Addie is peeking out from behind a couple of large Ikea Ribba frames that I went and picked up last night for some posters I found and ordered. I am always on the look out for posters and prints to frame and hang up all over our house, but finding nice prints for children I've found rather difficult to come by. 

I've seen Japanese illustrator Shinzi Katoh's work before, and but when I found that he has posters available, it wasn't difficult to decide to try to locate some and order them for Addie's room. I found that Penelope's - a lovely Chicago store that actually I used to sell some of my goods to - had them available and if you email or call them they are happy to take your order and send them off to you. For $34 each , the posters are huge! (about 24 x 34")  There are several available, but I ordered the following two and I am looking forward to getting them up in Addie's room. And when she does outgrow them, I'll still be happy to have them up around the house mixed in with my other prints.


17 comments:

leslie said...

oh, addie made a great style choice. and those posters are wonderful. i had the pleasure of having coffee with shinzi katoh a few months back. a truly amazing man. full of imagination.

kim said...

I found your blog via Oh Happy Day and I'm glad I did. I'll be checking in more often! (I've always loved globes and you've inspired me to start a collection!)

ms firefly said...

what a cutie your daughter is!
she looks lovely in her jeans and dress on top!

Deborah W said...

Adorable baby and dress! And what are those little shoes she's wearing? They look so cute! Handmade???

waltz, matilda said...

I was just going to comment on the shoes, too- they're fantastic!

sharilyn said...

Hi Deborah W + Waltz, matilda -

Addie's "shoes" here are actually padraig cottage slippers. They are one of the first (and only!) things that I bought when I was pregnant and they are the shoes that Addie has worn the most - I can't recommend them enough and will be ordering her another pair for the next cold season! They are made with wool and the inside is wool fleece - incredibly cozy and she's worn them forever.

http://www.padraigcottage.com

They came with a story of the woman who began making them 29 years ago. She was desperate for shoes that her toddler would actually wear. Then one day she noticed him rubbing his toes with happiness on a sheepskin rug, and so she decided to make shoes with wooly inside so he would like to wear them and keep them on. And he did!

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waltz, matilda said...

Thats great; thanks for the link, Sharilyn- they're so lovely! I'm going to have to order a pair for my niece once the weather cools again!

Anonymous said...

these are such wonderful prints! can't wait to see them up on the walls of addie's!!

joanna
www.candlelight.hk/blog

Lovely Paper said...

those posters are way too cute!

Karin said...

The dress is so adorable, as is your little girl! The posters are wonderful.

vic said...

i love your blog, your child is too cute, your pictures are perfect :)

leslie said...

Hi... I'm a different Leslie and I just love your website and your daughter! Those are cute crocheted slippers that Adelaide is wearing... did you make them?

Danielle Anthony said...

i LOVE when a dress is worn over jeans, i say put little miss addie in this every everyday!!!

but i am a baby photographer, it is MY JOB for babies to be adorable in photos!!!

Sarah said...

Yikes! I love the paint color on your wall. Is is Silver Sage / Restoration Hardware? If not...do you mind sharing?
Sarah
Vintage Lily
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/

sharilyn said...

Hi Sarah - the wall colour in our living room as shown in these photos is actually
Gossamer Blue from Benjamin Moore. I find that it is a very refreshing yet calming colour. I looked at the Restoration Hardware colours when I was deciding on paint and this colour is more of a blue grey than a sage grey. You can peep it here:

http://www.myperfectcolor.com/Benjamin-Moore-2123-40-Gossamer-Blue-p/mpc0004882.htm

Kristin said...

Another question about your amazing paint color! ...Does it show up with lots of green in daylight? I'm wanting to use it for our great room but not sure if it may have too much green in it. Love it though!