Cavallini vintage stationery and office supplies
June 11, 2008, 12:29 pm
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Since today’s vintage theme refers to a time, when people still used ink and paper to write letters (remember that part from You’ve Got Mail, when Tom Hanks is told by his grandfather how keeping in touch worked in the old days?) it is only right to include a post on vintage stationery and office supplies.

And I found just the perfect company with San Francisco based Cavallini & Co.  Their vintage inspired products depict animal and travel themes, such as drawings of butterflies and famous sights in Paris, and they are oh so beautiful and charming!  Cavallini’s products range from stationery to stickers, magnets, rubber stamps and much more.  All of it has this really nice vintage vibe to it, which gives you the feeling of entering a bygone world.  They make such pretty accessories for a girly girls room, by giving the room some class instead of kitsch – and are equally suitable for mom as well!  I can perfectly see little children going crazy if the postman brings them their own vintage mail!  With the Cavallini stamp kit, they can send grandma or their favorite doll a wonderful self-made letter, and learning their ABCs has never been more beautiful, than with their gorgeous alphabet cards!  So much beauty, I bet mom can’t take her eyes of these wonderful designs either, so you better get a calendar or some fridge magnets for yourself as well!

Available at Kate’s Paperie, e.g. stamps $30.00, small notebook $12.00

Schylling toys: Let grandpa get nostalgic
June 11, 2008, 12:29 pm
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Today’s feature is still missing one important thing, that part children care about the most, the toys that is.  The most affordable source for great vintage reproductions I could find is Schylling.  They really have some sweet tin toys and ride -ons that will make grandpa wish he were a little boy again, just so he could hop on that little racer like he used to in the good old days.  So letting your little ones bring along their nostalgic toys the next time you visit the grandparents may initiate some great story-telling and reminiscence of their favorite childhood memories.  And I bet your kids will find it quite fascinating to hear about a world of non electric, non-battery operated toys.  Schylling’s old-style robot toys on the other hand are just the right thing to make dad go back in time.  So whichever you chose, nostalgic fun is guaranteed!  But if you don’t care for a historic chit-chat, Schylling’s range of classical toys is fun to play with anyhow, and a real eyecatcher in the playroom, too, one you will be proud to put on the shelves, and don’t want to be hidden away in a toy box.

Available in Schylling’s online shop, ride-on $ 79.99, carousel $ 24.99, robot $ 17.99, plane $ 14.99.

Lola et Moi: Colorful, cute clothes with a hint of vintage style
June 8, 2008, 5:04 pm
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Now that the nursery is all decorated with playful items, the only thing that needs a bit of a make-over is your daughter’s wardrobe.  And with the great designs by Lola et Moi, you really can’t go wrong because this brand’s main characteristics are bold colors and retro-cuteness.  Their clothes also have a certain summer vibe to them, just perfect for the season.

And the good news is, there’s no need for moms to envy their daugthers’ looks, they can get the same hip style for themselves: Lola et Moi also has some fashion and accessories suitable for adults.  So the two of you can look gorgeous in a mommy and me outfit for your next beach-party or barbecue!

Check out their onlinestore

A gorgeous vintage bed from Denmark: Sebra’s kili crib
June 4, 2008, 6:11 pm
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Ok, I have decided on a topic for today, this time it’s all about vintage inspired design.  I found the decision a bit difficult, because I just love this bed, I think the design of this crib is absolutely amazing.  But then, it is difficult to actually purchase it, as I could only find Danish, Dutch and Norwegion online shops, who sell it.  Anyway, here are some pictures.

Arent the smooth, rounded lines just wonderful? This bed will certainly stand out from the crowd of standard cots.  Now to the specifics:  It is available in white and a few pastel colors (green, blue, yellow and pink) and converts from baby to toddler bed (sizes 70x110cm and 70x150cm), so it can be used for kids up to approximately 6 years.  The Kili bed is made of birchwood and colored with non-toxid paint.


Available at including baby- and juniorbed mattress and washable covers for 5.700DKK (Danish Crowns), which equals to 753.97€, as is said on their page.  The link I included is an English translation of the Danish text via Google, so don’t wonder why it reads a bit weird.

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Maileg’s baby rattles: Vintage toys from Denmark
June 4, 2008, 3:51 pm
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I am sticking with Denmark for inspiration for a second post.  What could be more fitting with a pretty vintage inspired crib than vintage soft toys?  Luckily, Maileg has just the perfect design!  Soft cotton, sturdy made and well filled, and adorned with embroidery and/or knitting. Here are some of their adorable baby rattles:

and some sweet bunnies from their Brother and Sister product line:

All available at CottontailsBaby for 10 £ (rattles) and 11/21 £ (bunnies)

Vintage clothes from Hula Mula
June 4, 2008, 1:26 pm
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The last pick to complete today’s vintage theme are these two halter top and skirt sets from Hula Mula, stylish Knuckleheads girls’ collection.  Both sets feature Hula Mula’s signature vintage inspired design and are available from baby up to 6 years of age.

Available at Knuckleheadsclothing, for $68.00 each.