I’m super excited to now be offering the most beautiful & soft muslin swaddle blankets in our online store. My personal favorite is the CHEETAH Swaddle Blanket! But we have something to fit every baby personality. & they are HUGE!
Use these blankets for everything from swaddling to floortime play rugs, stroller covers, nursing shields, lightweight blankets, changing mats, burp cloths and much more.
So go check um out: SpearmintLOVE.com
Love Milk & Masuki as much as I do? The new collection just came out and Rexy has the Fox Tee in Aqua and coordinating Me-O-My Fox Blankie. GOSH, I am obsessed! If you are not familiar with Milk & Masuki let me share a bit…
From bibs to blankies to tees & onesies, all of their beautifully designed products are made from 100% organic cotton. This means your baby has soft & chemical free fabrics against their skin. I also LOVE their fabrics because they do not fade after washing.
What are your favorite new pieces from the collection?
P.S. ALL Tees are currently 25% off! Use Code Tee25 at checkout
When it comes to getting all the right gear for your littlest one… there are so many options for just about anything you might need. And when it comes to blankets… there are about a million and a half different ones out there. But you want to find THE ONE right?
You know, the one blanket that just speaks to you. The one that has something a little special to it because you know its going to be part of your little one’s life for the next few years. If your lucky too, it will be one of those things that your little one just can’t live with out. You’ll be running frantically through the house each night looking for it so your tired toddler will go to sleep. So why not make that blanket something super special and fun right? These are some of my favorite, new, unique blankets, each one with something super fun and exciting about it!
1 // Muny
Block printed light weight cotton… I love how lightweight, soft, and warm these blankets are! Plus aren’t those colors and patterns just so… bohemian and ethnic!
2 // Vintage Kandy
Handmade out of vintage sheets and fabrics… how fabulous right? The mix of florals and colors. Definitely something unique you won’t find a duplicate of! Something totally special for your little ones!
3 // Iviebaby
A trendy triangle quilt in amazing colors for less than half the price?! Sign me up my friends!! This is a steal! I think I totally need one… for myself! Does this come in a king size maybe?
4 // Rikshaw Designs
Block printed by hand… and elephants! I have a thing for elephants these days. Plus this blanket comes in like six different colors! How super cute!! and it is that lightweight cotton again…
5 // Haptic Lab
I need this one… preferably with Philly on it but hey, there are plenty of other cities that would work too! But really, how unique and totally super amazing are these?? They come in three different color ways and are a serious piece I don’t think anyone would EVER regret!
6 // Milk and Soda
Oh those little cats… I’m not a big cat person but I can not get over those adorable little faces. I am loving the colors too!! How unique are they??
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Once we move, Harper will be downsizing from a queen to a twin size bed. I’ve been bookmarking some of my favorite bedding choices & am having a hard time deciding. One of my favorite brands for children’s bedding is Little Auggie.
This inspiration board was inspired by the Rabbit Patch Printed Sham. I just love the colors of it as well as the rabbit & toadstool design. The Rabbit Patch design comes on a crib sheet, blanket, quilt, as well as a sleep sack. I may use the Rabbit Sham as inspiration for Harper’s new bedroom. How would you decorate a room around it?
Rabbit Patch Printed Sham
Helvetica Ampersand Print
Crib Sheet in Painted Fern
Lucky Polka Squeaky Toadstool
White Rabbit Lamp
Turquoise Mayan Cotton Dhurrie Rug
White Bertoia Style Kid’s Chair
Mr. Monkey Crochet Toy
Mayasri makes their debut on The Mini Social today! The sale will run from May 3-7.
Mayasri bedding is made in India with 100% cotton fabrics and printed using non-toxic dyes. Their prints are absolutely LOVELY! So COLORFUL with a modern take on traditional Indian design.
3 pc Crib Sets in 4 colors:
Retail price: $145
The Mini Social price: $110
*Quilts and sheets also sold separately.
I’m at home with my little pumpkins today- another cold & R A I N Y day! I’m not one to claim boredom, but seriously wishing we could get outside. My kids do so much better after an hour of fresh air!
On another note, have you noticed the cute rain and cloud trend in children’s decor/accessories? Raindrop decals & plush cloud pillows somehow make rainy days a bit more cheerful, NO?
1. raindrop house mobile
2. Rain & Cloud Tote Bag
3. rain drops rubber stamp
4. rain cloud wall art – 7 inch embroidery hoop
5. wooden cloud + 3 wooden rain drops
6. colorful raindrops 8″x10″ print
7. cat in the rain blanket
8. charcoal & white clouds fitted crib sheet
9. raindrop pants
Does anyone else have a pinterest board for rainy days? Here is MINE.
So, I was browsing the aisles at Target on Sunday evening. (I spent a very pleasant hour there because my kids were being so good!) I spotted these darling crib sheets at the end of the baby aisle. GREY, PINK, ORANGE, & YELLOW… + polka dots & my absolute favorite of the moment: STARS! (see Harper’s new sandals)
I thought these could-be designer crib sheets were a bargain at $9.99. However, my Facebook followers are a bit more savvy then myself and one of them left me this great couponing tip:
there is currently a $5 off 1 Circo® infant bedding item on target.com. ENJOY!
Searching for some unique, feminine decor items for your little girl’s bedroom? Perhaps you should check out Bibelotte. Bibelotte is an adorable dutch store/website that sells beautiful accessories for children. My favorite things include the diamond & star patterned wallpapers, darling throw pillows, laundry/storage bins, & small collection of wall art. (my favorite piece says “MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS WEAR YOUR FAVORITE BOW EVERY DAY”)
Check out some of Bibelotte’s BEAUTIFUL inspiration rooms featuring items from the collection:
Good Morning! Hope you enjoyed a relaxing holiday. We are back from a fabulous almost 2 week vacation to MN & AZ. I’ll be posting pics over on Spearmint Decor this week.
For the next few weeks I’ll be posting some of the things that will be under our tree on Christmas morning. Today I wanted to share a fun store to purchase cozy personalized things for your girl/guy/or maybe even your own bedroom. Butterscotch Blankees sells darling pillows and blankets that you can personalize with initials/names in colors to match your nursery/bedroom. They also sell hats, scarfs, & dresses.
The pillows and blankets are SUPER soft and cozy. (no itchy fabrics here!) This year Rexy will be getting a cute new pillow for his big boy bed which I am hoping to switch him to in Jan/Feb. I picked out my favorite design, the single border 15 X 15 pillow in black & white. Check it out below. (I am also eyeing the LOVE and ♥ pillows for Harper!)
**PURPLE Christmas Tree from Treetopia.com
Labor day weekend was super dreary here, but we made good use of the rainy days. LOTS of work around the house, a few DIY projects, and a trip to IKEA yesterday. We were mostly shopping for office supplies. My husband & I are both redoing our offices. (A peek at my new office HERE.)
We spent an hour shopping with Rex while Harper went to the IKEA playroom. Have you ever dropped your kids at the playroom? Harper LOVES it! It is FREE for potty trained kids & you get an hour to shop, have a snack, or you could probably even bring a magazine and relax in the restaurant if you are having just one of those days!! shhh, don’t tell!
While we shopped I took some pics as visual bookmarks of things I like. When I finish Harper’s bedroom, I hope to redo Rex’s room. He is ready to move to a big boy bed (even though I am NOT!) We have a full sized mattress in the basement & I am hoping to buy a simple bed frame that does not need a box spring.
The photo above is my FAVORITE new bedding at IKEA. It is linen with colorful polka dots. $49.99 for the twin duvet & pillowcase. Isn’t it adorable? It also comes in FULL/QUEEN for $59.99. I just love the natural color, but if that is not your style it also comes in crisp white. IKEA PS 2012 polka dot duvet
Mix n’ match red bedding (more…)
I’ve always been impressed by Ferm Living’s printed Dotty bedding. Something about the shape/pattern of the trees is so sweet. The dotty bedding in yellow has always been one of my faves. I never even knew that it came in purple, until I saw this room.
This pillow makes such a statement in the nursery. & they added a purple chalkboard wall too. LOVE it!
CROCHET BLANKETS! I cannot get enough of the COLORFUL patterns.
I grew up in a house full of afghans. Pretty much every woman in my extended family knew how to crochet/knit. Unfortunately I never really got into it. Lucky for me, you can find one in pretty much any color combo on Etsy. These are just a few of my current faves!
Do you have any crochet blankets around the house?
Randal is one of the moms from my wonderful moms group in Atlanta. A few months ago she shared her and Charlotte and North’s favourite things on Mini Piccolini and today I am so happy that Randal has agreed to share Charlotte & North’s lovely nursery.
Here, in Randal’s own words, are some of the fabulous details of her twins’ fabulous nursery:
Since we have boy and girl twins, we wanted a very neutral theme to our nursery – mostly white and grey with some pink and blue accents. We love the wall color because it is very calming, and I think gives the room a restful feeling.
The room gets lots of light from the windows, so we have black out shades that we can pull down for nap time. I like the sheer linen curtains during the day because they let light in but still give us some privacy.
For more pictures and all the details of Charlotte & Norths’ lovely nursery, click here.
I have nurseries on my mind right now as I am scrambling to put together a soothing but playful space for Baby #2 – follow developments here.
I found this adorable DIY idea while shopping for polka dot accent pillows for Harper’s bed. (she is in a queen sized bed now, and it is really difficult to find children’s bedding in queen size.) Some of my favorite pillowcases and linens are from Castle, but bedding separates tend to add up quickly.
The girls from twinstripe.com found a way to get this look for only $10. So cute!
Do you love it too? Get the look:
clockwise from top left: paper owls, Behr limelight paint, mobile, number poster, abstract art, zigzag pillow, dresser, crib skirt fabric, blanket, crib, rocking horse, glider, marbled paper, porcelain letter
So I’ve decided to take a little break from doing custom idea boards and just do some for fun. I’m hoping to post one each week if life doesn’t get away from me. Right now two of my favorite things are neons and geometrics, wouldn’t that be such a fun combination for a nursery?!
What other nursery idea boards would you like to see?
I always love a good chevron print -a chevron print accessory adds a nice modern touch to the nursery. This grey & white chevron print crib skirt is beautiful…it really makes the room feel “crisp & fresh!” (I also love that Deer painting above the crib!)
See the rest of the nursery here.
Have you made the switch from crib to toddler/twin bed? I struggle with the idea of moving Harper to a twin bed. She sleeps so well in a crib, but at 31 months I wonder if it is time for a change? In the back of my head I’ve always loved the idea of a floor bed. A simple mattress on the ground made into a cozy space like this. Has anyone tried this? Pros? Cons?
If you have been dreaming about lovemaki’s 100% linen cloud cushions for your little one’s nursery you are in luck! lovemaki is offering Spearmint Baby readers 15% off of ALL store items…just use the code: spearmint15.
Where would you display your cloud cushion? …As a decorative crib accessory, on a window seat, or on a rocking chair? Or wouldn’t they would make the sweetest photography prop? I imagine a white background with tiny baby cuddling a beautiful cloud cushion. For girls I love the lilac color & for baby boys the soft blue. Each pillow front is silkscreened with an image of birds in flight.
My other favorite accessories from lovemaki include the black & white heart cushions & prints. I love the look of a baby blue or powder pink nursery with the contrast of black & white accessories.
**15% off code is valid from July 8th-14th.
Ikea has a LOT of fun pillows and cushions to accessorize with…& they are CHEAP! My favorites are the pastel patterns for girls. I am picturing a window seat overflowing with gingham, striped, and polkadot pillows.
photo credit popsugar.com
I don’t usually post Celeb photos, but Rachel Zoe’s colorful baby blanket definitely caught my eye. How gorgeous! I wonder if someone knitted it for her or if it is from an expensive store?
UPDATE: thanks for the emails helping to track this down…
Turns out this is a Missoni blanket sold with the Missoni Bugaboo stroller!
Alright all of you lovers of traditional spaces – here’s one just for you! You’ve seen both a modern space and vintage-inspired space based on this group of prints from COSAS MINIMAS by Blanca Gomez on Etsy:
Here is the final space – it’s got a traditional vibe with stripes, plaids, and wood tones. The orangey-red pouf is back as well to round out the series:
Crib – Pottery Barn Kids
Pouf – cb2
Mobile – Bits of String n Things on Etsy
Rug – Dash & Albert
Lamp – Crate & Barrel
Crib Bedding – Pottery Barn Kids
Hedgehog Plushie – Sara Carr on Etsy
Letter - Anthropologie
So that wraps up this series! Anyone have an idea for a theme for the next one? I’m open to ideas!
For the second space in the series I went for a more vintage vibe. The orangey-red pouf has made a second appearance, but warmer, earthier tones are replacing the graphic black and whites of the previous room.
Curtain Fabric – Hawthorne Threads
Blocks – Oeuf
Vintage Chalkboard and Game Case – i love you more on Etsy
Crib Sheets – Jon Robshaw
Crib – Cymax Stores
Airplane Mobile – J. AUSTIN Ryan on Etsy
Rug – West Elm
Lamp – cb2
Pouf – cb2
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Let’s hear it for the boys! After my first One Print, Three Rooms series (which was decidedly girly) I promised to create a series for the little guys. We’ll kick it off today with a modern space inspired by this adorable group of prints from COSAS MINIMAS by Blanca Gomez on Etsy:
The colorful nature and graphic shapes in this print made me instantly lean in the direction of a modern children’s space, but I’ll mix it up in a few days and go with a more traditional and maybe a more vintage-inspired space as well.
Rug – West Elm
Bumper Fabric – Kiitos Marimekko
Skirt Fabric – Kiitos Marimekko
Yellow Pillow – cb2
Knitted Pouf – cb2
Triangles Pillow – little studio
Crib – KALON
Light – IKEA
Mobile – Lil’ Sprout Creations on Etsy
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When did you purchase yours and where did you purchase it from? Bedding is the first thing I purchased for my children’s nurseries. While pregnant with Harper I knew that I wanted something gender neutral- possibly something with soft blues or greens. I began searching online for baby
bedding sets when I was only 10 weeks pregnant. Buying her crib bedding first made it much easier to envision and decorate the rest of the nursery. For Rex’s nursery I preferred more masculine colors. I thought a bedding set with brown, green, or yellow would be perfect. I had polka dots on my mind!
Not sure where to start your search? Check out babybeddingzone.com. You can browse by color, gender, pattern, style and even price. They have hundreds of adorable crib bedding options and offer styles for all tastes: modern, designer, vintage, classic, simple, retro, and shabby chic. Baby Bedding Zone offers free shipping for orders over $99, and 365 day a year refunds. If you find the same bedding set elsewhere for a cheaper price, Baby Bedding Zone will meet and beat that online advertised price by 10% of the difference!
What style bedding fits your taste? I am usually drawn to modern and simple crib bedding. Polka dots, stripes, and solids are usually my favorites. Babybeddingzone.com has an incredible modern selection. My favorite styles for baby boy bedding include the Bacati Quilted Circles White 4 Piece Crib Set (169.99) & the Mod Dot 4 Piece Crib Set (199.99):
For baby girl bedding I’d definitely go for the Bacati Modern Nature Green 5 Piece Crib Set ($159.99). It has been my favorite for years. Isn’t it refreshing and so easy on the eyes?
A less expensive option that I really like is the Seashell 4 Piece Crib Set (on clearance for $74.99). I love the pretty shade of soft pink and it is so simple that it fits with pretty much any decor.
If you are currently pregnant have you purchased your crib bedding yet? What are your favorite styles and colors? For those of you with toddlers and young children, don’t feel left out… Baby Bedding Zone also has a large selection of toddler and kids bedding.
P.S. visit Babybeddingzone.com on Facebook
I’ve always been obsessed with colorful afghans. Maybe because my mom had them all over the house when we were growing up. She tried to teach me to crochet and knit several times, and although I can do a basic stitch- I really never took to it. I think I just don’t have the patience to sit still and concentrate that long!
It is really not a problem because nowadays you can find them all over Etsy and Ebay. I usually buy vintage blankets as long as they are from a smoke free home. They are usually much cheaper than brand new ones.
I am currently on the hunt for an colorful, oversized blanket for picnics in the park
On Monday and Wednesday, I introduced the first and second design in my new series – One Print, Three Rooms. In case you missed it, I’m using a painting or print as a source of inspiration to create a series of three different spaces. This week, I’ve been working with this amazing alphabet print from Etsy seller Ampersand:
In the first design, I used mossy greens and muted blues with just a few pops of pink and yellow, while design number two was full of creamy yellows and peony pinks. For the third and final design I went with pear green walls and vintage accents:
Bunk Bed – Oeuf
Rug – Dwell Studio
Paint – Behr Citron
Macaron Photo – Etsy seller magalerie
Vintage Linen Storage Basket – Etsy seller polka dots and blooms
Vintage French Linen Pillow – Etsy seller homemaker movement
Textured Linen Pillow – Pottery Barn
Brass Quail Set – Etsy seller AM radio
Feed Sack Teddy Bear – Etsy seller AM radio
Quilt – Dwell Studio
Mesh Lawn Pillow Case – Dwell Studio
Crochet Pear Toy – Etsy seller California Sweet Peas
Per reader request I’m listing the total price for each idea board for comparison. This version comes in at $2344, although a large portion of that is the Oeuf bunk bed. A less expensive bunk bed can be found here, which would make the total price $1164.74.
And finally, here are all three spaces side by side:
So that wraps up this series of One Print, Three Spaces. Stay tuned – the next series will be all about snips and snails and puppy dog tails!
On Monday, I introduced the first design in my new series – One Print, Three Rooms. In case you missed it, I’m using a painting or print as a source of inspiration to create a series of three different spaces. This week, I’ve been working with this amazing alphabet print from Etsy seller Ampersand:
In the first design, I used a lot of the mossy greens and muted blues with just a few pops of pink and yellow. In the second design, I’ve turned the tables and creamy yellows and peony pinks are now the main stars of the space:
Paint – Behr Stardust
Shower Me With Love Pillow – Etsy seller Pepper Glenn
Slice Pillow – cb2
Crib – Pottery Barn Kids
Bumper Fabric – Hawthorne Threads
Fitted Crib Sheets – Land of Nod
Theodore the Knitted Bear – Etsy seller Yarnigans
Rug – Dash & Albert
Sunny Cloud Mobile – Etsy seller The Butter Flying
Curtains – Pottery Barn Teen
Whale Rollimal – Etsy seller US Wood Toys
Vintage Globe – Etsy seller Little Dog Vintage
Industrial Metal Wall Shelf – Urban Outfitters
Per reader request I’m listing the total price for each idea board for comparison. This version comes in at $1151.954, although a large portion of that is the Pottery Barn crib. A similar and less expensive crib can be found here, which would make the total price $812.94.
Stay tuned for the next space on Friday, and don’t worry all of you mamas of boys – this print definitely calls for a decidedly girly space, but the next series will be all about the little guys!
a handmade pillow or quilt can add just the perfect touch to your child’s room. i love the idea of picking out a colorful handmade quilt and decorating the entire room around it. visit Maggie & Sparrow.
this one is sooooo pretty!
do you have something handmade or vintage in your child’s nursery or bedroom? send me an email with a photo and description and it may get featured! be sure to include your blog or online store so i can include a link back to you.
i really love this project from The Purl Bee (i saw it on oneprettything.com). it is fairly simple for the beginner- (looks like something i can handle now that i have made several baby blankets:
To make one 34-inch square playmat:
LOVE the embroidery detail!
To make one 34-inch square playmat:
so so cute! on my way to the basement to bring out my sewing machine!
do you remember this yarn i picked out in February?
well, my mom just finished crocheting this beautiful blanket for the baby! i love how it turned out. the colors are perfect and i cannot wait to wrap him up in it! thanks MOM!
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