Sweet Playful Designs

Lately I have been on the lookout for the perfect baby gift. I have a niece on the way and a baby shower in the making! My favorite baby gifts are personalized, fun and playful, and I have found just that at Minted. Minted recently launched a new collection of wall art and limited art prints – you have to check them out! What’s really cool about Minted is that they sell wedding invitations, holiday cards, announcements, wall art and more…. AND all the designs are created by their global community of indie designers! It doesn’t get any better than supporting independent artists.

These are a few of my favorite prints for a baby nursery or kid’s room – these would all make great baby shower gifts too. By the way,  I just love the use of all the pastel colors – Spring is officially in the air!

Lucky to Have You Print - Minted

This “I am so lucky to have you” print is too perfect considering St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner! (I am a lover of typography)

Anemone Monogram Print

Pretty and dainty is a great way to describe this beauty! I adore this Anemone Monogram print! It should hang on the walls of every little girl’s nursery.

Eat Sleep Play Wall Art - Print

Eat, Sleep, Play Pennant Banner Wall Art – Nursery Wall Art – Well said!

Vintage Style Baby Birth Details - Wall Art

Vintage Style Birth Announcement Wall Art - I love all the little details included in this print! What a great way to capture all the details of such a perfect day! And if you aren’t the parents of this lucky little one, then you can gift it as a post birth shower gift!

Pastel Fashion Illustrations

I have a serious fascination with fashion illustrations! I love the watercolor ink used in these.   The artist is Esther Bayer and you can find her at her Etsy store. If you love fashion illustrations too then check out more on my Art Pinterest board.

Watercolor Fashion Inspiration - Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis Watercolor Fashion Illustration by Esther Bayer

Dorothea McGowan Fashion Illustration - Vintage Vogue Cover

Vintage Vogue March 1962 Cover Featuring Model Dorothea McGowan – Fashion Illustration in Watercolor - I love the bright poppy colors, her lips look amazing!

Our Flocked Christmas Tree and Holiday Decor

Welcome to my home! This is our second year doing a flocked Christmas tree and I swear we’ll never go back. I love the feeling of Winter and snow in our home! I toned down our ornaments and stuck with just a few basics – gold glittered stars, gold glittered pine cones and some white snowflake ornaments. Since we do have little ones I let them decorate the tree first and then a few days later I went to town and took everything down and redid the tree! The good news is… they’re too young to notice I even swapped them out! I doubt I’ll be able to get away with that next year.

Last week I featured a DIY Gold Glittered Pinecone craft that I did. I decided to apply that same look to some old wood stars that I had – check out the ornaments below! Anyway, in last week’s post you will also be able to see the holiday display that I have on the other side of my living room. Check it out!

Flocked Christmas Tree - Christmas Decor

I have seen a lot of cute white stockings with monograms this year, and I was tempted to buy new ones, BUT I stuck with our red and blue crystal monogram stockings we have been using for a couple years now. Also, since I decided to keep the bright ornaments off the tree this year, I did use them on display on our coffee table in a leaf bowl. They look super festive and bring some color to the room.

Flocked Christmas Tree & Gold Star Topper

Flocked Christmas Tree - White Christmas

The mini glittered pinecones I found at Michael’s.

Gold Glitter Star Ornament on Flocked Christmas Tree

And this is one of my old star ornaments that I glittered out just like I did the pinecones. The white and gold play off each other so well! I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.