Vintage Finds

I  know I’m not alone when I declare my love for vintage.  Whether it’s furniture, accessories, clothes or kids toys.  They remind me of days gone by, when life was more simple.  Craftmanship was such that products were made so well they have stood the test of time and are still appealing today.  I was lucky enough to discover a fantastic reclamation warehouse in Paris.  Completely unexpected in a row of normal high street shops but my goodness it was a sight to behold.  It was huge with two floors and so many interesting and beautiful items.  I spent  half hour there but could quite easily have stayed longer, however the kids were with me and they weren’t as interested as me…don’t know why!

Anyway, I managed to come back with some great finds and they are currently in the shop, some have sold but thought I’d show you anyway.  Can’t wait to go back!

Excuse the quality of some of the pictures, I took them very quickly….

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Maritza

Micro Scooters

We have just had our first delivery of neon micro scooters and they are super cool!

We’ve stocked the pink and blue micro scooters for a whiIe now and have to say that these neon ones bring such a sense of zest to the shop – perfect for Spring and Summer.

I cannot praise these little scooters enough, or maybe I should say I cannot praise the creators enough.  I have so much admiration for people who come up with an idea or invention and it takes off.  I had a customer come into the shop this week  and tell me about a book called ‘The Tipping Point’.  She explained that it was great for reading about past inventions which start off as simple ideas and all of a sudden they just take off on a grand scale.  I’ve often wondered about how that happens.  At the shop we are lucky enough to stock some lovely things from local creators who make things as good as some of the big names out there but they struggle to be seen or gain recognition.  I will be looking out for this book as it sounds so interesting.  The creators of micro scooters must have had a tipping point.  These scooters are everywhere and they make journeys out with small children so much easier.  There comes a point where little ones want the freedom of riding but a bike is just a bit too slow at the beginning.  The micro scooter requires just a few minutes practice and before you know it you’ll have a super fast kid on your hands.  True it can be nerve wrecking when they go a bit too fast but somehow they manage to control the scooter very well and very quickly.  It’s quite a different riding experience to ‘normal’ scooters with two wheels at the front and one at the back and the unique suspension. Somehow they just get it.

Unfortunately we’re not authorised to sell them online, so pop by the shop if you’d like to see one.

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Maritza

PS, if you have a discount loyalty card, you could really take advantage and make some great savings.  15% off anything over £25.00.

I Love Belle & Boo

The title says it all…I absolutely adore the designs from the very talented Mandy Suttcliffe.

They remind me of days gone by and with their whimsical, enchanting feel they are timeless in design.  These art prints are a great way to update your children’s room.  The middle image above is called Sofia, which just happens to be my youngest daughter’s name – and with that spelling too!  Usually it’s spelt with a ‘ph’ in the middle, and it also just happens to look a bit like her,  so I knew I had to have one.

I can’t wait for one of my children to have a party!  With these party accessories, I think you’ll agree, they are such a welcome relief to the standard party supplies out there.  I will be making an order for the shop soon, so you can enjoy these gorgeous designs too.

Go here for some more fun ideas for kids parties!  Although it has references to shops in America, the ideas are cool and similar items can be found in the UK.

See you soon

Maritza