Retro Chairs

How cool are these chairs? I first saw them at a trade fair in Paris and fell in love with them straight away. At first I thought they were vintage as I admired them from afar but as I got closer I realised they were new but designed to look like a chair straight from the 50′s.

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November

These cute chairs are designed by a French company called Les Gambettes and they also make little desks which accompany the chairs as well as adult sized tables and chairs.  For now we have ordered the little chairs only but next time we will definitely go for the desks too.

Delivery should be with us soon and I can’t wait!

Spotted THIS and THIS over on pinterest and so want to recreate these rooms for my own children!

See you soon

Maritza

Mila Moo – Vintage Inspired

We’ve recently taken on a beautiful collection of vintage style girls dresses by Mila Moo. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I wanted to add them to all the other wonderful things we love at Home & Kids

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Inspired by her daughter, Mila and her own childhood playing in enchanted woods, Mila Moo is the brainchild of Francesca Chetta.  Mila Moo aspires to capture the past using vintage inspired patterns and updated Liberty print fabric to add a touch of the present.

I don’t know about you, but the whole thinking behind the inspiration instantly brings the collection to life for me.  I can imagine my own daughters running around in fields and woods wearing these very special dresses.  I know that it’s in the pipeline for Francesca to design some boys clothes soon and I can’t wait!

Mila Moo has also designed a collection of nappy covers which are as cute as can be. Also made with Liberty fabric, they are definitely the perfect solution to cover up nappies.

Unfortunately I don’t have any babies to use these on but I know that should the need ever arise to buy an original and beautiful gift for a newborn, these will be it!

Other news

Local man, Darren Harlen is swimming 2.35 miles between Hampton Court and Kingston Bridge to raise money for his son’s school (Lee Manor). How inspiring! Click HERE to donate.

I’m thinking of going along to this, sounds like so much fun and a great way to celebrate the Jubilee whilst taking part in a completely independent shops, shopping experience! Can’t wait to share my experience with you, or even better go along for yourself!

I’ve been invited to the launch party at Hamley’s of Gosh Monsters, for a new book by Clark Beecroft which has been produced with the help 34 illustrators, 33 different schools and 4 in-patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital to bring each of the unique children’s Monster creations to life.  The book is on sale now to raise money for children at GOSH.  What a great cause! Will let you know how it goes and hopefully post some photos.

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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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See you soon

Maritza