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Friday, August 9th, 2013
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
pond life living freshwater blue -personalized wall hanging
Wise words from a book that has inspired millions. ‘Walden’ was published on this date in 1854. It is a book that looks on life and the way we live it. Thoreau lived at Walden Pond for two years, exploring the concepts of self-resilience, simplicity, and the questionability of progress. He sees man as one with nature, and in fact that nature reflects our human emotions. For anyone that has ever gone for a simple walk in the woods, or taken the time to sit and reflect beside a simple pond, I think you can see where he was coming from.
enchanted forest cradle
Think about what you do when you step into nature. You slow down. You take more stock of the world around you. Maybe you even breathe a little deeper. More often than not, you are more aware of birds chirping in the trees, the colors of the leaves on the trees, and the fresh smell of the forest that surrounds you.
As you might be able to guess, Babybox.com appreciates all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Everywhere you look on our site, you will find images pulled from nature. We’ve got;
gordonsbury froggy pond towel set
Maybe you should take the time to step out into nature yourself this weekend and see what all the fuss is about.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Today is Earth Day!
go green for all wall art
Three cheers for this wonderful planet that we call home. It provides us with food, shelter and nourishment of the senses. We need to remember that on Earth Day, but really we should consider every day Earth Day, as the Go Green for all wall art suggests. We all know that if we don’t take care of our planet, it won’t be able to take care of future generations.
musical fairy tree growth chart by eeboo
So what can you do to ensure the health of the Earth? Plenty! For starters, why not think about planting a tree? Any old tree will do. They help the earth by removing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air. They also produce oxygen, which is vital to humans, plus loads of other creatures. Trees also improve water quality, reduce noise pollution and are just plain nice to have around. That’s a fact too, as they have been shown to improve mental health, just by seeing them.
Waste Basket – flower border
Another idea to put into action today is to do a cleanup of your area. That could be a local forest, stream, schoolyard, business, neighborhood or wherever you find an excess of refuse. Put your money where your mouth is and put that trash in its place! Its amazing how much garbage you can find around, when you open your eyes and truly look. Do the Earth and all its creatures a favor and clean it up so that it can breath and flourish.
oeuf classic crib – birch
And keep the health of the Earth in mind as you go into the future. Choose items with less packaging. Select products that come from recycled or sustainable materials. The Oeuf classic crib in birch is the perfect choice for that in any nursery. It is made in Latvia, a nation with a strong woodworking heritage, from locally sourced wood from managed forest. Environmentally friendly E1 certified MDF made from recovered wood fibers. The finishes are non-toxic and water-based, free of VOC health hazards. Made in a Forest Stewardship Certified facility. Wood wastes and finishing materials are recycled. Packaged in recycled cardboard. A perfect crib that was created for parents who love modern design and want the safest possible environment for their baby.
Happy Earth Day!
Monday, October 15th, 2012
As soon as your baby girl is born, she becomes the Belle of the Ball, the Apple of your Eye, indeed the fair Queen among Princesses. Nothing can compare to that little girl wrapped up in your arms and the feeling of love that is shared between you. Your little princess deserves only the very best. She is royalty in your world, and deserves to be treated like a queen! Babybox.com specializes in helping your little girl feel like a Queen for a Day – or everyday, for that matter!
QUEEN FOR A DAY
The first thing that any regal queen needs is a crown! This personalized crown pattern cap sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your little girl. Designed with parrot green and fuschia crown print, it is classic and unique. This shirt features shorter cap sleeve and is a more feminine look for girls and less boxy than our classic tees. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for. It comes in sizes 2T-12 in white, pink or red, depending on what your princess prefers. Of course she might also prefer short or long sleeve lap tees, short or long sleeve tees, a baseball tee or tanktop. Babybox.com has anything your royal girl desires!
To entertain your royal highness, how about this topsy turvy fancy prancy princess doll? It is just perfect for your little girl. This doll is really two dolls in one, which should please the pickiest princesses around. One side has a brunette princess dressed in a golden gown. Flip the doll over and a blond princess in a deep blue gown appears. Hours of entertainment for the queenly amongst you.
When playtime winds down, a royal snack is in order. Present her highness with a delicious treat on this handpainted castle baby plate. It makes a wonderful gift for any girl. The plate is decorated with a pretty castle in the middle and has flowers along the sides. The plate can even be personalized with your baby’s name. Your little princess will enjoy this plate for years to come.
After a hard day ruling her world, every queen needs somewhere special to rest her head. What could be more special than this gorgeous crib? The Corsican Canopy Princess Crib is a beautiful addition to any nursery. Beautifully handcrafted by talent craftsmen to meet current safety standards. For more than 40 years Corsican Furniture has manufactured iron furniture and accessories with a commitment to quality and attention to detail. Skilled craftsmen uphold a tradition of hand-crafted beauty and attention to detail. The cribs have steel tubing, iron rods and aluminum castings and are some of the finest cribs available.
Hope your little Princess feels like a Queen all of her days.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The United States adopted the good old Stars and Stripes as its National flag on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson decided that we should celebrate that day, and signed a proclamation that went out to the people. It wasn’t until August 1949 that Flag Day became a National event though, as issued by an Act of Congress. There is no stopping this patriotic day now though and Babybox.com looks for any excuse to wave our flags too. Come wave with us!
We encourage flag waving for folks of every age, so why not start your children off young with this personalized flag baby gift set! All these personalized baby gifts in one adorable bucket hat! Your baby will look perfect this summer for their July 4th weekend, on Memorial Day and especially on June 14th for Flag Day. Patriotic American Flag designed as your choice of heart or star and personalized with your baby’s name.This (4) piece gift set includes:
- an extra soft short sleeve bodysuit made of 100% cotton interlock; Choose bodysuit size 6 or 12 months, or both
- 2 coordinating burp cloths beautifully wrapped and tied with a bow;
- an infant size pink twill bucket hat – to keep the sun off baby’s delicate skin
- personalize with baby’s name, up to 10 characters. (choose thread colour – red or royal blue and font type – block or script
Your toddler can get in on the fun too by sporting their own patriotic stars and stripes shortalls. The blue seersucker shortall features double buttons on each shoulder and snaps between the legs for easy changes. It comes in sizes 3-6 months up to 3T. The front pocket features an embroidered American Flag. It is made from 65% cotton/35% polyester and is machine washable. The best part is though, that this product is made right here in the USA.
Here is a way for the whole family to get in on flag-wearing fun; with our USA striped knit hat with ear flaps. In sizes ranging from preemie all the way up to adult, the whole family from baby to Grandpa can sport the stars and stripes as they line the parade route. This custom knit cotton ear flap hat is perfect! Here’s a patriotic hat, a fun, peruvian style cap to keep yourself warm! Made from 100% Cotton. Knit in the USA. Stars and stripes, finished with braided ties. Wash by hand, cold water; dry flat.
A functional momento ~ this cotton hat is great for hiking, biking, boating; all your outdoor fun activities ~ a fun 4-season’s accessory. Knit with organic cotton that was cultivated with organic methods under fair-trade practices.
After being surrounded by flags all day, you might be inspired to add a few more to your home. After running “Old Glory” up the flagpole in front of your home, where else can you put it? How about proudly displayed in baby’s nursery with the sleigh crib Americana! The Americana sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings brings a patriotic theme to the room. The crib features stars and stripes and custom details. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is heirloom quality and sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Happy Flag Day to all our American friends on June 14th!
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
With all that glorious weather that we have been having, who can resist a trip to the park with the kids. There are certainly enough other folks with the same idea as myself. The local park was packed today! There were toddlers on swings, kids on slides and even more kids on the big climber that dominated the corner of the playground. It took me a minute, but then I realized that the reason why the kids loved it so much was that it was a giant dinosaur! That is certainly a far cry more sophisticated than the parks that I went to when I was a kid. When I looked around I realized that there were dinosaurs everywhere. The popularity of the park was testament alone to our fascination with those long-ago giants that roamed the land. Babybox.com understands children’s fascination with dinosaurs. That’s why we have lots of different dinosaur themed items in stock. Let’s take a look, shall we.
You can serve up dinosaur fun on this personalized plate. The Personalized Dinosaur Baby Plates are a bright, cheerful and decorative way to enjoy mealtime. The plate features a handpainted dinosaur design in the center and brightly colored dots bordering the edge. The plate can be personalizated with your baby’s name to make it extra special. Available in two sizes. Makes a great gift.
Get wrapped up in luxury even at bath time with our personalized dinosaur towel! Your little boy will love bathtime with his personalized towel. Each terry cloth towel is lined in soft, decadent minki and personalized for your favorite bathing buddy. Perfect for toddlers and roomy enough to use for years. This is simply one of the most plush and softest towels you will find anywhere.
This “Dinosaur Lake” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Justine Bassett & Jill Bachman is a gathering of children’s pre-historic favorites all beautifully drawn. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kids’ rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Justine Bassett & Jill Bachman and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.
This gorgeous Dinosaur Canopy Iron Baby Crib by Corsican, is truly timeless and sure to coordinate with any room decor. Think big, think grand, think Dinosaur Baby Crib. This Jurassic marvel has ancient reptiles stomping along its canopy base. It’s hand crafted of iron and powder coated to resist the scratches from prehistoric giants. Skilled craftsmen uphold a tradition of hand-crafted beauty and attention to detail. The cribs have steel tubing, iron rods and aluminum castings and are some of the finest cribs available.
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Jump up for Leap Year! We are bouncing around at Babybox.com today, having fun celebrating the extra day we get this month. Since we only get those extra 24 hours once every four years, it is worth a little jumping around, don’t you think? If we didn’t get them , we would eventually lose a whole lot more too, as over a 100 year period, without those leap years thrown in every 4 years, we would be minus 24 whole days! Of course for those born on February 29th, you remain forever young , at least according to your ID. So happy birthday to you young folks and Happy Leap Day to the rest of you!
Let’s start the fun with this whimsical wall art! This “Jumping Robot” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Megan & Mendy Winborg is a very popular choice for boys as they generally love robots. This wall art is also available in three different sizes. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kid rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Megan & Mendy Winborg and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.
You can’t think about leaping without bringing the classic “Cow Jumped Over the Moon” nursery rhyme to mind. We have captured this charming rhyme in this beautiful baby crib by Corsican. Corsican has crafted extraordinary iron furniture for more than 40 years. They remain true to classic designs and attention to detail and through their custom designs – reflect the personal taste of each client.
The craftsmanship on this crib is truly old world style. Decorated with a blue cows jumping over yellow moons, this stunning canopy brings the nursery rhyme to life – great for both boys and girls! One side can be lowered, the other is stationary. Mattress height is adjustable. Shown here with an antique white finish. This iron crib has a vintage design. Beautifully handcrafted by talent craftsmen to meet current safety standards. For more than 40 years Corsican Furniture has manufactured iron furniture and accessories with a commitment to quality and attention to detail. Skilled craftsmen uphold a tradition of hand-crafted beauty and attention to detail. The cribs have steel tubing, iron rods and aluminum castings and are some of the finest cribs available.
Who has more fun jumping than a froggie! So after a day of pond and puddle jumping, wrap up your favorite amphibian fan in this adorable frog hooded towel. The soft, green, 100% cotton terry is accented with plastic eyes applied using extreme pressure. (Due to the addition of plastic pieces of this towel, we recommend adult supervision if it is to be used by children under the age of three, just to be on the safe side.) Made in U.S. Machine wash.
Say goodbye to bath time troubles!! Your little ones will beg you to bathe just so they can get out and wear these fun and imaginative hooded towels. These top quality, 100% cotton, hooded towels in a variety of unique styles. These 54″x30″ (plus hood) towels are big enough for kids from 2 to 8 years old and sturdy enough to last until they grow out of them.
There is another critter that has been known to jump and hop through nursery rhymes and children’s minds. Can you guess what it is? Why, bunny rabbits of course! This bunny mobile is made of 5 playful circular bunnies hopping, jumping and rolling along. The bunnies are in shades of grey and white which is ideal for newborns whose eyes.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
bratt decor casablanca crib (pewter)
Today, allow me the pleasure in introducing one of Babybox.com‘s fabulous designers – Bratt Decor. Bratt Decor offers a quality product bar none, and their care and safety standards are beyond compare. We are proud to carry a wide range of their wonderful baby furniture, including wrought iron cribs, wooden cribs, four-poster cribs, dressers, armoires, change tables and more. While you can see the beauty of their furniture from pictures, we thought we would share a little more about the company behind these luxurious designs today.
bratt decor chelsea double dresser (antique silver)
Bratt Decor was founded in 1995 by Stephen and Mary Bauer. At the time, Mary was pregnant and just beginning the nesting phase with her first child. She searched high and low for the perfect crib that she could then design her first-born child’s room around, but kept on coming up empty. Finally, husband Stephen stepped up to the plate and designed the crib himself. With that first design, not only was Mary smitten with the crib, but an idea was born.
bratt decor chelsea bookcase (espresso)
And that idea was to start Bratt Decor so that other Mothers would have access to quality baby furniture that was beautiful and as individual as they were. Obviously they were right, as 17 years later the company has grown, changed and managed to attract a loyal following of happy customers that can’t help but love everything that Bratt Decor is.
bratt decor monogrammed armoire (white)
What Bratt Decor is, is nothing short of brilliant. With Stephen at the design helm, they create stunning
cribs to suit any taste, be it modern or more traditional. In addition to their signature cribs, they have also branched into other delightful children’s furniture, such as cradles, night stands, shelving and of course older children’s beds
. Mary is also an integral part of the business, in charge of marketing, sales and a continued vision that keeps the company as vibrant as they are. In fact, this family-run business proudly notes that even the two Bauer children are a big part of the testing and design of the products that bear the Bratt Decor mark.
From the moment that Bratt Decor came to be, the Bauers have put their heart and soul into the company. For them, children have always been first and foremost the most important part of their business. This is reflected in the comfort, design, and most importantly the safety of everything that they create. You will find no crib recalls from this upstanding company; a fact that gives more than peace of mind in the sometimes questionable crib retail business.
Babybox.com understands the value of that and this is why we are proud to offer our customers only the best for your children. We are mothers too. And we care.
swirl drawer pull
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Rain, rain and more rain in the forecast for the week. Instead of moping about it, how about some music? The raindrops put me in mind of a song;
raindrops crib bedding set by oilo
Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
sunny day baby blanket by sweet william
So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he’ got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my, head they keep falling
oopsy daisy wall art – find the key to your happiness by shelly kennedy
But there’s one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me
Raindrops keep falling on my head
Beautiful Mom Invitations
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Crying’s not for me
Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothing’s worrying me.*
And on that note, hope you are keeping dry today!
* Lyrics by Burt Bacharach
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Who would have known? Today is National Aviation Day in the US. Way back in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that August 19th should mark this date to commemorate the history and glory of aviation. Why the 19th you wonder? Well it seemed appropriate, as it was Orville’s Wright’s birthday and he is credited with the first successful flight back in 1903. Those precious 12 seconds and 120 feet, began the age of flight that we take for granted today. With that first tentative soaring jump off the ground, the sky was no longer the limit. So today, we salute all that the Wright brothers helped to start and make possible. Babybox.com loves airplanes too, so watch out as we let them soar through our blog today.
Let’s go back to the start of the aviation age with a look at some vintage airplanes. The Vintage Airplanes sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings brings an aviation theme to the room. The crib with its classic plane motif will enthrall your young pilot. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is heirloom quality and sure to be enjoyed for years to come. Here is the perfect start for a budding aviation enthusiast to come!
What better thing to hang over that vintage airplane sleigh crib, than an airplane mobile! Your little one can pretend to be a pilot while watching these small colorful airplanes flying over head. The bright red, yellow, blue and green planes float gently around a cloud and will delight your future aviator for hours. This mobile is mounted on strings and pre-assembled with the hanger system. You just need to “click” the single elements together. Made in Denmark. Makes a wonderful addition to any room.
When your child’s collection of airplanes gets too big for the top of the dresser, it might be time to look for more storage space. This vintage airplane hand painted toy chest by Art for Kids is the perfect thing! It is a great addition to any child’s room. Use it to store toys and other items and add fun to the room. Makes a great gift for that special boy in your life or even that little girl that can’t get enough of airplanes.
And if there aren’t enough airplanes in your child’s room, then why not hang some on the walls. This “Airport” Oopsy daisy Wall art by Jill McDonald, brings the thrilling and exciting world of airports and airplanes into your child’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break and is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying. No additional framing is necessary. Each canvas is decoratively finished along the 3/4 inch thick sides. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist Jill McDonald and it comes with his biography attached to the back.
Heck, why not even dress your little aviation enthusiast in their own airplane pjs! Busy Bees classic vintage inspired loungewear is the ultimate statement in stylish lounging. Elastic drawstring waist, long sleeves and contrast button stitching in luxurious cotton. Airplanes pjs in a chic charcoal grey with grey piping. Sizes 12m, 18m, 2-12. This lounge wear will be your little guys favorite pjs for a long time to come.
And with that, we thank the Wright Brothers for starting us out on the right flight path to soar to the sky and beyond!
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Babybox.com is still stretching our tired limbs and waking up from our long winter’s nap. We are in good company though, as bears yawn with rumbly tummies, frogs wriggle their stiff legs and skunks fluff up their sleep flattened tails. Birds soar across the sky heading North for their summer homes. And pasty-skinned people don capris and sandals in their will to capture the sun’s warming rays.
At Babybox.com, we have a mix of all of these creatures in our storehouse of goods. Pictured here is the sleepy frog that is now happily fishing on the riverbank. This Gone Fishin’ French Panel crib from Art for Kids features a sweet hand-painted scene of a little frog fishing! The base is a distressed creamy warm white finish with countryside fishing scenes on the panels and little duckling on the headboard. This is one-of-a-kind piece that will be passed down to future generations. The crib meets all current infant safety regulations and requires a standard crib mattress (not included). Adjustable mattress levels allow this crib to grow with your infant. The crib itself is hand crafted entirely of birch and alder woods. When standing at the headboard, the right side rail drops. A complete line of coordinating furnishings and accessories is available to match this crib. While you might not want to crawl right back into bed just now, it is a beautiful place to rest your head.
Over there is the rumbly bear preparing for his spring feast. We can offer him this darling personalized bear baby plate to eat off of. If you are thinking more people, it’s also a perfect gift for a birth, baptism, or christening. An adorable bear surrounded by bees and flowers sits at the center of this plate. The outside of the plate is decorated with your baby’s name and the date. The plate is available in Sage, Blue, Pink, Yellow, or Lavender and can be combined with a matching optional cup to make a great set. Plates measure approximately 8 1/4″ and all writing appears in lowercase letters. These are the perfect keepsake item that can be enjoyed now and for years to come.
And look at the birds soaring overhead. What kind are they – why ducks of course! This large fleece duck is very soft and is sure to become an object of comfort when going to sleep and something to cuddle with when waking up. Handmade in Israel, the ducks win hearts with their simplicity: there are no embellishments, no electronic sounds, no weird faces; just rich colors, clean lines, pronounced features. With long beak, floppy wings and a sweet disposition, these soft, fleece ducks make a great companion for your child. You will find a contrasting color on Ducky’s bill and on the underside of his wings. The ducky is made out of the softest of fleeces. There are no button features. Designed with softness and simplicity in mind, this is an excellent choice for the early stages. Soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye, each is carefully handcrafted with great attention to detail and designed to spark a child’s imagination. Now that you are awake, there are many hours of play ahead.
Whew, what is that smell? Oh right, the skunks have woken up as well. Oh well, this “Bandit Skunk” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Sally Bennett won’t add any aroma when added to your child’s room. It is a depiction of a Skunk in soft colors and hues that adds vibrancy to the decor of any child’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. An ideal surface for kids rooms, as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Sally Bennett and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.
So welcome back to Babybox and welcome back to Spring!