Archive for the 'nursery' Category
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Another scorcher out there my friends. I think it is time for a trip to the sea. The ocean’s cool breeze is the best way to escape the soaring temperatures. Dive into Babybox.com’s Adeventure at Sea today.
Adventures at Sea
The “By The Sea Pink Splash” bring the beach memories back home with our custom canvas wall hanging! This detailed painting is wonderfully reproduced on the museum-archival-quality canvas into an original design by using the giclée method of fine art printing.
The surface of the canvas is glazed with a UV protective finish that preserves the integrity of this artwork to makes it a keepsake item that will be treasured by the child for the lifetime. The canvas arrives in a ready to hang form with a wooden dowel, finials, decorative color-coordinated ribbon or optional hand-painted wooden topper that adds approximately 3 inches to the overall height of the canvas.
Hand-crafted and custom-made in the USA, the” By The Sea Pink Splash” wall hanging makes a perfect addition to a play area, girl’s room or nursery as an inspiring piece of interior decoration.
This Oopsy Daisy “Starry Sea” nightlight brings the colorful and beautiful world of the deep ocean into your little sea lover’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Gale Kaseguma, whose biography is included with each unit.
This ”by the sea” sailboats boudoir pillow will be the perfect touch to this perfect little boy bedding set. There are also more pieces in this Sweet Williams by the sea crib set to choose for your from. Collect them all for a sea inspired theme for your sweet sailer.
The Sea Scape Picket shelf by Sweet Beginning is great for displaying your most cherished photographs, trinkets, or trophies and in any room. decorative, sturdy and versatile, this piece features beautiful hand painted anchors, light houses and other sea symbols. The shelf is made from the finest wood and is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any room. Perfect for any home, the wall decor works well with other pieces in the Sweet Beginnings collection or by itself!
What better thing for a trip to the sea than these red seaside girls side pocket shorts. We love these girls red tropical print shorts with ric rac detailing. Each features two back pockets and buttons on each. The elastic waist makes these super comfortable. This fun print makes us think of a days by the sea. We love to pair these with a white knit top and espadrilles. Size 18m – size 10.
Friday, July 5th, 2013
I think it is high time to head to the cottage, don’t you?
Babybox.com knows a special cottage that we love sharing with you – Country Cottages Custom Furniture! With a fine line of furniture perfect for any child’s room, you know that you have a long history of quality to back up your purchase. Country Cottages has been making furniture for over 30 years and Babybox.com is proud to offer it to you, our loyal customers. If you haven’t checked out their exceptional furniture yet, its high time we shared it with you.
Country Cottages Custom Furniture
Huntington Beach, California is where this designer first found its niche. The company started with importing and refinishing antiques, and has slowly expanded their business since the doors opened in 1976. Crafting their hand-made pieces locally, they have drawn quite a following for their custom made furniture. Babybox.com couldn’t resist adding this exquisite designer to our lines of children’s furniture.
Not only does Country Cottages build custom beds, but they have a full line of beautifully designed furniture perfect for any nursery in a wide variety of styles. Using only the finest materials and construction, they create furniture perfect for any room. Whether you are looking for something feminine, like the Sweetie Pie Collection, or furniture with a simpler line, like the Nantucket Collection, you are sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your child’s room.
So what has over 30 years of craftmanship developed? Country Cottages employs highly skilled employees who are dedicated to their work. They create custom pieces to your specific design size, color, and shape, including unique distressed looks. Babybox.com carries 17 of their collections alone, which include beds, change tables, dressers, armoires, book shelves, night stands, desks, and more.
If you dream of a nursery or child’s room that is decorated with pieces that will stand the test of time, then Country Cottages Custom Furniture is the designer for you. Babybox.com will happily help you pick out your custom furniture, then make the right decision on how best to finish the piece. The choice is yours as to whether you choose standard finishes, shabby chic finishes, or inheritance finishes. You also have a wide variety of knobs, pulls and other accessories to choose from.
I suppose the question then becomes, how much furniture will fit in my child’s room, and do I want any of these exquisite pieces to spill over into my own room? Answer, YES!
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
I might have to trade in my umbrella for a boat with all this rain!
PLEASE go Away!
Grab your galoshes folks. The weather is crummy in our parts, so I am bringing out the…
The Nautical Toile hand painted toy box by Sweet Beginnings is a beautiful and practical accessory for your room. The toy box features a charming hand painted toile drawings of boats, compasses, anchors and other nautical symbols. The chest is designed to function as a spacious toy bin and bench seat. The elegant and beautifully detailed box can store all of your child’s toys as well as extra pillows, blankets or comforters in any room. Available in many base colors, we recommend using a light shade to enhance the design. Finely crafted, there is a space between the base of the chest and the lid to prevent a child’s fingers from becoming caught. The toy box is a great addition to your room!
This “Boy of the Sea” personalized wall art from Oopsy Daisy by artist Shelly Kennedy brings the colorful and exciting world of boats and ships into your little sailor’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. 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, Shelly Kennedy with biography attached to the back.
This classic embroidered sail boat crib bedding entitled “sailing seas” is custom made to order and a classic choice for any nautical themed nursery. Sparing no detail, this adorable crib linen collection delicately combines white and pima pique, with detailed sailboat embroidery. The bumper is exquisitely tailored with white grosgrain ties finished with piping. Our coverlet is pima pique on one side, flannel on the reverse side, with a ric rac edge. All fabrics are 100% fine cotton.
This deluxe Gordonsbury Sailing Away Layette Set is a wonderful outfit for your new baby. The 4 pieces include a long bodysuit, short bodysuit, hat and bib. They all feature a charming sail boat hand embroidered motif and are made with the finest attention to detail. The 100% cotton clothing is soft and comfortable – perfect for your little sailor. Makes a great gift.
This set includes:
One Long Bodysuit – White 100% cotton with Embroidery, snap legs, and blue stitched edges
One Short Bodysuit – White 100% cotton with Embroidery, blue stitched edges, envelope shoulders, and snap bottom
One Baby Bib – Embroidered on White 100% cotton with blue stitched edge
Optional white 100% cotton baby beanie.
This classic sailboat mobile glides smoothly overhead in any room. Lovers of the sea and others will enjoy watching the colorful boats sway gently. Introduce your baby to the tranquility of the sea and sailing by adding this to your nursery. This beautifully crafted mobile is made in Denmark. Makes a great gift.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
french changing table (nursery rhyme)
There was an old lady
who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children
she didn’t know what to do…
Regardless of how many children you have, there will be space for them all on this Art For Kids french changer in nursery rhyme motif. That is if you change them one at a time…
nursery rhyme motif table set
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!
If you had set poor Humpty up at the nursery rhyme motf table set he would have had a much better time of it, I’m sure. It comes with two chairs, so there is only space for one of the kings to sit with Humpty, but I’m sure they could figure it out…
hand colored nursery rhyme – simple simon wall art by green frog art
Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the pieman,
“Let me taste your ware.”
Said the pieman unto Simon,
“Show me first your penny.”
Said Simple Simon to the pieman,
“Indeed I have not any.”
A shame indeed to not have a penny when in need, but the morals unfold as Simple Simon’s story unfolds. You can share them with your child on this hand colored nursery rhyme – Simple Simonw by Green Frog Art.
personalized nursery themed birth tile
Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
That’s quite the game to play, but the personalized nursery themed birth tile captures it all nicely, don’t you think?
Or enjoy all kinds of nursery rhymes with the delightful images on the french full door armoire (nursery rhymes). Don’t forget to read to your children. It is the best gift you can ever give to them!
french full door armoire (nursery rhymes)
*All verses are traditional nursery rhymes
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
I think its safe to say that Spring is here to stay. In fact, we just might be able to look forward to summer-like weather. There is sunshine in the forecast for this weekend in Connecticut. How is your weekend shaping up where you are?
With temperatures finally feeling warm enough to get outside, garden centres are open for business again. I have seen people planting pansies, but it might almost be time to get some other annuals out there to spruce up your yard.That is if have a green thumb I suppose. Of course, if you would rather just appreciate the garden without the work, you could always hire a neighborhood kid to do the digging for you!
This “Garden Party” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Caroline Blum is a gorgeous and varied landscape full of life that lives up to its name. 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 Caroline Blum and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.
The 5 Arm Pink/Green Flower Garden Chandelier with Pink Daisy Petal Shades is a charming addition to any room. The pretty lighting fixture features scrolling soft green arms dotted with leaves culminating in a beautiful white washed pink petal flowers. A splattering of crystals and draping beads add a little sparkle. The fixture is adorned with exquisite daisy petal shades. These scalloped edge pink dupioni chandelier shades are sprinkled with pink pearl daisies and bright pink embroidery. It is sure to enhance your decor.
This Trellis Garden bookcase by Sweet Beginnings features a charming and delicate hand painted sweet design. The bookcase is designed to be extra sturdy with deep shelves that hold just about every size of book that your child might imagine and still have room for future favorites. Most bookcases have many colors to choose from, so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. The bookcases top and bottom styles can be customized as well. Perfect for girls, the bookcase works well with other pieces in the Sweet Beginnings collection or by itself!
This Oopsy Daisy “Flower Garden” nightlight brings all the colors and beauty of a garden into your little nature lover’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Jill McDonald, whose biography is included with each unit.
Hope your garden grows well this year!
Monday, March 25th, 2013
Welcome Pesach! Happy Passover!
hand painted waste basket – single script monogram
The eight-day celebration of Pesach (or Passover) begins this evening at dusk. Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays and is marked with the seder. The Passover Seder is a traditional meal during which time the story of the Exodus from Egypt is recited from the Haggadah (text that explains Pesach). There is much feasting and drinking of wine, although leavened products are strictly forbidden. In fact, in the days leading up to Passover the home of any practicing Jews are thoroughly expunged of any chametz (any products made from wheat, rye, barley, oats or spelt). Not an easy task!
personalized red wine bottle tags
By the time the seder finally arrives you are well deserving of that wine! The presence of wine is not to be taken lightly either though. It represents the celebration of the Jews freedom and there are four glasses that need to be drunk during specific parts of the Seder; during Kaddesh (Sanctification of holiday), Maggid (retelling of the story of the Exodus), Barekh (grace after meal) and finally during Hallel (final blessings, psalms and praises). All that wine helps to wash down the matzah (traditional unleavened bread eaten during Passover), bitter herbs (reminder of bitterness of slavery), charoset (reminder of mortar used to make bricks during slavery) and the rest of the feast.
If you’ve never tried charoset before, its delicious and well worth anyone making and enjoying! Here’s a recipe;
apples and inchworms wall art
- 4 medium apples, 2 tart and 2 sweet
- 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup sweet wine
- 1/4 cup dry wine
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
Shred the apples. Add all other ingredients. Allow to sit for 3-6 hours, until the wine is absorbed by the other ingredients. Serve on matzah. Goes very well with horseradish.
star of david baby plate
As with most any celebrations though, Pesach is about the people. It is a celebration of Jewish freedom and family. Children figure heavily in the Seder celebrations, in part because they represent the future. That is why the task fall to them to find the Afikoman. The afikoman is a piece of the matzah that has been broken earlier in the feast. Close to the end of the seder, the children are given the task to either find it as reward or demand payment from the adults for its return. Little do the little ones know that it is also a tool to keep them awake during the proceedings. It is all part of the ceremony and fun though.
Friday, March 1st, 2013
Today is National Pig Day (I swear I don’t make these things up!). All hail the humble swine with its long snout and curly tail. One can’t help but like the domesticated omnivore (thinking bacon, ham, pork chops…) and sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave decided people should do more than appreciate these intelligent beasts. In 1972, they went about organizing celebrations in the US, to honor these ancient animals. Did you know that pigs have been around for over 13,000 years and that they are around 1 billion of them on the planet at any given time? I suppose a good enough reason to throw them a party then and Babybox.com will celebrate pigs today too in our own way.
Hooray to Pigs today!
This Moncalin Pink Pig with Chocolate accents is so soft and unique. Makes for a great boutique-type plush animal gift. It takes its name from the French, “mon calin,” which means “my cuddle.” Their hand-sewn pink and chocolate pig certainly fits the bill, from its little sewn-on heart to its floppy ears. Super cute.
This “Pig Says Oink” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Amy Schimler features a comical and simple pig with a lot of character. 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 Amy Schimler and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.
The Cody Chestby Art for Kids (shown here with three little pigs motif) is a great piece for any room. It has 5 drawers and lots of storage space. Each piece is hand painted with an antique rubbed finish and is available in many design motifs and finishes.
- Dimensions: 37″ x 22 ” x 28″
- Shown in “three little pigs” hand painted motif
- Many other base finishes, hand painted motifs and upfinishes available. Please consult our furniture specialists for more options.
- Companion pieces available
This Oopsy Daisy “Piggy” nightlight brings a cute and adorable pig into your little animal lover’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Maria Carluccio, whose biography is included with each unit.
These Tiny Toes Cow And Pig Booties By Manhattan Toys with their soft, friendly faces and embroidered features will delight your baby. The coordinated pair has a unique design for right and left foot and features lined interiors and a special message on the back of each bootie – oink and moo. They fasten using `Easy-on’ adjustable velcro closures at the heel.”
Happy National Pig Day!
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.
handpainted baby plate – christening, baptism, or birth
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Christian faith. It is celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Methodists, as well as other Christian groups. Incidentally, Ash Wednesday falls the day after Shrove Tuesday. So how was your pancake supper, by the way? I hope you liked it, as now begins a time of fasting for those that recognize Lent and its lead up to Easter.
desert decorative pillow
Where did Ash Wednesday originate, you wonder? According to several passages in the Bible, Jesus spent 40 days wandering in the desert. He was subjected to temptation from the devil, but resisted, instead focusing on fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday marks the traditional beginning of Jesus’s fasting period, and as such, the presence of fasting and prayer continues.
personalized memo sets – palm paradise
In fact today, people are expected to fast or at least abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday. Others aspects of the day include prayer, represented by a trip to mass or other church services. While at church, ashes are applied to the faithful’s foreheads in the shape of the cross. This practice is meant to remind oneself that we have sinned and are in need of repentance. Traditionally, those ashes come from the previous year’s palm leaves that are used in Palm Sunday celebrations.
personalized pink cross plaque
So with your forehead marked with the cross, the rest of the day is spent in prayer. The ashes mark sorrow at your sins and failings. They are supposed to be left to wear off of their own accord, leaving the reminder that we are imperfect beings in need of forgiveness from God. One of the ways that redemption can be won is via the giving alms. The thought is that the money saved from fasting can instead be taken and given as penance for our sins.
While Ash Wednesday has somber connotations, in the end it is about people’s relationship with God. Through reflection, prayer and penitence, absolution can be won, as God is merciful, so these Christian groups believe. And who are we at Babybox.com to disagree. May you find mercy today.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Would you like your shopping dollar to stretch a little further this Christmas? Remember that Babybox.com is having a 12/12/12 promotion sale. For every $75 you spend, you get 12% off your purchase. Even better though, is that on December 12, 2012 (12/12/12!), every hour, on the hour, between noon and midnight, Babybox.com will give away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner who has placed an order during the 12-day promotion. All you have to do is place your 5-digit order confirmation number on our Facebook wall and you are entered to win! That’s 12 chances to win!
For those of you still looking for Holiday gifts, this is a great opportunity to save some money over the holidays. While we highlighted some items that would satisfy the minimum $75 purchase order last week, in one shot purchases, perhaps you need a few more budget friendly gifts. Babybox.com has a few more suggestions of items that you can purchase to fill up your online shopping cart with, this time all under $75.
Time to Overflow Your Shopping Cart
- This very sweet cookie’s for Santa plate is perfect for the holidays! The little ones will be so excited each year to bring out Santa’s plate, so he and his reindeer can receive their special treats. Hand-made and personalized, this plate will be cherished for years to come. $48
- This “In the Arctic” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Marisa Haedike depicts a polar bear next to an Igloo during the perfect and white Winter Days; a great addition for your little one’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. 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, Haedike Marisa with biography attached to the back. $69
- The Bella Bliss button back jumper is one of our best-selling classic style dresses! This dress has the perfect front for a monogram. Available in solid navy cord, red cord or orange cord with white ric rac detail at neckline and back. Also available in chocolate with hot pink ric rac or navy with red ric rac. Sizes 6m-8year. (6m-24m come with bloomer.) $52
- This thick, soft, lift-the-flap book is full of surprises for baby, who learns about the animals on a farm and the noises they make. $13
- This Oopsy Daisy “Sleeping Dog” nightlight brings a cute and adorable companion into your little dog lover’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Jessica Flick, whose biography is included with each unit. $31.50
- This sophisticated baby blanket will look chic on any stroller or elegant in any nursery. Classic window Pane Check Flannel with Fringe, in a choice of either receiving or crib blanket size. Each can be personalized with your choice of font and thread color. $26
- The Clairebella personalized skins adds style to your gadgets. These super-quality skins make a perfect gift for your gadget-freak techie friend. It can be paired with a sleeve to get that ultimate combination. Add a touch of distinctiveness by personalizing the name or initial of the person in your choice of pattern, font and style. The Skins are available for the following devices:iPad & iPad2, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab & Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1US, Motorola Xoom, Kindle2, Kindle3, Kindle DX, Nook Color & Nook Touch $44
- These personalized Memo Sets “Tee It Up” come with 200 loose sheets tied in a grosgrain ribbon in a reusable acrylic holder. Choose from several font styles. Personalize these 2 lines of text at the top and up to 1 line of text at the bottom of the note sheets. Consider these whimsical notes as a gift for teachers, friends, coaches and kids! $36
- The green monster towel is one of our best sellers! (We’re not sure if it’s because kids love the silly face or because parents feel that it’s the towel that best captures the spirit of their children.) The thirsty, 100% cotton terry towel in this design is available in turquoise, or green. Made in U.S. Machine wash. Fits children ages 2 and up. $39
- The dash is the epitome of hip, urban style. Radically changing the shape and look of our best selling duo, the dash still incorporates many of its innovative features. It is the perfect adornment to mom’s style, while also serving as the ideal add-on to any stroller. Ten roomy pockets allow for room for all of baby’s and mom’s stuff, with zippered pockets to protect personal items. The dash is available in a wide assortment of fabulous color pairings. $68
- Our Wood Monogram with circle frame will look stunning on any door front and is perfect addition to any seasonal home decorations. The unfinished wood monogram is shipped to you and once it arrives, it is ready for you to paint or embellish to your liking. You pick the paint color, such as red or white for holiday, orange or brown for fall, whatever pleases you. We love classic white paint and adding a touch of colored ribbon to match the season. Add glitter for a bling effect or finish with flat or gloss paint. Our letters are easy to spray paint and you can repaint them as your color needs change. Lightweight and easy to hang anywhere. Perfect accent for wreathes, doors, chairs, tables, mirrors and of course, walls. Our sizes reflect the height of the entire monogram. Width varies depending on the letters in the monogram. The 8″ – 12″ monograms are 1/8″ thick birch wood. The 16″ & 18″ monograms are 1/4″ thick birch wood. Custom cut to order and ships in 8-10 business days. $26
- Celebrate Christmas and the holidays with the fabulous personalized picture frame. The frame comes in a variety of colors and includes your family name and the year. Frame holds 5 x 7 photos and personalization is in fancy font. Frame is sold only in size and style shown. A great way to celebrate and decorate during the holiday season and all year long. Makes a great gift for special friends and family as well. $56
There’s plenty more where these items came from, so get shopping before time runs out!
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
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A TOUCH OF BLACK
While you don’t have to limit your purchases to items that are colored black, if you care to go with this classic color, Babybox.com can accommodate your desires nicely.
You can find black in diaper bags. The Black Tea Cate Diaper Bag is a stylish way for Mom to bring along all the stuff she needs for herself and baby. The bag is made from wipeable microfiber and equipped with lots of compartments inside and out. Includes a changing pad. You’ll have everything you need and look great.
There is black in furniture. The new Nurseryworks Uptown Twin Bed is quickly becoming a favorite among our customers. Designed taking inspiration from the architecture style of 15th century Britain, the Uptown Twin Bed is both modern while having old world charm. Available in black lacquer combination, the bed is enhanced with high contrast reveals and accessorized with over-scaled brass hardware.
Black is all over the place in nursery decor. For example, in lighting. This Cinderella chandelier in black is a magnificent way to light your room. The 5 arm fixture’s elegant crystals and design will add a very special touch to your decor.
Of course you will find this classic color in clothing too. Like here in the black Signature ruffle shirt from the Elizabeth Daniel Shirt Collection. The Ruffle is fun and flirty. It looks great peeking out from a v-neck sweater or jacket. It is even adorable worn alone. Dress it up or dress it down!
And don’t forget to check out the black in our nursery section, like pillows and blankets too. This classic black and white chevron striped personalized monogrammed pillow is a great accent pillow for either your home, vacation beach house or outdoor living space. Sophisticated in color and modern in style, perfect for the most fashion forward of homes.
Happy Black Friday & Have Fun Shopping!