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"vintage furniture for kids"My parents never kept any of my baby toys or clothes.  This never mattered to me until I had a child and now I really wish they had.  My father was in a job where he moved countries every 3 to 4 years so when the time came for us all to up and go, big clear outs were inevitable.  And besides I think my mother is a bit of a divester.  She’s never been one to hoard her possessions and loves getting rid of clutter.  But she did keep one adorable little vintage chair that was used by her and her sister when they were babies, then by my brother and me and now it’s Anya’s.  Anya loves being told stories about her mama using the chair.  That’s the wonderful thing about good vintage furniture and toys… they can be passed down from generation to generation and they gather so many wonderful memories along the way.

I love the thought of passing down furniture and toys but if you don’t have your own, the next best thing is finding a good vintage shop.  And today I wanted to share my latest find – Roger Bontemps.  It’s a new French vintage shop that looks super promising.  Their online doors aren’t even open yet but should be opening in the next week.  They will be selling vintage kids furniture, toys and more but they have also created their own small line of vintage inspired clothes, bed linen and accessories.  I couldn’t find too many pictures but I liked what I did see especially that rattan crib and the bed linen in it.  Can’t wait to see more…

A vintage dream…

September 14, 2012

"vintage baby crib"

I’m always dreaming of how I’ll decorate the next house we move to.  We have no plans to move right now but that doesn’t stop me.  My most frequent daydream is about my daughters room.  I change my mind daily about which pieces of furniture I want for her room, but I never change my mind about the style of decor.  It’s going to be vintage; possibly vintage with modern accents but mostly old.  And today I’ve found a shop where I’m lusting after all their vintage furniture.  From their school desks, to kids chairs and even their vintage cribs {though I don’t have a tiny baby}, I want it all.  I mean how gorgeous is that pink crib?

"vintage rattan crib"

And then there’s this minty green child’s desk and chair set… luckily it’s sold otherwise I might have been on my way to France to buy it!  L’Atelier du petit parc really do find some exquisite pieces but since they’re all one off’s they get sold quite quickly.  They do keep getting new pieces so it’s a question of checking back regularly.  Visit their shop to see all that’s currently available while I go off to daydream some more. 

Vintage wonders…

July 23, 2012

"vintage bench for kids"

I really love that the vintage trend is here to stay and we’re now spoiled with all the choices on offer.  Vintage furniture has bags of charm and character and for me it’s always a winner.  These pieces are from a lovely French boutique who have a very small but beautiful selection of vintage furniture for kids.  The low wooden bench with the bright yellow or pink mattress is a versatile piece that was crafted in Latvia around 30 to 50 years ago.  It would look super stylish in any kiddy space but is light enough to be used in the garden in summer too.

"vintage rattan cot crib"

This vintage rattan cot is another winner.  The shape is open and welcoming, almost resembling a flower in bloom… so beautiful, so poetic.  And then there are some sweet little chairs on offer that would make charming additions to any kids room.  All the pieces are carefully selected but many are one-offs so when they’re sold, they’re sold.  Head to Les enfants du design to see their entire collection.

"vintage nursery decor"

"vintage kids nursery"

"vintage nursery decor ideas"

When I spotted this vintage nursery I was besotted.  There’s so much going on that you don’t know where to look but it all comes together somehow.  To me it looks like some kind of an enchanting, mystical forest with all the deep green and the quirky vintage characters and toys dotted around the room.  What a fun space for any kiddo.  I’m loving the leafy knitted detail around the cot bars and the vintage wallpaper used on the changing table/cabinet.  This room is so unusual, so captivating, so magical.  It’s been put together by the mama and papa in question with a lot of attention to detail and huge amounts of creativity.  I just love it!  To see all the details and find out more about where you can buy some of the pieces, visit Lait Fraise Mag where I discovered this wonderful, wonderful room.

P.S. Have a look at these 3 wonderful vintage kids rooms.

"french vintage furniture for kids"

I’ve seriously got the vintage bug this week.  I’m feeling copious amounts of love for everything vintage.  So I decided to visit one of my favourite vintage shops and I found some fabulous vintage furniture for kids.  The first thing I spotted was the cot which I was smitten by.  And then there were more lovelies like the kids desk and metal bed.  Les Petits Bohemes is one of the best vintage spots I’ve found and every time I visit, there is something new for me to get obsessed by.  Their collections are eclectic and unique… and in their words, it’s like visiting a crazy flea market but one you just can’t get enough of.  Check out Les Petits Bohemes and prepare to be hooked!  Most of their pieces are one of a kind so when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Have a look at these beautiful vintage kids rooms too.

"vintage kids furniture and toys from France"Ooh la, la… this shop is French and fabulous!  Filled with gorgeous vintage finds but also some very carefully chosen new things to compliment the vintage feel of the store.  I love the way the offerings are presented and photographed and I love the offerings themselves.  It’s a space that is unique and very, very interesting.  At Les Petits Bohemes you’ll find one off vintage furniture for kids including chairs and cots and lots of storage furniture.  You’ll also find some unusual and cool vintage toys and vintage nursery decor bits.  Then there are the new pieces which include clothes and some wonderful soft toys and hand made dolls

If you’re putting together a vintage nursery or just looking for some vintage inspiration for a kids room, then Les Petits Bohemes is unmissable.  They’re based in France as I’m sure you’ve guessed from the name and they ship worldwide.

"vintage baby cot by laurette deco"

Vintage baby furniture is oh so charming.  And none more so than this vintage inspired cot on wheels.  By the French Laurette Deco, this cot has mountains of style and just oozes charm.  And the colours… soft yet impactful, muted yet bold and simply beautiful.  Luckily I’m not in the cot market cos choosing one would be just too hard.   But whichever one tickles your fancy, you just can’t go wrong.  And being a cot on wheels, it’s rather handy to move your bambino around, especially in the super early (sleepless) days and nights.  Any nursery with this cot is guaranteed to have the wow factor.  This Roulotte cot is available from Bobo Kids in London.  They’re not yet online but there’s always the good ol’ telephone.  You can also check  this beauty out at Laurette Deco where it costs €795 but you’ll have to brush up on your French skills.  If you’re looking to splash out on your nursery, then this is a must have… vintage baby cots just don’t get much hotter than this!

If vintage is your thing, checkout these wow vintage chairs for kids.

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