Friday, May 6, 2011

Quick! Mother's Day!

Hand-painted chevron wood block, from Red Tile Studio.

Chandelier earrings, from Branchbound.

Natural vine crown, from Which Goose.

"Cookiewich" lovers sampler pack, from Tookies.

Just a little last-minute, gift-giving inspiration for Mother's Day... And remember, your mom birthed you, fed you and even put up with your awkward, adolescent antics--so don't forget to make her feel special this weekend.

Happy Mother's Day, moms of the world! We love ya!

From Past To Presents.

Antique photographs, set of 5, from Sadie Olive.

We love the sweet, honest nature of antique photographs and how they remind us of the "good 'ol days". In fact, we think a stroll down memory lane would make a fantastic Mother's Day gift.

This weekend, ask your mom about her childhood. Where did she grow up? What did she do as a kid? Did she have a dog? Where did she live? Find out more about that special lady in your life.

To break the ice (and get the dialogue moving in the right direction), we suggest visiting Sadie Olive's Etsy shop for a slew of vintage gift-giving ideas. Make this Mother's Day one to remember!

Part of our "Gifts For Mom" series--more finds later today!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

From One Mom To Another.

Mom, tattoo heart shirt, red (sizes 3 mos. - 10 yrs.).

Wren Willow's garments are hand-dyed, using water-based inks.

Hawk, screen printed bodysuit, in plum (size 6 - 12 mos.).

Vintage typewriter, long-sleeved shirt, kelly green.

If you're a new mom, you've probably grown tired of hand-me-downs for you kids. Sure, the "retro" look can be ironically hipster-ish, but you gotta draw the line somewhere, right?!

Wren Willow should be the first stop on your journey towards a new look for the kiddos. This working mom's Etsy shop is filled (and we mean filled!) with tons of awesome hand-dyed t-shirts, bodysuits and much, much more! And each are lovingly screen printed using environmentally-friendly, water-based inks. Even the designs are her own gorgeous illustrations. Egads!

So take a pit stop in Wren Willow's Etsy shop and use this Mother's Day as an opportunity to give the gift of handmade. Just think, you'll essentially be gifting an amazing, handmade item from one excellent mother to another!

Part of our ongoing "Gifts For Mom" series. More amazing finds all this week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mom, Unleashed.

Reclaimed handprinted pelican pouch, from Seaoats.

Hot air balloon necklace, from Beauty Spot.

Geometric ring, from Nomilk Today.

"TecnoEtno" leggings, from QooQoo Fashion.

Inside that sweatpants-wearing mom of yours, is a secret fashionista, just waiting to be unleashed. Because we all know, when your mom has a good reason to get fancified, she can transform in a heartbeat! 

This weekend, give your mom that reason. She's itching to get out, look sassy and show the world she can still strut her stuff. Plus, how awesome would it be to see your mom in those leggings?!

Part of our "Gifts For Mom" series. More Mother's Day finds all this week!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This One's For You, Mom.

"A Hard Day" 8 x 10 print, from Amber Alexander.

Your mom has experienced her share of taxing days. Sure, you were a little kid at the time and oblivious to the stress your mom was under. But know this: making your lunches, picking you up from soccer practice, helping you with your school projects and keeping your hyper antics in check weren't easy. But somehow, your mom did it all.

So this Sunday, make sure you give your mom a hug and tell her "thanks". And while you're at it, bring her a bottle of wine and leave her alone for a few hours. She's earned this moment of solitude.

Part of our "Gifts For Mom" series. More finds all this week!

Who You Gonna Call?

Recycled felt pillow, from Alexandra Ferguson.

Let this serve as a clever Mother's Day reminder. Your mom simply wants to know that you're doing ok. After all, it's been a whole 4 days since she last heard from you!

Part of our "Gifts For Mom" series--more mom-centric finds all this week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Super Mom.

Vintage "Super Mom" mug, from Oil and Blue.

Because not every mom is necessarily a "Super Mom"...

Part of our week long "Gifts For Mom" series--Happy Mother's Day!!

Theme Of The Week: Gifts For Mom.

For those of you who didn't know, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8th. But wait, don't panic--your favorite blog is here to help...

Mother's Day card, from 4/Four Designs.

Your mom, my mom, his mom, her mom, their mom...ALL moms! We think they deserve more than a box of generic, waxy chocolates or a last-minute card from your local drugstore; wouldn't you agree?!

So in honor of moms everywhere, we'll be showcasing a slew of fabulous, handmade and vintage, mom-centric items--all guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any mom! And perhaps to our mom's shagrin, we'll also share a few of our favorite mom-themed tales from years past!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!