gentille alouette.

July 14, 2009

littlealouette

Our house was built in 1929. It’s a cool old house that my husband and I totally fell in love with {at first sight}. It’s banister is one of my favorite parts of the house…it’s so completely smooth, that I have to run my hands over it’s curve every time I run up the stairs….I just love the feel of it!

…Which brings me to Little Alouette….a sweet little Etsy shop with wooden teethers and toys that give the smoothness of my banister a run for it’s money {how’s THAT for a segue!}. The pieces are beautiful. They are easy to grasp…finished with organic flax oil…and are NOT plastic. The hippie mama in me totally appreciates this.

pink olive boutique and giveaway!

May 20, 2009

pinkolive

Pink Olive is a sweet boutique with a ton of great indie goods for little ones, as well as for grown-ups! Some of the brands they carry include BlaBla {monkey slippers},  Pink Chicken {dress}, Envirosax {floral bag}, 3 Sprouts {chicken towels}, Atsuyo et Akiko {baby shirts and footies}, Leather Zoo {owlie bookends}…oh, and Soapy Love {not pictured, but one of my favorites}, They have so many cute things, I had a hard time choosing my favorites for this post…

AND…they are kindly giving away this great crafty book called Sewing Green to one lucky Nonpareil reader!

sewinggreen

If you’d like to try to win a copy:

  • Just visit the Pink Olive site, and comment back here about your favorite item from their shop!
  • You’ll get an extra entry if you twitter about it {make sure you let me know when you do by using @nonpareilblog in your tweet}.
  • You’ll get even one more entry if you mention the contest on your blog {leave a comment about it below}.
  • Make sure you get your comments in by Monday, May 25 at noon, central time. I’ll pick the winner that afternoon!

Good luck!

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  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
  • Giovanna: This is so cute! I love them :) *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸....
  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....