When it comes to spreading the holiday spirit, I'm like the
holly wreathed-wearing, icicle adorned, fiercely festive Ghost of
Christmas Present: loud, proud and ready to celebrate in all kinds
of handcrafted style.
Pottery Barn Kids offers those who love to decorate every
inch of their walls, halls and any other available surface a
classic collection of handmade decor with whimsical details that
make the season special.
Before the first snowflake even has a chance to
fall, kids are already thinking about the holidays. PBK came up
with a Telluride Advent countdown calendar to make the days leading
up to the night before Christmas even more magical. Each fleece
calendar features decorative embroidery and 25 appliqued pockets
perfectly sized for a teeny trinket, treat or Christmas wish.
Make sure Santa knows where to put the
gifts with their personalized stockings. The hand-quilted
collection is sewn of cotton chambray with percale lining and
appliquéd with colorful seasonal designs in an assortment of plush
fabrics and ribbon trim. But it's the three-dimensional detailing
(think real tulle on the dancer and tassels on the snowman's scarf)
that really makes them feel like one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
Tuck a sweet-faced plush doll under the tree to create a
long-lasting favorite on Christmas Day. Each exclusive, 17-in. Sophie,
Anna or Cloe doll has soft yarn hair and comes dressed in her own
outfit. Flexible wire frames allow them to be posed for tea
parties, playtime or naps. Add PBK's ballerina outfit (other
outfits also available) to appea to any little dancer. It includes
a pink organza tutu and matching ballet slippers, both with real
Classic plywood- and teawood-made wooden toys get a modern twist
with electronic lights and sounds (think a humming sound for the
hybrid car). Rubber rings on the wheels give a good surface grip
and make them easy for little hands to push around.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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