Naomi recently created a beautiful seasonal bouquet while her friend, Ellen Oliver, followed along with her camera. Ellen has now made what I think is a masterful short film, A Day at Sprout. This is what I'd like to think my job looks like—on any given day, it's not quite this dreamy, but the film reminds me that it's still a pretty good gig. Thanks Ellen and Naomi for the reminder!
With the beginning of wedding season and the antiques fair in Round Top, I've been a bit remiss at posting for the last few weeks. A post from the Marburger show is in the works, but meanwhile here is a sneak peek at what's new in the shop. These German botanical charts were among my favorite finds. Designed in the mid century by Jung-Koch-Quentell, these paper on linen designs make wonderful wall hangings outside of the classroom as well. While currently gracing the walls at the shop, both are available from SproutVintage.
I know we are all ready for spring, but I would rather not jump into it too quickly, so here's a soft color palette of icy blues and minty greens to ease the way.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): colorful eggs by Thalo Porter, silver tree and brunia bouquet via Caplan Miller, hydrangea via The Gifts of Life, Point of View outdoor wallpaper by Wall & Deco, leaf image via Cheynesaw, Reem Acra gown via Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Studio 222.
New gift items for spring have been arriving almost every day. The first out of the box (literally) were these tiny creatures by the Danish company, Maileg. They have a wonderful collection of beautifully designed and crafted soft toys for children. These newborn twins come tucked away in their own sleeping bag with crocheted trim, all of which fits into their "matchbox" bed.
A bit larger toy is the somewhat retro inspired owl with a removalbe mouse in its pocket. All of the toys can be found in the new Children's section of our online shop.
Maileg designs include more than children's toys with these flower and bird ornaments as well as spring inspired paper napkins. Blossoming branches will be coming in soon—a perfect display for these colorful creations.