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Organic Typography Bedding for Kids

I have two spe­cial birth­days com­ing up in April (Miles turns 8, and Dylan turns 17), so I’ve done a lot of vir­tual win­dow shop­ping lately. It’s no secret I love one-off vin­tage finds, and I always enjoy look­ing for the per­fect gift, but this year I’m find­ing myself short on inspi­ra­tion. I guess these guys really do want for nothing!

How­ever, the other day I was brows­ing Present & Cor­rect (a per­sonal fave), and it struck me that you sim­ply can’t go wrong with basic let­ters and num­bers at any age. Mod­ern or old school, col­or­ful or black and white, there’s no short­age of cool kids’ alpha­bet and number-themed prod­ucts, and many will appeal to their design-loving par­ents as well.

Here are some of the things I found…

Reissue of the classic children's counting book "Count and See" - available at Present&Correct Space-age perpetual ball calendar, via Present&Correct

Count and See Book Reis­sue & Per­pet­ual Ball Cal­en­dar
avail­able for $26 and $97 respec­tively from present & correct

After just a few min­utes spent at Present & Cor­rect, I found a clas­sic black and white count­ing book (reis­sued so new!) for read­ing, learn­ing, and cof­fee table dis­play,  plus a fan­tas­tic French per­pet­ual ball cal­en­dar my trendy teenage son would love. Score!

Etsy Finds: Large Cursive Alphabet Chart

Large Cur­sive Alpha­bet Charts
avail­able for $285 from agent gallery chicago on etsy

You sim­ply can’t beat old school ephemera. These large alpha­bet cur­sive charts would be fab­u­lous any­where in your home. The charts are com­plete and in good condition–quite a rare find, I’d say.

Etsy Finds: Vintage Modern Number Bunting

Vin­tage Mod­ern Num­ber Bunting
avail­able for $22.50 from oh alba­tross on etsy

Sim­ple yet effec­tive, this vin­tage num­ber bunting once again con­firms less is more. It would look per­fect hang­ing above a child’s desk or in the play­room. I love the “old meets new” vibe here.

Etsy Finds: Roll Up Chalkboard

Roll Up Chalk­board
avail­able for $95 from wall lab on etsy

We all know kids love chalk­boards, and I sus­pect their old-school lov­ing par­ents will appre­ci­ate the roll-up fea­ture (com­plete with ring pull) on this Etsy find. The black­board has a ledge to rest your chalk and catch chalk dust, plus it fea­tures an easy-to-clean sur­face. Ideal for prac­tic­ing the Three Rs and for leav­ing spe­cial mes­sages from Mommy and Daddy, too!

Organic Typography Bedding for Kids

Organic Typog­ra­phy Bed­ding for Kids
avail­able from design let­ters

Design Let­ters’ new bed­ding for kids, fea­tur­ing Arne Jacob­sen typog­ra­phy in black and turquoise, is bound to be a hit when it debuts this spring. This Dan­ish com­pany is a great resource for num­bers and let­ters. They also recently intro­duced a range of melamine alpha­bet crock­ery for kids that are sim­ply to die for. Love!