Where I'd shop if I had kids and wealth | How About Orange

February 03, 2012

Where I'd shop if I had kids and wealth

I don't have kids. But I'd consider acquiring a few, just so I'd have an excuse to fill my house with stuff from French Blossom, a new children's online boutique based in France. One of the owners emailed today to introduce the shop stocked with items from independent French designers. I replied that I don't blog much about kids' products, and told myself I wouldn't do a post. And then I promptly got sucked in by the bright, quirky goodies. I window-shopped for virtual children and bought these items with imaginary money.

If you'd like to spend real money, note that many things are on sale through Valentine's Day. Shop here.

24 comments:

Anna said...

ohhhh I love fake shopping for my imaginary children too! That rocket ship in their shop is the cutest!

Tiffany Harvey said...

Of course if you have kids you probably don't have any money to spend. At least that's my experience!

(That bear print is adorable)

Angie said...

Oh Jess... don't do this to me.

Jessica Jones said...

Apologies. :)

tj said...

...Oh dear. Cute, quirky and adorable all rolled in to one. :o)

...I have virtual children and a virtual wallet too! How 'bout that! ;o)

...Thank you for sharing.

...Blessings

Grandma G said...

Aw, shucks. That didn't work. Thanks for trying, French Blossom! *sigh*

;)

Mum

Hahaha.... my verification word is "untri". I guess I'd better!

Mary Catherine said...

oh my goodness so cute! I think it's actually a good thing I don't have kids because then it would be even harder to resist!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad you peeked... lovely stuff!
Corina

Bobbypin Bandit said...

I don't have kids either... is it bad to buy the stuff for myself?... Maybe a toy for the dog?...

Thanks for sharing! I enjoy your blog, so much!

Anonymous said...

So, I'm confused is this a sponsored post? I come here to get ideas for crafts and I have used some of your ideas. Thank you! I don't come here to shop. We're bombarded with things to buy everywhere we turn. Just some feedback. Part of the reason I make things is that I don't want to be a mindless consumer. Ok, I'm done now. Thanks for listening.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it ever hurts to look at adorable things. Sometimes that is where I get my crafting inspiration. This shop has some darling pillows and mobiles.

Thanks for sharing!

Meriem said...

Bonjour Jessica, thanks so for this wonderful post! and for the lovely comments of your readers. xo from France.

Kris and Corissa said...

I don't have kids either but i'm tempted to go out and buy those dolls. They are adorable!

Jessica Jones said...

Hi guys! To answer the question above, no, this is not a sponsored post. I received no money, goods, baguettes, or croissants in exchange for featuring this shop. I just liked it. :) And people who make things sometimes like to see other creative things. It's inspirational, as the commenter above noted.

Once in a great while, I might feature a shop with things I think are cool, but as I state in my FAQ and advertising section, there aren't paid posts here.

Jessica Jones said...

Now that I think about it, this might be the opposite scenario. Grandma G really wants us to have kids, so she probably paid the shop to contact ME in hopes that the products would inspire us to get going. Ha!

Grandma G said...

Busted!!

Jessica Jones said...

Knew it.

Stephanie said...

these are ridiculously cute!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow, I know I would have a hard time holding myself back ...love the clock and art!

able mabel said...

Darling! The thing I love about the internet is window shopping!! There are so many cool things to find!

LimeRiot said...

Oh my goodness! I might need to have kids just so I can shop there!! Ha!

Amy Anderson said...

I have a board on Pinterest specifically for stuff I would get if I had children. I particularly enjoy things that would humiliate my future children, and I see I don't have enough of those things. Off to Pin!

PS - Great finds!! I love it when blogs show me their favorite products. It's like awesome window shopping (very inspirational) from my favorite people!

Natalie Gail said...

I absolutely love the title of this post! As a lady who has neither kids nor wealth (but often imagines what it'd be like to have them both!), it definitely resonated with me! I'm a long-time lurker on your beautiful blog, and I'll definitely be following your example and doing some windowshopping for imaginary Henry and imaginary Jane. :) Thanks!

Celia said...

Admittedly I got a little girl's dress here for my niece for her birthday...but it was absolutely beautiful, so i had to keep it. You know...just in case I have one of my own one day ;p. I should be ashamed!

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