Category Archives: Holiday

Living the American Dream

Happy Fourth of July!

This holiday has us seeing red, white, and blue. Want your little boy to grow up living the American Dream? Then have him start his dreaming in a USA inspired room!

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1. Americana Star Knob

2. Stars and Stripes Step Stool

3. Lullaby Crib

4. American Flag Wall Art

5. Braylon Pendant Lamp

6. Liberty Booties

7. Kyle American Flag Pillow

8. Catamaran Stripe Rug in Navy Blue

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1. Metro Ombre Wool Rug in Red

2. Classic Stars and Stripes Embroidered Quilt

3. Red Star Tissue Box

4. Kyle Star Pillow

5. Kyle Patchwork Pillow

6. Bella Enclosed Star Stepstool

7. Coastal Living Bedside Night Stand

8. Athlete Scoreboard Peel and Place Wall Decor

Fourth of July DIY

Trying to think of a patriotic party treat to bring to the neighbor’s cookout? Want to get the kids involved in representing the red, white, and blue? These simple yet fun DIY projects are sure to get everyone in the American spirit this Fourth of July!

Patriotic Paper Lanterns

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Supplies You will need to make the Paper Lanterns:

-Cardstock in Red, White and Blue

-A ruler

-Scissors

-Star punch or Star Stickers

-A pencil

-Glue Sticks

-Festive Ribbon

-Stapler

Step One: Fold your cardstock in Half Lengthwise.  Then take your ruler and draw lines from the fold, leaving an inch from the end of your line and the edge.  Leave about .75 inch on each side.

Step 2: Have the kids cut on the line, stopping when the line ends, not through to the edge.  (This is great cutting practice)

Step 3:  Unfold your paper and then with the folded bumps on the outside, turn inward and attach at the top and bottom.  Then staple both the top and bottom a couple of times.

Step 4: DECORATE! Add festive stickers, star cutouts, ribbon, etc.

Step 5: Using ribbon or string, hang the lanterns for festive décor either inside your home or outside.

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

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Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 Bags, 10 oz – marshmallows

12 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal

Red and Blue food coloring

Instructions: Make 3 small batches – Red, Regular, and Blue. In large saucepan, melt 1/3 or 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add Blue, Red or No color to each third of the ingredients. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Transfer each mixture to a separate bowl.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper, loosely press each mixture into one 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Each of the 3 layers should be about 1″ tall. Cool and Serve.

 

Super Sustainable (and stylish) by Design

Happy Earth Day Posh Pals!

As great lovers of nature and all its inspirational beauty, one of our desires is to be responsible stewards of the Earth. A very wise Native American sentiment states this perfectly: “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

Being able to come to work on a tall grassy hill beside a pond is such a joy for us. What is your favorite thing about the Earth where you live?

Did you know?

  • More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. The celebration grew to more than one billion people in 192 countries in 2012.
  • Earth Day is held on April 22 because that is considered the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 11% of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.

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In honor of Earth Day, we want to introduce you to one of our newest “green” designers. It is said that Mother of Necessity and we recently met the Brother, Vincent!

Architect Vincent V. describes his work as Nature-Inspired-Kid-Approved-Sustainable-US-Made-Earth-Friendly-Non-Toxic-Colorful-Exciting-Cool-Creative-Fun-Smart-Modern-Designed Children’s Furniture. (We agree and think you will, too!)

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After seeing that his two young sisters had to do their homework at the kitchen table, the architect was inspired to create a compact desk and chairs for them. His goal was simple – create unique, modern furnishings inspired by organic shapes found in nature with a sustainable and Earth-friendly approach to construction and materials. This started Vincent down his new design path, which brought him straight to PoshTots and we couldn’t be happier!

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“I thought to myself, ‘I can design something better, inspired by nature. I was on my way to designing a unique product that mattered to my family, and, I hoped, to many others who felt as I did.’ ” –Vincent V.

This super-talented designer/craftsman truly believes and practices conservation and preservation. Each sheet of material is plotted to maximize the pieces cut from it, allowing up to 97% of the material to be utilized to craft furniture.

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So why waste that 3%? Don’t worry, he wouldn’t dare. Vincent created a line of Second Life products to make use of that small bit of extra material. These include Standard Puzzles, Custom Puzzles, and Wall Art – mobiles will be added soon! Stay tuned; all of Vincent’s ingenious offerings will be available on poshtots.com very soon.

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Fabulous Easter Fun!

We’re bouncing with bunny love as Easter Sunday quickly approaches! Bunnies, chicks, and pastels are dancing through our heads and we found some fitting Posh products and fun Easter facts for you and your little one to love. Hop on through to view Easter-inspired décor that will have you thumping with joy!

 

bunny tutu costume

{Bunny Tutu Costume} – The date of Easter Sunday changes every year because it’s celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon. Easter Sunday can be any time from March 22nd to April 25th.

Enchanted forest cradle

{Enchanted Forest Cradle} – Good Friday is an official holiday in 12 US states (and if you’re in one of those states, enjoy the long weekend).

chick canvas

{Little Chicks Canvas Reproduction} – Eggs are associated with Easter because they are a symbol of starting new life. It’s believed that eggs have been given to celebrate the spring equinox for more than 2 millennia.

Lila Toy Bunny

{Lila toy Bunny Rabbit} – The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare.

carrot dresser

{Carrot Dresser} – According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame. (The World Record heaviest carrot was 18.985 pounds! This Carrot Dresser surely breaks that one.)

dottie bunny chandelier

{Dottie The Bunny Chandelier} – In Texas, there is the German custom of burning Easter-eve fires. For this event, children are told that the Easter Bunny is burning wild flowers to make his dyes.

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{Chickee Poof} – During the Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps – making Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

bunny love canvas

{Bunny Love Hand-Painted Canvas} – Thanks to their prolific fertility, rabbits have long symbolized Spring, a season of rebirth.

pink rosary

{Rose Crystal and Pearl Mini Rosary} – Common Easter symbols include the Cross, Easter Bells, the Easter Lily, and of course, Eggs and Rabbits!

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{Bunny Pink Ceramic Dish Set} – After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday for Americans.

We at Posh love to celebrate all holidays with our fans! The freedom festival, Passover, is being celebrated from March 25th to April 2nd.

Happy Easter and Passover from our Posh family to yours!

Make it a Posh Patty’s Day!

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we’re going gaga for GREEN! Every hue can brighten a room for both girls and boys. You and your little leprechauns are sure to love our Posh Patty’s Day products and fun facts to get in the spirit. Try your luck and see where these Irish-inspired pieces take you.

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{Knowledge Tree Bookcase} – According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14!

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{Muse Child Sofa} – Ireland is associated with the color green because it is known as “The Emerald Island.”

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{Revenna Regency Four Drawer Dresser} – Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love, and the fourth for luck.

Coverlet

{Springtime Coverlet} – Many Americans will pinch people not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. Tradition says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, who will pinch anyone they see.

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{Pleated Green Chandelier Shade} – The name “leprechaun” has several origins. It could be from the Irish Gaelic word “leipreachan,” which means “a kind of aqueous sprite.” Or, it could be from “leath bhrogan,” which means “shoemaker.”

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{PPB Gardens in Glasgow City Carryall} – Over 94 million people plan to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.

bailey rocker

{Bailey Rocker} – Driving a vehicle that is a Bright Yellow Green says that you are trendy, whimsical, and lively. Just like a leprechaun!

green bouquet knob

{Green Bouquet Knob} – In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.

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{Green Innocence Toile Royal Glider} – One estimate suggests that there are about 10,000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.

country french daybed

{Country French Daybed} – How the color green affects us physically and mentally: 1.Soothing 2.Relaxing mentally as well as physically 3.Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety 4.Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

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{PPB Organic Olive Snuggle Git Set} – Don’t forget to dress them in green!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from everyone here at Posh!

Endless Love

Valentine’s Day is only one day out of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide your hearts the other 364. Reds, pinks, and hearts can be celebrated in your tot’s room whether it’s February, November, or any month in between. Your love for your little one is unconditional and limitless, so we picked out a few Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces that will add an accent of love to a room for years to come. Enjoy the interesting tidbits about Valentine’s Day and the colors, words, and symbols used in these pieces!

Artwork:

Love Birds Canvas

Love Chics II Hand-Painted Canvas: Lovebirds are social and affectionate small parrots. Their name stems from the parrots’ strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods that the pairs spend sitting together.

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Modern Hearts Hand-Painted Canvas: The heart has been the most common figure of love over the decades. Ancient cultures believed the human soul lived in the heart.

RedHeartCanvas

Red Heart Canvas: Amongst the earliest Valentine’s Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart-shaped boxes.

Rugs:

LoveRug

Love Pink Rug: The oldest known love song was written 4,000 years ago somewhere in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

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Hearts Rug: In the Middle Ages young men and women drew names from a bowl to determine their Valentine. They would wear the name pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done to make it easy for others to know your true feelings. The practice was called “wearing your heart on your sleeve”.

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Hearts Rug in Red: Seeing the color red can make your heart beat faster.

Pillows:

Love Pillow

Love Pillow: The Beatles use the word “love” 613 times in their songs.

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Flamenco Pink Decorative Pillow: Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives and then sweethearts. Children between ages 6 and 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers, classmates and family members.

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Aiyana Personalized Throw Pillow: Red also means “beautiful” in Russian.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and be sure to share the love <3

 

Letters from Santa

Do you remember the joy of Christmas as a young child. Leaving cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Waking up that magical morning to find what Santa had brought to loved ones as the spirit of Christmas filled the air.

What about that thoughtful letter you wrote to Santa that detailed how good you had been all year long and why you were deserving of this or that? What if Santa returned a letter to you?! With Joan Sheppard’s magical “Letters from Santa” you can send a loved one a letter from the Jolly guy himself. A personalized letter specific to your needs complete on parchment paper with hand-water colored illustrations and whimsical penmanship.

After all, who wouldn’t adore a letter from the magical Saint Nicolas?