June 6, 2008

Art for Baby

I have been looking for some affordable, cool art for B's room. I don't have a lot of wall space and already have the vintage records, but I just wanted maybe one more piece. Something not too childish, but age appropriate and fitting with the decor. I turned to Etsy and this is what I found:


(edit: Okay, maybe these aren't age appropriate for a little boy. Them being guns and all. But I'm still a new mom and my sensitivities aren't quite there yet. Better than those rock posters I wanted to put up!)

The awesome prints of vintage tin-toy-gun-packaging are by artist John Golden. Perhaps in light of the recent comments on this post we will put these up in the office, not the baby's room. I forget sometimes you have to be careful what you post on your blog. If there's anyone who disagrees with you, they will let you know here (and often anonymously). Anyway, didn't mean to offend. I also bought this Sugarloop print I forgot to post:

Below are a few more Etsy artists whose work could adorn your nursery walls beautifully:

23 comments:

Raven said...

I love these Robot Prints from Presto Bingo so much that I want them somewhere in the house myself but they'd be great for a boy's room, of course :)

Mrs. Schwager said...

thanks for sorting through all that etsy for the best stuff. thinking of doing that myself makes my back hurt and my eyes burn! i will definitely look for some art to inspire my kids bedroom makeover when we move!

Corrie said...

Really Ray? Guns? :P

raya said...

Um, guns for shooting aliens...and he's going to turn his sandwich into a gun and every stick he finds on the ground into a gun no matter what I do. But thanks for making me feel like a bad parent : )

Corrie said...

Sandwich into a gun? ok...

Corrie said...

Auntie Corrie is stealing him away to ballet class!! jk FOREST : )

kristin said...

oh! so cool. thanks for the ideas. i know that i'll want to redo the kiddos room when they are both sharing one room. that day will come way sooner than i think- i just know it!

bee's knees studio said...

Thanks for featuring my elephants!

(And, yes, I have heard the sandwich-into-gun thing...strange but true!)

Erica

Anonymous said...

Hi Raya, geez I just knew some smarty would comment about the 'evil' guns. Your come back was very good!
For special childs bedroom artwork try taking close up pictures of special toys of his, or yours, or vintage... framed these are so sweet.

raya said...

Yes, that smarty is my little sister. She's always keeping me in check. I guess she has a point, though I know she was kidding. Maybe these will go up when he's a bit older..I don't know, we'll see. Thanks for the tip about photographs of toys!

Jessica said...

we got a couple of prints from Susie over at boygirlparty.com that we are planning on using in our future kids rooms. they are unique and adorable (we got animals playing instruments) and also very affordable!

Anonymous said...

Um, yeah, I'm going to have to say that gun prints in a child's room are never really appropriate. The ones in the bottom of the post, sure. But guns? Really? Think like a mom.

levi said...

I didn't like the picture of that little boy, because there is a slight chance he will grow up to be a mean man and make poor choices like drinking and driving or even eating too much red meat, we cant be too careful.

Harmony said...

I love those "evil guns"! :-) Trust me, boys turn everything into guns. My four year old would loooooove those!

I found your blog through MeRa and love it! Whoever "Levi" is--his comment cracked me up!

Keep up the recommendations!

Leslie said...

Etsy does have some awesome prints for kids, ohhhh forget what other people say... its your house.. put them where you please!

Corrie said...
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jennifer said...

well, how cool is this?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11552774

i really want one for my baby girl's room. :)

enjoy!

kristafaye said...

People are always more mean via blogs and say things they'd never say to your face. Personally I don't think I would over think something like this. I think the prints are adorable, totally cartoonish, and you could tell him it was a super hero that protected him all night and he'd believe you (at least for awhile).

But then again, I'm not a mom.

When I am, I want to put this one up...mostly because Brian loves whales.

KA said...

Raya, I saw a link to your page when you were pregnant of a great prego belly shot you took. anyway, i read up on you now and then, enjoying different crafty things here and there. I have an almost 3 year old boy and we haven't pushed guns on him one bit and yes, (and he doesn't watch tv)even his cheerios somehow become guns. seriously, it's inevitable, and so we try to encourage him to protect his mommy with it and fight dragons with it. A boy wants to be a hero, so we help him do it the right way...anyway, just thought i would share. I have enjoyed your craft posts.

Mrs. Schwager said...

ha ha, i saw there were 19 posts and i wondered what that was all about. now i see...

Alishia said...

The boy will not be asking questions. He'll love the guns. He will shoot with sticks if he must! It's your kid's room. Do what you want and don't worry about it.

xoxo

Alishia said...

And oh my gosh, Levi is THE BEST. I love that kids. I am laughing out loud and smiling like an idiot at his comment. I am thinking like a mom!!!

katherine said...

i agree that no matter what you do that instinct to use things as guns in going to surface. somehow even the most innocent and mundane object can be used as a pretend weapon or to bonk someone on the head. as a mom i would have no problen putting those adorable prints in my son's room--especially if he was as little as baker. have fun decorating his room!