'Lina Bean's blog about everything from Accessorizing your Sprout to life with young children.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun idea for a bookshelf

Tree Bookshelf by Shawn Soh

Who says books belong on rectangular book shelves? This tree bookshelf is beautiful by itself or stacked with books where by designer, Shawn Soh, states “a tree becomes a book becomes a tree”. Love it, but note – we don’t know how to order one. See more pictures and send inquiries to the designer’swebsite.

From Coochicoos

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby Birth Posters

We just found this on Ohdeedoh...to cute to not pass along to you!

Roundup: Baby Birth Posters

If you're looking for a special gift for the new parents in your life, or perhaps a first birthday gift for a special little someone (one-year-olds can be so hard to shop for), a birth poster is a lovely way to honor the day a brand-new person entered the world. We've picked out some frame-worthy designs that would make beautiful, treasured keepsakes.

Custom baby birth poster ($35) at Chaiv
Baby Boats personalized print ($50) at Freya Arts
Birthdate print ($28) at khamm75
Baby birth poster ($24) at printspace
New to This World personalized print ($50) at Freya Arts

Bottom row, from left to right:

Custom alphabet black-and-white letter print ($25) at The ABC Hill
Froggy keepsake print ($35) at prettymod
Personalized birth announcement poster ($29.95) at ameliaK Designs
Eye chart style birth date poster ($25) at Grace Hester Designs
Personalized elephant birth print ($12.95) at Sweet Arts Design

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our newest Addition!

Luke Lundahl Ritter

Well as you all know I was expecting...on September 26th. Luke Lundahl Ritter arrived 3 weeks early and we are all doing great. He arrived on September 5th weighing a healthy 7lb 14oz so I guess he was really ready!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Feature in Baby Luxe Daily

GreenLuxe Edition

In anticipation for the launch of our new GreenLuxe page { any day now…}, thought I would give you a sneak peek at what this page with offer. Same BabyLuxe {daily} standards, just with all natural, organic, or eco-friendly GREEN products instead, since everyone seems to be adapting to that lifestyle in one way or another. This feature company for instance has gorgeous baby accessories in the non-green and green forms! Let’s focus on Green Bean at Lina Bean first…

No kidding, these are the most comfortable, luxurious baby blankets I have ever laid my hands on! Made from recycled fleece and trimmed in a modern leaf bamboo and cotton print, if you have a Fall or Winter baby shower coming up, here’s your gift! Coming in two generous sizes, the Lina Bean Green Bean blankets are a most as the chilly weather approaches, a must for any green or non family to take with them anywhere! And with matching bibs and burp cloths, you just can’t go wrong in the gift department at Lina Bean!

I said “generous size” right? Look at how large and cozy the Throw & Go blankets are from Lina Bean! For the crisp Fall, lounging at the park days, these are absolutely perfect!

Lina Bean has plenty of collections to choose from outside of Green Bean, colors and designs for any theme, boy or girl, you’ll find a fabulous matchy matchy set here! My fav, a part from Green Bean, is the Devon collection below. That golden yellow color mixed with white is so in right now, so cheery and light, I just love it!!

Okay shoppers, start your holiday shopping early with this generous 30% off discount at Lina Bean, for one week only starting today so don’t miss out!! Use the code babyluxe at checkout and grab some beautiful accessories for your little one or your most favorite mommy to be!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 'Lina Bean Newsletter

'Lina Bean
It's finally here...
(drumroll please)
Our new product is finally live in our website!
We have 3 new prints, and 2 new colors of our wonderful double sided plush. There are25 NEW products for you to enjoy. Between bibs, burps, blankies, and blankets you are sure to find something new your little one (or someone else's little one) cannot live without.

Just to make your life easier
we have added some special pricing
We now offer the following:
bib and burp combo for $22
blanket and blankie combo for $72
and because we don't want you to wonder how you are ever going to wash the one he loves...
pair of blankies for $44

To the right
you will see our owner, Caroline Ritter
She is featured this week aslifetimemoms.com "Mom of the Week".

Other press-
Incase you didn't see it, our Tobias Bib was featured in the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles haute tots page of PREGNANCY AND NEWBORN Magazine!

Don't forget ALL of our products are handmade in the USA!

Mom of the Week
Caroline Ritter, PA

Caroline Ritter, PA

As the youngest of three girls, my first room was my mothers’ sewing room. At age 12 I was ready and my mother taught me to sew, it soon became my passion.

I graduated from Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design and received honors from Saks Fifth Avenue, Women’s Wear Daily and others. I moved on to design teams with Chado- Ralph Rucci, Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie, and J Crew- all natural stepping stones to my formation of ‘Lina Bean. After many years working for others, the birth of my first child was the perfect time for me to launch my own line. What better than my childhood nickname for my children’s accessories company...’Lina Bean was born in spring of ‘07.

Since ‘Lina Bean’s launch, I have been enjoying the opportunity to raise my son, stay home, and have a challenging creative outlet in my business. My son and business are a good balance and I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to have both in my life. As a designer turned mom I strive to have each piece of my line functional, practical and polished. My second son is due at the end of September and I am looking forward to the new excitement that this will add to our lives.