To celebrate the season, we're hosting a Christmas carol on Instagram, and it's going to be lovely.
To find our carol, going from December 1 – 12, just look for the hashtag #12daysoflovely. You will find Christmas ideas, special discounts and other treats. You will also find some new friends — scrolling through these gallery of images has been pretty ... mesmerizing!
Gardening, crafts, family life, sewing, reading (especially a good magazine), pretty clothes, colourful jewelry, beautiful tasty cakes and gorgeous stationery ... these are a few of our favourite things:
The three amazing women behind victory gardens are not only gardeners, but industrial designers, artists, environmental studies students and sustainable products developers — they inspire the urban farmer in us, with their encouraging posts (and gorgeous photos of vegetables and garden life).
Petit à petit and family
Celina is a children's wear designer and a working mom of two. We love her tutorials, her style, her kind voice and her clever sewing journal. She gives us wonderful snapshots of life with her children.
A charming, carefully curated e-boutique for infants (they carry one of our favourite lines, April Showers) and we love the type in their logo, too :) Sarah, the lovely shop owner, has a knack for finding just the right thing and presenting it gracefully.
"Finurlig" is Danish for "whimsical" — we love the beautiful, tiny moments of family life captured by Inger Marie, a mother of two, writer and stylist in Copenhagen.
Coral + Cloud
Modern, simple mobiles and necklaces for women and children made from hand-painted wooden beads in truly lovely palettes by this self-described colour nut ...we each own a necklace and love them. (They are basically the perfect Christmas present, by the way.)
A space for everyone to get creative — chock full of ideas, encouragement, craft supplies and a really great library of children's books. One of our favourite places. Two members of staff, Claire Schagerl and Erin Guimond have even been in our own Windy art department.
This modern, and very, very popular, cake + dessert blog is just one big valentine of buttercream happiness and sunshine. Lyndsay, the self-taught baker, writer, photographer and mama behind Cococake Land always amazes us.
Small Wonder is a shop and a magazine. We went a little crazy in her newly-opened shop and could not stop buying things for ourselves and our kids. Effortlessly cool and imaginative — things we didn't know we needed until we saw them. You've been warned :)
Sunja Link Clothing
Thoughtful, perfect pieces made with high quality Italian and Japanese fabric. Sunja also has a great eye for style and trends — we love peeking into her world to see what's what.
and her brick & mortar project work·shop http://instagram.com/work.shop?modal=true
Bree Galbraith (of Peaks & Harbours)
Bree is a designer, writer, mother and a student (working on a Masters of Design) — Bree's love of art + design, life and her children is inspiring, funny and infectious.
Banquet Atelier & Workshop
If you're not yet familiar with Banquet, prepare to fall in love. Their prints & stationery are not only beautiful, they're smart and sometimes even funny. We are longtime fans.
Windy & friends (Robin & Judith)
We are still pretty new to instagram, but we're loving it ... and meeting new friends there every day.