We're thrilled to have launched a sale with One Kings Lane! It is live! All our nursery mobiles and a number of our prints are currently on sale. Check out some of the great items we have on sale here.
07 Jan 2013
Greetings from Sweden. I am very happy to be traveling this summer with my family. Destination: Beautiful Sweden, my husband's home country. Traveling to Sweden is always very inspirational to me. We are currently in Stockholm. We were here before briefly, but this time we had more time to see the city. Stockholm is truly unique. It is built on fourteen islands and its waterfronts are full with boats that cruise out into the archipelago that stretches into the Baltic. We were on a boat tour today and it was such a wonderful way to see the city. I love how the architecture changes from island to island. Here are two very distinct waterfront properties. Both beautiful, but so different. Which one would you prefer? I would take either...
11 Jul 2012
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24 May 2012
We have added two new bird designs to Trendy Peas’ catalog. Love has been the inspiration for these new designs. Our Two Birds in Love design features two birds clearly smitten by one another. Our Two Nesting Birds design is inspired by a different kind of love and features two birds cuddling in the nest. What do you think about our new designs? What other designs or colors would you like to see?
23 May 2012
Choosing unique and personal baby gifts can be challenging at times. Yes, showing up with a nice little baby outfit or a cute baby hat is always nice... But if you really want to make an impression, you should go with the personal touch! I have selected 5 really adorable pieces that make great personal baby gifts (details below). Do you have any other ideas to share? Featured above are: 1. Custom Birth Wall Art by Trendy Peas. Choose color and add the baby's name and birth stats. One of Trendy Peas' more popular item. All new parents love it! 2. Personalized Plate Various animals and colors to choose from. Adding the baby's name makes it a very personal gift. Yes, the baby is not going to use it right away. But it can make a nice decoration piece until the baby is ready for it. 3. Modern Balloons Growth Chart Designed for Oopsy Daisy by our very own Patchi Cancado, this personalized growth chart is so darling. 4. Two Tinas Personalized Bodysuit What a fabulous gift for a new baby! Love the design and personalization. 5. Personalized Book This book is personalized with baby names and you can even add a dedication.
17 May 2012
I am always thrilled when customers share with us how Trendy Peas has played a part in their story. It can be a photo of a space with one of our items, a photo of a baby shower gift, or, in this case, a very special video birth announcement. Video birth announcements are getting more and more common nowadays. It is a great way to share with friends and family a little bit of your baby’s journey, specially those relatives that sometimes are so far away. This video starts with the birth announcement art that we created for the precious baby girl Cora Linh Nguyen who is now one month old. If you are an expectant mom like me, get ready to be inspired and start gathering ideas for your own video. I would like to thank Cora’s family for sharing with us this joyful time.
07 May 2012
Since we can’t get enough of our owls, we have found another spot for them. Our latest mobile design features a family of owls that set the tone for a cheerful, nature-friendly nursery. Our owl mobile is made from laser cut acrylic and is available in six different colors. Check the details of this new product here. How can you say no to those big round eyes? We will be adding more designs to our mobile line and would love to hear what you would like to see. Can’t wait to hear from you…
01 Mar 2012
Earlier this week I started looking for some purple accessories for my daughters’ room and somehow I got completely off track. Does that ever happen to you? Unfortunately it happens to me all the time. In this occasion I found this really cool purple pendant and from then on my focus shifted. I found some amazing looking light fixtures that could complement or even be the focal point of a little boy’s room. I love how these designs are not over the top but still can make a big impact at the same time. My favorite is definetely the motorcycle one. How cool is that? I think any little boy would just go crazy over this piece. A little more time went by and I started seeing some really modern looking nightlights. I am not the biggest fan of the traditional nightlights, but I can definitely see one of these in my daughters’ room. Of course, it would have to be purple… Well, let me go look for some purple stuff now. Hopefully I will keep my focus this time around…
09 Feb 2011
A few of the special kids in my life will be celebrating their birthdays very soon and I decided to do some browsing over the weekend for some cool and unique gifts. I ended up finding some really cool and modern looking toys. These toys not only look like kids would have a lot of fun playing with them, but they also look really cool. In a way they are more than just toys as they can complement a room decor as well. Another great advantage of these toys is that you can leave them exposed and you don’t need storage to hide them away. How great is that? I love everything about the Chalet Dollhouse by Plan Toys. My daughters would love it, but they would definitely have to compete with me for play time. My turn… Tea time! Love this Plan Toys Wooden Tea Set. It is so unique and it is sure to last a long time. How cool is the Early Rider Evolution bike? No way would I store this bike in the garage. It is just too cool! I have to say that the Wooden Drum Set by Plan Toys is my favorite of all. I can totally see Marcus, the little musician of the family, jamming away. Not sure if mommy and daddy would appreciate the noise level. Sorry guys, it is jut too cute...
31 Jan 2011
Well, before I get ahead of myself I should first introduce myself. I’m Raquel Kohler, the other half of Trendy Peas. It will be my first blog post for Trendy Peas and I thought I would introduce myself before I go on with the topic of beds… I am Patchi’s sister and most definitely her number one fan. I wish I could say I contribute with the creative aspects of Trendy Peas, but that is not the case. I work on the website and take care of the business side of our company. I do have to say that I LOVE it! I love her creations and love being part of it; in any way that I can. I live in Norfolk, VA with my husband Nic and daughters Sofia (4) and Olivia (almost 2). For those of you that like to put names to faces, here we are: [caption id="attachment_586" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Raquel & Niclas"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_600" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Sofia"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_603" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Olivia"][/caption] Sofia and Olivia have so much fun together. It makes me so happy. Sofia is very sweet and loves making her little sister smile. Olivia is full of energy and is always trying to keep up with her big sister. For those reasons, Nic and I thought it would be so good for them to share the same room. That brings me to the topic of beds… Since we are redoing their room, we need new beds. Sofia’s current bed is too big to fit in with another bed of that same size. Olivia currently has a crib so we need a new bed for her too. We like clean simple lines and I have been looking for twin beds everywhere… While there are a lot of nice modern options out there, it is hard to find anything that is affordable. I do love the look of the Sparrow bed from Oeuf. It is both modern and feminine. I am not so happy with the price though. As I need two beds for my two little princesses, the total for the beds alone would cost me a total of $1719.98. And I have not even taken into account the cost for mattresses… Ouch! [caption id="attachment_608" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Sparrow bed from Oeuf"][/caption] I have been trying to convince myself that I would be ok to spend that much money on the beds alone, but I just did not succeed. So I started my search again and remembered an old friend of mine called IKEA. I was pleased to find two great options, but I am having doubts on whether they will work… The Malm twin bed for the bargain price of $129 would fit perfectly in their room, but does not come with a trundle. [caption id="attachment_610" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Malm bed from IKEA"][/caption] The Odda twin bed priced at $149 may not work because the side headboard may cover one of the windows, but it comes with a nice trundle… [caption id="attachment_611" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Odda bed from IKEA"][/caption] Needles to say, I still have work to do… Finding an affordable modern looking bed has proven to be a difficult task. I would love to hear from anyone that has been through this before. Can anyone out there help me on this one?
24 Jan 2011