Category Archives: Children

color me happy… (a work in progress!)

Happy Thursday PARISH fans!

It’s no secret that over the past few months, we have been busy little ladies!! We have truly been blessed with oodles of fun clients that make our jobs feel less like work and more like fabulous adventures! We truly love what we do! Today, we want to share some highlights from a “work in progress” that we can’t stop daydreaming about! Install day is just around the corner and we are thrilled!

This client (and friend) is one of our favorites!! She and her family (including 3 little boys) are all about playing and relaxing in their home and enjoying each other’s company. We wanted her space to be fresh, fun, and very livable…. and COLORFUL! This new home is filled with natural elements and textures including pecky cypress, stone fireplaces, exposed brick, and lots of dark hardwoods. Ashley has a special knack for knowing where to soften the space and where to really embrace the heavy finishes in order to make an impact.

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These are just a few of our selections for the Living Room! We wanted this space to feel very “easy.” As with every job, our main goal is to make the client happy and feel comfortable! By using slipcovers, minimal pops of color, and timeless patterns including ticking stripes (our favorite!), the space feels sophisticated and comfy. Three (yes three!) sofas and two swivel gliders will soften the room and serve as lots of seating for this sweet growing family!

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For a family with three boys under the age of 5, a fabulous playroom is a MUST! Who knew carpet tile could be so much fun!?! Long gone are the days of scary, dirty playroom floors… These tiles can be removed and replaced if they get a little too much love! We have a fun white (sunbrella) window seat cushion in the works that will have funky lime piping and will be topped with oodles of funky pillows!! We have no doubts that this space will be a hit with all of those sweet boys!!

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These are a few of our selections for the kitchen! We loved the idea of a table top that could handle all of the spilled drinks, sippy cups, and daily activities that come with children… and ZINC was the answer! We paired this fun oval zinc table with french leather chairs in a fab persimmon color! The juxtaposition between the straight, stiff lines of the table with the curves of the french chairs is to die for… and the egg branch chandelier is the cherry on top! We cant wait to show you this finished kitchen!!

 

We hope you all found some inspiration for your next project! Have a great week and stay tuned for another job-in-progress teaser next week!

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Hopping Forward to Mother’s Day!

Hey friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with your families! Jessica enjoyed a beautiful day in the country with her family while Ashley’s family gathered in Rosemary Beach. Wright and I headed to Rosemary Beach as well and even though it was cold and rainy we all made the best of it and had fun regardless!

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Cates and Rett enjoyed an egg on the Western Green in Rosemary! These little bunnies are too cute!

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On our wedding anniversary, we crashed a beach wedding with friends!

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Jessica and her sister, Laura Ashley, celebrated Easter with their newest family member, Annie!

 

We hope all of you had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection with your family and friends! Now that Easter is over it is time to move on to Mother’s Day! Recently, Elizabeth Adam’s of Ex Voto Vintage, contacted Ashley about a fun Mother’s Day event at her showroom here in Montgomery! We are super excited about this and we hope all of her our friends in the area will join us this Wednesday for the fun!

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Until next time!

rebecca

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

WOOHOO!!!!! Spring is right around the corner, friends and I couldn’t be more excited. With spring comes beautiful flowers, bright colors, cookouts, porch drinks, boat rides and the list goes on and on and on. After a cold and what can sometimes be a depressing winter season, spring breathes fresh life into our souls and the nature around us. It really is a beautiful thing.

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The words on this onesie say “Hop Hop”. Too cute! It comes in 0-6 months and 6-12 months

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It’s kind of fitting that spring brings life because Easter is right around the corner. Recently I asked Jessica and my husband an intriguing question. It was, “knowing what you know now, if you could be on a fly on the wall during Jesus’ birth or his resurrection, which would you choose?”

It is a question that had been on my mind a lot during the Christmas season. In case you were wondering they both said his resurrection! And I think I might have to agree. What an incredible moment to witness.

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Tag Alongs and Paci Holders are now available at PARISH!

One reason I love Easter is because it really is a celebration of what the holiday is meant to be. Christmas can sometimes get blurred with all the shopping and gifts and parties, but not so much with Easter. BUT, one staple in my family growing up was the Easter Bunny.

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Sheep slippers…I can’t even! Also available in puppy slippers and bunny slippers!

Easter Sunday meant church and an egg hunt with my cousins, but before I put on my brand new “Easter dress” that was chosen specifically for the occasion, I ran to the den in my pj’s to see what the bunny had brought. Our baskets were never over the top because my “bunny” chose to keep the focus on Jesus. Usually just some candy and maybe some spring flip flops or something related to warmer weather.  I attribute my love affair with the Cadbury Mini Eggs to my mom. I can’t get enough of those things and the minute I see them on the shelf at the store I grab as many bags as socially acceptable in the checkout line…

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I want to jump into a pool of these tiny delicious eggs! You can call me strange…I don’t care!

I don’t have kiddos of my own yet, but if you do PARISH has some great Easter basket filler options. Tell your Bunny to head this way and we will set you up.

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We have multiple onesies, all with different animals! A whale, an elephant, a bunny and a sheep! “Splish Splash”, the whale is great for summer and “Stomp Stomp” the elephant would be great for a tiny Bama fan this fall!

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How perfect is the book “Guess How Much I Love You” for an Easter basket?! Especially since it is about a bunny baby and his mom!

One of my favorite new kiddie things here are these adorable books by BabyLit. If you are a reader and especially love the classics then these books are perfect for your learning toddler. My heart swooned when I read “Edgar Goes to Bed”! Their purpose is to introduce tots to colors and numbers (and a lot more) while also introducing them to famous characters in literature such as Romeo & Juliet, Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet, and Tom Sawyer etc. etc. They are great for boys and girls!

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With counting primers, color primers, animal primers and many more, your toddler will be well on his or her way to being the smartest kid on the block after reading these fun books! I wish my niece wasn’t five or I would get one for her! Luckily, my nephew is getting close to a good age for the Huckleberry Finn one! Too much fun!

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Those baby booties are precious. They are hand knitted and we have some for boys and girls! Be still my heart! Some of you may have grown up children and you just might be thinking “Oh, that’s cute, but mine are too old for it!” I have a lot of friends whose parents still give them some Easter happies and below you will find some great options for those people, too!

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K.Hall hand and body creams make great Easter basket stuffers!

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PARISH has a variety of soaps and bubble baths

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These handmade crosses come in silver and gold

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Handmade iron crosses

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

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Aquiesse Boardwalk 100 hour candle

 

I hope you will come in and visit us and pick up a thing or two for your loved one’s Easter basket! We are always happy to ship items and can even wrap if you need us to. Happy almost-spring! Until next time!

rebecca