Monday, March 1, 2010

In the Window: KatyJane Designs

Press your nose against the glass today and meet the adorable fill-in invitation range from KatyJane Designs.

Aren’t they just so reminiscent of a perfectly simple, carefree childhood?

Imagine if you might that the window today is strung with paper chains made from vintage children’s books. There is an old-fashioned trike, probably a red wagon, definitely a spinning top and a jack-in-the-box. There is a party table laid with Nanna’s finest embroidered linens mixed up with some fun contemporary tableware. There is a row of paper party hats. There are paper bags filled with 5c sweets from the corner store – milk bottles, teeth, spearmint leaves, cobbers, conversation hearts – and tied with these tags. There is homemade lemonade in glass bottles with stripey paper straws. And a beautiful, simple birthday cake – homebaked, of course - perhaps vanilla sponge with strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream.

And if this window were wired for sound there would be giggles for sure – happy kids without the need for a jumping castle or magician to direct their party play.

We remember birthday parties like these – and we want that for our own children. Thanks KatyJane Designs for making old so very new again.

To herald their arrival in our store, we are giving away a delightful KatyJane Designs pack of 12 fill-in invitations + party bag tags of the winner's choice. Just leave a comment here and let us know which design you love the most and a prop you might use to theme the party.
The winner will be randomly chosen next Monday 8th March, 12.00pm AEST.
International entries are welcome, however please note prize will be shipped using Australia Post Standard International Mail service.


Amanda said...

What lovely invitations! Great giveaway - I'd love to win some of the Umbrella invites. Would be so lovely for a little girl's birthday - as for a prop, I think cute gumboots (preferably spotted) would be perfect :)

Candy and Cake said...

Adorable invitations!

Leslie Mingo said...

I really like the Cheeky Monkey invitations for the boy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan Crabtree said...

I love the vintage trike invites!

Kellie Jago said...

I have just discovered your amazing website and now blog. I have to say it is very inspiring! I am looking forward to planning my little boys next birthday which will now be very styled thanks to you... I am in love with the KatyJane Designed invitations. My favourite is the vintage planes. I am thinking kids making their very own paper planes. And my plane enthusiast husband making a cardboard box plane for the kids to play in.

Lola said...

Lovely blog and great giveaway! These invitations make me smile!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'm actually planning a party around the birthday boy's logo, a red biplane. I found wooden birdhouse biplanes we are painting and hanging them over the dessert table, so I would have to say I'm partial to your vintage plane invites. I wish I had found them sooner! :)