When writing weeDECOR, it’s difficult to know when, where, or how nursery decorating inspiration will strike. Interestingly, this article, as the ballet wall art one a few days ago, was also inspired by memories of my grandmother’s house.
During our frequent visits to her home years ago, my grandmother kept my sisters and I entertained with my mother’s childhood toys – particularly, her Barbie dolls. At that time, I remember thinking of Barbie’s clothes as “old” as opposed to the more appropriate term “vintage”. Memories of what I now view as a seemingly endless trunk of gorgeous evening gowns, beautiful wide-brimmed hats, and cute boy short swim suits made me smile upon finding these limited edition vintage Barbie wall prints from PoshTots.
Eight in total, these signed and numbered wall prints feature Barbie in stylish haute couture outfits that would add elegant vintage decor to any baby girl nursery or girl’s room. Drawn by designer Robert Best, who you may have seen on Project Runway, choose a bobbed, red-headed vintage Barbie wall print in a blue, French provecale dress gown and long white gloves or a blond Ilona Barbie print in a knee-length white floral dress and matching wide-brimmed hat perfect for attending a tea party. An especially beautiful Veronica Barbie wall print dressed in a sheek black evening gown lined at the bottom with fur (faux, of course) would also look lovely.
You can get these Barbie wall prints with gold-leaf frames, made by Larson-Juhl, to complete your elegant, vintage look. And, since vintage is in, your little girl may appreciate the “old” Barbie clothes more than you did as a child.
Poshtots is offering free shipping on these vintage Barbie wall prints and other select nursery and children’s artwork through 2/28/10.