And for the final gift guide
of the week, a collection of beautiful and whimsical things for les enfants
. . .
About The Shopkeepers’ Daughter – Every Sock Monkey is made entirely by hand by my friend, Jessica, who sews by hand and with a vintage Piedmont sewing machine. Each monkey can also be customised with a personalised message, or initials [mine has a monogrammed "R"], and are the cutest things ever. There are other animals as well [the dog is adorable], and any one of these would make an utterly charming gift . . .
Top : Wooden cot from the Metamorphic range by Simon Horn, painted in white. Made from cherry wood, it can be painted or varnished and is shown decorated with a coronet and 14 metres of silk by James Hare. The pattern panel behind is ‘Tsarina’ by Zoffany and uses 3.5 metres of fabric. The cot converts to a small single bed, and, with the back section removed, turns into a small sofa.
[Images : top image, from House & Garden December 2013 // bottom image, photography by P.F.M.]